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Javelin Enters Service in the U.K. Four Months Early

WARMINSTER, U.K., -- UK Javelin, developed and produced by the Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture for the U.K.'s Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon program, has been declared operational four months ahead of schedule.


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Armor Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Substantially All of the Assets of Second Chance Body Armor, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., -- Armor Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of security products and vehicle armor systems serving military, law enforcement, homeland security and commercial markets, announced today that it was the successful bidder at an auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Second Chance Body Armor, Inc. (Second Chance), a manufacturer of body armor serving the law enforcement and military markets.


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CACI Awarded $11 Million Task to Support Defense Personnel Records Image Retrieval System Work for Department of Defense Military Personnel Records Portal Continues

Arlington, VA, July 11, 2005 -- CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a task order of an estimated $11 million value if all options are exercised to continue work on the Defense Personnel Records Image Retrieval System (DPRIS) initiative for the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.


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17 BM Bulat tanks shall reinforce combat fleet of Armed Forces of Ukraine

Kharkov, Ukraine – Specialists of SOE KMDB have developed a BM Bulat tank – upgraded T-64. Performance characteristics of the upgraded tank meet the up-to-date global requirements. 17 combat vehicles have been directly manufactured by the State Enterprise “Malyshev Plant” in the framework of state order of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.


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General Dynamics and Rafael Win $38M Contract to Supply Reactive Armor to American Vehicles in Iraq

HAIFA, Israel -- Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. and General Dynamics have won a contract valued at $38M to supply reactive armor for the U.S. Army Bradley APCs serving in Iraq. The reactive armor, developed by Rafael especially for the Bradleys, is the newest generation of reactive armor available worldwide.


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Force Protection, Inc. Expands Production Capacity Through Engineering Alliance

Ladson, SC - Force Protection, Inc., manufacturer of the Buffalo and Cougar armored vehicles deployed with U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, today announced a services contract with Ricardo plc, a leading international automotive consultancy. Under the terms of the alliance, Ricardo will provide an integrated bill of materials including Spartan Chassis assemblies and subassemblies in the Cougar product line, automated drawings and model updates, design releases, and vehicle validation tasks for the Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV).


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2.8 Billion Baht Arms Procurement Budget Thai Army Approved

The Thailand cabinet meeting on the 12th of July has had a resolution approving the encumbrance of 2,785,500,000 Baht in fiscal years 2005-2007.


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Roush reveals its Lightweight High-Mobility Platform

Roush Technology’s new lightweight 6x6 all-terrain vehicle has been revealed at DVD defence exhibition.


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Successful Firing of Area Denial Weapon System by Defense Consortium

ARLINGTON Va. -- Metal Storm Limited today released information regarding a successful firing of the Area Denial Weapon System (ADWS) Capability Demonstrator which was undertaken at the Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Range near Adelaide, Australia.


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BAE Systems Down-Selected As Preferred Supplier For Falcon

BAE Systems has been down-selected as preferred supplier for the first increment of the FALCON information infrastructure programme.


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Army Approves General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin System Design for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T)

TAUNTON, Mass. -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin today announced that they had held the U.S. Army`s preliminary design review (PDR) on the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, the Army`s next-generation battlefield communications network.


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General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas Presents and Delivers the First Leopardo 2E Tanks to the Spanish Army

SEVILLE, Spain --- General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas (GD SBS) presented last June 17th 2004 in its Seville factory the first Leopardo 2E Main Battle Tank (MBT) for the Spanish Army in an official ceremony chaired by His Majesty Juan Carlos I, the King of Spain, with the presence of more than one hundred civil and military authorities as well as executives of the defense sector.


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ATK Successfully Demonstrates XM25 Airbursting Weapon System

ATK'S Advanced Weapon Design Gives the Warfighter Unmatched Precision and Lethality. XM25 Ideal for Urban Combat Environments. Minneapolis – Alliant Techsystems (and the U.S. Army’s Project Manager-Soldier Weapons successfully demonstrated the XM25 advanced airbursting weapon system with developmental ammunition at the International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Annual Symposium on May 19, 2005.


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Tenix and Bofors Team up for ADF Artillery Upgrade

Tenix Defence has teamed up with Swedish company Bofors Defence AB to supply the Australian Defence Force with a new artillery system. The ADF is seeking tenders under the Land 17 Artillery Replacement Project for an indirect fire support system to succeed its 105mm Hamel Howitzer and 155mm M198 Howitzer fleet from 2008-10.


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Thales to Supply New High Frequency Tactical Communication System for French Forces

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has appointed Thales as prime contractor for the Melchior programme, which will provide the French armed forces with a new-generation high-frequency (HF) tactical transit and access communication system. The contract, worth 252 million euros, calls for development and production of the system and subsequent through-life support.


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