Army

Army Displays Latest Warfighting Innovations

WASHINGTON -- The Army showcased its Future Force Warrior system, the latest in war-fighting technology, at Soldier Modernization Day on Capitol Hill June 16. Military researchers, developers, testers and engineers displayed current innovations in soldier technology to senators and congressional staffers who witnessed how technology can impact soldiers’ lives while sampling the Army’s newest field rations.


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Defence Industry

Force Protection Moves from Bases to Battlefield

As casualties continue to mount in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Department is seizing on technology to protect combat soldiers from snipers, mortars and roadside bombs. As of early-June, more than 1,660 U.S. personnel had died in Iraq, and 12,762 had been wounded. In the wider war on terrorism—including Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines and Djibouti—another 188 had died and 472 had been wounded.


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Defence Industry

BAE Gets Overseas Orders

South Africa's leading designer and manu-facturer of armoured vehicles, BAE Systems Land Systems OMC, has had to rearrange its production facilities to meet the needs created by its recent hat-trick of signi- ficant international orders for its products.


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Army

Army Battalion Becomes First Unit Equipped With Lockheed Martin`s Future Force HIMARS Launcher

DALLAS -- The U.S. Army today introduced its first unit equipped with the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), helping the service meet its goal of fielding a lighter, more mobile and more flexible fighting force.


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Contracts

Armor Holdings, Inc. Receives $95.6 Million Up-Armored HMMWV Order

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Armor Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of security products and vehicle armor systems serving law enforcement, military, homeland security and commercial markets, announced today that it has received a $95.6 million contract award form the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command to provide additional M1114 Up-Armored HMMWVs.


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Defence Industry

KMW Hands Over First DINGO 2 To Austrian Army

The Austrian Army on Monday in the presence of the Federal Minister of National Defence, Mr. Gunther Platter, as well as numerous representatives from business and the media took delivery of the first security and patrol vehicle, type DINGO 2. At a checkpoint, the guests were given a demonstration of the operational role of the DINGO 2 as a security vehicle. Austria has ordered a total of 20 DINGO 2 vehicles for armoured personnel transport missions and is at the same time the first export customer.


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Defence Industry

Stewart & Stevenson Secures Funding for Option Vehicles Contract Modifications Valued at $264 Million

HOUSTON -- Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. announced that Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP (TVS) received two contract modifications valued at approximately $264 million. These modifications call up the remaining 1,310 option vehicles for the third program year of the current Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) production contract which begins on October 1, 2005. It also marks the first contract modifications funded by the 2005 Supplemental Spending Bill to the President's budget.


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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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