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Military Vehicles
Rockwell Collins completes delivery of head mounted displays for tank program
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 01 May, 2008
Rockwell Collins has completed delivery of the first 505 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for the Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) program. TUSK is part of an upgrade designed to provide the crews of the M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams tanks with enhanced survivability in urban environments.
 
General Tactical Vehicles Low-Risk JLTV Solution Uses High-Level Systems Maturity
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 30 April, 2008
Leveraging over 120 years of combined experience in the design, production and support of more than one million combat and tactical vehicles, General Tactical Vehicles has submitted its proposal for the Technology Development phase of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
 
General Dynamics Awarded $57 Million for Abrams Tank Survivability Kit Work
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 23 April, 2008
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , has been awarded two contracts valued at $57 million for Abrams Tank Urban Survivability Kits (TUSK).
 
DRS Technologies Awarded $10 Million Contract for US Army Heavy Ammunition Trailers
Trailers : 23 April, 2008
DRS Technologies, Inc. has announced that it received a $10.1 million order to build more than 140 additional M989A1 Heavy Expanded Mobility Ammunition Trailers (HEMATs).
 
MetaVR - Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
Unmanned Vehicles : 14 April, 2008
The Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) is an important component of Future Combat Systems (FCS). While its uniqueness offers a tactical advantage, that same uniqueness presents a series of training complexities.
 
French army upgrade armoured vehicles
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 11 April, 2008
In January 2008, Nexter Systems delivered the 100th upgraded AMX10RC armoured vehicle to the French Army. This delivery took place in the scope of a contract, awarded by the French Procurement Authority (DGA) in December 2000, for the upgrading of 256 AMX10RC armoured vehicles.
 
MacNeillie Announce New Show Dates
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 10 April, 2008
MacNeillie will be exhibiting products at more National and International shows this year than ever, the first venue on our agenda is the CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 15th, 16th & 17th April 2008.
 
General Dynamics - $159m Abrams main battle tank contracts
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 05 April, 2008
The first award, valued at $151 million, funds Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS) work.
 
DRS - Roof Assemblies for the Maxx Pro MRAP Vehicle
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 05 April, 2008
DRS Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has received two contract awards valued at $34 million to manufacture 2,500 armored roof assemblies for the International Military and Government LLC MaxxPro(TM) 4 x 4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. International Military and Government LLC (IMG) is a unit of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV).
 
General Dynamics - contract for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS).
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 01 April, 2008
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $31.5 million contract for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS).
 
Ricardo - 2/4SIGHT engine concept
Engines, Transmission, Wheels, Tracks : 27 March, 2008
Ricardo and a consortium of automotive partners today announced the completion of an advanced prototype research program based on the highly innovative 2/4SIGHT engine concept. This gasoline engine concept uses novel combustion, boosting, control and valve actuation technologies to enable automatic and seamless switching between two- and four-stroke operation, with the aim of delivering significant performance and fuel economy improvements through aggressive downsizing.
 
DEE shifts WeeViL 2 up a gear
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 24 March, 2008
WeeViL 2 (Wheeled Vehicle Light), DEE’s all new second generation, light, air-portable rapid intervention, assault and reconnaissance vehicle, is unveiled at DVD. The company announced its concept development programme last year, based on a commercial product.
 
DRS Technologies - USAF Tunner 60K Contract
Spare Parts, Components, Repair, Maintenance, Tools : 23 March, 2008
DRS Technologies, has announced that it received a contract valued at approximately $13 million from the U.S. Air Force to support Tunner 60K Cargo Loader/Transporters deployed at U.S. military bases worldwide.
 
DRS Techologies - The JV-5 vehicle computing system
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 23 March, 2008
DRS Technologies, has announced that it received a contract, not-to-exceed (NTE) $98.3 million to provide JV-5 ultra-rugged vehicle computing and display systems for the Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) and Blue Force Tracking (BFT) programs to support U.S. Army and Marine Corps (USMC) situational awareness requirements. The company received the contract from the Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), Life Cycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
 
Vision Enhancement Systems to U.S. Marine Corps Vehicles
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 19 March, 2008
DRS Technologies Receives $19 Million Contract to Provide Vehicle Vision Enhancement Systems to the U.S. Marine Corps
 
Stork - Rheinmetall takes over Stork PWV
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 18 March, 2008
The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has taken over Stork PWV B.V. from its parent company Stork N.V. of the Netherlands. The takeover strengthens Rheinmetall's position as Europe's leading supplier of systems and equipment for ground forces. It also reinforces Rheinmetall's role in the Boxer programme, one of the largest armoured vehicle projects in Europe. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition still requires approval from the relevant competition authorities.
 
Abrams Tank System Technical Support
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 15 March, 2008
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $15.7 million contract for Abrams Tank Systems Technical Support (STS).
 
General Dynamics - $33 million contract for work associated with the Stryker variants
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 10 March, 2008
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $33 million contract for work associated with the Stryker Mobile Gun and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance variants.
 
Supacat - Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for the British Army?s fleet of Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV)
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 27 February, 2008
Supacat’s contract to provide Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for the British Army’s fleet of Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV) has been renewed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The new CLS contract was finalised in 2007 and extends to 2010. It follows on from a 2002 MoD Urgent Operational Requirement, in which Supacat was selected to procure the MPV fleet from Force Protection Inc, modify it to meet British Army requirements and bring the vehicle into service in 2003.
 
Supacat - New MWMIK 4x4 vehicles for British Army
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 26 February, 2008
The UK MoD will buy new weapons-mounted patrol vehicles under an Urgent Operational Requirement for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The new MWMIK 4x4 vehicles were described by one serving officer as ′like a Landover on steroids.’ The MWMIK will deliver a new level of power to the WMIK fleet, with more firepower and a better range and mobility. It will be fast for a 4 tonne vehicle, with a potential top speed of 80mph.
 
Northrop Grumman - Oshkosh - Plasan to Develop Armor for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 22 February, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation and Oshkosh Corporation have selected Plasan, to assist with the design and engineering of the armor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
 
Spartan Chassis - Order for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 20 February, 2008
Spartan Chassis, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, has announced it has received a subcontract order worth approximately $133.8 million with defense contractor BAE Systems to support the production of advanced tactical vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, program.
 
Exmoor Trim - appointed the seat and interior trim supplier for the Tithonus project by ABRO
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 13 February, 2008
Exmoor Trim has announced that they have been appointed the seat and interior trim supplier for the Tithonus project by ABRO. (soon to become the Defence Support Group – DSG)
 
General Dynamics - M1A1 Abrams main battle tank upgrade
Spare Parts, Components, Repair, Maintenance, Tools : 11 February, 2008
The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a multi-year contract to upgrade 435 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks.
 
Boeing and Thales sign FRES contract with UK MoD
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 07 February, 2008
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has today announced the award of a contract to Thales UK in partnership with Boeing, for the System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) role on the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) programme
 
Thales and Boeing sign FRES contract with UK MoD
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 07 February, 2008
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has today announced the award of a contract to Thales UK in partnership with Boeing, for the System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) role on the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) programme.
 
Quantum Fuel Systems - Ford Escape Hydrogen Hybrid Vehicles
Engines, Transmission, Wheels, Tracks : 07 February, 2008
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it received an order for four additional Ford Escape Hydrogen Hybrid vehicles for the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The contract will be administered by Aerospace Engineering Spectrum (AES), based in Ogden, Utah.
 
General Dynamics - Order for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program.
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 06 February, 2008
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received $44 million in two work orders from Force Protection Inc. for contractor logistics and spare parts for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
 
Plasan - $200 million contract to supply protection to 1,500 Additional U.S. Marines vehicles as part of MRAP Project
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 28 January, 2008
Plasan - a global leader in the field of combat-proven ballistic armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personnel, will supply US firm International Military and Government, LLC with its advanced critical MRAP vehicle protection, for an additional 1,500 armored vehicles. The armored vehicles are to be delivered by the end of July 2008. This is a contract in excess of $200 million.
 
Plasan Wins First Place for the Second Consecutive Year as the Company with the Best Vehicle Survivability Protection Solutions
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 27 January, 2008
Plasan received the award at the conclusion of the three-day international conference on ballistic protection technologies for vehicles (which took place on January 22nd-25th) where world-leading protection technologies companies from around the globe presented cutting edge developments in the area of vehicle protection.
 
Plasan - Company information
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 26 January, 2008
Plasan is a global leader in the field of combat-proven ballistic armor solutions for vehicles and airborne platforms. Plasan moves up to new capabilities in integrating their own ballistic protection solutions with the most advanced survivability technologies developed by the world leaders in their respective specialties. This will enable Plasan to create total survivability solutions for the battle field of today and tomorrow.
 
General Dynamics - Abrams main battle tank-related contracts
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 25 January, 2008
The U.S.TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, two Abrams main battle tank-related contracts with a total value of $30.4 million.
 
QinetiQ - environmental trials on MAN military trucks
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 23 January, 2008
QinetiQ has just completed a series of rigorous environmental trials on 12 different types of MAN military logistic trucks in its test chambers at MOD Boscombe Down. The trials are part of an independent 18-month evaluation contract for the new supply vehicles fleet for the MOD’s General Support Vehicles IPT.
 
AM General - New U.S. Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 23 January, 2008
AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems will form a joint venture to compete for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program
 
AM General - Honorary Service Awards
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 23 January, 2008
Conferring an unprecedented honor on a civilian defense contractor, the Pentagon has awarded AM General five Honorary Service Awards for exceptional performance in meeting cost, delivery and performance requirements for the HMMWV – work-horse of U.S. ground forces around the world.
 
Aero Tec Laboratories - new Shrapnel & Blast Resistant Fuel Tank
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 19 January, 2008
Aero Tec Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) of Ramsey, N.J. has developed a new Shrapnel & Blast Resistant Fuel Tank to provide defense and security vehicles with protection against IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices).
 
Boeing and SAIC - Accelerated Testing of FCS Early Prototype Systems
Unmanned Vehicles : 17 January, 2008
Boeing and partner Science Applications International Corporation, the Lead Systems Integrator for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, today announced that the Army has accelerated test schedules for two FCS robotic prototypes based on current readiness levels and positive feedback from soldiers who are using early versions of the systems in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Danaher Motion - $12 BAe Systems Contract
Engines, Transmission, Wheels, Tracks : 16 January, 2008
BAE Systems Hägglunds Awards Danaher Motion $12 Million Electric Propulsion System Contract
 
General Dynamics - Contract for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 03 January, 2008
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received a $99 million work order from Force Protection Inc. to produce 183 Cougar vehicles for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
 
Boeing and Textron Teaming Agreement for JLTV Program
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 29 October, 2007
The Boeing Company and Textron Inc. have announced a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
 
General Dynamics - BAe Collaboration U S Army's Heavy Brigade
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 25 October, 2007
BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, have signed a memorandum of agreement to work collaboratively in support of the U. S. Army's Heavy Brigade Combat Team modernization plan, which will upgrade, modernize and achieve commonality on BAE Systems' family of Bradley fighting vehicles and General Dynamics M1 Abrams tanks, the primary combat vehicles of the Army's Heavy Brigades.
 
General Dynamics - 401 MRAP Vehicles
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 22 October, 2007
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has received a $188.8 million work order from Force Protection Inc. to produce 401 vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps' Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
 
MDG Defense - delivers over 1,500 CBRN systems for MRAP
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 18 October, 2007
MDH Defense delivers over 1,500 CBRN systems for MRAP during 2007
 
MDH Defense (BioQuell) - Joint Material Decontamination System
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 18 October, 2007
Award of Joint Material Decontamination System (US military) sub-contract BIOQUELL PLC ('BIOQUELL'), the UK leader in specialist bio-decontamination technology and testing/compliance services, announces that it is a member of the Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. ('TBE') Team that has been awarded a contract relating to the United States Department of Defense ('DOD') Joint Material Decontamination System ('JMDS').
 
MDH Defense - M113 Upgrade Work
Vehicle Mounted Equipment and Vision Systems : 18 October, 2007
MDH Defense lands M113 upgrade work
 
DEE - Future Plans in the Defence Sector
Cars, Vans, Trucks : 15 October, 2007
UK Midlands-based Development Engineering & Enterprise Limited plans to be at the forefront of the next generation of emergent SMEs serving the defence, specialist vehicle and automotive engineering sector. Its push comes as some analysts are predicting that the business cycle may be beginning to turn to offer improving opportunities for new, innovative and advanced technology companies.
 
General Dynamics - USMC accepts delivery of the first LAV-A2
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 12 October, 2007
In a ceremony held on October 12, 2007, at General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, Colonel Mike Micucci, Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles, USMC accepted delivery of the first LAV-A2. The LAV-A2 is an updated version of the Marines' Light Armored Vehicle series, which has been in use since the 1980s.
 
MetaVR 3D Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Entities
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 04 October, 2007
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are a category of armored fighting vehicle designed to survive improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines. These vehicles, innovated to improve upon insufficient Humvee protection encountered in current conflicts, are used to support armed forces and security personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of conflict around the world.
 
General Dynamics - Stryker Contract
Armoured and tracked vehicles : 21 September, 2007
The U.S.TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, $43 million for parts for Stryker combat vehicles and Abrams main tanks.
 
Thales ISTAR - UK Troops
Unmanned Vehicles : 12 September, 2007
Thales ISTAR service provides 'stunning performance for UK troops'
 
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