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December 13, 2017
Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Security Technology Accelerator, launched a new Training and Readiness Accelerator, or TREX, this week at a defense industry conference. TREX was unveiled at the Interservice, Industry Training, Simulations and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., to members of all branches of the military and leaders in the defense industry. TREX is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Army Contracting Command Program Executiv ... read more

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U.S. Army to upgrade weapons on Abrams tanks
Kongsberg Defense Systems, a Norwegian government-owned company, has been tapped to deliver additional enhanced upgrades for the U.S. Army's M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank. ... more
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Data-collecting device could make for better training of soldiers
The Greek poet Archilochus, before his death, said people "don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training." ... more
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General Dynamics tapped to destroy, dispose of rockets
The Department of Defense has awarded a modified contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for the demilitarization and disposal of multiple rocket launch systems and M26 rockets and components. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Inks Five-Year Agreement to Provide Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds to NATO Countries
Lockheed Martin and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a five-year agreement for the agency to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds ... more
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Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. ... more
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Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command announced Wednesday that they have begun rolling out new upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank, or LAV-AT, weapon systems to its fleet Marine force. ... more
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Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
The South African National Defence Force has awarded defense and security company Saab with a contract to provide for mass field feeding capabilities. ... more
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. ... more

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MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
The Boeing Company and MBDA Missile Systems announced on Tuesday a new contract that calls for 21,000 Diamond Back Wing assemblies for the U.S. Air Force's precision-guided GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I or GBU-39 SDB-I ... more
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Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
A new contract awarded to BAE Systems calls for the delivery of 254 additional Bofors 155mm BONUS artillery rounds for the Swedish army, the company announced on Thursday. ... more
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BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
BAE Systems announced Wednesday that the defense contractor has begun production on its sensor technology for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, following a $40 million prime contractor order from Lockheed Martin. ... more
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US court blocks Trump's military transgender ban
A federal judge temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military on Monday. ... more
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CACI International to support Army C4ISR
The U.S. Army has given a task order to CACI International for support to its Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center. ... more
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State Department approves Kuwaiti M1A1 tank deal
The U.S. State Department approved Kuwait's possible purchase of hundreds of M1A1 Abrams tanks from the United States. ... more
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Lockheed gets Air Force production order for Paveway II kits
Follow-on production of Paveway II plus Laser-Guided Bomb Kits is to be conducted by Lockheed Martin under a $131 million Air Force contact. ... more
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Automated Processes Drive Down Costs Increase Precision of Critical Military Containers
When military equipment such as weapons, ammunition, ordinance, missiles, PCs, or radio/communication gear is shipped or stored, special containers must keep it secure, prevent damage, and ensure it ... more

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SAIC seeks Army armored vehicle contract
Science Applications International Corp. announced on Thursday that it plans to develop combat vehicle prototypes for the U.S. Army. ... more
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BAE Systems wins U.S. Army intelligence support contract
BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract to assist a military intelligence brigade with intelligence and security support to enhance the situational awareness of troops deployed abroad. ... more
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Textron awarded $332.9M contract for mobile strike force vehicles
U.S. Army officials have awarded a new contract to Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems, out of New Orleans, La., for the procurement of 255 Mobile Strike Force Vehicles, or MSFV, in a deal worth more than $332.9 million. ... more
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Northrop Grumman receives $13 million contract for munition system development
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., receives over $13 million in a new modification production contract for further development of the M7 Spider Increment 1 anti-personnel munition system. ... more
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Kentucky business awarded Army deal for medium tactical vehicle transmissions
The Defense Logistics Agency has contracted Clarke Power Services Inc., of Henderson, Kentucky, a maximum of about $17.6 million for five-ton, medium tactical vehicle transmissions. ... more
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Army spotlights newest M1A2 Abrams variant
The U.S. Army has rolled out the newest variant of the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank with survivability enhancements and increased lethality. ... more
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New Zealand buying U.S. sniper rifles
New Zealand's Defense Force announced it is buying weapons from U.S. rifle manufacturer Barrett. ... more
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U.S. Army orders Saab's AT4CS weapon system
Saab reports it is to supply the U.S. Army with shoulder-fired AT4CS RS anti-armor weapon systems. ... more
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