Archive: Army

Lockheed Martin Receives $556 Million For Army PAC-3 Missiles

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said it has received contracts totaling $556 million from the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile program. The contracts include production of 148 hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missiles, 17 launcher modification kits, spares and other equipment, as well as program […]

Army Hellfire II Production Order Completes Buy 13

Lockheed Martin [LMT] recently said it received a $29 million production order from the Army for the combat-proven precision-strike Hellfire II air- to-ground missile. The order represents the final option under the Army’s Hellfire II Buy 13 contract, which at $305.9 million is the largest single buy in the history of the Hellfire II program, […]

Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh Team For JLTV, RFP Expected Feb. 1

By Geoff Fein and Jen DiMascio Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Oshkosh Truck Corp. [OSK] yesterday said they are partnering to compete for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. Additionally, the long awaited JLTV request for proposal (RFP) is expected to be released on or about Feb. 1, according to the Army. If selected for […]

Army Awards $221.2 Million Contract To Expand Redstone Arsenal

The Army awarded a $221.2 million contract to expand the Von Braun Complex in Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, Ala., the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said last week. That will mean constructing a roughly 840,000 square foot building to house 2,248 MDA employees, people who now work in or near Washington, D.C. They are moving to […]

Raytheon Beats ATK For $232 Million Army 120mm MRM Contract

By Geoff Fein The Army last month awarded Raytheon [RTN] Missile Systems a $232 million contract for the 120mm medium range munitions (MRM) program over a competing bid from ATK [ATK]. Raytheon, along with its teammate General Dynamics [GD], will build the gun-fired smart munition, which has a dual mode beyond line of sight capability, […]

Stryker Dubbed ‘General Lee’ Rejuvenated

By Ann Roosevelt General Lee, the Stryker Anti-Tank vehicle ATGM 0086, is rejuvenated stem to stern by personnel from Anniston Army Depot (ANAD), Ala., and producer General Dynamics [GD], returning it to ready-to-fight condition. More than 700 individual orders were generated for work on General Lee, while the average Stryker ticks off 300-400 orders each. […]

OSD: Leveraging Unmanned Systems For Info Gathering Still A Top Priority

By Michael Sirak Increased reconnaissance and surveillance capability remains the top priority of U.S. combatant commanders for which unmanned aircraft, ground vehicles and maritime systems can play a significant role in addressing current shortfalls, the Department of Defense (DoD) states in a newly released planning document. "Some form of reconnaissance (electronic and visual) is the […]

Senate Adds $4 Billion In Defense Procurement Funding To Omnibus Package

By Jen DiMascio The final version of the spending bill expected to be passed yesterday by the House of Representatives included $70 billion in funding for the war–about $6 billion of which was set aside for defense procurement. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said yesterday the bill will cover war spending until about April. […]

Army To Extend ATK Operation of Lake City Ammunition Plant

Alliant Techsystems [ATK] Dec. 19 announced the Army has notified the company of its intent to award a contract to operate the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for four more years. The new contract covers government small-caliber ammunition orders through September 2012, with deliveries on these orders scheduled for up to 18 months after receipt […]

Army Receives Approval For 95 More Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles

By Ann Roosevelt The Army has received the green light for more General Dynamics’ [GD] Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRV), adding state-of-the-art capability for the service and the joint force. "This month, after careful consideration, the Department of Defense gave the authorization for 95 more Stryker NBCRV bringing the current authorized total to […]