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USMC Shop for Hand-Held Target Acquisition Devices

the US Marine Corps has awarded development contracts worth $12 million to four companies to come up with hand-held integrated laser rangefinders for the Common Laser Range Finder Integrated Capability (CLRF IC) system. Some have an off-the shelf solution, others have to develop it from scratch

KMAX to Begin Hauling Cargo for Marines in Afghanistan Next Month

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to deploy the unmanned K-MAX to Afghanistan in November 2011. K-MAX will be the Navy's first-ever cargo unmanned aircraft system to deploy in an operational environment. The deploying team consists of active duty mission commanders, air vehicle operators and company employees has recently concluded training and flight tests at its base in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and is currently preparing the aircraft for shipment into theater.

Army Sets JLTV Target Price around $250,000

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command has released the draft request for proposal (RFP) for the for the next phase of the Army/Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. According to the current schedule, the Army plans to select the preferred teams for the Engineering and manufacturing Development (EMD) phase, by May 2012 with contract award to the winner expected by 2015.

F-35B Performs First Landing at Sea

The F-35B Short Take Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) fighter performs a first vertical landing on a ship deck, as part of the initial ship trials for the F-35B which started Monday October 3, 2011 and is expected to last two-weeks.

Israel Considers Tilt-Rotor Ospreys to Modernize its CSAR, Special Operations

Moving to bolster its special operations and combat search and rescue capabilities, the Israel Air Force (IAF) is evaluating the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft as an optional future vertical lift capability. The Osprey has a mission range exceeding 1,600 km, (compared to 1,000 km of the CH-53D), what makes it attractive augmenting the IAF operations at very.

Metal Storm Introduces a Non-Lethal / Lethal Weapon System Based on...

Metal Storm has introduced today the ‘Fury’, a new member of the ‘FireStorm’ weapon system family, designed as a High Intensity Multi-Barrel Weapon Systems, mounting up to 30 barrels, each packing up to six projectiles.

Five Marine Corps F-35Cs Units to Fly Off Navy Carriers

the U.S. Marine Corps is joining the U.S. Navy in buying 80 F-35C - the carrier-based conventional takeoff and landing variant of the joint strike fighter (JSF). Until the Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35B variant is ready, the corps will deploy its fighters from U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Marine Corps Proceed with Common, Aviation C2 System Demonstration

ThalesRaytheonSystems, a joint venture between U.S. based Raytheon and the European Thales group has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps to demonstrate a...

Lockheed Martin Awarded $45.8 Million for Unmanned KMAX

The U.S. Navy decided to split the cargo unmanned aircraft (Cargo-UAV) between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, splitting $75.7 million between the two teams. Lockheed...

Oshkosh Customizes the HMMWV for Rough Rides

Oshkosh Defense is offering to upgrade the Marine Corps HMMWVs, enhancing its off-road mobility, maneuverability, and speed, while retaining, and even improving its ballistic...

Optronic Module to Improve the Accuracy of Crew Served Weapon’s

Sure Fire, LLC was awarded a $16 million contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, for the delivery of Visible Bright Light Heavy (VBL-H)...

Medusa to Extend Non Lethal Effects

Medusa 66mm Non Lethal Weapon System is designed to enable teams to employ scalable response from long distances
In April 2010 General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) has won a $3 million contract for a technology demonstration (TD) and evaluation of its competing...

Metal Storm Set Focus on Non-Lethal Weapon

In April 2010 the U.S. subsidiary of the Australian company Metal Storm has won a $1.48 development contract, awarded by the U.S. Marine Corps, for...
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