August 2015 Defence & Security Industry - Military - Army News
 
 
 
 

  Harris Corporation receives order from US Marine Corps for Falcon III Tactical Radio Systems
 
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Harris Corporation has received a $36 million order from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to supply Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack radios that will enhance and extend voice and data connectivity down to the squad level.
 

  Polaris introduces new Ranger EV Light Utility Vehicle fitted with Li-Ion technology
 
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Polaris Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, yesterday August 5 announced one of the first vehicles resulting from Polaris’ acquisition from Brammo Inc., the Ranger EV Li-Ion Polaris Pursuit Camo. A first in the off-road industry, this new Ranger EV variant offers more than three times the total battery lifespan of traditional acid batteries and more than twice the range on one charge (up to 50 miles*) to ensure the vehicle spends more time in use.
 

  Curtiss-Wright enters US Army's Multi-Mission Launcher system development program
 
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced Tuesday August 4 that it has received an initial contract to supply elevation and hatch control electromechanical actuators for use on the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide modified solutions based on its Exlar® electromechanical actuation technologies, as well as hatch actuation controls and engineering services.
 

  Lockheed Martin JLTV Team's first two Production Representative Vehicles started testing phase
 
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The Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Team continues to produce company-funded Production Representative Vehicles (PRVs) at its Camden, Arkansas, production facility. The PRVs are being assembled to reduce technical risk, optimize the advanced production processes at the Camden assembly plant, and to exercise and prepare the supply chain.
 

  South Korea starts deploying its next-generation Chunmoo multiple launch rocket system
 
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The Republic of Korea Army on Tuesday, August, began deploying next-generation multiple launch rocket systems as part of Seoul’s efforts to better counter growing North Korean artillery threats and boost home production of tactical weapons, unveiled local media The Korea Herald.
 

Orbital ATK receives orders from U.S. and allies for 25 and 30 mm ammunition 
 
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Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced Tuesday August 4 that the company recently received domestic and international contracts for tactical and target practice medium- caliber ammunition valued at nearly $30 million. The ammunition will support American and allied warfighters for use on air-, sea- and land-based weapons platforms.
 

Thales wins a $74M contract to supply Australian Defence Force with F90 assault rifles
 
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Thales’s F90 rifle is to enter Australian Defence Force service, marking a new era for the Australian soldiers and their weapons. The Australian Department of Defence has signed a AUD 100 million (USD 74M) contract with Thales to produce 30,000 rifles, 2,500 SL40 grenade launchers, spare parts and various ancillaries at Thales’s facility in Lithgow, regional NSW.
 

  Saudi-led coalition deploys about 3,000 troops, APCs and main battle tanks in Yemen
 
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A ground force of 2,800 pro-government troops, accompanied by main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers, pushed toward a Houthi-controlled military base in Yemen Monday August 3rd, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared their path. The Al-Anad military base, located just north of Yemen’s port city of Aden, is the main Houthi encampment in the country's south.
 

US DoD awards Lockheed a $66 mn contract to develop Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile 
 
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Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options by the US Department of Defense to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for the US Army and US Navy. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017.
 

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