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14 September 2005 Military News

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  • ATK and Nitrochemie Form Strategic Alliance to Produce Advanced Propellants ATK 14 Sep 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and Swiss/German propellant manufacturer Nitrochemie have entered into a strategic alliance to market Nitrochemie’s advanced gun propellants in North America. Together, the companies will pursue opportunities in tactical and training tank ammunition, artillery rounds, mortars, and both medium-caliber and small-caliber ammunition. The agreement provides ATK exclusive rights to market, sell, and produce this technology in North America.
  • Boeing Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) Successfully Communicates with Current, JTRS Radios Boeing 14 Sep 2005 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) program recently showcased its ability to bring Network-Centric communications to the battlespace during a successful Preliminary Design Review.
  • Boeing Announces Tandem Rotor Entry for Combat Search and Rescue Vehicle Acquisition Boeing 14 Sep 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced its entry in the U.S. Air Force combat search and rescue aircraft program, the advanced HH-47 CSAR-X tandem rotor aircraft.
  • CACI Awarded $107 Million Contract to Support Navy Automatic Identification Technology CACI 14 Sep 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year prime contract, valued at $107 million, to continue its support for the Naval Supply Systems Command's Navy Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office.
  • NASSCO Starts Construction on Third T-AKE Ship General Dynamics 14 Sep 2005 -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has begun construction on the third ship in the T-AKE program, a new class of combat logistics force ships designated the Lewis and Clark class.
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers First Eight Arrowhead Systems to U.S. Army Lockheed Martin 14 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered the first eight Arrowhead systems for the U.S. Army’s Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) program.
  • Lockheed Martin Names Teammate for U.K.'S Nimrod R Mission Upgrade Study Lockheed Martin 14 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has selected Aerosystems International, Ltd. (AeI), of the United Kingdom, as a partner in its team for Project Helix, a reconnaissance upgrade to the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Nimrod R aircraft. The Nimrod R is the U.K.'s electronic reconnaissance aircraft that examines radio and radar emissions and provides electronic combat support to the military commander. AeI will offer its human-factors integration expertise to the Lockheed Martin-led team, as well as provide engineering expertise in other areas of the program.
  • Raytheon Awarded $38.8 Million Contract for Marine Corps CH-53E FLIRS Raytheon 14 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently awarded a $38.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide AN/AAQ-29A Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) imaging systems for installation on U.S. Marine Corps Super Stallion CH-53E helicopters.
  • Comprehensive protection for German troops Rheinmetall Defence 14 Sep 2005 -- Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH of Kiel will supply the Bundeswehr with 181 new armoured vehicles specifically designed to provide German troops with greater protection when deployed in harm's way. The contract for this € 151 million procurement package has just been signed in Koblenz. Rheinmetall Landsysteme is a subsidiary of Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall AG.
  • THALES' SMART-S Mk2 radar passes major milestone Thales 14 Sep 2005 -- Recently, the SMART-S Mk2 program management team of the Danish Navy confirmed that Thales' SMART-S Mk2 radar successfully completed a Critical Program Review at the Thales Nederland production site. The engineering and initial production phases of the first SMART-S Mk2 have been completed.
  • US offers eight P-3C Orion surveillance aircraft to India IRNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The US has offered to sell eight P-3C Orion naval reconnaissance aircraft to India and New Delhi is examining the proposal, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash said today, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).

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