Archive: Army

DoD Orders 43 More BAE Systems’ M777 Howitzers

BAE Systems said it has received additional orders from the Defense Department of Defense for 43 M777 lightweight towed howitzers, worth a total of $85.6 million, not including DoD-supplied components. The M777 is the world’s first artillery system to incorporate the large-scale use of titanium and aluminum alloys in gun design, resulting in a howitzer […]

PANAMAX ’08 Focuses On Multinational Defense of The Panama Canal

Exercise Fuerzas Aliades PANAMAX 2008 involves military and civilian forces from 20 nations to increase multinational interoperability and support training requirements to ensure rapid crisis response and provide threat protection to the strategically vital and economically critical Panama Canal. The exercise building partnerships to promote regional and global stability, while testing processes and procedures, SOUTHCOM […]

General Dynamics Awarded $37 Million Reactive Armor Contract

General Dynamics [GD]’ Armament and Technical Products received a $37 million Army contract for the qualification and production of reactive armor side skirt tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. The reactive armor system is comprised of tiles that fasten to the exterior of a vehicle allowing it to better withstand a direct hit from […]

FCS Manned Ground Vehicle Active Protection System Moves Forward

By Ann Roosevelt After a year of testing, the short-range countermeasure portion of the Army Future Combat Systems’ (FCS) layered survivability approach successfully completed an end-to-end system test and moves another step toward prototypes. "It’s our first end-to-end system test and defeat of an RPG in a relevant environment," Maj. Lewis Phillips, Army FCS assistant […]

Next-Generation Suspension Developed, Tested for Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh JLTV

Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Oshkosh Corp.’s [OSK] Defense division announced the completion of testing of a next-generation suspension for their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles. Northrop Grumman and Oshkosh engineers have subjected their JLTV’s independent suspension to performance testing at Oshkosh’s test facilities in Wisconsin, proving the enhanced, lighter-weight JLTV suspension to […]

FCS Spin Out 1 Equipment Should Move To Next Stage, Army Officials Say

By Ann Roosevelt Just completed tests on Army Future Combat Systems (FCS) Spin Out 1 equipment such as the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System (NLOS LS) and Tactical and Urban unattended ground sensors (T- and U-UGS) show an operational advantage and the equipment should undergo further testing, say soldiers at Ft. Bliss, Texas. "Our recommendation at this […]

General Dynamics To Produce, Maintain Strykers Under Potential $1 Billion Contract

General Dynamics’ [GD] Land Systems yesterday announced a $599 million contract for production and maintenance of 615 Stryker vehicles as part of a deal with a potential value of $1.2 billion. This award issued by the Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command continues vehicle production under the Stryker program, which was initially awarded to General Dynamics […]

Army Begins Fielding New Non-Lethal Product Sets

The first of the Brigade Non-Lethal Capability Sets (NLCS) is now fielded to the Army’s 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT), 3rd Infantry Div., Ft. Stewart, Ga. The sets, a mix of counter-personnel and counter-materiel systems, protective equipment and enhancement devices, are designed to give brigade soldiers and commanders non-lethal capabilities so they can respond […]

Iraq Wants To Spend $2.4 Billion on Helicopters, Munitions,

Iraq wants to spend as much as $2.4 billion to buy helicopters, related munitions and associated equipment and services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress July 30. Bell Helicopter Textron [TXT] or Boeing [BA] would be the principal contractors. Iraq requested the possible sale of 24 Bell Armed 407 helicopters, or 24 Boeing […]

Navistar Defense To Provide Heavy Equipment Transporter, Trailer To Iraq

Navistar Defense LLC, an affiliate of Navistar International Corp. [NAV], yesterday saidithas expanded its military vehicle portfolio with a new application based on its International 5000 Series platform. The U.S. Army awarded Navistar Defense an $11 million contract to provide the heavy equipment transporter and trailer combination and spare parts to the Iraqi Ministry of […]