Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MILTECH
Textron awarded $332.9M contract for mobile strike force vehicles
by James Laporta
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017


BAE Systems upgrades C4I system on 5,000th MRAP
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017 - BAE Systems, under contract to the U.S. Navy, has upgraded the C4I systems capability of 5,000 mine-resistant tactical vehicles for U.S. and allied forces.

The milestone, achieved under a support agreement with the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, came as the U.S. Army -- a SPAWAR customer -- seeks to improve the mission capabilities of its tactical vehicle fleet.

C4I is an acronym for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence.

BAE Systems said the C4I upgrades were performed at its facility in Summerville, S.C., to a variety of mine-resistant vehicles, including M-ATV vehicles, MaxxPro DASH and Ambulances, and RG-31 platforms.

The upgrades enhance vehicle communications systems, intercom systems, mobile network systems, and soldier protective systems.

"Our experts ensure that rigorous quality standards are met when installing this equipment, because these technologies and communications systems must perform flawlessly when our soldiers are in harm's way," Kris Busch, vice president of BAE Systems' C4ISR and Electronic Systems business, said in a press release. "These vehicles are being redeployed throughout the world to support critical current and ongoing missions."

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.

Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of October 2024, the Department of Defense said Wednesday when announcing the deal.

Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems produces three variants of the MSFV, including an armored personnel carrier, or APC, which is equipped with a Mk.19 Grenade Launcher, an automatic belt-fed weapon system that fires 40mm grenades. The APC also has a .50 caliber machine-gun turret.

In May 2011, two years after former President Barack Obama surged more than 30,000 troops into Afghanistan, the U.S. Army contracted Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems to produce all three variants of the MSFV for the Afghanistan National Army, or ANA, totaling 240 vehicles. The first MSFVs were shipped there in November 2011 to ANA Kandak battalions, Afghan infantry units made up of around 600 soldiers.

In 2012, Pentagon officials ordered three additional contracts to procure 200 more MSFVs for the ANA. The June 2012 contract alone was worth $79.2 million. As the Afghanistan war began to wind down in 2014, the total vehicles the federal government provided to the ANA was 634.

The Department of Defense did not say whether the newly-ordered MSFVs would be for the U.S. Army or other allied nations.

MILTECH
Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries is to further develop, produce and supply the Israeli Army with course correction artillery fuzes, the company announced on Monday. The work comes under a tender issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Defense Research and Development. Its financial value was not disclosed. "Following years of challenging technological development ef ... read more

Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

MILTECH
US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia

Australia's new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system

PAC-3 MSE Test Successful from Remote Launcher

Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile

MILTECH
State Department approves sale of AMRAAM missiles to Netherlands

Lockheed Martin test of ATACMS missile system successful

Missile test fears as N. Korea marks key party anniversary

Raytheon integrates Stinger missile with armored vehicle

MILTECH
Drone Aviation awarded contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from US Defense Dept

Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

UK will not confirm drone death of IS 'White Widow' recruiter

New long range drones expected in 2018

MILTECH
Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines

82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers

SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government

L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard

MILTECH
Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons

Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology

Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract

Australia seeks small diameter bombs from U.S.

MILTECH
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow

UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs

Leonardo opens new site in Australia

Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates

MILTECH
Nominee for CIA inspector general grilled over retaliation claims

Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens

Xi is everywhere: China's omnipresent leader

Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

MILTECH
Long nanotubes make strong fibers

Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density

Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst

Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement