Defence Industry

New Contract to Save MoD £29 Million and Support AS90 Guns

British soldiers will get even better logistics support for their AS90 guns and the MOD will save some £29 million over the next five years, thanks to a new partnering arrangement between the MOD and BAE Systems, Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Drayson announced today. Levels of spares availability for the AS90, a 155mm self-propelled gun, will also be significantly improved as the result of the £60 million contract awarded by MOD`s Defence Logistics Organisation.


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Contracts

Ceradyne, Inc. Receives $75.5 Million Ceramic Body Armor Contract

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Ceradyne, Inc. announced the receipt of a $75.5 million delivery order for its lightweight ceramic body armor. This is the third delivery order received under the $461 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract announced on August 20, 2004.


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Contracts

U.S. Army Awards Raytheon a $22 Million Contract for Excalibur Early Fielding

TUCSON, Ariz., -- The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company a $22.1 million contract for initial production and early fielding of Excalibur, a cooperative effort between Raytheon Missile Systems and Bofors Defence of Sweden.


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Robots

Japanese Robot Is Powered by Fuel Cells

TOKYO, June 28 Asia Pulse - Robot development firm Speecys Corp. has developed a small bipedal walking robot powered by fuel cells.


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Defence Industry

BAE Systems Receives Orders Worth $1.127 Billion To Remanufacture And Upgrade Bradley Combat System Vehicles

BAE Systems has been awarded a series of delivery orders and contract modifications worth $1.127 billion from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to remanufacture and upgrade more than 500 Bradley Combat System vehicles.


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Army

Army Developed Urban Tactics, but Lacked Doctrine

Urban warfare did not receive concentrated Army attention until the 1990s, despite a wealth of experience gained during conflicts spanning more than half a century. Army doctrine has evolved into a focused plan of identifying, isolating and destroying concentrated targets within cities, rather than avoiding key population centers or storming them with all resources available.


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Defence Industry

Custom-Designed Rifle Aims to Fit Commandosí Special Needs

U.S. special operations forces this summer will begin testing a new assault rifle, which is expected to be more accurate and less cumbersome than current weapons.


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Defence Industry

Back to the Drawing Board: Army Rewrites Small Arms Plans

Army leaders have concluded that the serviceís current inventory of small arms is ill suited to the guerilla wars that U.S. ground forces now are fighting.


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Defence Industry

Heckler & Koch Defense Wins Multi-year Contract for New U.S. Army Grenade Launcher

Sterling, Virginia -- Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. was awarded a competitive contract to produce the new add-on grenade launcher for the U.S. Army. The U.S. XM320 40x46mm Grenade Launcher Module may replace the inventory of M203 grenade launchers currently in use by the Army, including those launchers used by Army units in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded $14 Million for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $14.4 million contract modification for Abrams tank systems technical support (STS).


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Contracts

Force Protection, Inc. Announces Another $24.9 Million Contract Under Counter-IED Funding

Force Protection, Inc. continues to supply U.S. armed forces with cutting-edge blast protection technology as it announced today a delivery order for 34 additional mine-protected Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) for an amount not to exceed $24.9 million.


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Defence Industry

CACI Awarded $25 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Ammunition Management System

ARLINGTON, Va. -- CACI International Inc. announced that it has been awarded a four-year prime contract, valued at $25 million if all options are exercised, to support the Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS) for Headquarters, Department of the Army in Washington, D.C. Awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration through the Millennia Lite Functional Area 3 vehicle, the contract includes one base year and three option years.


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Contracts

United Defense Receives Contract Modification worth $12.8 Million for Marine Corps Assault Amphibious Vehicles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- United Defense Industries, Inc. United Defense Industries, Inc. has received a $12.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to upgrade 56 Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV7) to the RAM/RS configuration to support Marine Corps units.


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Contracts

Raytheon Awarded $48 Million Contract to Help Protect U.S. and Coalition Forces

TEWKSBURY, Mass. -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $48.4 million U.S. Army contract to provide 41 RAID (Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment) systems, along with systems engineering and life cycle support.


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Contracts

Lokheed Martin Receives $61 Million Contract For Multifunction Utility/Logistics And Equipment Vehicle

Lockheed Martin has received a $61 million plus-up to the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE) System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract as a result of the recent Future Combat System (FCS) restructure. The contract modification was issued by the FCS Lead System Integrator (LSI), The Boeing Company.


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