Defence Industry

EU and Ukraine Seal Galileo and Aviation Agreement

Brussels --- Negotiations on Ukraine’s participation in Europe’s satellite radio navigation programme finally reached approval. The agreement was initialled today in Kiev by François Lamoureux, Director-General for Energy and Transport at the European Commission, and by Oleh Shamshul, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.


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Army’s Future Combat Systems Could See International Partners

U.S. Army officials are in the early stages of discussing foreign military sales and international collaboration on the service’s most ambitious modernization program.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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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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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