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Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Finnish Order for RBS 70
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 28 January, 2010
Saab is supplying the RBS 70 air defence system for Finland’s army for delivery in 2011
 
US and Israeli forces to take laser based systems from Elbit
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 22 January, 2010
Orders worth $50 million have been placed on Elbit Systems for laser devices for use in Israel and the USA
 
Latest variant of M-109 Paladin self-propelled Howitzers unveiled at BAE Systems
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 21 January, 2010
Mobility, power and digital-backbone feature on the new Paladin Integrated Management vehicle presented to US Military and Government leaders at the New York facility of BAE Systems
 
Roadside mine clearance system
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 21 January, 2010
The Aerospace and Defence Division at EDAG is developing technology for the efficient clearance of mines, bombs and other explosives with remote operation for improved safety of personnel
 
Testing demonstrates XM1100 Scorpion capabilities
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 20 January, 2010
The XM1100 Scorpion Networked Sensor and Munitions System from Textron Defense has undergone New Mexico Missile Range testing to demonstrate the system’s battlefield capabilities
 
Non-NATO ammunition contract fulfilled
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 15 January, 2010
ATK completes US Army contract for supply chain logistics in the delivery of non-standard ammunition to the Afghan Security Forces
 
JATAS threat awareness system demonstration planned
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 14 January, 2010
Lockheed Martin will enter the demonstration phase of equipment planned for US Navy and Marine helicopters to provide missile, laser and hostile fire warnings
 
Sub-assembly plant opened for multiple launch rocket systems
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 January, 2010
Lockheed Martin has opened its Lufkin assembly plant for the production of electronic sub-assemblies destined for Patriot missiles and guided MLRS
 
Protector Remote Weapon Station expansion within US Army
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 07 January, 2010
Use of the Protector RWS from Kongsberg will be expanded as part of the US Army’s CROWS II framework for the use of remote weapon systems for the protection of weapons operators during firing
 
Advanced Targeting and navigation pods for Turkish F-16 fleet
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 07 January, 2010
The Lantirn Enhanced Resolution navigation pods and ATP pods will provide the Turkish Air Force with advanced round the clock navigation and target detection and identification capabilities
 
Italy procures weapon locating radar system from Saab
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 23 December, 2009
An ARTHUR Weapon Locating System will be supplied to the Italian Army for overseas use from a collaborative project involving Saab and Selex Sistemi Integrati
 
Phase 2 completed for B-52 advanced targeting pod integration
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 22 December, 2009
Lockheed Martin has successfully come through phase 2 of testing the integration of the Sniper ATP on B-52 aircraft at US Air Force base
 
USS Lake Erie tests second generation Aegis BMD System
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 18 December, 2009
Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence System has been tested during Pacific Exercises aboard the USS Lake Erie performing successful intercepts of ballistic missile targets
 
Handheld laser targeting systems for the US Army
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 17 December, 2009
BAE Systems will supply Laser Target Locator Modules to the US Army for use by ground troops for locating targets in difficult lighting conditions
 
Carl-Gustaf weapon system order
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 17 December, 2009
Man portable weapon systems from Saab to be delivered against two orders scheduled for 2010
 
Missile Defence Milestones for 2009
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 December, 2009
Lockheed Martin reviews the milestones achieved during the year for its Ballistic Missile Defence Systems
 
Symphony IED jamming system order
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 17 December, 2009
Allen-Vanguard will supply the Symphony Improvised Explosive Device jammers to Lockheed Martin as part of a large US Department of Defence order
 
APKWS undergoes successful test firing
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 December, 2009
Laser guided rockets from BAE Systems successfully tested in conjunction with the Navy and Marines during test firing from Cobra helicopter at static and moving targets
 
Arkansas Rocket Missile Manufacturing Site gains Green award
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 15 December, 2009
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition has recognised Lockheed Martin for the company’s contribution to recycling at the Camden Manufacturing site
 
Ammunition supply contract for Naval Surface Warfare Centre
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 09 December, 2009
ATK is to produce and supply 5.56mm and 7.62mm cartridges as part of an ammunition contract struck with the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Centre
 
Trident II D5 Missile contract from US Navy
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 09 December, 2009
The Space Systems division of Lockheed Martin will supply missile hardware and re-entry systems for the Trident D5 program to the US Navy during 2010
 
Australian Navy Aegis Weapon System completed
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 December, 2009
The Royal Australian Navy’s AWD-1 Air Warfare Destroyer program has received its first complete Aegis Weapon system from Lockheed Martin
 
US Army orders precision mortar guidance package
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 01 December, 2009
ATK is to supply the American army with precision mortar guidance systems as part of the army’s Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative under a $5 million contract
 
Lockheed Martin - ATM-48 intercept test target missile
Targets, Decoys and Jamming : 17 October, 2009
Under the Missile Defense Agency's Targets and Countermeasures Program in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force, a Lockheed Martin-led team launched the short-range, legacy target from Fort Wingate, N.M. L-3 Coleman Aerospace provided the Hera target vehicle.
 
ATK - 30 years with tank ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 06 October, 2009
Alliant Techsystems is marking its 30th year as an innovative developer and producer of tank ammunition for the U.S. Army and its allies. In 1979, the company became a systems integrator for tank ammunition when the U.S. Army sought to 'upgun' the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) from a 105mm system to a 120mm main gun.
 
ATK - Contract for M228 practice grenade fuzes
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 05 October, 2009
Alliant Techsystems has received a follow-on production contract valued at $9.7 million for M228 Practice Grenade Fuzes. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, and follows an initial production contract awarded to ATK in 2005.
 
ATK ammunition contract
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 03 October, 2009
ATK has received an initial $105 million contract award as part of a three-year contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., to supply various types of non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan.
 
Sniper targetting pods for Royal Moroccan Air Force
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 25 September, 2009
Lockheed Martin has signed a foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper. Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. The $30 million contract includes integration support, product spares and logistics support. The Sniper ATPs will fly on the Royal Moroccan Air Force's newly-purchased F-16 block 50 aircraft.
 
BAE Systems - U.S. Navy contract for Mk 13 and Mk 25 canisters
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 23 September, 2009
BAE Systems received a $41.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the procurement of Mk 13 Mod 0 Canisters and Mk 25 Mod 0 Canisters. The canisters provide safe storage, transport, and launch capabilities for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).
 
Roll-Controlled Guided Mortar (RCGM) demonstrated
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 21 September, 2009
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has successfully developed and tested a new approach for low-cost guided mortars called the 120mm Roll-Controlled Guided Mortar (RCGM). Under a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., General Dynamics successfully tube-launched and guided RCGM prototypesfrom a M120 120mm mortar weapon system at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds.
 
SAIC counter IED contract
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 11 September, 2009
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract and initial delivery order by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to be the program support integrator for the Marine Corps Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) program.
 
ATK - Bushmaster cannon enhancements
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 11 September, 2009
Alliant Techsystems, the developer of the combat-proven 30/40mm Mk44 Bushmaster cannon system, has enhanced the system's effectiveness and performance to accommodate integration into various ground combat vehicles, including the United Kingdom's Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
 
ATK Direct hit in successful Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) test
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 September, 2009
Alliant Techsystems, the U.S. Navy and the Italian Air Force successfully launched and scored a direct hit on a simulated enemy air defense target during the final development test (DT) firing of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake on August 7.
 
ATK - Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setters (EPIAFS) order
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 03 September, 2009
liant Techsystems has received a $10 million order for Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setters (EPIAFS), following successful completion of First Article Acceptance Testing (FAAT) with the U.S. Government. The contract was awarded to ATK by the U.S. Army Program Manager - Combat Ammunition Systems located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
 
Lockheed Martin completes acquisition of Gyrocam Systems LLC
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 01 September, 2009
Lockheed Martin Corporation has completed its acquisition of Gyrocam Systems LLC (Gyrocam). Gyrocam develops and supplies gyrostabilized optical surveillance systems and sustainment field services, principally to the U.S. military.
 
ATK demonstrates integrated weapon systems capability
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 30 August, 2009
Alliant Techsystems demonstrated its innovative firepower capabilities at the U.S. Army's Ft. Benning Red Cloud Range, on August 27, 2009. During the live-fire event, ATK demonstrated advancements to its battle-proven Bushmaster Chain Gun systems, on a variety of platforms, with enhanced precision, lethality, reliability, and range to address current and future operational needs
 
ATK and Rheinmetall Nitrochemie - Technology tranfer agreement
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 27 August, 2009
Alliant Techsystems and Rheinmetall Nitrochemie of Germany/Switzerland have signed a new strategic agreement for the transfer of advanced propellant technologies from Nitrochemie to ATK.
 
Geberal Dynamics - M2 flex machine gun contract
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 26 August, 2009
The U.S. Army TACOM-Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a four-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the production of M2 flex machine guns.
 
QinietQ - Talon robots for Australian Defence Forces
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 25 August, 2009
QinetiQ Group PLC, a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions, has secured a AUS$23m contract from the Australian Department of Defence for TALON robots and replacement parts to support Australian Defence Forces deployed on operations.
 
Lockheed Martin - airborne laser's simulated target intercept
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 16 August, 2009
Lockheed Martin's Beam Control/Fire Control system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser (ABL) has focused and directed a low-power laser beam in an engagement with an instrumented, boosting missile target, resulting in a successful simulated intercept.
 
BAE Systems - RAF and RN torpedo contract for in service support
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 13 August, 2009
The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will save millions of pounds over the next decade on the maintenance and development of their Spearfish and Sting Ray torpedoes thanks to a £369.5 million contract signed with BAE Systems.
 
BAE Systems - All weather target location system for U.S. Army
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 12 August, 2009
BAE Systems will provide U.S. Army soldiers with handheld laser target locators that will enable them to identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at night, and in obscured-visibility conditions such as fog and smoke.
 
Royal Navy fleet ballistic missile launched in test in the Atlantic
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 07 August, 2009
The U.S. Navy supported the 26 May 09 launch of a U.K. Royal Navy Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin. The unarmed missile was launched from the submerged Royal Navy submarine HMS Victorious (UK SSBN 06) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Trident II D5 missile now has achieved 127 consecutive successful test flights since 1989 - a record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space launch vehicle.
 
ATK - Contract for 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 05 August, 2009
Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded an $86 million, base with option, contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center, Rock Island, Ill., awarded the contract. Production will begin in December 2009 at the company's facilities in Elk River, MN, Radford, Va., and Rocket Center, W.Va.
 
Lockheed Martin agrees to acquire Gyrocam Systems LLC
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 22 July, 2009
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gyrocam Systems LLC (Gyrocam). Gyrocam develops and supplies gyrostabalized optical surveillance systems and sustainment field services principally to the U.S. military. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but are not material to Lockheed Martin.
 
Lockheed Martin delivers 1,000th Vertical Launch ASROC missile
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 08 July, 2009
Lockheed Martin recently marked the production and delivery of the 1,000th Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missile during a ceremony at the company's Akron, OH, facility. The milestone VLA missile is part of a contract for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.
 
Contract extension by U.S. Army to produce MK19 grenade machine guns
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 03 July, 2009
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $10 million contract extension by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of MK19 grenade machine guns. Deliveries are expected to begin in April 2010 and will be completed in July 2012. This award brings the total contract value to date to over $67 million.
 
Success for Mine Killer K-STER
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 02 July, 2009
The ECA Group in France has been awarded a contract by Thales UK for the delivery of forty Mine Killer K-STER vehicles, a ′one shot’ Expendable Mine Disposal Vehicle (EMDV) that reduces mine-clearance time by identifying and destroying all types of mines including moored, bottom and partly-buried mines. The contract is part of the refit of two decommissioned HUNT class mine hunters, resold by the British MOD to the Lithuanian Navy.
 
CSIP/ECA Group - Contract for 40 Mine Killer K-STER vehicles
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 02 July, 2009
The contract is part of the refit of two decommissioned HUNT class mine hunters, resold by the British MOD to the Lithuanian Navy.
 
$16.5m for Paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 30 June, 2009
Lockheed Martin [has been awarded a $16.5 million order to deliver paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (E-LGTR) to the U.S. Navy. This award represents the fourth option to a 2005 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, valued in excess of $114 million.
 
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