Defence Industry

Successful Flight Test of GPS-guided Artillery Projectile Puts Raytheon-Bofors Excalibur Closer to Fielding

TUCSON, Ariz., -- Proving accuracy and lethality, the Raytheon Missile Systems-Bofors' Excalibur team fired a global positioning system (GPS)-guided 155mm artillery projectile, successfully engaging a representative target with devastating effects.

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Euro 151 million order for special armoured vehicles for the Bundeswehr – comprehensive protection for German troops

Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH of Kiel will supply the Bundeswehr with 181 new armoured vehicles specifically designed to provide German troops with greater protection when deployed in harm's way. The contract for this Euro 151 million procurement package has just been signed in Koblenz. Rheinmetall Landsysteme is a subsidiary of Dusseldorf-based Rheinmetall AG.

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BM, Red Hat and Trusted Computer Solutions Team to Deliver Most Secure Version of Linux Available Companies Enter Common Criteria Evaluation to Make Red Hat Enterprise Linux a Government Certified

HERNDON, Va., RALEIGH, NC & ARMONK, NY -– Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leading supplier of information sharing technologies to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and commercial industry, together with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, and IBM, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in Common Criteria evaluation on a broad range of IBM eServer systems.

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TCS SecureOffice DTNG Multi-level Security (MLS) Solution to Be Bundled with MAK Products

Cambridge, Mass., – MAK Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of distributed simulation software, and Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leading supplier of secure information sharing technologies to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and commercial industry, announced they have signed a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement.

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MAK RTI Chosen By Australian Defence

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., – MAK Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of distributed simulation software, announced that the Australian Defence Simulation Office (ADSO) has chosen to standardize on the MAK RTI for High Level Architecture (HLA) networking for distributed simulation systems for development of the Australian Joint Simulation Capability (JSC) in partnership with the Australian Army Navy, Air Force, and Defence Science Technology Organization (DSTO).

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Seoul to Build Combat Robot

Defense and communications technicians will team up to develop a mobile combat robot to fight alongside human soldiers on the battlefield, the government said Wednesday. Officials heading the project said they have requested 33.4 billion won ($32.4 million) in funding between 2006 and 2011 to develop the horse-like robot for deployment.

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Armor Holdings, Inc. Receives $17 Million Order for Individual Body Armor Outer Tactical Vests

Adds $48.2 Million in Additional Options for 2006 - 2007 Delivery. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., -- Armor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AH), a leading manufacturer of security products and vehicle armor systems serving military, law-enforcement, homeland security and commercial markets, announced today the receipt of a contract modification from the Defense Supply Center-Philadelphia for approximately $17.2 million to produce additional quantities of Outer Tactical Vests used in the Individual Body Armor ensemble.

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Metal Storm Signs Munitions Development Agreement with US Army

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Defense technology company Metal Storm Limited today announced that it`s US subsidiary, Metal Storm, Inc has signed an agreement with the US Army to develop and adapt munitions for use with Metal Storm 40mm weapons systems.

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ITT Awarded U.S. Army’s Omnibus VII Night Vision Contract

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- ITT Industries, Inc Night Vision (ITT) has received an Omnibus VII night vision contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Agency of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Smiths Wins Key Role in MoD`s Armoured Vehicle Project of Next Decade

LONDON -- Smiths Aerospace is selected as part of the Lockheed Martin team to play a key role in the design, integration and demonstration of electronic architecture concepts for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES).

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Thales UK SWARM remote weapon system selected for US Marine Corps Gladiator Programme

The Thales UK SWARM Remote Weapon System has been selected for the United States Marine Corps Gladiator Programme following a rigorous competition conducted by General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products (GDATP), based at Burlington, Vermont, USA.

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Thales UK launches THOR weapon system

Thales UK has unveiled THOR, the first weapon systems of its type. Produced by Thales UK's air systems facility in Belfast, THOR is a new vehicle mounted Multi Mission System, and is the only weapon system to combine surface-to-air and surface-to-surface capabilities within one lightweight launcher.

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Thales UK launches latest Catherine camera

Thales UK has staked its claim as the world leader in advanced cooled thermal imaging technology, with the launch of the latest variant of its successful range of Catherine cameras.

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French Ministry of Defence Awards GIAT and TDA a Contract for Precision Improvement of Artillery Systems

LONDON -- French DGA recently awarded to Giat and TDA a second contract for development of the artillery precision improvement system called SPACIDO. The first phase was awarded in November 2003.

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Stewart & Stevenson Wins U.S. Army Contract for Additional 292 Armored Cabs

HOUSTON, -- Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. announced that Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP (TVS) received a contract from the U.S. Army to produce an additional 292 Low Signature Armored Cabs (LSAC) for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

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