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March 04, 2015
Army develops new process for reusing artillery shell casings
Mcalester, Okla. (UPI) Feb 27, 2015
A U.S. Army ammunition plant has developed a new process to make more recovered 155mm shell bodies viable for reuse as artillery training rounds. The new process changes how the shell's base plate is removed, leaving its threads intact. The obsolete D563, recovered from a demilitarization process, is then repacked with Insensitive Munition Explosive-101, or IMX-101, instead of TNT and Composition B. The result is the round is less likely to detonate if in a fire, hit by another munition ... read more

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Jordan first buyer of South African armored vehicle
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Iranian president says Israel 'greatest danger'

US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

Iran will not abandon regional aims for nuclear deal: analysts

From AK47s to drones, Afghans 'war rugs' reflect bloody decades

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Automated weapons maintenance and tracking system highlighted
A new weapons maintenance system that remotely manages, diagnoses and tracks weapons and munitions has been pilot program tested by the U.S. Navy. ... more
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Indian, Israeli companies forming joint venture for high-tech systems
India's Kalyani Group and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel are forming a joint venture company to develop and produce high-tech systems in India. ... more
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Iraq orders counter-mine, counter-IED vehicles
Upgraded Husky vehicles for clearance of mines and improvised explosive devices have been ordered from U.S. companies by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. ... more
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Polaris Defense showcases ultra-light off-road military vehicle
Polaris Defense has internationally introduced its new ultra-light off-road vehicle for transporting cargo or a nine-person infantry/special operations squad. ... more
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Rheinmetall supplying airburst munitions to German Army
Electronically programmable 40mm airburst munitions have been ordered by the Germany Army from Rheinmetall under a multimillion-dollar contract. ... more
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Moths shed light on how to fool enemy sonar
It's hard to hide from a bat: The camouflage and mimicry techniques that animals use to avoid becoming a meal aren't much use against a predator using echolocation. But a new study shows that moths ... more
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Defense companies demo 30mm chain gun on land vehicle
Three defense companies have collaborated for a live-fire demonstration at Redstone Arsenal using a 30mm chain gun on an armored vehicle. ... more
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More M1A1 Abrams tanks being modernized
More U.S. Army M1A1 Abrams tanks are being modernized by General Dynamics Land Systems under a contract from the Army's TACOM Lifecycle Management Command. ... more
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Small Diameter Bomb II completes live-fire testing
Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II has completed all live-fire tests for Milestone C certification and low-rate initial production. ... more
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Scout armored vehicles to feature Kongsberg remote weapons stations
A remote weapon station developed by a team from Kongsberg Defense and General Dynamics UK is entering serial production for Scout SV platform variants. ... more
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Oshkosh makes bid for Humvee replacement
Oshkosh Defense has submitted its proposal to thee Department of Defense for production of a vehicle to replace the Humvee utility vehicle. ... more
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Milestone C status for Lockheed Martin vehicle sensor system
A Lockheed Martin surveillance and explosive hazard detection sensor system for Army vehicles is set to become standard equipment for MRAPs. ... more
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Israel Aerospace Industries touts new electro-optical payload
An electronics payload that incorporates as many as seven sensors has completed flight tests on manned and unmanned aircraft. ... more
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African countries order Israeli-made armored vehicles
Two unidentified countries in Africa ordered more light armored vehicles for their military forces from Israel Aerospace Industries. ... more
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DARPA eyes technologies for dismounted soldiers
The U.S. military has a new program to develop lightweight integrated technology for dismounted soldiers. ... more
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GE providing computer subsystems for British armored vehicles
Britain's new SCOUT Specialist Vehicles are to be outfitted with scalable, open architecture computer subsystems from GE's Intelligent Platforms business. ... more
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USAF to Upgrade B-52 Strategic Bombers
The US Air Force awarded the Boeing Company a contract to upgrade the aging communications and other technology systems on ten of its B-52 long-range strategic bombers, Boeing announced in a stateme ... more
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Czech company to produce GDELS-Steyr Pandur II vehicles
Pandur II 8x8 armored vehicles by GDELS-Steyr GmbH are to be marketed in the Czech Republic, East Europe and Asia by Excalibur Army spol. s r.o. ... more
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Taiwan orders night vision equipment
The government of Taiwan has contracted Exelis and partner U&U Engineering to provide night vision tubes for delivery before July. ... more
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DTRA contract for Cubic Corporation business unit
The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency is to receive exercise training support services from a business unit of the Cubic Corporation. ... more
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U.S. firms plan to make RPG-7s
Two U.S. companies plan to develop and manufacture RPG-7 rockets locally and are looking at the first quarter of next year for the start of production. ... more
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Saab, IBD to cooperate on military vehicle protection
Saab of Sweden reports it has signed an agreement with IBD Deisenroth Engineering of Germany to cooperate in the development of vehicle survivability systems. ... more
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DRS touts new laser targeting gimbal
A new laser designating gimbal from DRS Technologies Inc successfully performed multiple targeting exercises aboard a U.S. Special Operations Command aircraft. ... more
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BAE Systems gets support contract for British Army vehicles
The British Army's armored track vehicle fleet is to receive support services from BAE Systems under a five-year, $75 million contract. ... more
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