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02 December 2005 Military News

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  • Canada takes delivery of first M777 howitzers BAE Systems 02 Dec 2005 -- The 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery conducted an inaugural firing today of the first 155mm, M777 towed howitzers delivered to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). The four guns of six to be delivered were supplied by the United States Marine Corps under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract between the U.S. and Canada. The howitzers will be deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Archer, following training and integration with a digitized gun management system, in Canada.
  • Northrop Grumman-Built San Antonio (LPD 17) to Leave Pascagoula Shipyard, Ready for Texas Commissioning Northrop Grumman 02 Dec 2005 -- One of the most technologically-advanced and sailor-friendly U.S. Navy warships ever built will sail away from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) shipyard on Saturday morning, Dec. 3. The amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio (LPD 17) represents the first in a class that will form a solid foundation for the Navy's new expeditionary warfare strategy.
  • Boeing A160 Hummingbird Completes Flight Test Boeing 02 Dec 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the A160 Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft made its first test flight from an airfield near Victorville, Calif., Nov. 30. Boeing continues its program to demonstrate the unprecedented range, endurance, payload and altitude capabilities of this innovative unmanned air vehicle.
  • Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Moves Closer to Production with Completion of Critical Design Review Northrop Grumman 02 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully conducted a critical design review of its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the U.S. Navy. The review moves the program closer to full-scale production and delivery of the vertical takeoff and landing UAV to the Navy.
  • Successful Test for the Arrow Weapon System Israel Aerospace Industries 02 Dec 2005 -- Another successful test of the "Arrow" weapon system was conducted today. It was the fourteenth Arrow Interceptor test, and the ninth test of the complete weapon system.

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