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General Dynamics Upgrades More Strykers to A1 Variants
General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded $258 million contract modification to upgrade 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the Stryker A1 configuration. The upgrade includes the installation of Double-V Hull, improving the vehicle's survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the DVH survivability, the Stryker A1 provides a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and in-vehicle network. All vehicles will be delivered by March 31, 2020.
RAFAEL: “The Majority of TROPHY Components are Manufactured by the American...
The foundation established by DRS Leonardo to support the US Army induction of RAFAEL's TROPHY APS can also support future Israeli procurement of the system
U.S. Army to Equip Its European-Based Armored Brigade with TROPHY APS
After years of evaluations and experimentation with active protection systems (APS) technologies, the US Army finally moves fast to equip its M-1A2 SEPv2 main battle tanks with lifesaving APS – Israel’s TROPHY was selected, realizing it is the only system of its kind that has proved its worth in real combat.
Boeing Receives US Army $4 Billion Multi-year Contract for Chinook Helicopters
In an agreement that will save the U.S. government more than $800 million, the Army and Boeing have signed a $4 billion multi-year contract...
US Army to Evaluate Tactical Routers for Combat Vehicles
The U.S. Army, through the System of Systems Integration (SoSI) Directorate, plans to evaluate the use of tactical routers on vehicles. Such routers will enable multiple users and systems on board and nearby combat vehicles to access vehicular networks and distributed IP based services while maintaining high level of security.
JLTV Programs Enters the Final Phase
Preparing for the next phase in the Joint Light Tactical vehicle (JLTV) program, the U.S. Army Tacom Life Cycle Management Command in Warren Michigan gathered five bids yesterday, for the upcoming 27 month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.
Successful Test of the U.S. Army Hypersonic Weapon Concept
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command conducted the first test flight of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) concept. The mach 5 glide weapon was developed as part of the Pentagon’s US$600 million Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) program, aimed at providing U.S. military services with conventional attack weapons capable of striking anywhere on earth within less than 60 minutes.
ATK Receives $24 Million Contract Modification to XM25
The U.S. Army's XM25 Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System will continue to receive development support from ATK under a contract modification. Under the $24 million modification, the Minnesota...
Revised JLTV Set to Reshuffle Teams, Attract New Commercial Bidders
The latest Army-Marine Corps solicitation for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) replacement of the Humvee isn't a refinement of the previous approach, it's...
THAAD Hits Two Targets on the First Unit’s Operational Qualification Test
The U.S. Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system performed a successful intercept today, scoring almost simultaneous kill of two targets. The test was conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii, as part of the The test, part of the first THAAD unit’s initial operational qualification phase.
Sporty performance parameters and budget-cost cap burden JLTV program
The U.S. Army has just published its long-anticipated Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phase of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program....
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.
Compact Kinetic Energy Missile CKEM
The Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) is about 1.5 meter (60 inches) long, weighing less than 45 kg (100 pounds). It is designed to...
Modernized AN/TPQ-37 Artillery Fire Locating Redeployed in Iraq
A modernized version of the AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder radar has been fielded in Iraq, supporting and protecting U.S. troops and allies. The upgraded radars are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan in the coming months.