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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sweden and France Take Bonus into Service

In a test earlier this month, the Swedish Artillery fired four 155mm artillery shells against seven gas heated objects.


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Holland Orders 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles from BAE Systems

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation has today signed a contract with BAE Systems Land Systems Hagglunds for 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles valued at approximately 570 mSEK (approximately £43 million). The BvS10 is being acquired for the Royal Netherlands Marines.


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U.S. Increases Order for Combat-Tested Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin

TUCSON, Ariz., -- The U.S. Army has awarded the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture (JV) a $95 million contract for Javelin Anti-tank Weapon System production.


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Rheinmetall takes up a stake in high-tech AIM Infrarot-Module and buys Austrian medium-calibre specialist Arges

The Rheinmetall Group continues to pursue its strategy of profitable growth through carefully targeted acquisitions.


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Defence Industry

Oshkosh Truck Closes Deal for New Facility

OSHKOSH, -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, announced today that it has completed the purchase of additional manufacturing facilities near its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis.


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Defence Industry

CBS Evening News Features Force Protection, Inc.'s Buffalo Armored Vehicle

Ladson, SC - Force Protection, Inc. and its Buffalo mine clearance vehicle were featured on CBS Evening News Wednesday night. In a major news report, which included a pre-broadcast promo of the story on Force Protection, Inc. and the Buffalo, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer called the Buffalo a “humvee on steroids” and a “lifesaver” for soldiers tasked with detecting and removing threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), land mines and roadside bombs from the streets of Iraq.


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