Robots

United Defense Awarded $30.9 Million Army Contract to Develop and Integrate Robotic Technologies for Armed Vehicles

Competitive win follows FCS Armed Robotic Vehicle and Marine Corps Gladiator awards. SANTA CLARA, CA, April 14, 2005 - United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE: UDI) continues to expand its role in unmanned ground vehicle programs and technologies with the award of a $30.9 million U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Science and Technology Objective (STO) contract.


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Defence Industry

Czech Government Approves Major Military Order

The Czech government on April 13 gave the green light to the purchase of as many as 234 armored personnel carriers, in what will probably be the military’s largest contract to date, a government spokesman said.


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Defence Industry

LynuxWorks Selected as Embedded Operating System Vendor for Army`s Future Combat Systems Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. --- LynuxWorks Inc. today announced it was chosen as the embedded operating system vendor by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for the U.S. Army`s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program`s Integrated Computer System (ICS).


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Defence Industry

RTI Announces Titanium Howitzer Goes into Full Production

NILES, Ohio --- RTI International Metals, Inc., announced today that the M777A1 titanium howitzer program has begun full rate production. BAE Systems, the prime contractor, has received an $834 million contract to supply the Army and Marines with 495 M777A1 lightweight howitzers over the next four years.


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Defence Industry

Russia Slams Planned Siemens Stake in Strategic Company

Russia’s parliament on April 8 passed almost unanimously a resolution warning the government against plans to allow German industrial giant Siemens to purchase a controlling stake in the strategic engineering company Silovye Mashiny.


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Army

Nato Sees U.S. Military Changing Strategy

STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. forces stationed in Europe will increasingly shift their stance toward Africa and the former communist countries in eastern Europe as they move to counter terror threats in those areas, the top European commander said.


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Defence Industry

RAFAEL supplies armored WOLVES to the IDF

The Israel Ministry of Defense has confirmed it has placed an order for the WOLF, Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd, designer of the WOLF, will act as prime contractor with the "Hatehof" company serving as main subcontractor.


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Future Technologies

GM Delivers First Fuel Cell Truck to U.S. Army

HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y. --- General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Army today announced they are partnering to introduce the world`s first fuel cell-powered truck into U.S. military service.


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Defence Industry

British Ministry of Defence places major order with MAN Nutzfahrzeuge

Following successful contract negotiations with the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) MAN ERF UK Ltd has been awarded an order for just under 5200 trucks.


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Defence Industry

Metal Storm ‘On Target’ with Live Fire Demonstrations in US

Metal Storm has successfully completed a series of live fire demonstrations held at the US Army’s range facility at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.


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Defence Industry

Study faults army vehicle use of transport in iraq puts troops at risk, internal report says

The Army has deployed a new troop transport vehicle in Iraq with many defects, putting troops there at unexpected risk from rocket-propelled grenades and raising questions about the vehicle's development and $11 billion cost, according to a detailed critique in a classified Army study obtained by The Washington Post.


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Contracts

DRS TECHNOLOGIES awarded $49 million contract to upgrade key targeting system of U.S. Army Bradley fighting vehicles

Parsippany, NJ, March 29 - DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS) announced today that it has received a contract valued at approximately $49 million to provide Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystems (IBAS) for the U.S. Army’s Bradley A3 vehicle program.


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Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded Defense Contracts Valued at $16 Million

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Three General Dynamics business units - General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich.; General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Mass.; and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Suffolk, Va. - yesterday were awarded U.S. Department of Defense contracts worth more than $16 million.


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Defence Industry

India will rebid artillery gun buy

The Indian government will rebid the $1.54 billion purchase of 280 155mm self-propelled tracked and wheeled artillery guns in two to three months, Ministry of De fence (MoD) sources said.


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Defence Industry

Rheinmetall to supply the United Arab Emirates with 32 Fuchs/Fox NBC armoured reconnaissance vehicles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to supply 32 Fuchs/Fox NBC armoured reconnaissance vehicles. The seal was set to the agreement on March 5, 2005 during a state visit of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Abu Dhabi.


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