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August 20, 2014
Ground X-Vehicle Program Aims to Break The "More Armor" Paradigm
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 19, 2014
For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals more protection. Weapons' ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster than armor's ability to withstand penetration. As a result, achieving even incremental improvements in crew survivability has required significant increases in vehicle mass and cost. The trend of increasingly heavy, le ... read more

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USAF cargo loaders getting support from DRS
Halvorsen 25K aircraft cargo loaders used by the U.S. Air Force are to receive depot-level overhaul and logistics support from DRS Technologies Inc. ... more
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Army eyes lighter weight combat vehicles
The U.S. Army is looking to reduce the weight of its armored vehicles by 40 percent in years ahead and has reached out to industry and academia for help. ... more
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Lockheed touts performance of its enhanced bomb guidance kit
Bombs with Lockheed's enhanced Dual Mode Laser Guided Bombs kit successfully demonstrated their capability in various targeting modes for the U.S. Marine Corps. ... more
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F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing
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Javelin Joint Venture Demonstrates Vehicle-Mounted Missile Launch
The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. ... more
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US Senate confirms new head for scandal-ridden veterans' bureau
The US Senate unanimously confirmed a former army officer and corporate leader as secretary of veterans affairs Tuesday, as lawmakers acknowledged he faces an uphill battle to reform the scandal-plagued department. ... more
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LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests
Lockheed Martin successfully completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test (DT/OT) flight tests for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missil ... more
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Continued Northrop logistic services for Army's NTC
Logistics services to the U.S. Army's Fort Irwin's National Training Center are to continue to be provided by Northrop Grumman. ... more
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New collaboration between Australian military, universities
Australia's military announced a new partnership program to enhance research collaboration with universities in the country. ... more
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Army developing pocket-sized ISR system for soldiers
A pocket-sized sensor system to give dismounted soldiers enhanced situational awareness is being developed by the U.S. Army. ... more
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Dynamics Aviation continues CEASAR program support
The U.S. Army has tapped Dynamic Aviation to provide support for an electronics program for intercepting and jamming enemy communications in Afghanistan. ... more
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Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd receives new Israeli order
Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd is supplying a computer-based test, diagnosis and simulation system to an Israeli company for support of a missile defense system. ... more
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Lithuania to replace M113 armored personnel carriers
Lithuania has begun the first phase of a modernization program for its land forces, which will include replacement of M113 armored personnel carriers. ... more
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AM General touts Humvee replacement offering
AM General's offered replacement vehicle for the U.S. military's Humvee successfully completed month of off-road government testing, the company says. ... more
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Exelis licenses Belgian technology
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New Fury precision glide bomb introduced
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Air Force contracts Boeing for continued warhead system work.
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Marines support GenDyn's work on ACV
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DARPA wants system-of-system technology ideas for dismounted troops
The U.S military is seeking ideas for possible new technologies to give U.S. troops on the squad level a greater tactical advantage over adversaries. ... more
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Australia. Japan sign defense technology agreement
Australia and Japan are strengthening cooperation in the areas of defense science and technology under a new bilateral agreement. ... more
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Testing success for Oshkosh's L-ATV
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BAE Systems looks to the future
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New armored vehicle on way for Ukraine
Ukraine's Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau has completed production of a prototype up-armored BTR-4E armored personnel carrier. ... more
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Geese caused deadly US military chopper crash
A flock of geese caused the deaths of four US airmen whose military helicopter crashed over a nature reserve in eastern England, investigators said Wednesday. ... more
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