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Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Contract for 155mm M795 Metal Parts Ammunition Production
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 26 June, 2008
General Dynamics Awarded $23 Million Dollar Contract for 155mm M795 Metal Parts Ammunition Production
 
Vectron International - New Compact Oscillator
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 17 June, 2008
New Compact Oscillator, Ideal for Manufactures of Smart Munitions, Projectile Electronics, Missiles, Gun-Hardened and other High-Shock and Vibration Applications
 
RAFAEL TO RELEASE IRON DOME DEFENSE SYSTEM AT EUROSATORY 2008
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 15 June, 2008
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd will release its Iron Dome defense system against short range artillery rockets at Eurosatory 2008 in Paris.
 
Saab signs contract for anti-armour system
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 14 June, 2008
The AT4 is one of the most successful anti-armour weapons. The latest generation of AT4 is developed to further increase flexibility and areas of use.
 
UK MOD - Royal Navy Missile scores a bull's-eye
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 June, 2008
The Royal Navy's latest air defence missile demonstrated its prowess when it scored a direct hit on a sub-sonic target during trials in the Mediterranean.
 
Integrated instrumentation system for US Air Force
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 11 June, 2008
The U.S. Air Force has awrded a contract to deliver the first phase of the next-generation Department of Defense range-upgrade program, the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS), to Boeing.
 
Ground Control Station for Loitering Munition
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 June, 2008
The Fire Shadow weapon system, a loitering munition, has successfully completed its first test flight, proving the capability of the system not only to fly but to loiter over a surveillance area before delivering a war head onto a target.
 
Guided multiple launch rocket system rockets launched
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 June, 2008
Lockheed Martin says it has launched the first Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) wheeled vehicle launcher using the new Universal Fire Control System (UFCS) during a recent test at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
 
Laser activation for missile defense program
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 11 June, 2008
Boeing, industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have achieved a milestone for the Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense program this month by completing the first laser activation testing on the ground at Edwards Air Force Base.
 
Lockheed Martin - Two D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles Launched in Navy Test in the Pacific
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 June, 2008
The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test launch this month of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin.
 
Boeing Fires New Thin-Disk Laser, Achieving Solid-State Laser Milestone
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 04 June, 2008
Boeing has fired its new thin-disk laser system repeatedly in recent tests, achieving the highest known simultaneous power, beam quality and run time for any solid-state laser to date.
 
Lockheed Martin - contract to support U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps MLRS launchers
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 June, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received a $90 million contract to support U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps MLRS launchers. Lockheed Martin's Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) system will support more than 300 launchers through 2010.
 
Rafael - Eurosatory 2008 Defense Exhibition in Paris
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 03 June, 2008
Rafael will participate in the Eurosatory 2008 Defense Exhibition in Paris at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center - 16-20 June, 2008.
 
89 Million Dollar Order for Small Caliber Ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 29 May, 2008
ATK has been awarded a 89 million dollar contract to supply small caliber ammunition and moderization from the U>S Army Sustainment Command.
 
Boeing Begins Firing High-Energy Laser Aboard Advanced Tactical Laser Aircraft
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 25 May, 2008
Boeing Company has fired a high-energy chemical laser aboard a C-130H aircraft in ground tests for the first time, achieving a key milestone for the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program.
 
Boeing Receives Contract to Further Develop Dual-Role Missile
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 25 May, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract to demonstrate the effectiveness of Guidance Integrated Fuzing (GIF) technology developed under the Seeker Integrated Target Endgame Sensor (SITES) program.
 
General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Develop Lightweight .50 Caliber Machine Guns
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 21 May, 2008
The U.S. Army Joint Munition and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract to develop a Lightweight .50 Caliber (12.7mm) Machine Gun (LW50MG) weapon system.
 
Saab receives US order for Carl-Gustaf
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 May, 2008
Saab has received an order from the United States Government for the Carl-Gustaf system.
 
Aardvark at Eurosatory 2008
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 16 May, 2008
Aardvark will be exhibitng at Eurosatory 2008
 
ATK and U.S. Army Conduct Successful PGK Flight Tests
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 11 May, 2008
Alliant Techsystems and the U.S. Army recently conducted a series of successful flight tests of the company's 155mm Howitzer Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Arizona.
 
BAE Systems - Contract for Mk 14 Missile Launching Canisters
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 May, 2008
BAE Systems has received a $31.6 million contract to manufacture Mk 14 Mod 2 Tomahawk missile launching canisters for the U.S. Navy. The canisters will house, safely transport and enable loading of the U.S. Navy's Tactical Tomahawk Missile for firing from the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).
 
ATK Delivers Second AARGM Test Bed Aircraft
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 May, 2008
Modified King Air Aircraft Developed for the Italian Air Force is a Key Asset in United States-Italy Cooperative AARGM Development Program
 
DRS - $51 Million in New Orders for Thermal Weapon Sights from US Army
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 02 May, 2008
DRS Technologies, Inc. has announced the receipt of new contract orders totaling over $51 million to produce Thermal Weapon Sights II (TWS II).
 
Changes at Manroy Engineering
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 28 April, 2008
Manroy Engineering, the privately owned British Machine Gun company based in East Sussex, England has sold a stake to UK Defence entrepreneur Glyn Bottomley. Manroy Engineering was originally formed by Roy and Madeleine Swainbank in 1975 to support the weapon spares requirements of the British Army.
 
ATK - Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 26 April, 2008
ATK Receives $9 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze for the BLU-109 and BLU-113 Penetrating Munitions. Total Program Value Could Exceed $250 Million.
 
Boeing - HAVELSAN Renew Missile Defense Partnership with Turkey
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 24 April, 2008
Boeing and HAVELSAN, a leading software and systems company in the Republic of Turkey, have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue pursuing solutions in regional and global ballistic missile defense.
 
Northrop Grumman Remotec Robots Tested
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 24 April, 2008
The Andros line of robots produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation's subsidiary Remotec Inc., is the first to be tested and recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), a non-profit organization promoting communications among Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) units in the United States and abroad.
 
BAE Systems - Spearfish Torpedo Extension Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 23 April, 2008
BAE Systems has been awarded a £24 million contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the Spearfish Transition Extension Programme (STEP).
 
MineWolf for UAE
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 22 April, 2008
The Land Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a multi-million euro contract with BAL Bauer Industries Ltd. for the procurement of large-scale mine clearance machines "MineWolf’.
 
Boeing Delivers First Laser JDAMs
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 19 April, 2008
Boeing has delivered the first Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (LJDAM) kits to the U.S. Air Force. The Precision Laser Guidance Set (PLGS) kits are being produced to satisfy the Air Force and Navy's urgent need for engagement of fast-moving land targets.
 
Lockheed Martin - UK's Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program.
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 18 April, 2008
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a one-year, $15.5-million contract for continued program management and engineering services for the United Kingdom's Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program.
 
Richard S. Relac to Board of Directors.
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 18 April, 2008
Former Department of Defense (DOD) Intelligence Analyst Appointed to Valley Forge Composite Technologies, Inc. Board of Directors
 
Minuteman III Propulsion Replacement Program
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 April, 2008
ATK Awarded Follow-On $134 Million Option for Minuteman III Propulsion Replacement Program
 
Bid for Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 16 April, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation this week submitted its bid for the prime role in the U.S. Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) competition.
 
DRS contract for Minuteman Environment Control Systems
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 16 April, 2008
DRS Technologies, Inc. has announced today that it received a $23 million order from Northrop Grumman Corporation's Space and Mission Systems business in Clearfield, Utah, to provide replacement environment control systems (ECS) for electronic equipment and personnel of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch and missile alert facilities.
 
ATK - 100,000th DSU-33 Proximity Sensor Delivered to U.S. Air Force
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 15 April, 2008
Alliant Techsystems recently delivered the 100,000th DSU-33 Proximity Sensor to the U.S. Air Force. The company reached this production milestone after consolidating fuze operations in 2005 into its Allegany Ballistics Laboratory manufacturing center of excellence in Rocket Center, West Virginia.
 
MineWolf Systems - First Quarter Results
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 13 April, 2008
A summary of the first quarter results is show below. The full document can be downloaded from the company web site.
 
New director for Valley.
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 09 April, 2008
Valley Forge Composite Technologies, has announced the appointment of Dr. Victor E. Alessi to its Board of Directors.
 
Lockheed Martin - Nulka Active Missile Decoy Electronics
Targets, Decoys and Jamming : 09 April, 2008
The Nulka Active Missile Decoy, for which Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] provides the electronic payload, was recently honored as Australian Defence Magazine's 'Defence Project of the Year' for 2007. The magazine's annual Defence Industry Awards recognize the nation's Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) and its suppliers for innovation and performance on major industry projects.
 
ATK receive 415.6 million dollar funding for small-caliber ammunition orders
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 09 April, 2008
Alliant Techsystems (ATK)has received an additional $415.6 million in military small-caliber ammunition orders and modernization funding for the Lake City Army Ammunition plant. The contracts were awarded by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill.
 
UK MoD - Ground troops to get world class air warning system
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 06 April, 2008
Ground commanders are to get a new system that will tell them what is happening in the air, helping to reduce friendly fire incidents and improve their ability to counter air attacks, under a £100 million contract with Lockheed Martin UK INSYS.
 
QinetiQ North America - gunshot localization systems
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 06 April, 2008
QinetiQ North America, a global developer of innovative technology solutions for defense and security, and Pacific Safety Products Inc. (PSP), a leader in protective body armor and soldier systems, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive agreement to market QinetiQ North America's line of gunshot localization systems, known as Ears(TM).
 
Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for SCORPION(tm) Unattended Ground Sensor
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 01 April, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Army to provide soldiers with additional SCORPION(tm) unattended ground sensor (UGS) system spares and technical support.
 
Thales? Starstreak weapon system
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 31 March, 2008
Improved version of Thales’ Starstreak weapon system hits the mark!
 
ATK and Ad Astra Rocket Company Sign Technology Development Alliance
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 31 March, 2008
Alliant Techsystems and the Ad Astra Rocket Company of Houston, Texas signed and executed a Technology Development Alliance designed to strengthen the market presence of the two companies and explore future in-space propulsion systems for lunar and planetary missions.
 
$166 Million Contract to Produce Hydra-70 Rockets
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 24 March, 2008
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract worth $166.4 million for the production of 2.75-inch Hydra-70 rockets. The award is part of a five-year requirements contract signed in 2005 that has a total potential value of more than $900 million if all options are exercised.
 
Minuteman III ICBM Safety Enhanced Reentry Vehicle (SERV) program.
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 23 March, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received a $23.9 million contract modification from Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide hardware components for the next phase of full-rate production for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Safety Enhanced Reentry Vehicle (SERV) program.
 
Apache helicopter Arrowhead(R) system contract
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 23 March, 2008
DRS Technologies was awarded two contracts by the Missiles and Fire Control segment of Lockheed Martin Corporation to produce key components for the Apache helicopter Arrowhead(R) system. The two awards, for $31.4 and $28.5 million, push the total DRS awards to date for the Arrowhead program to more than $240 million.
 
General Dynamics $100m orders for ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 16 March, 2008
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has recently been awarded two contracts valued at $20.5 and $88.7 million for production of small-caliber ammunition by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill. Work will be performed in St. Petersburg, Fla.
 
Army Missile Interceptor System Prototype Contract
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 16 March, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is one of two companies awarded a contract by the U.S. Army last month to design and demonstrate a prototype missile interceptor weapon system that will defend warfighters against rocket, artillery, and mortar (RAM) threats.
 
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