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Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Second Major Milestone for the Joint High-Powered Solid State Laser Phase 3 Program
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 14 March, 2008
Northrop Grumman exceeds all demonstration target requirements toward goal of producing 100kW solid state laser Northrop Grumman Corporation has demonstrated exemplary performance capability of a laser chain, the first major building block of a solid state demonstrator laser designed to reach a power level of 100kW.
 
Northrop Grumman/Air Force Complete Guidance Upgrade Installations On Minuteman III ICBMs
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 14 March, 2008
Air Force Declares Full Operational Capability for Guidance Replacement Program
 
Follow-on contract for warhead development
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 13 March, 2008
Innovative technology from ATK is to provide additional capabilities for the Warfighter, continuing development of a small, lightweight warhead.
 
Event highlights non-fiction science and engineering in defence
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 13 March, 2008
The Future Soldier event, held to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week, has highlighted technologies from Thales which will be used in the defence industry.
 
Lockheed Martin - Contract to demonstrate C-RAM interceptor system
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 12 March, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received an $8.6 million Science and Technology contract from the U.S. Army Research and Development Command (RDECOM) Missiles and Aviation Research and Development Center (AMRDEC) to demonstrate a Counter Rockets, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) interceptor system. Work on the contract will be completed by November 2008.
 
General Dynamics - support to the Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program directorate.
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 March, 2008
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide support to the Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program directorate. The contract has a total potential value of $191 million over five years if all options are exercised.
 
Northrop Grumman - Mine Detection Systems Earns Go-Ahead
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 10 March, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) has received approval for low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 2 from the U.S. Navy. The company will produce three ALMDS units for approximately $25 million under the contract. It is anticipated that the company will produce 25 units over the next five years when the program enters full rate production in 2010. There is also potential for international sales.
 
General Dynamics - New processes to improve gun manufacture
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 08 March, 2008
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is investing in production equipment and accelerating its enterprise-wide focus on Lean/Six Sigma-based process improvements at its Saco, Maine, gun manufacturing facility to increase the plant's capacity. The site serves as General Dynamics' core production site for single- and multi-barrel aircraft and crew-served weapon systems.
 
ATK - Successful Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Flight Test
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 01 March, 2008
AARGM Flight Test Demonstrates Lethality Against Enemy Air Defense Fire Control Radar In Realistic Battlefield Environm
 
Lockheed Martin - Successful test of DAGR system
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 01 March, 2008
Lockheed Martin recently completed three successful tests of the DAGR(TM) semi-active laser guidance kit for 2.75-inch/70mm rockets - two guided flight tests and a multi-purpose sled test - demonstrating the system's precision-strike accuracy, off-axis capability and delayed fuzing mode.
 
ATK - Precision Guided Mortar Munition Tests
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 01 March, 2008
Alliant Techsystems and the U.S. Army successfully performed three consecutive Guide-To-Hit (GTH) tests of the Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM). The flight tests were conducted at the Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) in Arizona on February 13 and 14. The projectiles hit their target at approximately 5.3km to the target in moderate to high wind conditions, demonstrating in-flight maneuverability, repeatability and precision strike capability.
 
Boeing - Small Diameter Bomb Delivery Milestones Celebrated
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 01 March, 2008
Boeing has celebrated a trio of Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) delivery milestones -- the 1,000th SDB I, the 200th BRU-61/A Bomb Rack Unit Carriage System and the first 50 Focused Lethality Munitions (FLM) -- demonstrating a commitment to providing effective solutions to the U.S. military.
 
ATK - Pivotal Role in the U.S. Navy's Successful Shoot Down of a Disabled Satellite
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 27 February, 2008
ATK Developed the Technology Which Allowed the Kinetic Warhead to Maneuverfor a Precision Strike
 
Northrop Grumman - Installation of Laser Modules On Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser Prototype Aircraft
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 26 February, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation and industry teammates have completed installing the six laser modules that comprise the core of the world's largest mobile laser on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser (ABL).
 
Lockheed Martin - Modified Aegis Destroys Satellite
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 23 February, 2008
Demonstrating its adaptability to support new and more challenging mission needs, Lockheed Martin's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System successfully destroyed an errant United States satellite, preventing it from an uncontrolled and unpredictable reentry and potential crash to Earth.
 
Boeing - Airborne Laser Team Installs All Major Laser Components on ABL Aircraft
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 23 February, 2008
Boeing, industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have achieved a significant milestone for the revolutionary Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense program with the installation of all six chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) modules on the ABL aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
 
Lockheed Martin - Sniper(R) Targetting Pod Datalink
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 23 February, 2008
Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated a prototype two-way video data link (VDL) for the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) during a U.S. Air Force Sniper users' conference at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, FL. Sniper ATP provides an unrivaled aerial advantage on the battlefield. Airmen were impressed with the next-generation of VDL capability demonstrated at the event.
 
Northrop Grumman - Navigation Systems for NATO's MEADS Air Defense Program
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 20 February, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by MBDA Italia to provide the navigation and localization system for NATO's Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program within the design and development phase.
 
ATK - Combustion Air Heater (CAH)
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 19 February, 2008
Alliant Techsystems has announced that the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) has completed acceptance testing of a state-of-the-art Combustion Air Heater (CAH).
 
UK MoD - British Army gets new state-of-the-art target locator
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 17 February, 2008
The UK's front line forces are to be equipped with a new state-of-the-art target locator system, under a £30M contract with Thales UK.
 
Thales - Target Locator System for British Army
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 17 February, 2008
Thales UK has been awarded a £30m contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the latest version of its Joint-Target Acquisition System (J-TAS) to meet the MoD’s Surveillance System and Range Finding (SSARF) requirement.
 
General Dynamics - NATO interoperability for 12.7mm (.50 caliber) C162 Ball and C163 Tracer cartridges
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 17 February, 2008
General Dynamics has announced that its 12.7mm (.50 caliber) C162 Ball and C163 Tracer cartridges are qualified for NATO interoperability, according to the NATO International Panel on Standard Small Arms Ammunition. The designs meet the 12.7mm NATO Standardisation Agreement (STANAG) requirements, ensuring full interchangeability between all NATO troops using NATO-qualified weapons.
 
Rafael and BEL agree to set up JV
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 16 February, 2008
Rafael and Bharat Electronics Ltd Agreed to Work Towards Formation of a Joint Venture at the DEFEXPO India 2008
 
Lockheed Martin - MEADS Design Review Completed
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 February, 2008
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed its System Preliminary Design Review (PDR), a major milestone in the program's development.
 
Lockheed Martin - Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 February, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received $194 million from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for production of the combat-proven Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).
 
Lockheed Martin - Contract for US Army Tactical Missile System
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 07 February, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received $194 million from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for production of the combat-proven Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).
 
QinetiQ - Towed Array Handling Systems for Spanish Navy
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 06 February, 2008
QinetiQ has just announced the sale of four Towed Array Handling Systems (TAHS) to be used with the new S80 class of submarines being built by Navantia for the Spanish Navy. The multi-million Euro TAHS contract was won against strong international competition and is the culmination of many years research and development work by QinetiQ’s Underwater Systems business in Winfrith, Dorset.
 
Lockeed Martin - France buys Hellfire missiles
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 06 February, 2008
The governments of France and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of Lockheed Martin's precision-strike laser-guided HELLFIRE II missiles to France.
 
Boeing - Contract for Next-Generation Harpoon Block III Missile
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 03 February, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $73.7 million U.S. Navy contract to design and develop the Harpoon Block III missile, a next-generation weapon system that will enhance naval surface warfare capabilities.
 
Boeing - $116 Million JDAM Production Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 February, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $116 million U.S. Air Force contract for more than 4,000 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits.
 
ATK - Multi-Year Modernization Program
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 02 February, 2008
Modernization will Assure Lake City Plant Remains Primary Source of Ammunition for Decades to Come
 
ATK to Seek Investment Canada Act Approval for MDA Acquisition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 02 February, 2008
Filing Supports ATK's Vision to Grow its Global Space-Related Business in Canada
 
Lockheed Martin - Aegis Open Architecture Weapon System
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 01 February, 2008
In a successful first test of its advanced fire control system, Lockheed Martin's Aegis Open Architecture Weapon System recently performed a successful missile firing from the U.S. Navy's 'USS Desert Ship' at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR).
 
General Dynamics - Spike Missile Systems for Spanish Army
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 28 January, 2008
General Dynamics European Land Systems has announced that its General Dynamics Santa Barbara Sistemas operations in Spain has signed a $64 million (approximately 44 million Euros) contract with the Spanish Army for the supply of Air Land (ER) Spike Missile Systems for the HAD Tiger helicopters.
 
Chemring Group - New EOD and IEDD specialist
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 23 January, 2008
Chemring Group’s acquisition of leading EOD and IEDD specialist, Richmond EEI strengthens the Group’s position as a key provider of global protection products. Richmond is a world leader in light-weight, long-range, recoilless disrupters – vital for safely neutralising unexploded ordnance and IEDs, whilst minimising the risk of collateral damage.
 
Allen-Vanguard - Financial newsnew
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 23 January, 2008
Allen-Vanguard Corporation ('Allen-Vanguard' or the 'Company') (TSX:VRS) today clarified that its total backlog at the beginning of fiscal 2008 was approximately $173 million. In its press release dated December 18, 2007, the Company incorrectly referred to opening backlog of $135 million. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
 
Lockheed Martin awarded $66m contract to incorporate new PAC-3 missile segment enhancement (MEADS)
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 17 January, 2008
The NATO Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Management Agency awarded a $66 million contract to incorporate the Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missile as the baseline interceptor for the tri-national program. The new interceptor increases the system's range and lethality over the baseline PAC-3 Missile, which was selected as the primary missile for MEADS when the design and development program began in 2004.
 
Lockheed Martin - Aegis system for Japanese Navy
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 16 January, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received a $40.4 million contract modification to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability to the Aegis-equipped Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JS Myoko.
 
Lockheed Martin - Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) to US Navy
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 16 January, 2008
Lockheed Martin has recently delivered the third production Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) to the U.S. Navy, increasing the mine countermeasures capability for both DDG 51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The first and second RMMV were delivered to the Navy in April and August 2007, respectively.
 
Lockheed Martin - US Army Patriot Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 January, 2008
Lockheed Martin has received contracts totaling $556 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile program.
 
Boeing - Response to Missile Defense Agency
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 07 January, 2008
Boeing has responded to a U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) request for industry feedback on the follow-on Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program.
 
Boeing - Airborne Laser Program
Launch Control, Laser and Sighting Equipment : 05 January, 2008
Boeing industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have achieved the final 2007 milestone for the Airborne Laser (ABL) program, capping a successful year for the revolutionary airborne directed energy weapon system.
 
Northrop Grumman - High Energy Laser Aircraft
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 03 January, 2008
Northrop Grumman Achieves Two Milestones Toward Integrating High-Energy Laser With Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Laser Aircraft
 
QinetiQ - LOKI Countermeasures system for Norwegian Navy
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 15 December, 2007
Customer sign-off trials have been completed the the first consignment of LOKI torpedo countermeasures have been sent to Bergen for the Royal Norwegian Navy, as part of a supply and ongoing support contract worth over €4 million.
 
ATK - Successful test of 3500 lbf rocket engine
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 12 December, 2007
ATK has announced the successful test firing of a liquid oxygen/methane rocket engine in a vacuum.
 
New Sniper Rifle for the UK Armed Forces
Guns, Rifles, Manual Launch Equipment : 14 November, 2007
A £4M contract to supply the UK armed forces with new sniper rifles has been awarded to Accuracy International Ltd.
 
ATK - Contract for Fuze Setters
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 08 November, 2007
ATK Awarded $5 Million Contract with U.S. Army to Manufacture Over 400 Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setters With Options, the Total Contract could exceed $10 Million
 
ATK Awards $65 Million Contract to L-3 Communications
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 07 November, 2007
ATK Awards $65 Million Contract to L-3 Communications
 
Boeing - Intercept Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 06 November, 2007
Boeing Supports First Dual Intercept Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System
 
General Dynamics - U.S. Navy Sea Systems Contract
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 06 November, 2007
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and the University of Missouri at Rolla have been awarded a three-year contract for applied research by the U.S. Navy Sea Systems Command Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NEODTD) at Indian Head, Maryland with funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The agreement provides continued funding for counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) applied research and proof of concept demonstrations. The first year of the contract is valued at $1.5 million. The remaining two years have a potential value of $6 million.
 
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