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23 June 2005 Military News

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  • General Dynamics Awarded $18 Million for Production of 2.75-Inch Rockets General Dynamics 23 Jun 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a $17.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for the production of 2.75-inch Hydra-70 rockets and warheads. This order was awarded under a five-year requirements contract signed on May 5, 2005, which has a potential value of $900 million. Orders to date under this contract total $154 million.
  • Lockheed Martin Joint Common Missile Warhead Successfully Demonstrates Lethality Against Urban Structures Lockheed Martin 23 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully completed the first in a series of tests verifying the ability of the Joint Common Missile (JCM) to destroy urban structures. The test, performed recently at Redstone Arsenal, AL, was part of an analysis of JCM’s capability to defeat Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) targets.
  • DD(X) National Team Successfully Flies Long-Range Land-Attack Projectile to Record Range Northrop Grumman 23 Jun 2005 -- The DD(X) National Team, led by Northrop Grumman Corporate and Raytheon Company, in partnership with Bath Iron Works, United Defense Industries, Incorporated, and Lockheed Martin, announces another successful guided flight test of the Long-Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) for the U.S. Navy's DD(X) Advanced Gun System (AGS). LRLAP is a 155mm GPS-(global positioning system) guided gun-launched projectile capable of precision fire support at ranges up to 83 nautical miles.
  • Successful Testing of the DD(X) Peripheral Vertical Launch System Validates Design and Further Mitigates Risk Northrop Grumman 23 Jun 2005 -- Yesterday marked another significant milestone in the design of the U.S. Navy's next-generation multi-mission destroyer, DD(X), when Northrop Grumman Corporation, supported by DD(X) National Team members Raytheon Company and United Defense Industries, Incorporated, conducted additional successful testing of the ship's revolutionary Peripheral Vertical Launching System (PVLS).
  • Raytheon Awarded $752 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Taiwan Early Warning Radar Raytheon 23 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a not-to-exceed $752 million contract by the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Material Command, Electronic Systems Center (ESC), Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to provide Taiwan with an Early Warning Surveillance Radar System.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Signs International Distributor Agreement With ICS BAE Systems 23 Jun 2005 -- SAN DIEGO -- BAE Systems has signed an International Distributor Agreement with International Computer Systems (London) Ltd. (ICS) , to distribute its Geospatial Exploitation Products (GXP) in Jordan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) through sister companies in Amman and Dubai. The distributor agreement with ICS extends BAE Systems commitment to involve international partners to distribute its technically advanced photogrammetry and image analysis software, which includes SOCET SET and SOCET GXP.
  • Northrop Grumman's Next-Generation Fire Scout UAV on Track Northrop Grumman 23 Jun 2005 -- The next-generation RQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed several milestone reviews critical to the system's continued development.

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  • US Aid Package Includes Tsunami Early Warning Funds VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- The United States is preparing to launch a 656-million-dollar, long-term reconstruction aid program for countries hardest hit by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster six months ago. It includes nearly 17 million dollars to begin development of a tsunami early warning system for the region.
  • Sea Launch Successfully Launches Intelsat Americas™-8 Satellite Boeing 23 Jun 2005 -- Sea Launch Company today successfully delivered the Intelsat Americas™-8 (IA-8) communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit. Early data indicate the spacecraft is in excellent condition.



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