Iveco supplies military vehicles to the French armed forces

Torino -- Iveco, a Fiat Industrial group company, in association with the French company Soframe - a subsidiary of the Alsatian Lohr Group - has been awarded a contract to supply multi-purpose military vehicles to the French armed forces.

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12 M1A1 Abrams tanks arrive in Iraq

BAGHDAD -- Another batch of 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks purchased by the government of Iraq from the United States arrived on Dec. 22 at Umm Qasr. Once the tanks are deprocessed, this will total 63 tanks integrated into the Iraqi Army.

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Tankies in Helmand start work in the Warthog vehicle

Soldiers or `Tankies` from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2 RTR) currently delivering security in Afghanistan have traded in their old Viking vehicles and upgraded to the mighty Warthog.

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US Army issues RFP for Ground Combat Vehicle

Washington -- Force protection against a classified list of threats, a nine-Soldier capacity, full-spectrum-operations capability and on-time delivery within seven years are among the "big four" imperatives the Army has spelled out for those hoping to be selected to build the ground combat vehicle.

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UK Army vehicle crew training school opens in Germany

The British Army has opened a new facility in Germany to provide soldiers and marines who are likely to deploy to Afghanistan next year with essential training in how to operate military vehicles as a crew.

03.11.2010 Visits - 11065 Posts - 0

U.S. Army building smarter robots

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army is exploring ways to upgrade its fleet of roughly 3,000 small tactical robots in Iraq and Afghanistan designed to safeguard Soldiers by clearing buildings and caves and using sensors to sweep areas for Improvised Explosive Devices, service officials said.

01.11.2010 Visits - 8061 Posts - 0

GCV Must Be Safe, Affordable, Full-Spectrum Capable

Washington -- The Army's next combat vehicle must perform through the full spectrum of Army operations, be designed to protect itself and the Soldier, and be built with a budget in mind.

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Jackal keeps proving its worth in Afghanistan

When purchase of the latest batch of Jackal vehicles was announced at Defence Equipment & Support's Defence Vehicle Dynamics event in June 2010 it took the number of Jackal vehicles procured for UK forces to more than 500.

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Army Adjusts Ground Combat Vehicle Program Acquisition Strategy

Following a comprehensive review of its Ground Combat Vehicle program, the Army today announced that it has cancelled the original contract solicitation and will issue a revised Request for Proposals (RFP) that will better ensure an achievable, affordable and timely infantry fighting vehicle.

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Royal Marines are first to use new Sharpshooter rifle in Helmand

The first new infantry combat rifle to be issued to troops for more than 20 years has arrived in Afghanistan and is being used by Royal Marines from 40 Commando.

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New camouflage arrives in Afghanistan

British military personnel in Afghanistan have started wearing uniforms bearing the first new camouflage design in over 40 years.

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US Army Recalls 44,000 Combat Helmets

The Department of the Army announced today that it has initiated a recall message for approximately 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets produced by ArmorSource LLC (formerly Rabintex USA LLC).

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US Army Cancels Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System

The Department of Defense announced today that it authorized the Army to cancel the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System and transition management responsibilities for system development and acquisition from the old Future Combat System (FCS) program - currently aligned under Program Executive Office Integration (PEO I) - to the PEOs that already manage similar systems.

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Raytheon Links Combat Systems for Networked Lethality at Army Exercise

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Raytheon Company networked an array of combat systems during a U.S. Army experimental force exercise to evaluate existing and emerging capabilities for improved situational awareness and targeting efficiency.

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Army Networks MRAPs, M-ATVs

The U.S. Army has outfitted a handful of MRAP vehicles with Network Integration Kits.

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