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Global Defence Technology: Issue 48

In this issue: the F-35C proves its worth in carrier trials, transforming deployable communications for the NATO Response Force, Raytheon’s ISR software brings big data processing to laptops, DARPA’s call for aircraft carriers in...

Firms Bid on U.S. Military’s Humvee Replacement Program

Companies hoping the build production models of the U.S. military’s Humvee replacement have submitted their final bids, officials said. Humvee-maker AM General LLC, truck-maker Oshkosh Corp. and defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp. are...

Light Weapons Market worth $12.51 Bn by 2020

According to a new market research report, now available on ASDReports, “Light Weapons Market by Type (HMG, Light Cannon, MANPAT, Grenade, Mortar, MANPAD, Grenades, Missiles, Launcher, ATW, Landmine), Technology (Guided, Unguided), Application (Defense, Homeland...

AM General Submits Final JLTV Proposal

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AM General, the most experienced Light Tactical Vehicle producer in the world, today submitted the final proposal for its Blast Resistant Vehicle-Offroad (BRV-O®) entrant into the...

DAPA reviews procurement spending plans

South Korea’s military procurement agency – the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) – is reviewing its mid-term spending plan as it prepares to fund a range of big-ticket projects over the next few years....

RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The RQ-11 Raven is a lightweight unmanned aircraft system (UAS). It is designed for rapid deployment and high-mobility for military and commercial operations. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

USAF returns A-10s to Europe

The US Air Force (USAF) is returning a detachment of Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft to Europe as part of a theatre security package (TSP) in support of Operation ‘Atlantic Resolve’. The...

Putin declares reserve call-up as NBC units exercise near Ukraine

Russia is reportedly conducting large nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) exercises in its territory adjoining Ukraine. Reserve NBC specialists are being selectively mobilised for the undertaking. Sources told IHS Jane’s that “they are calling...

DARPA awards contracts for first phase of HAPTIX programme

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded contracts for the first phase of its hand proprioception and touch interfaces (HAPTIX) programme. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

DoD Expands Superior Supplier Rankings To Air Force, Army

The Defense Department on Tuesday released its expanded Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP) rankings for the Army and the Air Force. SSIP is an initiative led by DoD acquisition executive Frank Kendall to incentivize...

Butler National Corporation Announces New $5 M Order

Butler National Corporation (OTC Pink: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for commercial and military aircraft and a recognized provider of management services in diverse business groups including the gaming industry,...

Savox Communications to Make Major Announcements at IDEX 2015

Leading provider of C3I and communications solutions for defence, security, and professional public safety users, Savox Communications, will be exhibiting at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2015 in in Abu Dhabi this...

Oshkosh Delivers Proposal for JLTV Production

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking action to fill a critical capability gap in its tactical wheeled vehicle (TWV) fleet by advancing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. Oshkosh Defense, LLC,...

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