Defence Industry

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).


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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.


19.04.2005 Visits - 55034 Posts - 1
Defence Industry

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.


18.04.2005 Visits - 3566 Posts - 0
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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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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.


05.04.2005 Visits - 6467 Posts - 0
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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.


04.04.2005 Visits - 4956 Posts - 0
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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.


03.04.2005 Visits - 5735 Posts - 0
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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.


01.04.2005 Visits - 8453 Posts - 0
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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.


29.03.2005 Visits - 9063 Posts - 0
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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.


28.03.2005 Visits - 9263 Posts - 0
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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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