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October 29, 2014
Britain taps Raytheon, Thales for IFF upgrade study
London (UPI) Oct 27, 2014
Britain's Ministry of Defense has commissioned a one-year study on upgrading its current Identification Friend-or-Foe systems to the new NATO standard. Raytheon UK and Thales UK, the IFF incumbents on more than 97 percent of the British military platforms involved in the Mode 5 upgrade, will conduct the study but the monetary value of the contract has not been disclosed. IFF is an air traffic control system to identify and track military aircraft through the use of airborne transponders ... read more

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Navy announces Milestone C for counter-IED electronic jamming system
The U.S. Navy has approved low-rate production for a system to combat radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. ... more
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Stryker combat vehicles getting hull, engine upgrades
The U.S. Army plans to upgrade additional flat-bottomed Stryker combat vehicles to the "Double V-Hull" configuration beginning in 2017. ... more
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New Thales innovation hub in Singapore
The Thales Group has inaugurated a multi-discipline innovation hub in Singapore, its first innovation center outside Europe. ... more
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Using Light Frequencies to Sniff Out Deadly Materials from a Distance
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New Marine Corps intel contract for Engility
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How US pinpoints targets in air war
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US sentences Russian for night-vision arms conspiracy
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New Polaris combat vehicle on the market
A new ultra-light combat vehicle for special operations and light infantry use has been unveiled by Polaris Defense, a maker of off-road vehicles. ... more
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S-400 Air Defense Regiment Takes up Duty in Russia's South
The S-400 Triumf air defense missile system regiment that was deployed in the Southern Military District, has taken up combat duty near the Russian city of Krasnodar, the press service of the distri ... more
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U.S. Special Operations Command OKs Flyer 72 production
General Dynamics' Flyer 72 vehicle, with special modifications, is entering low-rate production for the U.S. Special Operations Command. ... more
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Better Situational Awareness Can Increase Survivability Of Armored Vehicles
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U.S. Army Reserve gets M1271 Medium Flail Mine Clearing Vehicles
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More recovery vehicle upgrade work for BAE Systems
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Thales US receives contract for FMS deal
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Dutch combat vehicles being sold to NATO partner Estonia
The Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands will sell 44 of its new CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia, it was announced on Thursday. ... more
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Poor safety blamed after 15 killed in Bulgaria explosives blast
Fifteen people died in a blast at a Bulgarian explosives decommissioning plant, officials confirmed Thursday, as workers complained of low pay and poor safety at the facility, which has seen several incidents in recent years. ... more
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