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Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
CONTRACT TO FINALIZE ARTILLERY DEVELOPMENT FOR SWEDEN AND NORWAY
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 26 January, 2009
BAE Systems has been awarded a $70 million contract to finalize the development of the Archer artillery system for the Swedish and Norwegian armed forces
 
ATK - Modernization Project Funding for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 26 January, 2009
ATK Receives Additional $49 Million in Modernization Project Funding for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
 
ATK - $55 Million Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 22 January, 2009
AARGM Designed for Compatibility with FA-18C/D, F-35 JSF, EA-6B Prowler, and F-16 Falcon
 
MK 41 Vertical Launching System for U.S. and Turkish Navies
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 16 January, 2009
Lockheed Martin recently received a $6.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide engineering support services for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) work on the U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser modernization program and the Turkish navy's MEKO Track IIA and IIB frigates.
 
General Dynamics Awarded Production Contract for A-50 Gun Systems
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 13 January, 2009
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for production of up to 82 A-50 20mm gun systems.
 
Boeing receives JDAM and SDB Production Contracts
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 January, 2009
Boeing has received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and Small Diameter Bombs (SDB).
 
General Dynamics Awarded $18 Million Gun System Contract by Raytheon
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 09 January, 2009
Raytheon Missile Systems of Louisville, Ky., has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products an $18 million contract to produce gun systems for the Phalanx Block 1B Close-In-Weapon System (CIWS) and the Centurion Land-Based Phalanx CIWS.
 
FLIR Systems announces Delivery Orders for $30.4 Million from the U.S. Army
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 08 January, 2009
FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded two delivery orders totaling $30.4 million from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Alabama for its Star SAFIRE(R) III stabilized multi sensor systems.
 
Lockheed Martin - first live warhead ground launch test of the DAGR(TM) guidance kit
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 07 January, 2009
Lockheed Martin has successfully conducted the first live warhead ground launch test of the DAGR(TM) guidance kit for the 2.75-inch rocket. DAGR is now 12-for-12 in contractor-funded flight tests.
 
Saab signs BILL anti-tank missile system contract worth more than 10 million Euro
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 January, 2009
Saab signed a contract concerning life time extension of the BILL anti-tank missile system. The order value is approximately 10 million Euro (approx. SEK 104 million).
 
SAIC - Military Mobile VACIS(R) Inspection Systems
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 29 December, 2008
Systems Enable Deployed Soldiers to Search Vehicles and Cargo for Weapons, Explosives and Other Threats
 
Rockwell Collins delivers TacNet? data link to Raytheon for Joint Standoff Weapon
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 24 December, 2008
Rockwell Collins has delivered the first TacNet data link as part of the U.S. Navy's Strike Common Weapon Data Link Program. Raytheon Company recently approved final testing and accepted delivery of TacNet for integration into their weapon systems
 
Lockheed Martin's Aegis Combat System Enters Operation in Republic of Korea
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 23 December, 2008
Lockheed Martin's 94th Aegis System entered active service today under the flag of the fifth nation to join the worldwide Aegis fleet - the Republic of Korea (ROK).
 
MineWolf Systems - Latest company newsnew
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 22 December, 2008
2008 was a very exciting year for MineWolf Systems. Our activities expanded significantly around the globe, including MineWolf machines deployed to new humanitarian demining projects in Africa (Sudan, Rwanda), the Balkans (Croatia) the Middle-East (Jordan, Lebanon, UAE), South America (Chile) and to the United States.
 
Saab - additional order of anti-tank weapon to Finland
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 18 December, 2008
Saab has received an order from the Finnish Defence Forces for an additional number of the new anti-tank weapon NLAW. The order is valued to approximately 200 MSEK.
 
General Dynamics - Successful Flight Demonstration of Air-Dropped Guided Mortar
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 17 December, 2008
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced has successfully demonstrated the ability to maneuver and guide 81mm air-dropped mortars to a stationary ground target after release from an aircraft.
 
Specialised Imaging Ltd - Trajectory Tracker
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 16 December, 2008
The Trajectory Tracker from Specialised Imaging Ltd. (www.specialised-imaging.com) is a next generation video projectile tracking system offering unmatched performance and ease of deployment.
 
Boeing Missile Defense Work Adds $193 Million a Year to Arizona Economy
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 15 December, 2008
Boeing has, through its work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program, contributed more than $193 million to Arizona's economy in 2007 and supported more than 1,900 direct and indirect jobs in the state, according to an Arizona State University study released today.
 
Northrop Grumman - Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system tested
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 08 December, 2008
Northrop Grumman's Fire Control Products Play Key Role in Guiding Interceptor During Today's Successful Missile Defense Test
 
Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Intercepts Target in Most Complex Test to Date
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 08 December, 2008
Boeing, working with industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, today completed the successful intercept of a target warhead in the most challenging test to date of the United States' only long-range ballistic missile defense system.
 
ATK Awarded to Supply Non-Standard Ammunition for Afghanistan
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 06 December, 2008
Alliant Techsystems has been awarded an $87 million contract by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., to supply various types of non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition in support of emergent requirements for Afghan National Security Forces.
 
ATK - Space Threat Assessment Testbed System (STAT)
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 06 December, 2008
ATK Awarded $26.1 Million Contract to Develop and Manufacture the Space Threat Assessment Testbed System (STAT)
 
General Dynamics - Trident Fire Control System Contract
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 05 December, 2008
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $52 million contract modification to provide operational support; field engineering, repair and return services; training; and system development for the U.S. and U.K. TRIDENT II (D5) Fire Control System (FCS). The
 
QinetiQ - $58.5 million in funding for additional TALON robots
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 03 December, 2008
QinetiQ North America today announced that its Technology Solutions Group has been awarded a total of $58.5 million in funding for additional TALON robots and replacement parts. The total represents awards from the US Army and Navy made during the six-month period 1 May to 1 November 2008.
 
Lockheed Martin - Airborne laser tests successful
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 02 December, 2008
Lockheed Martin has announced that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser (ABL) team has successfully fired the High Energy Laser through the Lockheed Martin-developed Beam Control/Fire Control system.
 
Boeing - Minuteman Contract from Northrop Grumman
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 December, 2008
Boeing Company has received a $3.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corp. to evaluate enhancements to communications security and replacements for data-storage media for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system.
 
Boeing - Royal Netherlands Navy Launches Harpoons From New Frigate
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 26 November, 2008
The Royal Netherlands Navy has successfully test-launched two Boeing Harpoon missiles from air defense and command frigate (LCF) HMS De Zeven ProvinciŽn. The exercise, which was the first LCF launch of a Harpoon, was held off the coast of Virginia on 8 Nov. 08.
 
Boeing JDAM ER Weapon System Successful in Royal Australian Air Force Flight Tests
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 26 November, 2008
The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) weapon system successfully completed testing with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in August.
 
Smith & Wesson - Latest update
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 26 November, 2008
Orders for Military & Police (M&P) Pistol Series.
 
Northrop Grumman - static fire test of the KEI first stage rocket motor
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 25 November, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation, industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) today conducted a successful static fire test of the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) first stage rocket motor that verified performance of key components in their flight configuration.
 
Northrop Grumman - FIRESTRIKE(tm) Laser
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 20 November, 2008
Northrop Grumman Announces the FIRESTRIKE(tm) Laser, World's First Weaponized Solid-State Laser for U.S. Military Services
 
Boeing Delivers 1st Production Laser JDAM Kits to US Navy
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 19 November, 2008
Boeing has delivered the first production Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (LJDAM) guidance kits to the U.S. Navy, addressing the service's need to engage fast-moving land targets.
 
ATK Successfully Test Fires First Stage of Kinetic Energy Interceptors
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 November, 2008
Alliant Techsystems successfully test-fired a Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) first stage solid rocket motor at its Promontory, Utah facility. The KEI weapon system, under development by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), represents the next generation of high-speed missile defense, enabling a mobile capability that can address multiple classes of threats.
 
General Dynamics - GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 17 November, 2008
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded two contracts by Lockheed Martin for the production of GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft. The contracts have a combined value of nearly $9 million.
 
UK MoD - On target - final sniper rifle is delivered to troops
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 13 November, 2008
Snipers fulfil a vital and enduring role on the battlefield, in terms of intelligence gathering, target identification and eliminating high value targets.
 
Lockheed Martin - Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 kits for U.S. Air Force
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 November, 2008
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $30 million split-share competition award to deliver paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 kits to the U.S. Air Force. Delivery is scheduled to begin in early 2009.
 
ATK Receives $88.5 Million in New Medium-Caliber Gun and Ammunition Orders
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 06 November, 2008
Orders Include a Mix of Domestic and International Customers
 
BAE Systems? Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 06 November, 2008
BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) contract has been transferred from the U.S. Army to the Department of the Navy.
 
Boeing Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 1st Avenger Delivery to US Army
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 November, 2008
Boeing has announced that Nov. 1 marked the 20th anniversary of its first Avenger fire unit delivery to the U.S. Army.
 
National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium VI
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 26 October, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight its homeland security and defense capabilities at the National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium VI, October 28-30, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
Lockheed Martin & German Air Force - PAC3 Missile Test
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 26 October, 2008
Airmen of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), supported by Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army Lower Tier Project Office, successfully conducted the second international PAC-3 Missile flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The test successfully fired a PAC-3 Missile from a German PATRIOT fire unit with Configuration-3 upgrades.
 
Boeing Team Conducts Successful Test of Fuze for Heavy Bombs
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 24 October, 2008
The Boeing Company has successfully tested a fuze well (the area where the fuze is installed) and fuze for high-speed penetrator warheads along with its partners Applied Research Associates (ARA), L-3 KDI Precision Products and Ellwood National Forge Co. The companies tested their design this past summer in a bomb that penetrated reinforced concrete at supersonic speeds.
 
Boeing to Supply Security Systems for Minuteman III Launch Facilities
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 22 October, 2008
Boeing will manufacture and deliver control system hardware and modification kits to improve security at more than 450 Minuteman III facilities as part of the U.S. Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Security Modernization Program.
 
ATK Supports Successful Launch Pegasus XL Vehicle
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 21 October, 2008
ATK has provided the propulsion system for all three stages of the air-launched vehicle from the Ronald Regan defense test site.
 
ATK - Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Approved
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 21 October, 2008
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Receives Milestone C Approval for Entry Into Low Rate Initial Production. Innovative Acquisition Success Story Becomes Operational Reality for the Joint Warfighter
 
Toplite's Updated Imaging Capabilites on Display at LWC Brisbane
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 17 October, 2008
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will display the Toplite E/O surveillance, reconnaissance and weapon direction system with its new imaging processing capabilities at the Land Warfare Conference, taking place in Brisbane, Australia at the end of the month.
 
General Dynamics $9 million contract for production of M2HB machine guns
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 14 October, 2008
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $9 million contract from U.S. Army TACOM-Rock Island, Ill., for production of M2HB machine guns. Deliveries on the contract are expected to begin in late 2009.
 
General Dynamics - Contract for MK19 grenade machine guns
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 13 October, 2008
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded two contracts valued at $66 million by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of MK19 grenade machine guns. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2009 and extend through late 2012.
 
Lockheed Martin - Team for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Program
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 October, 2008
Lockheed Martin will lead to execute its recently awarded $122 million technology development contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system, the next-generation missile that will be carried on U.S. Armed Forces rotary-wing, fixed-wing and unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.
 
ATK - $94 Million to Continue Modernization of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 12 October, 2008
Alliant Techsystems has received an additional $94 million in funding for critical modernization projects at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP), where it serves as the operating contractor.
 
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