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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Contracts

BAE Systems awarded $834 million contract for lightweight howitzer

BAE Systems has been awarded an $834 million dollar contract for full-rate production of the M777A1 howitzer. The M777A1 is a lightweight 155mm howitzer and a critical fire support component of U.S. Marine Air Ground Task Forces and U.S. Army Stryker Brigade Combat Teams.


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Defence Industry

Active Protection for Armored Fighting Vehicles from RAFAEL and ELTA

Haifa, March 8, 2005 - RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd., as prime contractor and ELTA Systems Group as part of the team, introduce the TROPHY Active Protection System (APS) for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV).


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Contracts

iRobot wins $18 million U.S. Navy contract to deliver explosive ordnance disposal robots

It has been awarded a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract worth over $18 million to deliver its iRobot PackBot® EOD robots – explosive ordnance disposal robots – for rapid deployment in support of U.S. troops around the world. iRobot PackBot EOD robots are combat-proven and are being used daily in Iraq and Afghanistan to disarm roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs).


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Army

Army raises enlistment age for reservists to 39

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army, stung by recruiting shortfalls caused by the Iraq war, has raised the maximum age for new recruits for the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard by five years to 39, officials said today.


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Defence Industry

Making the Best Tank Better

Abrams Fares Well in Iraq, But U.S. Army Seeks Safety Upgrades.


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Defence Industry

Otokar: a major player in Turkish defence inductry

Otokar, the leader manufacturer in Turkish Defence Industry, exhibited two models of Cobra, armoured wheeled vehicle designed and produced by Otokar, during IDEX 2005 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 12th and 17th February.


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Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million Modification to Previously Awarded Canadian LAV III Contract

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded a $10.9 million CAD modification to a previously awarded contract for LAV III vehicles to General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics.


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Defence Industry

BAE Systems wins competition for 105 mm improved ammunition

BAE Systems today announced that it has won a contact from the UK MOD for the manufacture and initial supply of 105mm Improved Ammunition (IA) for the L118 105mm Light Gun. The contract will, subject to successful qualification, lead to an initial buy of 50,000 shells valued at approximately £17M.


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Defence Industry

Strategic Alliance between Denel and Nitrochemie: Bundling of resources and platforms to strengthen international business ties

Nitrochemie Aschau GmbH, of Aschau, Germany, has entered a long-term strategic alliance with the South African company Denel Land Systems, Western Cape. Cooperation will focus on the development of improved modular propelling charges for 105 mm and 155 mm cal. artillery systems.


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Future Technologies

United Defense Integrates Electro-Magnetic Armor Technology on Combat Vehicle and Defeats Live Threats

SANTA CLARA, CA, March 16, 2005 - United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE:UDI) achieved another industry first by successfully defeating incoming threats during live-fire testing of an Electro-Magnetic Armor (EMA) package fully integrated on a hybrid electric drive combat vehicle demonstrator.


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