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13 September 2005 Military News

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  • BAE Systems Receives Contract To Develop Joint Strike Fighter Engine Control BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has been selected by the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team (FET) to develop a full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The propulsion system design, which uses two FADECs per engine, resulted from a joint study between BAE Systems and GE Transportation-Aircraft Engines, located in Evendale, Ohio.
  • BAE Systems Type 45 Combat Management System achieves successful acceptance BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has successfully completed the formal qualification and acceptance testing of the latest Combat Management System (CMS) software release for the Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer.
  • Test Success For Astute Combat System BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- As the command deck module for first of class submarine Astute takes shape in the BAE Systems Warspite integration and test facility at Barrow-in-Furness, North West England, a key piece of combat system equipment has passed its installation and set to work tests 300 miles away.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Strategy Underlined By Land Systems Orders Success BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has seen a series of early contract wins for its newly established Land and Armaments business, which together underline the successful rollout of its Land Systems strategy.
  • Astute Class Submarine Programme Firmly On Track BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems submarine manufacturing facility at Barrow-in-Furness, the prime contractor for the Astute Class of submarine, is on track to deliver the first of Royal Navy’s advanced nuclear submarines by August 2008.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Develops Hyperspectral Imaging Technology For Enhanced Target Detection BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- Scientists at BAE Systems Advanced Technology System in Bristol are developing hyperspectral imaging to identify targets which are becoming increasingly difficult to detect due to sophisticated camouflage and concealment techniques.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Panther CLV Debuts At DSEI BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- Panther, the British Army’s command and liaison vehicle (CLV), assembled and integrated by BAE Systems at its facility in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, is making its public debut at DSEi in its British Army configuration.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Seeks Helicopter Landing Breakthrough BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- Landing helicopters safely in conditions currently considered too dangerous or impossible may soon be a regular occurrence as the result of new a helicopter landing aid sensor under development by BAE Systems in Australia.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Wins Main Battle Tank Upgrade Order For South African National Defence Force BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a follow-on contract for approximately 15 million by Armscor, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) acquisition agency, for the upgrade of an additional batch of Olifant MK1B Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to Mk2 standard.
  • Typhoon Fatigue Testing Hits 1000 Hours BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- The full scale fatigue test for the Eurofighter Typhoon, known as P-MAFT (Production - Major Airframe Fatigue Test) has now completed 1,000 test hours, which involves applying half a million load distributions. This process will be repeated 18 times to complete the full scale test over 5 years the equivalent to a 25 year in-service life.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Provides Royal Navy Technical Documentation And Training Online BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems, working in partnership with the UK Defence Logistics Organisation, has been given the go-ahead to roll-out of a technical information browser across the UK Royal Navy fleet before the end of the year, following successful trials aboard the Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster.
  • BAE Systems selected for new Royal Navy Warfare Operator Training Programme BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has been down-selected as preferred supplier for phase one of the new Maritime Composite Training System (MCTS) programme, valued in the region of £100 million.
  • BAE Systems awarded Systems Integration contract for new offshore patrol vessel BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from VT Shipbuilding Limited for the supply and integration of the combat management system and air surveillance radar for the new Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (Helicopter) (OPV(H)).
  • 105MM Light Gun Still In Demand BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems 105mm Light Gun is now back in production, to meet the requirements of an ASEAN nation and emphasising the importance light artillery systems play in modern military operations. The BAE Systems family of lightweight indirect fire support solutions, including the 105mm Light Gun, will be displayed on the BAE Systems stand at DSEi.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Develops Hawk Simulator For South Africa And India BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- The South African Air Force (SAAF) will soon benefit from the latest in pilot training technology in the form of a simulator developed by BAE Systems in Australia and the Indian Air Force is expected to follow.
  • BAE SYSTEMS To Provide Transparent Armoured Gun Shields To US Marine Corps BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems is to provide more than 1,000 Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shields (MCTAGS) kits and spares to support U.S. Marine Corps vehicles under a contact modification worth up to $39.9 million from the U.S. Marine Corps System Command.
  • Warspite Sets New Standards BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has completed five compartments on Astutes command deck module (CDM) to a new grading standard of cleanliness and environmental control. The work was undertaken in BAE Systems Warspite facility in Barrow-in-Furness, North West England, and enabled the installation of sensitive combat systems equipment.
  • Netherlands Success Emphasises BVS10 Capability BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems recent 43 million contract with the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation for 74 BvS10 all terrain vehicles underlines the capability the vehicle offers to customers worldwide.
  • BAE SYSTEMS In Smart Dust Technology Breakthrough BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems has made a significant breakthrough in the way Smart Dust sensors communicate with their host communications device.
  • M777 Concept Demonstrator Showcased At DSEI BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- A new transport concept for the revolutionary BAE Systems M777 155mm howitzer, now in full rate production for the US Marine Corps and US Army, is being showcased at DSEi.
  • Nimrod Development Gathers Pace BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- Development of the new BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 continues to gather pace with a third development aircraft (PA03) now flying as part of the test fleet.
  • CV90 Development Helps Generate BAE SYSTEMS Export Success BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- Capability enhancement has helped drive continued export success for the BAE Systems Hgglunds CV90 family of tracked infantry fighting vehicle. The agile, multi-role combat vehicle with all-target capability has been continuously developed to meet the challenges of todays threat scenario. The current CV90 platform is based on requirements originally outlined by the Swedish Army. Since production began in 1993 the vehicle has entered service with Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Finland. Last December, the Netherlands signed a contract for 184 CV90s for delivery between 2007 and 2010.
  • Typhoon Training Takes Off BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- With Typhoon aircraft rolling off the production line, BAE Systems in-service support for Europes largest defence programme is in full swing.
  • Innovative Support And Partnership Agreements Deliver Significant Savings To The UK MOD BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems commitment to cost saving partnerships with the UK Ministry of Defence was underlined recently with the award of a 60 million support contract for the AS90 155mm self-propelled gun.
  • Global Tanker Team to Deliver Boeing Advanced Aerial-Refueling Tanker Boeing 13 Sep 2005 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) announced today the industry Global Tanker Team currently working on aerial refueling tankers for Italy and Japan has agreed to partner should the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force determine a new aircraft is the best solution for replacing the KC-135.
  • CACI Awarded $188 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Mine Countermeasure Programs CACI 13 Sep 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $188 million prime contract to support the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command's Program Executive Office for Littoral and Mine Warfare. The contract, which has a one-year base and four option years, calls for CACI to support a wide range of current and next-generation mine countermeasure programs and combat systems.
  • EADS sensor fusion software supports warning & control aircraft EADS 13 Sep 2005 -- The sensor fusion software developed by EADS Defence Electronics for Turkish airspace surveillance on board the "Peace Eagle" early warning aircraft, has successfully completed its acceptance test. As the company announced during the Defence Systems & Equipment International fair DSEi in London, the Multi-sensor Integration (MSI) software was accepted by Boeing in its role as the general contractor for the Peace Eagle programme following two intensive weeks of testing involving approximately 160 individual tests. The MSI software is in service on board the NATO AWACS fleet and has been ordered also for the Australian "Wedgetail" programme.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $10.6 Million for Production of M2HB Machine Guns and Barrels General Dynamics 13 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received three orders totaling $10.6 million from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., for the production of 526 M2HB machine guns and 2,000 barrels. These orders will extend M2HB gun deliveries through May 2007 and barrel-only deliveries through June 2006.
  • CRITICAL MILESTONE IN C-5 MODERNIZATION EFFORT REACHED FIRST RERP ENGINE PYLON INSTALLED Lockheed Martin 13 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] reached a critical milestone in the C-5 Galaxy modernization programs, as technicians installed the first engine pylon on a Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) test aircraft. The RERP is the second phase of a two-phased C-5 modernization effort and incorporates over 70 improvements to the aircraft, including new engines. Both C-5A and C-5B test aircraft are included in this modernization test effort that improves the reliability of the aircraft and adds longer term mission capability most cost effectively. Current Air Force acquisition plans call for modernization of all 112 C-5s in service.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN HIGHLIGHTS RECENT F/A-22 RAPTOR SUCCESSES AS THIS 5TH GENERATION FIGHTER PREPARES FOR INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY Lockheed Martin 13 Sep 2005 -- WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2005 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], builder of the world’s only 5th generation fighter aircraft flying today, provided an F/A-22 Raptor program update detailing the game-changing advantages and unmatched capabilities that only the F/A-22 can bring to the United States and its allies.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LOOKING TOWARD PRODUCTION, OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY Lockheed Martin 13 Sep 2005 -- WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2005 – As the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter moves toward its inaugural flight next year, the program continues to meet milestones on schedule and is planning for initial production and operational capability for the armed services.
  • C-130J SUPER HERCULES DEMONSTRATES TRANSFORMATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND CAPABILITY IN SOUTHWEST ASIA Lockheed Martin 13 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] officials told reporters today at the Air Force Association’s 2005 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition that the C-130J Super Hercules is outperforming legacy air transport aircraft in combat operations by at least a two-to-one margin and the reliability is the highest of any aircraft in theater.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN PRODUCES WORLD'S ONLY 5TH GENERATION FIGHTERS Lockheed Martin 13 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], producer of the world’s only 5th generation fighter aircraft, today detailed the game-changing advantages and unmatched capabilities that only 5th generation fighters can bring to the United States and its allies. The company presented a top level view of a Tactical Aircraft operations study covering air dominance, advanced fighter aircraft, operations and sustainment (O&S) costs, the order of magnitude increase in capability provided by 5th generation fighters, mix analysis of fighter capability and cost effectiveness associated with making decisions based on long-term best value.
  • Northrop Grumman Receives Navy Mine-Detection-Pod Production Contract Northrop Grumman 13 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently received a $124.5 million U.S. Navy letter contract for the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Operating from the MH-60S helicopter, ALMDS uses a light detecting and ranging blue-green laser to detect, localize and classify near-surface, moored and floating sea mines.
  • Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Develop Shipboard Protection System for U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman 13 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Navy to develop the Shipboard Protection System, intended to enable naval vessels to counter asymmetric terrorist threats while moored to a pier, at anchor or during restricted maneuvering.
  • Oshkosh Truck Corporation's TerraMax Meets Speed Requirements for DARPA Grand Challenge Oshkosh 13 Sep 2005 -- Oshkosh Truck (NYSE: OSK) announced today that its TerraMax driverless vehicle for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge has successfully navigated a rugged 19.6-mile test segment at an average speed of 19 mph, which makes it fast enough to potentially complete the 175-mile Grand Challenge in less than the required 10 hours. Partners for TerraMax include Oshkosh Truck, Rockwell Collins and the University of Parma, Italy
  • U.S. Tour to Demonstrate the CN-235 and C-295 Airlifters' Capabilities for the U.S. Army's Future Cargo Aircraft Mission Raytheon 13 Sep 2005 -- The CN-235 and C-295 transports have embarked on a four-week U.S. tour to highlight the medium-sized airlifters' capability to meet U.S. Army mission requirements for its Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA).
  • BAE SYSTEMS Plays Key Role In European Crisis Planning Initiative BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- European nations are set to improve the way they cooperate in the event of a crisis and BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre is playing a key role. A European Commission 6th framework project called OASIS (Open advanced system for improved crisis management) aims to halve the reaction time to emergencies such as the New Orleans style flooding or the Exxon Valdez sized oil slicks, thus saving lives and minimising other disruption.
  • BAE Systems joins the "Alliance Shield" team to support NATO'S Theatre Missile Defence Capability BAE Systems 13 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems is part of the multi-national team “Alliance Shield” that is competing to work with NATO to evolve its existing Theatre Missile Defence capability. Alliance Shield is engaged with NATO to understand the capabilities, skills and technologies it requires to deliver this Missile Defence programme. The programme has been established to join NATO missile defence sstems and improve its capability to protect member countries against the ballistic missile threat. Alliance Shield has experience in the design, development and integration of missile defence systems and continued support of those systems after they are fielded.

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