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Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
ATK - AARGM Achieves Major Milestone
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 07 June, 2007
Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Achieves Major Milestone
 
Boeing Wins Next Phase of USAF Missile Technology Program
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 31 May, 2007
Boeing Wins Next Phase of U.S. Air Force Missile Technology Program
 
QinetiQ (Foster-Miller Inc) - Talon Robot Repair Activitiy
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 31 May, 2007
Wholly owned QinetiQ subsidiary Foster-Miller Inc, announced today that its IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract from the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office administered by the Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division (NAVAIR) has been increased from $63.9 million to $150 million to accommodate the purchase of additional TALON® robots and replacement parts for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
ATK Awarded Precision Guidance Kit Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 30 May, 2007
ATK Awarded Precision Guidance Kit Contract After Multi-Day Competitive Shoot-Off
 
ATK - Medium-Caliber Training Ammunition Contract
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 29 May, 2007
ATK Awarded $22 Million Medium-Caliber Training Ammunition Contract With Options, The Total Contract Value Could Exceed $100 Million
 
ATK - Automatic Cannon Orders
Artillery, Heavy and Other Weapons : 22 May, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received nearly $15 million in orders for its Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon from four international customers. Each of the countries, including Portugal and Slovenia, are buying this latest-generation gun technology for the first time. The orders are for a mix of vehicle-based and naval applications.
 
QinetiQ - ?5.5m Contract - BVRAAM Trials
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 16 May, 2007
QinetiQ has secured a £5.5m contract from the UK MOD to use the Tornado F3 as the alternative test platform to the Typhoon to support trials for the Beyond Visual Range Air-Air Missile (BVRAAM – Meteor) and take development to the systems preliminary design review in September 2007.
 
QinetiQ appoints new Technology Solutions Managing Director
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 10 May, 2007
QinetiQ, the international defence and security technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Oddey as managing director of its Technology Solutions business. In this role she will focus on using QinetiQ's rich technology base to provide services and solutions to defence and other customers.
 
ATK Precision Guided Mortar Munition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 30 April, 2007
ATK Precision Guided Mortar Munition Goes Three-for-Three in a Series of Guided Flight Tests
 
ATK - Critical Role in Successful SM-3 Intercept
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 27 April, 2007
Alliant Techsystems provided the Third Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) and the Solid Divert and Attitude Control System (SDACS) for yesterday's successful test flight of Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-3 (SM-3). The Aegis BMD weapon system supported the planning, detection, and engagement of the target. The SM-3 was launched from the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) equipped cruiser, USS Lake Erie. The SM-3 intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere during the flight test over the Pacific Ocean. This was the eighth successful intercept for SM-3 and Aegis BMD. All eight intercepts utilized ATK's TSRM and SDACS propulsion systems.
 
General Dynamics - Ammunition Magazine Development
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 24 April, 2007
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $14 million contract from Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (Irvine, Calif.), for ammunition magazine system development and demonstration work related to the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems. Under the new contract, General Dynamics will design and develop a reliable lightweight ammunition magazine compatible with existing and future ammunition for the Mounted Combat System, a variant of the FCS manned ground vehicle family.
 
General Dynamics - 20mm Ammunition Order
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 20 April, 2007
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has received multiple contract option awards totaling $22 million for 20mm ammunition from the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Under these awards, General Dynamics will deliver ammunition in the following configurations: the PGU 27 A/B TP Bulk Pack; the PGU 27 A/B TP and the PGU 30 A/B TP-T Functional Pack; the PGU 28 A/B SAPHEI combat round; and the M940 MPT-SD combat round.
 
ATK - $85.8m Trident II Contract
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 13 April, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received an $85.8 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).
 
QinetiQ - Detector for Concealed Explosives
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 13 April, 2007
SPO-20 is a security screening system designed to detect explosive devices concealed under people's clothing.
 
General Dynamics - Medium Caliber Ammunition Contract
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 30 March, 2007
General Dynamics Awarded $22 Million Medium Caliber Ammunition Contract
 
Allen-Vanguard: Interactive ROV demo at CBW Symposium
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 29 March, 2007
Allen-Vanguard, the internal security specialist, is staging a live demonstration at the Symposium Against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents in May to illustrate the phases of action and the role of ROVs in CBRN situations.
 
ATK Wins $10.5m Contract For Precision Guided Munition Equipment
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 20 March, 2007
ATK Wins $10.5 Million Contract to Provide Precision-Guided Munition Reprogramming Equipment
 
ATK - Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM) Test
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 19 March, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has successfully demonstrated the robust design, mission effectiveness, and accuracy of its Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM). In a guided flight test at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Arizona, ATK scored a hit after firing PGMM from a standard 120mm mortar. The round flew approximately 2.5 miles to target and maneuvered to a precision strike, using embedded thrusters located in the body of the projectile.
 
General Dynamics - Contract for Mk 80 Series Bomb Bodies
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 19 March, 2007
General Dynamics Awarded $45 Million U.S. Army Contract for MK 80 Series Bomb Bodies
 
General Dynamics - $12m Contract for Mortar Increment Charges
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 16 March, 2007
General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million U.S. Army Contract for Mortar Increment Charges
 
ATK and ARDEC - New Ammunition and Gun System
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 12 March, 2007
ATK and ARDEC to Develop Advanced Ammunition and Gun System to Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar Attacks
 
General Dynamics Board Increases Dividend 26 Percent
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 08 March, 2007
The board of directors of General Dynamics today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable May 11, 2007, to shareholders of record April 13, 2007. The dividend represents a 26 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share.
 
QinetiQ - Contract For Guided Munition Technology ImpaQt Shells
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 26 February, 2007
QinetiQ, as UK prime contractor for Team ImpaQt, has just secured a £5m contract for a 30 month long Output 6 research programme into 155mm Guided Munition (GM) technology. The programme focuses on reducing overall risk in two key GM technology areas: Guidance navigation and control (GNC) architecture; and composite shell body structural integrity.
 
QinetiQ Appoints New Managing Director
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 21 February, 2007
QinetiQ, the international defence and security technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clive Richardson as managing director of its European, Middle Eastern and Australasian operations, with effect from 1 June 2007. In this role, he will be responsible for all of QinetiQ's operations except for QinetiQ North America and QinetiQ Ventures.
 
ATK - $37M In Orders For Tank Training Ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 07 February, 2007
ATK Receives $37 Million in Orders for Tank Training Ammunition
 
General Dynamics - $78M Contract For Small Caliber Ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 07 February, 2007
General Dynamics Awarded $78 Million U.S. Army Contract for Small-Caliber Ammunition
 
ATK - $330m Orders For Ammunition
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 30 January, 2007
Alliant Techsystems, the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the United States military, has received an additional $284 million in orders for the production of small-caliber ammunition. In addition the company has received $46 million for plant modernization. These contracts were issued by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill.
 
Nexter - French Land Forces Order For Large Caliber Munitions
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 25 January, 2007
Large caliber munitions order for French Land Forces
 
General Dynamics $40m Tank Training Ammunition Contract
Bombs, Grenades and Mines : 18 January, 2007
The U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $39.5 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M865 Target Practice Cone Stabilized Discarding Sabot-Tracer 120mm cartridges.
 
Raytheon - Javelin Logistics Award
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 17 January, 2007
For its timely and proficient support of the warfighter in the field, the Javelin Joint-Venture Logistics Support Team has received the Defense Logistics Award for Contractor-Military Collaboration of the year from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.
 
ATK Conducts Successful PGK Divert Flight Test
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 January, 2007
Alliant Techsystems recently conducted a successful divert flight test of its low-cost Precision Guidance Kit (PGK). The PGK round was fired from a 155mm Howitzer at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Arizona. The round maintained aerodynamic stability throughout its flight and demonstrated an in-flight divert capability well in excess of the company's design requirements for Increment 1, which is a 50 meter CEP.
 
General Dynamics - $425m for Missile Systems by Spanish Army
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 11 January, 2007
General Dynamics Santa Bárbara Sistemas was awarded a $424.5 million contract in late December 2006 by the Spanish Army for the supply of Long Range (LR) SPIKE Missile Systems. General Dynamics Santa Bárbara Sistemas is one of four companies that comprise General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics.
 
Raytheon/Lockheed-Martin Javelin Missile Success
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 10 January, 2007
The Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture achieved success in qualification flight tests of the Block 1 Javelin missile at Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Ala.
 
General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of SNC Technologies Inc.
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 08 January, 2007
General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of SNC Technologies Inc.
 
SNC Technologies Inc. - Company Information
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 08 January, 2007
SNC Technologies Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of ammunition adapted to the needs of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies. The company has a work force of 1,450 employees. As prime contractor and ammunition system integrator, SNC TEC is designated by the Canadian government as the centre of excellence for the maintenance and further development of an industrial defence capability in production, technical know-how and research relating to ammunition products. SNC TEC is a member of the North American Technology Industrial Base (NTIB). The company is headquartered in Le Gardeur, Québec and is wholly owned by the SNC-Lavalin Group.
 
ATK Elects Mark H. Ronald to Board of Directors
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 04 January, 2007
Alliant Techsystems announced that Mark H. Ronald has been elected as an independent director to the company's Board of Directors, effective January 15, 2007. Mr. Ronald recently retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Inc.
 
ATK Civil Ammunition Business to Supply DHS
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 04 January, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has received a series of contracts to supply the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a variety of small-caliber ammunition. If all contract options are exercised, the total value could exceed $90 million.
 
DRS Technologies - $6.3m Contract To Develop New IP Receiver
Automated Weaponry, Detection Equipment : 04 January, 2007
DRS Technologies, has announced that it has been awarded a $6.3 million contract to develop and demonstrate a new near-mid wavelength infrared active detection receiver system. The system will be based on the company's unique Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe) electron avalanche photodiode (e-APD) focal plane array (FPA) technology. The receiver will be an ultra-sensitive infrared detection system designed for use with a laser illumination source for detecting land-based threats.
 
MBDA 's Aster SAMP/T Air Defence System
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 January, 2007
On 14th November 2006, the third and final qualification firing of the Franco-Italian Aster SAMP/T ground-based air defence system was successfully completed at the French DGA's CELM (Centre d'Essai de Lancement des Missiles) test facility. The firing paves the way for the system's operational evaluation by the French and Italian Armed Forces.
 
MBDA Signs Industrial Accord With PT. Pindad Of Indonesia
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 04 January, 2007
International missile systems company MBDA and Indonesia's PT Pindad have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the two companies will form an industrial partnership to market vehicle-mounted missile systems.
 
QinetiQ Finalises ?308m CATS Contract
Targets, Decoys and Jamming : 04 January, 2007
QinetiQ finalises £308m CATS contract to supply MOD with an aerial target service for the UK's armed forces
 
QinetiQ - Next generation Bomb Disposal Robots
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 28 December, 2006
The UK's next generation bomb disposal robots to be supplied by Northrop Grumman, teamed with QinetiQ
 
Foster-Miller Talon Robot
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 21 December, 2006
TALON Robot Selected as Military Design of the Year by Electronic Design Magazine
 
ATK's Pioneering Air Bursting Ammunition Technology
Ammunition, detonators, Primers : 15 December, 2006
ATK's Pioneering Air Bursting Ammunition Technology Selected by U.S. Navy
 
ATK Chairman and CEO to Speak at Defense Investor Conference
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 29 November, 2006
ATK Chairman and CEO Dan Murphy to Speak at the 2006 Credit Suisse Aerospace& Defense Investor Conference
 
ATK Names Steve Wold Corporate Treasurer
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 21 November, 2006
ATK Names Steve Wold Corporate Treasurer
 
Kilgore Flares Co: $18.5M Contract for F-22 Aircraft Flares
Targets, Decoys and Jamming : 17 November, 2006
Kilgore Flares Co., LLC, Toone, Tenn., is being awarded an $18,515,596 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract award is to procure replenishment spares for the F-22 aircraft. The products purchased are flares-specifically MJU-39, MJU-40 and BBU-59. These flares are countermeasures designed to defeat air-to-air guided missiles. At this time, total funds have been obligated. Solicitations began February 2006 and negotiations were complete October 2006. This work will be complete June 2008. Headquarters Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-0-C-).
 
General Dynamics $56m Contract for Trident
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 03 November, 2006
General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million Engineering and Support Contract for TRIDENT Ballistic Missile System
 
General Dynamics Awarded $6m Contract for Ordnance Disposal
Explosive Ordnance Disposal : 03 November, 2006
General Dynamics Awarded $6 Million Contract for Ordnance Disposal Systems Inbox General Dynamics
 
Eurotorp: Australian Defence Force MU90/IMPACT
Rockets, Guided Missiles, Torpedoes and Components : 02 November, 2006
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will acquire production quantities of the MU90/IMPACT lightweight anti-submarine torpedoes following the signing on Wednesday 31st August of the Phase 3 Alliance Agreement with the French and Italian consortium, EuroTorp and the Australian based Thales Underwater Systems Pty Limited.
 
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