Defence Industry

KMDB Has Tested a BAU-23x2 Remote Controlled Weapon Station

Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) has developed and tested a new single-seated BAU-23x2 remote controlled weapon station. It is designed for firing at the men power and armoured targets both ground and aerial.


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Defence Industry

Latin America Is A Promising Weapons Market For Russia

RIO DE JANEIRO - An International Aero & Defense Show (LAAD-2005), which recently took place in Rio de Janeiro, is an important tool for promoting Russian military equipment not only in Brazil, but also in other Latin American countries, announced in an interview with RIA Novosti deputy head of the Russian Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin, who led the Russian delegation at the show.


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Defence Industry

AM General and General Motors in Military Marketing Agreement

DETROIT – AM General, manufacturer of the military Humvee and the civilian HUMMER H1 and H2, and General Motors Corporation executed an agreement covering the development of a marketing arrangement through which AM General would assume marketing and sales responsibility for military vehicles manufactured by General Motors Corporation.


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KMW Takes Over MAN-Mobile Bridges

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has acquired MAN-Mobile Bridges GmbH and has thus decisively strengthened its key position in the market for land defence systems. In Munich, last Friday, 08 April 2005, Frank Haun, member of the KMW Board of Management and its deputy chairman, signed a contract with MAN Technologie AG that provides for the transfer of MAN-Mobile Bridges to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co.KG, subject to the consent of the Federal Cartel Office.


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CARACAL, a new tactical vehicle for the Bundeswehr Rheinmetall and Iveco Magirus enter cooperation agreement

Rheinmetall and Iveco Magirus have agreed to work together in the field of wheeled, 6 to 8 ton-class armoured vehicles for the German market. As part of this agreement, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH of Kiel, the Land Systems division of the Rheinmetall Group, has obtained the German rights to Iveco's newly developed Light Modular Vehicle (LMV).


30.04.2005 Visits - 11568 Posts - 0
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Singapore Military Mulls Using SUVs To Trim Costs

Singapore’s military is considering using commercial sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to replace its current fleet of custom-built Land Rovers in a bid to trim costs, the defense ministry (Mindef) said April 20.


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New Bushmaster Vehicles to Be Deployed to Iraq

Up to 10 new Bushmaster vehicles will be deployed to southern Iraq with the Al Muthanna Task Group to provide additional transport protection for ADF personnel.


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EADS Supplies Software for Army Command and Control Information System

KOBLENZ/FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany -- EADS is to supply the German army with software valued at EUR 23 million for its modern “army command and control information system” (FüInfoSys Heer), a system designed to equip the army with a comprehensive range of highly mobile battlefield and command-post facilities over the next few years.


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Czech Government Approves Major Military Order

The Czech government on April 13 gave the green light to the purchase of as many as 234 armored personnel carriers, in what will probably be the military’s largest contract to date, a government spokesman said.


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LynuxWorks Selected as Embedded Operating System Vendor for Army`s Future Combat Systems Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. --- LynuxWorks Inc. today announced it was chosen as the embedded operating system vendor by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for the U.S. Army`s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program`s Integrated Computer System (ICS).


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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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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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