OSI Systems Awarded $23 Million Service Contract Extension from U.S. Department of Defense for Cargo and Vehicle Inspection Systems

OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that its Security division has received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) 2-year contract extension from the U.S. Department of Defense valued at approximately $23 million to provide training, service and logistics support for its Rapiscan® cargo and vehicle inspection systems.
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U.S. Army CECOM Awards Sotera $87M Task Order For Worldwide Intelligence (INTEL) Systems Software Engineering Field Support

Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, was recently awarded an $87 million task order for the U.S. Army Software Engineering Center (SEC) Worldwide Intel Systems Field Software Engineering Support. Under the new task order, Sotera’s team will provide integration, sustainment and training services for the Army worldwide for Garrison, exercise, combat operations and contingencies to the users of fixed and tactical intelligence systems. Deb Alderson, President & CEO of Sotera, commented on the award, “As a mission partner for the U.S. Army, Sotera…
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BAE SYSTEMS To Provide U.S. Army Troops With Latest Aircraft Survivability Equipment

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides an enhanced capability for aircrews to locate and protect against infrared guided threats. The Gen3 configuration includes hostile fire indication to detect and evade small arms fire and new data recording capabilities for detailed post-mission analysis. “These latest contracts build on nearly 10 years of experience providing the U.S. Army with thousands of aircraft survivability systems that have been integrated on more than 45 different platform types,” said Bill Staib, director…
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Mutualink Achieves Milestone Communications Advances during Department Of Defense Exercise

Mutualink received high marks during the 2014 Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), held at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The exercise brought together participants from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp, NATO Special Forces Headquarters, National Guard units, FEMA, TSA, and several other federal, state, and local agencies. In this complex communication environment, Mutualink was used to seamlessly and securely connect all participants via a resilient, peer-to-peer ad hoc network. According to members of the Joint On-demand Interoperability Network (JOIN) team, this was the first time in 21 years that all parties – the services, state emergency…
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U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin Complete 2nd Series of Advanced Autonomous Convoy Demonstrations

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully completed new tests validating the ability of driverless military-truck convoys to operate successfully and safely in a variety of environments. The second series of demonstrations of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) Capabilities Advancement Demonstration (CAD-2) tests were conducted at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. In the CAD-2 demonstration, AMAS completed a series of fully autonomous convoy tests involving a completely unmanned leader vehicle followed by a convoy of up to six additional follower vehicles (also fully autonomous) operating…
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Sweden Buys 102 More Bvs10 All-Terrain Vehicles From BAE Systems

The new sale is the result of an extended contract option taken out when the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a purchase of 48 BvS10 armored vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in January 2012. The vehicles will be delivered in different variants — troop carrier, command vehicle, ambulance, and logistic carrier. They will be manufactured in BAE Systems Hägglunds´ refurbished production facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden with deliveries beginning in 2014 and ending in 2015. The Swedish go-anywhere BvS10s feature enhanced crew ergonomics, internal volume and increased protection, plus integration of the Protector remote weapon station, radio, and battlefield management…
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Lockheed Martin Receives $18 Million Contract to Transition the Long Range Land Attack Projectile to Production

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an $18 million contract from the National Warhead and Energetic Consortium to transition the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) to production. The contract includes developing production line tooling, test equipment and manufacturing process plans for initial production of the advanced projectile. The guidance and control unit will be assembled at Lockheed Martin’s Ocala, Fla., facility. Final assembly of LRLAP will be performed at the company’s Troy, Ala., facility. LRLAP is a 155-mm projectile fired from the Advanced Gun System for the U.S. Navy’s next-generation DDG 1000 destroyer. It provides precision fire support from a…
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Small Business Receives Last Contract For Geothermal Technology Under MATOC

The Army today awarded New Generation Power Inc. of Chicago, Ill., a geothermal technology, a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for renewable and alternative energy production for Department of Defense (DOD) installations. This contract award adds New Generation Power Inc., a small business, to the pool of five other qualified contractors who will be eligible to bid on future individual geothermal technology project task orders. The second round of MATOC awards is in keeping with the original September 2012 Request For Proposal (RFP) which allowed for immediate awards to firms within the competitive range and additional awards to firms…
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Land Defense News

First Parade On The Champs-Elysées For The Army’s Future Connected Armored Vehicle

Nexter, RENAULT TRUCKS Defense and Thales are proud to have contributed to the success of the July 14th parade on the Champs-Elysées with the presence of a Multirole Armored Vehicle (VBMR) in a dynamic demonstration in front of the Presidential grandstands.

24-07-2017 Land Defense News

OSI Systems Awarded $23 Million Service Contract Extension from U.S. Department of Defense for Cargo…

OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) today announced that its Security division has received a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) 2-year contract extension from the U.S. Department of Defense valued at approximately $23 million to provide training, service and logistics support for its Rapiscan® cargo and vehicle inspection systems.

03-05-2017 Land Defense News

U.S. Army CECOM Awards Sotera $87M Task Order For Worldwide Intelligence (INTEL) Systems Software En…

Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, was recently awarded an $87 million task order for the U.S. Army Software Engineering Center (SEC) Worldwide Intel Systems Field Software Engineering Support. Under the new task order, Sotera’s team will provide integration, sustainment and training services for the Army worldwide for Garrison, exercise, combat operations and contingencies to the users of fixed...

25-07-2014 Land Defense News

BAE SYSTEMS To Provide U.S. Army Troops With Latest Aircraft Survivability Equipment

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides an enhanced capability for aircrews to locate and protect against infrared guided threats. The Gen3 configuration includes hostile fire indication to detect and evade small arms fire and new data recording capabilities for detailed post-mission analysis. “These latest contracts build on nearly 10 years of experience providing the...

24-07-2014 Land Defense News

Mutualink Achieves Milestone Communications Advances during Department Of Defense Exercise

Mutualink received high marks during the 2014 Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), held at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The exercise brought together participants from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp, NATO Special Forces Headquarters, National Guard units, FEMA, TSA, and several other federal, state, and local agencies. In this complex communication environment, Mutualink was used to seamlessly and securely connect all participants via a resilient, peer-to-peer ad hoc network. According to members...

23-07-2014 Land Defense News

U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin Complete 2nd Series of Advanced Autonomous Convoy Demonstrations

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully completed new tests validating the ability of driverless military-truck convoys to operate successfully and safely in a variety of environments. The second series of demonstrations of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) Capabilities Advancement Demonstration (CAD-2) tests were conducted at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. In the CAD-2 demonstration, AMAS completed a series of fully...

09-06-2014 Land Defense News

Sweden Buys 102 More Bvs10 All-Terrain Vehicles From BAE Systems

The new sale is the result of an extended contract option taken out when the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a purchase of 48 BvS10 armored vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in January 2012. The vehicles will be delivered in different variants — troop carrier, command vehicle, ambulance, and logistic carrier. They will be manufactured in BAE Systems Hägglunds´ refurbished production facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden with deliveries beginning in 2014 and ending in 2015. The...

19-12-2013 Land Defense News

Lockheed Martin Receives $18 Million Contract to Transition the Long Range Land Attack Projectile to…

Lockheed Martin received an $18 million contract from the National Warhead and Energetic Consortium to transition the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) to production. The contract includes developing production line tooling, test equipment and manufacturing process plans for initial production of the advanced projectile. The guidance and control unit will be assembled at Lockheed Martin’s Ocala, Fla., facility. Final assembly of LRLAP will be performed at the company’s Troy, Ala., facility. LRLAP is...

24-09-2013 Land Defense News

Small Business Receives Last Contract For Geothermal Technology Under MATOC

The Army today awarded New Generation Power Inc. of Chicago, Ill., a geothermal technology, a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for renewable and alternative energy production for Department of Defense (DOD) installations. This contract award adds New Generation Power Inc., a small business, to the pool of five other qualified contractors who will be eligible to bid on future individual geothermal technology project task orders. The second round of MATOC awards is in keeping with...

18-09-2013 Land Defense News

Radar from SpotterRF Extends Asia Pacific Surveillance with NASAM

SpotterRF and NASAM announced a successful milestone for delivery of SpotterRF compact surveillance radar in the Asia Pacific market. NASAM, an international distributor focused on product development (export/import) between the U.S. and Japan, in association with Utah Governor Herbert’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) recently included SpotterRF radar among half a dozen technologies chosen to showcase Utah’s robust technology sector. NASAM and SpotterRF demonstrated this new technology for two dozen members of the Robotics Research...

17-09-2013 Land Defense News

Exelis Awarded Several Foreign Military Sales Orders For Canada

The U.S. Army has awarded Exelis (NYSE: XLS) Foreign Military Sales orders totaling $9 million to supply Canada with night vision devices and image intensifier tubes. Night vision goggles and the associated image intensifier tubes that comprise them are both high-performance, lightweight and reliable devices that provide significantly enhanced low light resolution for target recognition and identification. “Exelis remains committed to serving our international customers with unmatched Generation 3 night vision technology that allows for improved...

15-09-2013 Land Defense News

Australian Munitions and Diehl to Develop New Hand Grenade

Thales-owned Australian Munitions and German company Diehl have signed an agreement to co-develop an insensitive munitions variant of the Australian in-service fragmentation hand grenade. Insensitive Munitions (IM) are designed to only detonate when deployed against a target, and will not detonate as a result of mechanical shocks, fire or impact from shrapnel. The project follows on from work undertaken by Australian Munitions during its rapid development of a blast variant of the current Australian in-service fragmentation...

15-09-2013 Land Defense News

New 40mm Ammunition for Australia

Australian Munitions and Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) have signed an agreement to cooperate in Australia and New Zealand for the development, manufacturing and marketing of ST Kinetics’ world-leading 40mm low velocity, extended range, and air bursting ammunition. The two companies will focus on making new 40mm capabilities available to the Australian Department of Defence and establishing supply from within Australia. They will also look to introduce an innovative supply chain approach which includes reciprocation...

12-09-2013 Land Defense News

Barco And Thales Team Up To Provide Turnkey Local Situational Awareness Solutions For Armoured Vehic…

Visualization experts Barco and the optronics business of Thales UK, a leader in military vehicle sensor systems, are pooling their expertise and experience in digital video electronic architectures to provide turnkey Local Situational Awareness (LSA) solutions for armoured vehicles. The new partnership creates a scalable, innovative approach to LSA systems that will enable armoured vehicle manufacturers, integrators and operators to cut costs, reduce risk and save time compared to when integrating solutions separately. The world’s leading...

12-09-2013 Land Defense News

US Army Awards Raytheon $54 Million For Excalibur Ib

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $54 million contract for the procurement of the second lot of the Excalibur Ib artillery round. The Excalibur Ib is a precision-guided artillery projectile based on Raytheon's combat-proven Excalibur Ia-1 and Ia-2, a 155mm precision-guided, extended-range projectile that uses GPS precision guidance to provide accurate, first round, fire-for-effect capability in any environment. "No other artillery round comes close to doing what Excalibur does for the warfighter," said...

12-09-2013 Land Defense News

Terrier® Demonstrating Innovation In Military Vehicles At DSEI

The latest vehicle to be accepted into service with the British Army, Terrier has been designed with an integrated electronic architecture which facilitates ‘drive-by-wire’ and remote control making the vehicle highly capable, survivable and adaptable. Likened to a combat ‘Swiss Army Knife’, Terrier is one of the most versatile, agile and adaptable combat vehicles and can carry out multiple roles in the most demanding battlefield conditions. Typical applications include providing mobility support (obstacle and route clearance)...

11-09-2013 Land Defense News

RTD and Thales Present Packaged Solutions For Digitised Armoured Units

Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) and Thales are proud to present a new range of solutions for combined arms armoured units and security agencies. The two companies are leaders in their respective fields and have partnered up to propose a complete range of packaged "off-the-shelf" solutions to customers. Each package for company or battalion level units includes VAB Mk3 and Sherpa armoured vehicles from Renault Trucks Defense with mission systems developed by Thales and tailored to each...

11-09-2013 Land Defense News

Thales Offers New Vision Of Targeting And Surveillance With SOPHIE Lite

Thales UK today launched a new lightweight multifunction surveillance and target locator system, SOPHIE Lite. Weighing in at class-leading, fully-operational weight of only 1.6kg, SOPHIE Lite can be deployed in a variety of operational scenarios by both military and civil users. The new ultra-compact system has a fully-integrated suite of sensors, including an uncooled thermal imager, TV/Near Infra-Red (NIR) sensor, high-performance eyesafe laser rangefinder, digital compass and GPS. Operational roles for SOPHIE Lite include force protection...

10-09-2013 Land Defense News

Chemring Technology Solutions Launches Lightweight Electronic Warfare Manpack System

Chemring Technology Solutions has expanded its award-winning RESOLVE Electronic Warfare (EW) range with a lightweight version of the RESOLVE manpack, EW system designed specifically for on-the-march missions. The RESOLVE Multi-mission (left) and Lightweight Manpacks. Weighing just ten kilograms (22 pounds), The RESOLVE lightweight manpack system fits into a standard daysack, delivering dismounted soldiers more flexible EW capabilities to exploit multiple communications systems. Despite a significant reduction in size and weight, RESOLVE's domain leading EW capabilities have...

04-09-2013 Land Defense News

Textron Marine & Land Systems Presents Tiger Light Protected Vehicle to Slidell Police Departmen…

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today presented the Slidell Police Department with the Tiger Light Protected Vehicle it donated last month to the City of Slidell. Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley gave the keys to the armored vehicle, valued at $225,000, to Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith during Thursday's presentation at the company's 1010...

14-08-2013 Land Defense News

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