Future Technologies

United Defense Integrates Electro-Magnetic Armor Technology on Combat Vehicle and Defeats Live Threats

SANTA CLARA, CA, March 16, 2005 - United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE:UDI) achieved another industry first by successfully defeating incoming threats during live-fire testing of an Electro-Magnetic Armor (EMA) package fully integrated on a hybrid electric drive combat vehicle demonstrator.


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Contracts

General Dynamics Receives Order for Fifth Stryker Brigade Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Army has ordered a fifth brigade of Stryker wheeled combat vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The order for 423 vehicles to equip the brigade is valued at $582 million. Vehicle deliveries are slated for January 2006 through January 2007.


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Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded Contract Worth Up To USD $78 Million for RG-31 Vehicles

LONDON, Ontario, Canada - The U.S. Army Communication and Electronics Command, on behalf of the U.S. Army Program Manager for Close Combat Systems, has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada a contract with a potential value not to exceed USD $78 million (CAD $97 million) for 148 RG-31 Medium Mine Protected Vehicles. Included in this price is USD $3 million in spare parts. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).


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Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded $161 Million for M1A2 Tank Retrofit

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $161 million modification as part of a $283 million contract to retrofit 129 M1A2 Abrams tanks with an enhanced electronics package. The retrofitted tanks will modernize the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.


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Defence Industry

United Defense to be Acquired by BAE Systems

United Defense Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with BAE Systems North America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc.


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Defence Industry

Israeli Firm Wins U.S. Weapons Contract in Iraq

Israeli company Plasan Sasa has won a contract to provide armor for U.S. military vehicles in Iraq, company sources said March 8.


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Future Technologies

United Defense, Battelle Demonstrate Prototype Fuel Cell Power Unit for Bradley Fighting Vehicle

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, February 16, 2005 - Battelle and United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE: UDI), have teamed to develop and demonstrate a prototype fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that is designed to increase fuel efficiency and reduce logistics burden for the U.S. Army.


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Contracts

United Defense Industries, Inc. has received two separate contracts for the Bradley program

YORK, PA, February 14, 2005 - United Defense Industries, Inc. has received two separate contracts for the Bradley program; a change order not to exceed $54 million and a contract modification for $14.2 million.


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Defence Industry

Zimbabwe Buys Weapons from China in Contravention of the Sanctions

The government of the Republic of Zimbabwe received a new batch of weapons from China. Under the conditions of the weapons supply embargo imposed on Zimbabwe in 2000 by the European Union because of human rights violations, the government headed by Robert Mugabe continuous to develop clandestine military trade relations with China and other Asian countries, informs Zim Online (www.zwnews.com).


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Defence Industry

Georgian Soldiers Head to Iraq

The first of Georgia’s 550 troops whose deployment will nearly triple the Caucasus nation’s tiny contingent in Iraq left March 1 for the war-torn country. “I order you to all return safe and sound,” armed forces chief Levan Nikoleishvili said at a send-off ceremony outside of Tbilisi.


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Defence Industry

UAE To Get First Local Gun Manufacturer

An Abu Dhabi-based company announced Feb. 27 it was setting up a small-arms manufacturing facility with international assistance, the first such plant in the United Arab Emirates.


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Defence Industry

Russia is No 5 among the World's Leading Exporters of Defence-Related Products

Russian defence-related products are sold to just under 60 countries. This was claimed by Sergey Chemezov, Director General of Rosoboronexport, in his interview to the Independent Military Review (nvo.ng.ru).


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Defence Industry

France Loses Its Positions in the Arms Market

France is losing its positions in the world's arms market, being forced out by American, Russian and Israeli companies, says the Internet publication Expatica.com.


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Defence Industry

Putin Informed Sharon about the Sale of Missiles to Syria

According to the Israeli publishing house Ha'aretz, Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Russia intends to sell some air defence systems to Syria.


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Defence Industry

Russia to Supply Tunguska-M1 Air Defence Systems to Morocco

A contract for supply of six Tunguska-M1 systems to Morocco has been signed and will come into force in the nearest future.


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