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January 27, 2015
DRS touts new laser targeting gimbal
Arlington, Va. (UPI) Jan 23, 2015
A new laser designating gimbal from DRS Technologies Inc successfully performed multiple targeting exercises aboard a U.S. Special Operations Command aircraft. The testing of the GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal, a variant of the GS205, was performed recently at an Air Force range in Florida, the company said. "The size and performance of this gimbal is a testament to DRS engineers who understand that as customer needs evolve, no solution is too small," said Sally Wallace, president of ... read more

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BAE Systems announces new thermal weapon sight
A smaller and lighter thermal weapon sight with improved image quality has been introduced by BAE Systems. ... more
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Minimizing Uncertainty in Designing Complex Military Systems
Uncertainty is sometimes unavoidable. But in the world of scientific computing and engineering, at least, what's worse than uncertainty is being uncertain about how uncertain one is. Understan ... more
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Navy contracts for modified MK46 guns
General Dynamics Land Systems is to produce Modification 2 MK46 gun weapon systems for the U.S. Navy. ... more
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Nammo in Finland inaugurates ammo production line
Finland's Nammo Lapua Oy officially started production at its newly acquired ammunition facility in Sastamala, located in the province of Western Finland. ... more
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USMC orders marksmanship training simulators
Indoor simulated marksmanship trainers are to be developed and delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps by Meggitt Training Systems under a $31.7 million contract. ... more
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SmartRounds intros non-lethal, non-impact stun projectiles for police
A line of non-impact, non-lethal projectiles for use by law enforcement and the military was introduced Monday by SmartRounds Technology LLC. ... more
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Navy orders rail gun battery system fron K2 Energy Solutions
An intermediate energy storage battery system for the U.S. Navy's electromagnetic rail gun is to be designed and engineered by K2 Energy Solutions Inc. ... more
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Babcock receives $1.3B British military vehicle maintenance deal
Britain's Ministry of Defense has given Babcock International a 10-year contract for maintenance of the Royal Army's land vehicles. ... more
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U.S. orders more M72 Light Assault Weapons
The U.S. subsidiary of Europe's Nammo Group is to manufacture M72 Light Assault Weapons under a four-year contract from the Department of Defense. ... more
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Lithuania receives Polish shoulder-fired air defense missiles
Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense has added Polish-made shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to its air defense missile inventory. ... more
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Systems wins deal for new armored vehicles
The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems for its program to produce a replacement vehicle for Vietnam War-era M113 armored personnel carriers. ... more
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Diehl Defense selling tank track business
Diehl Defense of Germany is selling its operations for the manufacture of tracks and tank suspensions to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. ... more
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Iraq seeks tanks and up-armored Humvees
Iraq is requesting M1A1 Abrams tanks and up-armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles, or Humvees, from the United States. ... more
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Army orders hundreds of Oshkosh trucks, trailers
The U.S. Army has ordered hundreds of trucks and trailers from Oshkosh Defense, with deliveries to begin next year through 2016. ... more
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DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet
Researchers with the Defense Department are currently testing a bullet that's maneuverable, able to change directions mid-flight. Military officials hope the technology, once perfected, can expand the range of snipers and improve accuracy in windy conditions. ... more
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Companies partner counter-IED technologies
Humanistic Robotics Inc. and Critical Solutions International have teamed to offer Husky road clearance vehicles with counter-land mine and counter-IED rollers. ... more
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Nexter, Hydrema team for Danish APC deal
Nexter, the French defense company, has partnered with Hyrema of Denmark for a joint bid to receive a contract for replacing Danish armored personnel carriers. ... more
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New, lighter mortar system for U.S. Army
A new lightweight 81mm mortar system from the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal is being fielded by U.S. troops. ... more
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Salient Federal Solutions providing mass notification systems to Marines
Mass notification systems for 20 U.S. Marine Corps sites are to be designed, delivered and installed by Virginia-based Salient Federal Solutions Inc. ... more
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Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer
Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. ... more
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Dutch sell armored vehicles to Estonia
The Netherlands has sold Estonia nearly four dozen CV90 armored infantry fighting vehicles it is retiring because of military downsizing. ... more
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Rapiscan adds CounterBomber distance threat detector to portfolio
A radar-based system for detecting concealed suicide vests and other weapons at stand-off distances has been introduced by Rapiscan Systems Inc. ... more
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Lockheed Martin opens innovation center in Abu Dhabi
Lockheed Martin has opened a new Center for Innovation and Security Solutions in Abu Dhabi to facilitate technology collaboration. ... more
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Dutch sell combat vehicles to Estonia for 100 mln euros
Estonia on Tuesday signed a deal to buy 44 infantry combat vehicles from the Netherlands in Tallinn's biggest-ever defence purchase. ... more
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