Defence Industry

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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Defence Industry

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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Defence Industry

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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Contracts

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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Contracts

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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Robots

Tiny Robot Carries Big Responsibility in Iraq

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq -- Technology has always played an important role in the success of the U.S. military, and the introduction of the multi-function agile radio-controlled robot, "MARCBOT," is one piece of technology helping in the fight against improvised explosive devices in Iraq.


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Robots

Foster-Miller Awarded $96 million Contract for Additional TALON Robots

Foster-Miller, Inc., announced today that it has received its largest US military order to date for ground robots. The multi-year contract increased from $27.5 million for 250 robots to $124 million for up to 1200 TALON™ Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots.


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Defence Industry

Patria Presents AMV 6X6 Vehicle In Poland

A new 6x6 version of Patria’s well-known AMV vehicle is presented today in MSPO Exhibition in Poland. Patria AMV has raised significant international interest since it was launched in 2001.


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Contracts

BAE Systems Receives $31.9 Million Contract for Survivability Enhancement Armor for Army Combat Vehicles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $31.9 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to manufacture add-on-armor suites to be installed on M113 vehicles in Iraq


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Future Technologies

Two New Contract Awards for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) Programme

Atkins, the FRES Systems House, has placed two Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) contracts with Lockheed Martin (UK) Ltd and Thales, announced Lord Drayson, minister for Defence Procurement today.


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Defence Industry

Force Protection Industries Ships First Armored Vehicle for Joint DOD Task Force

LADSON, S.C.--Leading armored vehicle manufacturer Force Protection, Inc., supporting U.S. armed forces against explosive threats in Iraq, announced it has shipped the first Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) under a joint-services contract awarded by the Department of Defense on May 15, 2005.


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Defence Industry

DRS Technologies Awarded $24 Million Contract To Produce Infrared Assemblies For Javelin Missile Command Launch Unit

Parsippany, NJ, August 23 -- DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received a $24 million production contract on the Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon System program. Javelin is the world’s premier man-portable, fire-and-forget, medium-range, anti-tank weapon system.


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Defence Industry

Empl is going to deliver 1014 swap bodies as well as 20 special trailers to the Austrian Armed Forces

This specially developed swap system together with customized bodies totally meets the requirements of the Austrian Military for efficient utilisation. Furthermore, it offers the soldiers flexible and diverse possibilities of operation.


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Future Technologies

General Dynamics Selects Engine for FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has selected the 5L890 engine manufactured by Detroit Diesel Corporation to power the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles.


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Contracts

BAE Systems Awarded $122.3 Million Contract Modification For FCS Armed Robotic Vehicle

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification worth a minimum of $122.3 million for the transition effort for two Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) variants for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems.


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