Defence Industry

RTI Announces Titanium Howitzer Goes into Full Production

NILES, Ohio --- RTI International Metals, Inc., announced today that the M777A1 titanium howitzer program has begun full rate production. BAE Systems, the prime contractor, has received an $834 million contract to supply the Army and Marines with 495 M777A1 lightweight howitzers over the next four years.


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Defence Industry

Russia Slams Planned Siemens Stake in Strategic Company

Russia’s parliament on April 8 passed almost unanimously a resolution warning the government against plans to allow German industrial giant Siemens to purchase a controlling stake in the strategic engineering company Silovye Mashiny.


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Defence Industry

RAFAEL supplies armored WOLVES to the IDF

The Israel Ministry of Defense has confirmed it has placed an order for the WOLF, Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd, designer of the WOLF, will act as prime contractor with the "Hatehof" company serving as main subcontractor.


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British Ministry of Defence places major order with MAN Nutzfahrzeuge

Following successful contract negotiations with the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) MAN ERF UK Ltd has been awarded an order for just under 5200 trucks.


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Metal Storm ‘On Target’ with Live Fire Demonstrations in US

Metal Storm has successfully completed a series of live fire demonstrations held at the US Army’s range facility at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.


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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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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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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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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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Making the Best Tank Better

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


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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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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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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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United Defense to be Acquired by BAE Systems

United Defense Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with BAE Systems North America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc.


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Israeli Firm Wins U.S. Weapons Contract in Iraq

Israeli company Plasan Sasa has won a contract to provide armor for U.S. military vehicles in Iraq, company sources said March 8.


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