Defence Industry

U.S. FCS Program May Be Opened to Britain, Australia

Facing budgetary limits, rising costs, increased scrutiny, and difficulties with several major components including the JTRS radio/networking system, the U.S. Army's $120+ billion Future Combat System led by prime contractors Boeing and SAIC Corp. may be about to look abroad for assistance.


07.06.2005 Visits - 3609 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Patria to Take Part in Vehicle Bidding Process in the Czech Republic

Patria has received an RFQ for the rearmament of the Czech Armed Forces with new wheeled Armoured Personnel Carriers and Infantry Fighting Vehicles.


07.06.2005 Visits - 3036 Posts - 0
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Sweden and France Take Bonus into Service

In a test earlier this month, the Swedish Artillery fired four 155mm artillery shells against seven gas heated objects.


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Holland Orders 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles from BAE Systems

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation has today signed a contract with BAE Systems Land Systems Hagglunds for 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles valued at approximately 570 mSEK (approximately £43 million). The BvS10 is being acquired for the Royal Netherlands Marines.


02.06.2005 Visits - 5718 Posts - 0
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U.S. Increases Order for Combat-Tested Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin

TUCSON, Ariz., -- The U.S. Army has awarded the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture (JV) a $95 million contract for Javelin Anti-tank Weapon System production.


01.06.2005 Visits - 4141 Posts - 0
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Rheinmetall takes up a stake in high-tech AIM Infrarot-Module and buys Austrian medium-calibre specialist Arges

The Rheinmetall Group continues to pursue its strategy of profitable growth through carefully targeted acquisitions.


30.05.2005 Visits - 5698 Posts - 0
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Oshkosh Truck Closes Deal for New Facility

OSHKOSH, -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, announced today that it has completed the purchase of additional manufacturing facilities near its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis.


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Defence Industry

CBS Evening News Features Force Protection, Inc.'s Buffalo Armored Vehicle

Ladson, SC - Force Protection, Inc. and its Buffalo mine clearance vehicle were featured on CBS Evening News Wednesday night. In a major news report, which included a pre-broadcast promo of the story on Force Protection, Inc. and the Buffalo, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer called the Buffalo a “humvee on steroids” and a “lifesaver” for soldiers tasked with detecting and removing threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), land mines and roadside bombs from the streets of Iraq.


30.05.2005 Visits - 3316 Posts - 0
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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.


28.05.2005 Visits - 7451 Posts - 0
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.


27.05.2005 Visits - 8714 Posts - 1
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.


26.05.2005 Visits - 4608 Posts - 0
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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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Defence Industry

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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Defence Industry

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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