Contracts

General Dynamics Awarded $138 Million for 99 Additional Stryker Combat Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a delivery order valued at $138 million for 99 additional Stryker combat vehicles.


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Defence Industry

New Bushmaster Vehicles to Be Deployed to Iraq

Up to 10 new Bushmaster vehicles will be deployed to southern Iraq with the Al Muthanna Task Group to provide additional transport protection for ADF personnel.


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Training And Simulators

Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau offers a new training system

Ukrainian enterprise - SOE KMDB - offers a new training system for the personnel of armoured equipment - mobile crew simulator. The mobile simulator can be a universal means for training of the armoured equipment personnel.


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Defence Industry

EADS Supplies Software for Army Command and Control Information System

KOBLENZ/FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany -- EADS is to supply the German army with software valued at EUR 23 million for its modern “army command and control information system” (FüInfoSys Heer), a system designed to equip the army with a comprehensive range of highly mobile battlefield and command-post facilities over the next few years.


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Robots

United Defense Awarded $30.9 Million Army Contract to Develop and Integrate Robotic Technologies for Armed Vehicles

Competitive win follows FCS Armed Robotic Vehicle and Marine Corps Gladiator awards. SANTA CLARA, CA, April 14, 2005 - United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE: UDI) continues to expand its role in unmanned ground vehicle programs and technologies with the award of a $30.9 million U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Science and Technology Objective (STO) contract.


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Defence Industry

Czech Government Approves Major Military Order

The Czech government on April 13 gave the green light to the purchase of as many as 234 armored personnel carriers, in what will probably be the military’s largest contract to date, a government spokesman said.


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Defence Industry

LynuxWorks Selected as Embedded Operating System Vendor for Army`s Future Combat Systems Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. --- LynuxWorks Inc. today announced it was chosen as the embedded operating system vendor by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for the U.S. Army`s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program`s Integrated Computer System (ICS).


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Defence Industry

RTI Announces Titanium Howitzer Goes into Full Production

NILES, Ohio --- RTI International Metals, Inc., announced today that the M777A1 titanium howitzer program has begun full rate production. BAE Systems, the prime contractor, has received an $834 million contract to supply the Army and Marines with 495 M777A1 lightweight howitzers over the next four years.


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Defence Industry

Russia Slams Planned Siemens Stake in Strategic Company

Russia’s parliament on April 8 passed almost unanimously a resolution warning the government against plans to allow German industrial giant Siemens to purchase a controlling stake in the strategic engineering company Silovye Mashiny.


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Army

Nato Sees U.S. Military Changing Strategy

STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. forces stationed in Europe will increasingly shift their stance toward Africa and the former communist countries in eastern Europe as they move to counter terror threats in those areas, the top European commander said.


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Defence Industry

RAFAEL supplies armored WOLVES to the IDF

The Israel Ministry of Defense has confirmed it has placed an order for the WOLF, Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd, designer of the WOLF, will act as prime contractor with the "Hatehof" company serving as main subcontractor.


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Future Technologies

GM Delivers First Fuel Cell Truck to U.S. Army

HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y. --- General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Army today announced they are partnering to introduce the world`s first fuel cell-powered truck into U.S. military service.


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Defence Industry

British Ministry of Defence places major order with MAN Nutzfahrzeuge

Following successful contract negotiations with the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) MAN ERF UK Ltd has been awarded an order for just under 5200 trucks.


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Defence Industry

Metal Storm ‘On Target’ with Live Fire Demonstrations in US

Metal Storm has successfully completed a series of live fire demonstrations held at the US Army’s range facility at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.


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Defence Industry

Study faults army vehicle use of transport in iraq puts troops at risk, internal report says

The Army has deployed a new troop transport vehicle in Iraq with many defects, putting troops there at unexpected risk from rocket-propelled grenades and raising questions about the vehicle's development and $11 billion cost, according to a detailed critique in a classified Army study obtained by The Washington Post.


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