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October 20, 2017
BAE Systems wins U.S. Army intelligence support contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
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. The award from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, or INSCOM, is for four years and carries a value of $100 million. The services will be provided to the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade. "Our team will play an important role in processing, analyzing and visualizing key data th ... read 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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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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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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Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons
Israel Aerospace Industries is to further develop, produce and supply the Israeli Army with course correction artillery fuzes, the company announced on Monday. ... more
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Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Germany's Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Paravan GmbH have joined forces to develop semi- and fully autonomous vehicle platforms. ... more

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Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract
Orbit Logic has teamed with the University of Colorado Boulder's Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) on a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract sponsor ... more
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Raytheon awarded contract for upgrades to Small Diameter Bomb
Raytheon has been awarded a $450 million contract for engineering changes and development of the Small Diameter Bomb II, an update for the U.S. Air Force. ... more
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Australia seeks small diameter bombs from U.S.
Australia has received U.S. State Department approval to purchase GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II weapons from the United States. ... more
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Meggitt touts small arms training systems
Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 100MIL and portable FATS 100P small-arms training systems are to be displayed in Washington, D.C., next month. ... more
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African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
Israel's Elbit Systems is providing a wide array of electronic defense systems to an unidentified country in Africa under a $240 million contract. ... more
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Norway signs deal with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Saab Defense and the Norwegian Defense Material Agency have signed a framework agreement for delivery of 84mm ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf system, Saab announced on Tuesday. ... more
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In first, woman becomes US Marine Corps infantry officer
A female US Marine on Monday became the first woman to complete the Corps' notoriously rigorous training course for infantry officers. ... more
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UK testing Ajax vehicles;supplies US Army buys Orbital ATK artillery guidance kits
Two Ajax armored vehicles have been delivered by General Dynamics Land Systems-UK to the Army for government assurance testing. ... more

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DARPA Rolls Out Electronics Resurgence Initiative
With the official roll out of the Electronics Resurgence Initiative's latest investments, DARPA hopes to open new innovation pathways to address impending engineering and economics challenges that, ... more
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Oshkosh receives $466.8M contract for armored tactical trucks
Oshkosh Defense has received a $466.8 million modification to an existing contract for the production of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles for the U.S. Army. ... more
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SAIC contract for upgraded Marine vehicles advances
The U.S. Marine Corps has ushered SAIC's survivability upgrade for the corps' assault amphibious vehicle into the program's production and deployment phase. ... more
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L-3 to provide mortar fuzes for U.S. allies in Syria, Iraq
L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance has received a $16.5 million modification to an existing contract for mortar fuses to be delivered to U.S. allies in Syria and Iraq. ... more
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Sierra Nevada receives $205M contract for IED jammer support
Sierra Nevada Corp. is receiving a $205 million contract for support services of Special Operation Command's Dismounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare systems. ... more
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Raytheon receives $127M contract for Excalibur artillery rounds
Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $127 million modification to an existing contract for Excalibur 155mm guided artillery rounds. ... more
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Logos Technologies gets DARPA contract for SilentHawk motorcycle
Logos Technologies is receiving a second Phase 2 contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the development of the SilentHawk hybrid electric motorcycle. ... more
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General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle
General Dynamics Land Systems U.K. has begun manned live-fire trials for its AJAX armored vehicle program, using the vehicle's CTA International 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers. ... more
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