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26 April 2005 Military News

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  • BAE Systems Successfully Demonstrates Wolfpack BAE Systems 26 Apr 2005 -- NASHUA, New Hampshire -- BAE Systems recently completed its final demonstration of the current phase of the WolfPack program to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other government officials at the Fallon Range Training Complex in Nevada.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $62.5 Million for Abrams Integrated Management Materials General Dynamics 26 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $62.5 million contract for the material associated with the production of 75 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) tanks. Initial funding authorized under the contract was $31.25 million.
  • Turkey to Upgrade Lockheed Martin F-16 Fleet with Advanced Systems Lockheed Martin 26 Apr 2005 -- The governments of the United States and Turkey signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the systems upgrade of Turkish F-16 aircraft at an estimated total value of $1.1 billion. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will be the principal contractor for the program.
  • Northrop Grumman Completes First Major Aircraft Component of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Northrop Grumman 26 Apr 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed the first major component of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, demonstrating manufacturing concepts that will become critical once initial production begins in 2007.
  • Northrop Grumman Celebrates Network-Centric Milestones Northrop Grumman 26 Apr 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy moved closer Monday to realizing the Navy's network-centric war-fighting vision with the joint celebration of the "keel-start" of the first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye test aircraft and the first deliveries of Improved Capability III EA-6B Prowler electronic-attack aircraft.
  • Orbital Successfully Completes Final Developmental Flight For U.S. Navy's "Coyote" Sea-Skimming Target Missile Orbital Sciences Corp. 26 Apr 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it successfully flight-tested the final development vehicle in the U.S. Navy's GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) system for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on April 22, 2005.
  • APAR shines again in live firing tests Thales 26 Apr 2005 -- Once again, the Thales Anti Air Warfare suite proved its status as most advanced naval defence system in the world. During live missile firing tests held by the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) in March 2005, the APAR radar system successfully guided two Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSM) and two Standard Missiles (SM2) simultaneously to various targets, destroying them all.

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