Defence Industry

United Defense Successfully Demonstrates Course Correcting Fuze for Cannon Artillery

MINNEAPOLIS - United Defense Industries, Inc. demonstrated a cost-effective system to improve cannon artillery accuracy with the successful firing of inert M795 155-mm cannon projectiles equipped with a two-directional Course Correcting Fuze (CCF). United Defense has developed this new system with teammates Bofors Defence, Rockwell Collins and BT Fuze Products.


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Army

Fast Predator Turnaround Delivers Urban Assault Punch to Marines

Responding to an urgent request from warfighters, Lockheed Martin expanded the capabilities of its Predator anti-tank weapon and delivered 400 rounds to the U.S. Marine Corps in less than six months, prompting praise from, SRAW project officer Michael Woodson at the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA.


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Defence Industry

EU and Ukraine Seal Galileo and Aviation Agreement

Brussels --- Negotiations on Ukraine’s participation in Europe’s satellite radio navigation programme finally reached approval. The agreement was initialled today in Kiev by François Lamoureux, Director-General for Energy and Transport at the European Commission, and by Oleh Shamshul, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.


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Contracts

DRS Technologies Receives $43 Million In U.S. Army Contracts For Next-Generation Thermal Weapon Sights

Parsippany, NJ, -- DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received $43 million in new orders to produce a family of next-generation Thermal Weapon Sights for U.S. Army ground force applications.


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Defence Industry

Army’s Future Combat Systems Could See International Partners

U.S. Army officials are in the early stages of discussing foreign military sales and international collaboration on the service’s most ambitious modernization program.


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Defence Industry

U.S. FCS Program May Be Opened to Britain, Australia

Facing budgetary limits, rising costs, increased scrutiny, and difficulties with several major components including the JTRS radio/networking system, the U.S. Army's $120+ billion Future Combat System led by prime contractors Boeing and SAIC Corp. may be about to look abroad for assistance.


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Defence Industry

Patria to Take Part in Vehicle Bidding Process in the Czech Republic

Patria has received an RFQ for the rearmament of the Czech Armed Forces with new wheeled Armoured Personnel Carriers and Infantry Fighting Vehicles.


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Exhibitions

Omsk hosts international military weapons and technologies exhibition

The 6th international exhibition of military equipment, technologies and weapons for ground forces, VTTV Omsk 2005, opens in Omsk, West Siberia, on Tuesday. It will also present civilian conversion products, such as science-driven technologies, new materials and high-capacity equipment.


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Defence Industry

Sweden and France Take Bonus into Service

In a test earlier this month, the Swedish Artillery fired four 155mm artillery shells against seven gas heated objects.


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Defence Industry

Holland Orders 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles from BAE Systems

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation has today signed a contract with BAE Systems Land Systems Hagglunds for 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles valued at approximately 570 mSEK (approximately £43 million). The BvS10 is being acquired for the Royal Netherlands Marines.


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Defence Industry

U.S. Increases Order for Combat-Tested Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin

TUCSON, Ariz., -- The U.S. Army has awarded the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture (JV) a $95 million contract for Javelin Anti-tank Weapon System production.


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Contracts

Konsberg Signs MNOK 32 Contract with US Army

Kongsberg Protech has signed a contract valued at MNOK 32 with the US Army. The contract encompasses the delivery of weapons control systems, and contains options that can increase the scope of the contract to MNOK 50.


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Defence Industry

Rheinmetall takes up a stake in high-tech AIM Infrarot-Module and buys Austrian medium-calibre specialist Arges

The Rheinmetall Group continues to pursue its strategy of profitable growth through carefully targeted acquisitions.


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Defence Industry

Oshkosh Truck Closes Deal for New Facility

OSHKOSH, -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, announced today that it has completed the purchase of additional manufacturing facilities near its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis.


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Defence Industry

CBS Evening News Features Force Protection, Inc.'s Buffalo Armored Vehicle

Ladson, SC - Force Protection, Inc. and its Buffalo mine clearance vehicle were featured on CBS Evening News Wednesday night. In a major news report, which included a pre-broadcast promo of the story on Force Protection, Inc. and the Buffalo, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer called the Buffalo a “humvee on steroids” and a “lifesaver” for soldiers tasked with detecting and removing threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), land mines and roadside bombs from the streets of Iraq.


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