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30 September 2005 Military News

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  • BAE Systems 70mm Laser Guided Rocket Achieves Two Direct Hits BAE Systems 30 Sep 2005 -- NASHUA, New Hampshire -- Two BAE Systems laser-guided rockets, developed for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II (APKWS II) competition, recently completed successful flight tests at the U.S. Armys Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. The 70mm rockets scored direct hits on laser-designated stationary and moving targets.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Signs Co-operation Agreement With Turkish Defence Company For Wheeled Armoured Vehicles BAE Systems 30 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems Land Systems OMC has announced an agreement with Turkish private sector defence company FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (FNSS) for the joint marketing and supply of wheeled armoured vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces.
  • EADS and Turkish Industry join Forces in A400M programme EADS 30 Sep 2005 -- Following its longterm partnership strategy, EADS is joining forces with Turkish industries aiming at close cooperation in the field of defence technology. As announced by EADS during the International Defence Exhibition IDEF at Ankara, EADS Defence Electronics has signed a cooperation agreement with the leading Turkish company Aselsan on Friday.
  • Bath Iron Works Awarded $53 Million Contract For DD(X) Transition Design General Dynamics 30 Sep 2005 -- The Navy announced today that Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a six month, $53.4 million contract for engineering and design efforts for DD(X), the Navy’s next-generation destroyer. Work to be performed under this contract includes beginning the development of functional diagrams, primary structural and non-zone outfit products, class common equipment procurement specifications, joint design/build and production plans and further refinement of design and manufacturing process refinements.
  • U.S. Army Extends General Dynamics Robotics Alliance General Dynamics 30 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has extended its Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) with General Dynamics Robotic Systems for an additional three years. The contract, which continues General Dynamics’ role as the lead for a robotics-focused consortium, has a value of approximately $28 million and will run through fiscal year 2009. General Dynamic Robotics Systems is part of General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

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