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ATK Focuses On Innovative, Low Cost Solutions

ATK [ATK] Defense Group focuses on the customer, no matter what the year is or the fiscal situation, across its broad portfolio of ammunition, medium caliber guns, precision weapons, special mission aircraft, missile warning...

BAE Systems Awarded $153 Million For HERCULES Work

BAE Systems was awarded a $153.6 million Army contract to convert 53 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) configuration. Work on the contract will extend...

Army Planning For Next 50 Years of Chinook Helicopters

The Army expects to keep flying the CH-47 Chinook multi-mission cargo helicopter built by Boeing [BA] in service for another 60 years or more, and the Cargo Helicopter office has already begun planning for...

iRobot Rolls Out First Multi-Robot Controller

iRobot Corp. (IRBT), Thursday unveiled the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system, an Android-based app for its family of defense and security robots allowing operators to concentrate on their mission, not on operating the robot....

Turkey Faces Worst Kurdish Insurgency in 22 Years

Tens of thousands of Kurds turned several Turkish cities into flames in order to protest the Ankara government’s reluctance to save their kinship in Kobani, a northern Syrian city bordering Turkey and beseiged by...

German MoD redefines domestic procurement priorities

The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated a paper that re-evaluates its key technology priorities for the domestic defence industry. The document follows the MoD’s receipt on 6 October of a comprehensive report...

Germany outlines military export approvals

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has informed the country’s parliament about defence exports approved earlier by the Bundessicherheitsrat; the parliamentary security committee responsible for the political approval of military exports....

France says $3bn arms sale to Lebanon will proceed

French president François Hollande has approved the sale of defence and security equipment to Lebanon under a USD3 billion Saudi grant, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on 8 October. “All the work...

Islamic State uses MANPADS against Iraqi helo

The Islamic State branch in Iraq’s Salah-al-Din province has released images showing a militant firing a Chinese FN-6 man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) at an Iraqi Army helicopter near the town of Bayji. This is...

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