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Armour Plate Experts Unveil SMARTbend at DVD 2013

MTL Group today announced the launch of a new technology called SMARTbend. This technology developed by Europe’s leading specialist in cold forming ultra-high-hard armoured materials allows intricate shapes to be formed without the need for expensive tooling.

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DARPA Seeks Technology to Radically Improve Dismounted Squad Situational Awareness, Communication Effectiveness

Success on the battlefield requires warfighters to know as much as possible about themselves, their surrounding environment and the potential threats around them. Dismounted infantry squads in particular risk surprise and loss of tactical advantage over opponents when information is lacking. While squads use many different technologies to gather and share information, the current piecemeal approach doesn’t provide the integrated, real-time situational awareness needed for individual warfighters and squad leaders to anticipate situations and effectively maneuver to positions of advantage. Providing this capability would provide dismounted squads with overwhelming tactical superiority over potential adversaries similar to what warfighters enjoy at the aircraft, ship and vehicle levels.

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LM JLTV Undergoes Successful Design Review

Lockheed Martin’s family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles successfully completed a top-to-bottom government design review in late December, well ahead of the first Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) JLTVs that will begin rolling off the assembly line this spring.

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Raytheon`s Quick Kill APS defeats one of the most lethal armor-piercing Rocket Propelled Grenades

As the U.S. Army prepares for formal testing to evaluate a system to protect combat vehicles from shoulder-fired and tube-launched Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Raytheon Company's Quick Kill™ Active Protection System (APS) has again shown its maturity and accuracy in a series of tests.

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Quantum Stealth: The Invisible Military Becomes A Reality

Once thought to be only a Science Fiction/Fantasy technology, Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp., discusses the implications of militaries which can now become invisible with his light bending technology called "Quantum Stealth".

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Announcing New Licensing Agreement For Rotary Engine Technology

READING, PA -- Fidelity Technologies Corporation, a defense contractor headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, and British engine maker Cubewano LTD have agreed to an exclusive licensing agreement covering the North American defense market. Company officials announced the partnership which will further solidify Fidelity as a formidable manufacturer of defense product solutions.

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Spicer® Tire Management Once Again Selected for Battlefield

MAUMEE, Ohio -- Dana Holding Corporation announced today that the company's Spicer® Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS™) is specified on all three of the vehicles that were recently selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for the Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Vehicle Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

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MTL Group secures further orders for its IMPAS add on armour system

Following a successful exhibition at Eurosatory, Armour plate processing specialist MTL Group has been awarded significant orders for its IMPAS add on armour system. The order for IMPAS will be supplied in kit form for the customer to fit directly onto its vehicle.

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AM General`s BRV-O Selected for Next Phase of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Development

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- AM General’s independent proposal for the U.S. military’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), was selected today for a $64.5 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its Blast Resistant Vehicle - Off road (BRV-O) for government testing under the EMD phase.

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Lockheed Martin Wins $65 Million JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase

DALLAS -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $65 million contract from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to continue developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) through the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.

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Oshkosh Receives EMD Contract to Develop JLTV - the Future of Light Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. The JLTV program aims to replace many of the U.S. military’s aged HMMWVs with a lightweight vehicle that offers greater protection, mobility and transportability.

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Camouflage research blending in with future ADF needs

Research that could significantly enhance the Australian Defence Force (ADF) vehicle camouflage scheme has commenced - in unassuming form, on a light board at the back of a Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) laboratory, in Melbourne.

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LM to Integrate Fuel Cells, Solar Power for Military Applications

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] secured a contract with the Office of Naval Research for the design and development of solid oxide fuel cell generator sets as an alternative to traditional battlefield power generation equipment.

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U.S. Marine Corps Uses Oshkosh TerraMax™ UGV Technology to Prepare for Future Missions

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Unmanned tactical wheeled vehicles that have the potential to serve as a force multiplier and reduce Warfighters’ exposure to lethal attacks continue to come closer to reality. The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, recently conducted the Marines’ first-ever training of multiple unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in a single convoy using the Oshkosh TerraMax™ UGV technology.

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Navistar Defense Awarded $59 Million For MRAP RPG Nets

LISLE, Ill. -- Navistar Defense, LLC today received a contract for $59 million to deliver 1,357 rocket propelled grenade (RPG) net kits for International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan. The order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command is considered an urgent buy.

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