Robots

FLIR Wins U.S. Army Heavyweight Robot Contract Worth Up to $109M

ARLINGTON -- FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that its Kobra™ robot has been chosen for the United States (U.S.) Army’s Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) program. The five-year production contract to build upwards of 350 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is worth up to $109 million.


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Defence Industry

Military-Industrial Company LLC completed preliminary tests of the Boomerang armored vehicle

In accordance with the schedule of work on the Boomerang R&D program, the Military-Industrial Company LLC (Russia), together with the Main Armored Directorate of the Russian Federation and research organizations of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, completed preliminary tests of prototypes. Based on the results of the tests, the commission signed the Act of preliminary tests.


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Contracts

Switzerland awards contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems- Mowag to deliver 100 EAGLE 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles

General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag announced today that it signed a contract with armasuisse on November 18th, 2019, for the delivery of 100 protected EAGLE 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles for the Swiss Army. The EAGLE 6x6 was selected after an international competition conducted by armasuisse, the Swiss federal office for defence procurement. This first order of the EAGLE 6x6 is a milestone for the latest development of the EAGLE vehicle family.


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Defence Industry

£2.8bn armoured vehicle contract secured for British Army

A contract worth £2.8 billion has been signed to provide state-of-the-art armoured fighting vehicles to the British Army. The Defence Secretary has announced that the army will receive more than 500 Boxer 8x8 high mobility, network-enabled armoured vehicles to transport troops onto the frontline.


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Defence Industry

U.S. Marine Corps orders more Amphibious Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).


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Defence Industry

Denmark and Germany receive the latest versions of the LEOPARD 2

Munich -- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed the latest versions of the Leopard 2 over to Denmark and Germany. Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of KMW, presented the symbolic keys of the first two vehicle systems to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, Friis Arne Petersen, and the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defence, Dr. Peter Tauber.


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Future Technologies

Rheinmetall to Feature Next Generation 130mm Tank Gun at AUSA Global

Rheinmetall will showcase the Group’s next generation 130mm tank armament at the largest land warfare conference and tradeshow in North America: the Association of United States Army annual meeting (AUSA 2019) taking place in Washington DC, 14-16 October 2019.


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Robots

Rheinmetall Presents Next Gen “Wiesel Wingman” solution for Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light at AUSA 2019

Rheinmetall Defence is one of the world’s leading providers of combat and tactical vehicles and is a global leader in developing next generation robotic, remote and autonomous combat vehicle capabilities. Rheinmetall will showcase its capabilities at the largest land warfare tradeshow in North America: the Association of United States Army annual meeting (AUSA 2019) taking place in Washington DC, 14-16 October 2019. On display will be a Wiesel/Weasel fighting vehicle, the platform that forms the basis for Rheinmetall’s innovative “Wiesel Wingman” autonomous combat vehicle concept for the US Army Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light program. The Wiesel Wingman brings together capabilities of Rheinmetall’s “Wiesel Digital” and Mission Master UGV vehicle platforms.


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Exhibitions

RAVEN Countermeasure System protects vehicles from missile threats

BAE Systems, a leader in radio-frequency and optical electronic warfare systems, unveiled its RAVEN Countermeasure™ system for combat vehicles as part of its integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite of products. RAVEN is a proven directable infrared countermeasure capable of defeating anti-tank guided missiles, protecting ground vehicles and their crews, and improving mission effectiveness without the use of kinetic countermeasures.


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Robots

BAE Systems unveils Robotic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle at AUSA

The RTD prototype leverages decades of BAE Systems expertise in the design and development of combat vehicles, as well as advanced electronic systems.


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Contracts

Multimillion-euro order from Hungary

Rheinmetall is taking on an important role in the modernization of the Hungarian Army. The Düsseldorf-based Group is producing the main armament and fire control technology for forty-four Leopard 2 main battle tanks as well as the main armament, fire control technology and chassis for twenty-four PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. The package also encompasses thirteen HX and TGS logistic trucks. The contract, worth around ˆ300 million, was recently signed. Delivery begins in 2021 and will be completed in 2025.


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Defence Industry

Raytheon, Rheinmetall form joint venture for US Army combat vehicle competition

DETROIT, MI, -- Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have established a joint venture to offer the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, competition. The U.S.-based joint venture is called Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems LLC.


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Contracts

IVECO DEFENCE VEHICLES AWARDED CONTRACT TO DELIVER A NEW GENERATION OF MEDIUM MULTIROLE PROTECTED

Iveco Defence Vehicles, a company of CNH Industrial N.V., announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Dutch Ministry of Defence to provide 1275 medium multirole protected vehicles denominated “12kN”.


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Exhibitions

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK showcases adaptable Foxhound vehicle at DSEI 2019

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK is showcasing its highly-adaptable Foxhound 4×4 vehicle at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019.


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Robots

General Dynamics UK selected for Army Warfighting Experiment 2019

General Dynamics UK has today announced that it has been selected to participate in the British Army Warfighting Experiment 2019 (AWE’19) following the acceptance of its proposal for Manned Unmanned-Teaming (MUM-T), which was submitted to the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) earlier this year.


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