Defence Industry

New Army Muscle Machine Unveiled

A prototype of Terrier - the £300 million combat engineer vehicle under development for the Army by BAE Systems - was officially unveiled by Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Drayson, today at BAE Systems, Leicester.


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Defence Industry

Heavy Tank Transporters for Defence

An A$16 million contract has been awarded to an Australian manufacturer to provide 14 Heavy Tank Transporters and associated commercial repair and maintenance support, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.


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Defence Industry

Strategic Alliance Agreement between HAI and Indra Espacio

Mr Tassos Philippakos, Chief Executive Officer of Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. (HAI) and Mr Jose Maria Marti Fluxa, General Manager of Indra Espacio SA signed today a strategic alliance agreement between the two companies, in the presence of Mr George Mergos, General Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mr Theodoros Damianos, HAI Chairman of the Board and Mr Panagiotis Papadakis, HAI Vice Chairman of the Board.


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General Dynamics to Upgrade RST Vehicle for U.S. Marine Corps Operational Evaluation

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received a $5.9 million agreement modification to upgrade its Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle (RST-V). The upgrade supports continued operational evaluation of the vehicle as a utility carrier, prime mover and electrical generator for various U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) applications. System capabilities will be demonstrated in a relevant operational environment in early 2006.


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KMW Hands Over First DINGO 2 To Austrian Army

Gotzendorf -- 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.


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Russia-Belarus military & technical cooperation

Military & technical cooperation of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Belarus has been performed on a mutually beneficial basis since July 1992.


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Russia To Sell 100,000 Kalashnikov Submashine-Guns To Venesuela

RIO DE JANEIRO - On Tuesday Venezuela and Russia signed an agreement on supplies of 100,000 Kalashnikov submachine-guns to that South-American country.The sum total of the transaction is $54 million. Russia undertook to supply to Venezuela, alongside weapons, also 2,000 handbooks, as well as spare parts and accessories for the AK submachine-guns.


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U.S. to send reinforced APCs to replace vulnerable Humvees

The U.S. Army has plans to deliver reinforced armored personnel carriers to Iraq.


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NCDR and Pennsylvania State University`s Electro-Optics Center Launch Project to Develop Sensors for Unmanned Military Vehicles

The National Center for Defense Robotics (NCDR), an initiative of The Technology Collaborative, today announced that it has signed a $1.25 million master sub-contract with Pennsylvania State University`s Electro-Optics Center (EOC) to develop lower cost, lower weight, less power-hungry electro-optical sensors for unmanned ground vehicles and to explore methods of manufacturing and testing them more efficiently and cost-effectively. The NCDR also announced that it has begun to sub-contract with southwestern Pennsylvania-based Agile Robotics Alliance member companies and organizations to undertake a number of key projects under the EOC contract.


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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.


13.05.2005 Visits - 27980 Posts - 1
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.


09.05.2005 Visits - 4570 Posts - 0
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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Defence Industry

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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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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Defence Industry

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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