Defence Industry

MIV BOXER manufacture drives UK jobs and prosperity

Leading British companies in the defence sector BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the ARTEC consortium as partners for the production of BOXER. Should the armoured wheeled vehicle be selected as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV), at least 60% of BOXER’s value creation and 100% of final assembly will take place in Britain. To ensure the best value to the British tax payer, ARTEC has defined a competitive process for the main partners and their supply chains to follow.


06.02.2018 Visits - 3697 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

ATI Announces New Long-Term Agreements With General Dynamics Land Systems

PITTSBURGH -- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated announced that it has signed two new Long-Term Pricing Agreements (LTPAs) with General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems to be the preferred supplier of titanium plate for the Abrams tank (United States) and the AJAX specialist vehicle (United Kingdom). The Abrams LTPA runs through 2019 while the AJAX LTPA runs through 2021.


30.01.2018 Visits - 3606 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

ADS GmbH defines the next generation of Active Protection Systems by the rigorous application of highest safety standards

ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH (ADS GmbH), the pioneer in reliable and precise hard-kill Active Protection Systems (APS), today announces it has achieved a world first; the design and development of an APS to the highest safety standard, IEC61508. In 2018 ADS-Gen3 plans to be certified to IEC61508 SIL 3 (Safety Integrity Level), to be independently assessed by auditing firm tms (technisch-mathematische studiengesellschaft mbH) using the German Armed Forces’ assessment methodology for weaponry safety.


24.01.2018 Visits - 4141 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

BAE Systems introduces next evolution of Infantry Fighting Vehicle with new CV90 MkIV

Today at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London, BAE Systems presented the next phase of development for the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the launch of the new CV90 MkIV.


24.01.2018 Visits - 3893 Posts - 0
Robots

Soratnik UCGV was tested in Syria

It became known that the Soratnik Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle (UCGV) was tested in conditions that were as close as possible to combat. It is reported that the tests took place in Syria. The air temperature was extremely hot.


21.01.2018 Visits - 4293 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Belarus received a new batch of Chinese CS/VN3 armored vehicles

As reported by the VoentTV television channel of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, on Jan. 18, 2018, a second shipment of Chinese CS/VN3 Dajiang light armored vehicles was delivered to Minsk by a Chinese transport aircraft, which was transferred to the Belarusian armed forces through military assistance from the Ministry of Defense of the China.


19.01.2018 Visits - 3307 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Supacat Special Operations Vehicles Accepted in New Zealand

Supacat has announced that the fleet of Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) has been accepted by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. The fleet goes into service with the New Zealand Defence Force early this year.


18.01.2018 Visits - 2886 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Protection of BTR-87 8x8 will increase due to the use of ceramics and titanium

The Russian BTR-87 Armored Personnel Carrier will receive addon protective panels with special ceramics and titanium, the Vyksa's "Plant of Corps" reports.


13.01.2018 Visits - 3023 Posts - 0
Training And Simulators

SAAB Receives Order For Upgrade Of German Army Vehicle Simulators

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, BAAINBw, for upgrade of the German Army’s vehicle simulators. The total order value is SEK 107 million. The upgrade programme will commence in 2018.


12.01.2018 Visits - 3655 Posts - 0
Robots

HDT Global Hunter WOLF Awarded Phase II SMET Contract

SOLON, Ohio -- HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across military, public and private sectors, announced today its Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower (WOLF) robotic system has been awarded a Phase II Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport Program contract. The HDT Hunter WOLF system closely matches infantry mobility and can traverse narrow trails, steep slopes and dense jungles, while carrying up to 1000 lbs. of cargo for more than 72 hours without resupply.


10.01.2018 Visits - 3930 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

BAE Systems is working on the ACV 1.1 program

BAE Systems has submitted its bid for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 down-select with an offering that has superior mobility, survivability and increased carry and payload.


10.01.2018 Visits - 2863 Posts - 0
Army

The new Typhoon-VDV 4x4 protected vehicle is being tested in Russia

The Department of Information and Communications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia reported that the new Typhoon-VDV 4x4 protected vehicle is being tested at special sites and test ranges.


04.01.2018 Visits - 4233 Posts - 0
Contracts

Jenoptik Participating in the Modernization of the Leopard 2 Tank for the Bundeswehr

The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems segment will provide digital electric gun turret drive systems to a total value of more than 12 million euros.


02.01.2018 Visits - 4085 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

OSHKOSH DEFENSE AWARDED $40 MILLION FROM U.S. ARMY FOR RECAPITALIZATION OF THE ARMY RESERVES HEAVY VEHICLE FLEET

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announces today that it has been awarded a $40 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalize vehicles from the U.S. Army Reserves Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) fleet. Oshkosh will bring the Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) to their latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles.


28.12.2017 Visits - 2202 Posts - 0
Contracts

U.S. Army Places $100.1 Million Order For 258 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that the U.S. Army has placed a $100.1 million order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, to include 258 vehicles and associated installed and packaged kits. This is the seventh order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.


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