Contracts

Receives $7.2 Million Order for U.S. Army Knight Precision Targeting System

ST. LOUIS -- Engineered Support Systems, Inc. has received a $7.2 million order from the U.S. Army Tank- automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan, for system technical support and logistics services for the Knight Precision Targeting System. Engineered Support's wholly-owned subsidiary Systems & Electronics Inc. (SEI) will provide the services in their St. Louis facility.


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Contracts

Stewart & Stevenson Receives Additional FMTV Orders Valued at $219 Million; Company to Provide U.S. Army With 1,706 Additional Vehicles

HOUSTON, -- Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. announced that Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP (TVS) received contract modifications from the U.S. Army valued at approximately $219 million. These modifications are funded by the 2005 U.S. Congress Supplemental Spending Bill and represent the second award to TVS under that bill in recent weeks.


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Contracts

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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Defence Industry

Tenix and Bofors Team up for ADF Artillery Upgrade

Tenix Defence has teamed up with Swedish company Bofors Defence AB to supply the Australian Defence Force with a new artillery system. The ADF is seeking tenders under the Land 17 Artillery Replacement Project for an indirect fire support system to succeed its 105mm Hamel Howitzer and 155mm M198 Howitzer fleet from 2008-10.


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Defence Industry

Thales to Supply New High Frequency Tactical Communication System for French Forces

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has appointed Thales as prime contractor for the Melchior programme, which will provide the French armed forces with a new-generation high-frequency (HF) tactical transit and access communication system. The contract, worth 252 million euros, calls for development and production of the system and subsequent through-life support.


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Training And Simulators

Lockheed Martin Receives U.S. Army Order For Four Additional Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers

ORLANDO, FL, June 27, 2005 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a 12-month service contract valued at $4.2 million for a suite of four Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers (VCCT). The trainer is used to train troops for convoy operations in hostile environments, and will be built at Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support in Orlando.


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Defence Industry

General Dynamics Awarded $23 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 $22.7 million contract modification for Abrams tank systems technical support (STS).


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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 Commandos’ 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 service’s current inventory of small arms is ill suited to the guerilla wars that U.S. ground forces now are fighting.


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