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AeroVironment Wins New Order for Mini-UAVs

AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) today announced it received a $15,813,406 firm fixed-price authorization to perform on May 22, 2012 from the United States Army as the initial portion of a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The order […]


Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

The Army’s next-generation friendly force tracking system that equips Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics for improved tactical communications and situational awareness has deployed to installations in Korea. This marks the first time Soldiers […]


Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready to answer the call. Gen. David Petraeus, […]


iRobot Receives US Army Orders Totaling $6 Million

iRobot Receives US Army Orders Totaling $6 Million

iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received two orders from the U.S. Army’s Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) totaling $6 million. The orders call for the delivery of spares for iRobot 510 PackBot robots, including […]


Tiger Helicopters Resume Flying Operations

Tiger Helicopters Resume Flying Operations

The Australian Army’s fleet of Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) has returned to regular training activities following the lifting of a temporary suspension that was put in place on 16 May 2012. The suspension was put in place following the detection […]


Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers with assistance from BAE Systems. The M777 artillery system was created by BAE to replace the M198, an artillery system Anniston Army […]


French Army Seeks Russian Mine Detectors

French Army Seeks Russian Mine Detectors

French Army experts have expressed interest in Russian improvised explosive device detection systems, following a recent visit to a Moscow Region training ground, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Sergei Vlasov said on Monday. The French experts saw Russian army mine-clearers […]


Army refining long-term MRAP plan

Army refining long-term MRAP plan

The U.S. Army is in the process of refining a long-term plan for its fleet of 20,000 blast-deflecting, mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, known as MRAPs, service officials explained. Some of the MRAPS will be placed in brigade combat team configurations for […]


China Reviews Security of Military Facilities

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China has started a new round of security checks on core defense research and production facilities, the General Staff Headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said. Inspectors will visit the provinces of Hunan, Zhejiang and Sichuan to coordinate local […]


Congress to spend more on tanks than US military wants

Congress to spend more on tanks than US military wants

The US Congress is poised to approve more funds for modernizing the US Army’s main battle tank despite objections from the military that it puts the Pentagon’s overall strategy in jeopardy. In its 2013 budget proposal, which begins in October, […]


 
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