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Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
ATK Receives $42 million in military small-caliber ammunition orders
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 19 June, 2009
Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received an additional $42 million in small-caliber ammunition orders from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill. Work on the contracts will be performed by ATK Small Caliber Systems at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Mo. The orders are for the production of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber ammunition.
 
Lockheed Martin's DAGR(R) system successful in airborne Apache helicopter testing
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 June, 2009
Lockheed Martin has successfully fired the DAGR(R) rocket system from an AH-64D Apache helicopter.
 
ATK's Speer Gold Dot selected by French Police as new service ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 17 June, 2009
Potential total contract value over $14M means 250,000 officers in France to carry Gold Dot
 
Lockheed Martin - Sniper advanced targeting pods To the Royal Saudi Air Force
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 16 June, 2009
Lockheed Martin has signed a foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Saudi Air Force.
 
ATK Commercial and Military Aerospace Programs at the 100th Anniversary Paris Air Show
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 June, 2009
Alliant Techsystems will participate as an exhibitor at the 2009 Paris Air Show. ATK will highlight a variety of capabilities and programs at the show, which will be held at Le Bourget airport from June 15-21, 2009. ATK is located in Row A, Chalet 301.
 
Smarter robot raises skills to clear landmines
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 20 May, 2009
According to the United Nations, the detection and clearance of bombs is especially important in Afghanistan, where large numbers of landmines litter the countryside and have injured 200,000 people because of the almost continuous fighting since the late 1970s.
 
Technology development contract for F/A-18E/F infrared search and track program
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 19 May, 2009
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $4 million contract by the Boeing Company for the technology development phase of the F/A-18E/F Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program.
 
Elbit Systems - Contract for 12.7mm weapon stations
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 19 May, 2009
Fully developed by Elbit Systems, the new Electrically Remote Controlled Weapon Station- Medium (ERCWS- M) will be integrated on the IVECO Defense Vehicles LMV 4X4
 
Elbit - Contract for US Army mortar fire control systems
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 14 May, 2009
Elbit Systems of America was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for the Mortar Fire Control (MFC) Systems Integration program.
 
Boeing to move Missile Defense Division headquarters to Alabama
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 13 May, 2009
Boeing is to relocate the headquarters for its Missile Defense Systems (MDS) division from Arlington, Va., to the company's facilities in Huntsville, starting immediately.
 
ATK - Successful AARGM firing
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 13 May, 2009
AARGM On-schedule for U.S. fleet deployment in 2010
 
Lockheed Martin breaks ground on new PAC-3 missile facility
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 09 May, 2009
Lockheed Martin has broken ground today on an expansion of its state-of-the-art Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3 ) Missile production complex in Camden, AR. Lockheed Martin anticipates that the new facility will allow for continued production expansion and modest hiring of new employees over the next several years.
 
Boeing-IAI missile defense interceptor shoots down target in test
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 06 May, 2009
Boeing built part of the Arrow II interceptor that successfully shot down a ballistic missile target April 7 in a test of Israel's national missile defense system.
 
General Dynamics awarded $150m to produce Hydra-70 rockets, warheads and motors
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 01 May, 2009
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products an order valued at approximately $150 million to produce Hydra-70 rockets, warheads and motors.
 
Airborne laser technologist receives Missile Defense Agency team award
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 30 April, 2009
Lockheed Martin's Paul Shattuck, Airborne Laser (ABL) Beam Control/Fire Control chief engineer and technical director, and five of his government and industry ABL teammates have received a U.S. Missile Defense Agency Technology Pioneer Award
 
Boeing Airborne Laser (ABL) team begins weapon system flight tests
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 25 April, 2009
Boeing, industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have begun Airborne Laser (ABL) flight tests with the entire weapon system integrated aboard the ABL aircraft.
 
General Dynamics $35 million for Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS)
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 22 April, 2009
The U.S. Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a multi-year contract for the Load, Assemble and Pack of the M231 and M232A1 Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS).
 
Boeing awarded US Navy contract to develop Free Electron Laser (FEL)
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 16 April, 2009
Boeing has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract valued at up to $163 million, with an initial task order of $6.9 million, to develop the Free Electron Laser (FEL) weapon system, which will transform naval warfare in the next decade by providing an ultra-precise, speed-of-light capability and unlimited magazine depth to defend ships against new, challenging threats, such as hyper-velocity cruise missiles.
 
General Dynamics - M2HB machine gun contract
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 16 April, 2009
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamic, has been awarded a contract modification valued at approximately $28 million from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM), Rock Island, Ill., to produce M2HB machine guns.
 
Lockheed Martin rolls out THAAD launchers and fire control and communications units
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 13 April, 2009
Lockheed Martin officially rolled out the new Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System launcher and Fire Control and Communications unit today in a ceremony at the company's THAAD Launcher Integration Complex in Camden, AR. The ceremony, attended by U.S. Senator Mark Pryor and U.S. Congressman Mark Ross, commemorated the delivery of the first THAAD ground segment vehicles to come off the production line in Camden.
 
Boeing to develop JDAM ER wing with TAK
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 April, 2009
Boeing has announced an agreement with Times Aerospace Korea, LLC (TAK) to jointly develop a wing assembly for the 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER).
 
ATK - Contract to operate Lake City Army ammunition plant
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 03 April, 2009
First Orders Under New Contract to Total $481 Million
 
ATK acquires Eagle Industries
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 01 April, 2009
Alliant Techsystems has acquired Eagle Industries, as it expands its position in the domestic and international tactical accessories markets serving military and law enforcement customers.
 
Boeing Laser system redeploys quickly, then tracks targets and fires laser
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 26 March, 2009
Boeing has successfully demonstrated its Re-Deployable High-Energy Laser System (RHELS) by quickly relocating the prototype weapon system from its Albuquerque development site to a test range, where it tracked ground and airborne targets and fired at a ground target.
 
Lockheed Martin's HIMARS launcher successfully fires air defense missile
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 26 March, 2009
A Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher successfully fired two Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) during a U.S. Army 'common launcher' feasibility demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
 
Lockheed Martin - Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) review
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 25 March, 2009
Lockheed Martin has announced today that it will offer its extensive capabilities to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the competitive acquisition the agency intends to conduct for future operations and sustainment of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and associated support facilities.
 
Lockheed Martin's THAAD system successfully achieves first salvo mission
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 23 March, 2009
Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted their sixth successful test in six attempts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, HI.
 
Boeing and US Army Collaborate on Space and Missile Defense Research
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 13 March, 2009
The Boeing Company and the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) have launched a joint research-and-development effort to coordinate and fuse multiple types of sensor data in a secure environment for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and space situational awareness concept exploration.
 
Lockheed Martin-Built Trident II D5 Missile Achieves 126 Successful Test Flights
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 09 March, 2009
The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight Feb. 13 of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin.
 
ATK - High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) program
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 09 March, 2009
Alliant Techsystems and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base have successfully tested a developmental solid rocket motor -- designated Phase II -- as part of the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) program.
 
ATK Awarded $90 Million Contract for Trident II Solid Rocket Propulsion Systems
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 March, 2009
Alliant Techsystems has received a $90 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce solid rocket propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy's Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).
 
New Overhead Remote Controlled Weapon Station- Multi (ORCWS-M)
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 28 February, 2009
Fully Developed by Elbit Systems, the New 12.7 mm (0.5') caliber Station serves as an addition to the ORCWS Family of Products including 7.62mm, 40 mm AGL, UT-25mm and UT-30mm
 
Norway selects Sting Ray Torpedo
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 26 February, 2009
The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation has selected BAE Systems Sting Ray Mod 1 lightweight torpedo to meet the requirements of its Norwegian Antisubmarine Torpedo (NAT) programme.
 
General Dynamics - Gatling gun systems for use on F/A-18 fighter jets
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 23 February, 2009
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $16 million contract extension for the production of M61A2 20mm automatic Gatling gun systems for use on F/A-18 fighter jets.
 
ATK to highlight affordable innovation for an international audience
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 21 February, 2009
ATK to feature major programs at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi
 
General Dynamics - US Army contract to demilitarize ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 20 February, 2009
The U.S. Army Field Support Command at Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, two modifications totaling $20.4 million to an existing contract for the demilitarization of obsolete and excess ammunition. These awards bring the total contract value to date to $171 million.
 
General Dynamics - 25 millionth metal projectile body produced
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 19 February, 2009
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems' Scranton, Penn., operation has produced the 25 millionth metal projectile body to be manufactured since the plant opened in 1963. The projectile bodies are components of large-caliber ammunition that is used by the U.S. military and allies around the world.
 
Boeing SLAM ER Scores Direct Hit in Land-Based Moving Target Test
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 19 February, 2009
Boeing's Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) weapon system scored a direct hit against a remote-controlled, land-based moving target Jan. 15 in a flight test conducted at the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif.
 
ECA will be exhibiting at IDEX 2009 in Hall 7 Stand C36
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 18 February, 2009
ECA designs and delivers state of the art robotic and intelligent solutions for Defence & Civil customers.
 
UK MoD - Sea Viper shows its fangs
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 February, 2009
The new Sea Viper air defence missile system demonstrated its ability to protect air, land and sea forces during a second, successful test firing.
 
Boeing Delivers Final Upgraded Minuteman III Guidance Set
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 February, 2009
Boeing has delivered the final upgraded missile guidance set (MGS) for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the U.S. Air Force, completing 82 months -- or nearly seven years -- of consecutive on-time or early deliveries.
 
QinetiQ - new TALON meets bomb detection challenges
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 10 February, 2009
QinetiQ has extended its TALON family of robots, 2,500 of which have already been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to ensure it continues to meet the ever-changing demands of detecting and clearing mines, unexploded ordnance and dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a safe distance.
 
Boeing Awarded $250 Million Missile Defense Support Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 05 February, 2009
Boeing has been awarded a one-year, $250 million Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) maintenance and operations support, ensuring the United States' only defense against long-range ballistic missiles remains ready for operational service.
 
U.S. Army Extends Lockheed Martin's M299 Launcher Contract
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 05 February, 2009
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $31.3 million contract modification to provide additional M299 Launchers and related equipment to the U.S. Army.
 
ATK Receives $25.5 Million for Production of 20mm PGU Ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 05 February, 2009
Contract Could Exceed $170 Million Over Five Years if all Options Exercised. Order Strengthens ATK's Position as World Leader in Medium Caliber Systems
 
Allen-Vanguard announces $5 million order for security equipment to Brazil
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 03 February, 2009
Allen-Vanguard Corporation of Ottawa, Canada today announced that it has received an order worth approximately C$5 million for a variety of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) equipment for Brazilian security forces.
 
ATK - Ammunition Contract for UK
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 29 January, 2009
Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a $36 million contract to provide lightweight (LW) 30mm M789 High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) tactical ammunition and M788 training ammunition to the United Kingdom's (UK) Ministry of Defence.
 
Starstreak High Velocity Missile (HVM) system contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 27 January, 2009
The super fast Starstreak High Velocity Missile (HVM) system used by the Army and Royal Marines is to get a new lease life for the next 13 years thanks to a £200m contact with Thales UK, announced today by Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Quentin Davies.
 
General Dynamics MK47 STRIKER40(R) Weapon System Contract
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 27 January, 2009
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $12 million contract from the U.S. government for production of the MK47 STRIKER40(R) Weapon System.
 
Boeing demonstrates vehicle mounted laser system
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 27 January, 2009
Boeing has successfully demonstrated that a laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle can shoot down a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) like those that increasingly threaten U.S. troops deployed in war zones.
 
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