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12 December 2005 Military News

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  • ATK Awarded Contract Totaling $43.5 Million for Mk 90 Rocket Propellant ATK 12 Dec 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition, was recently awarded a $43.5 million contract by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) for continued production of Mk 90 rocket propellant grains at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP) in Radford, Virginia. The multi-year award is expected to result in a total contract value of approximately $190 million.
  • Boeing Lands F-15SG Contract with the Republic of Singapore Boeing 12 Dec 2005 -- The Government of Singapore awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] a contract to produce 12 F-15SG aircraft for the country's next generation replacement fighter jet, and an option for eight additional aircraft at a future date.
  • Denmark Awards General Dynamics $38 Million Contract for EAGLE Armored Patrol Vehicles General Dynamics 12 Dec 2005 -- The Danish Army Material Command awarded MOWAG GmbH, a part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems, a $38 million contract for Eagle IV armored patrol vehicles. The contract includes initial logistics support and equipping the vehicle with an Overhead Weapon Station, Communication and Battle Management Systems and other equipment to enhance the Danish Army’s ability to participate in international operations. General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • Germany Orders 100 General Dynamics Duro IIIP Vehicles General Dynamics 12 Dec 2005 -- MOWAG GmbH, a part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems, has signed an agreement with the German company Rheinmetall Landsysteme, GmbH, Kassel (RLS) to provide 100 Duro IIIP state-of-the-art 6x6 multi-purpose wheeled armored vehicles to be used by the German Bundeswehr (armed forces). The Duro IIIPs will replace unarmored vehicles currently in service and provide protection against ballistic threats and landmines, with space for up to 10 soldiers. General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • U.S. Navy Awards NASSCO Long-Term Multi-Ship LSD/LPD Maintenance and Repair Contract General Dynamics 12 Dec 2005 -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a seven-year contract for the continuous maintenance and repair of four LSD-41/49 class ships and four LPD-4 class ships for the U.S. Navy. The contract includes one drydocking and 12 non-docking availabilities and has an estimated total value of $200 million over the seven-year period.
  • Lockheed Martin, Netfires LLC Successfully Conduct Loitering Attack Missile Boost Vehicle Test Lockheed Martin 12 Dec 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] conducted a successful Boost Test Vehicle (BTV) flight test of its Loitering Attack Missile (LAM) recently at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. This was the first flight test of the new square body LAM airframe, and preliminary data indicate all test objectives were achieved.
  • Transportation Security Administration Selects Lockheed Martin Team to Enhance US Airport Explosives Detection Systems Lockheed Martin 12 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a Lockheed Martin-led [NYSE: LMT] team a contract to begin field testing advanced certified explosives detection systems (EDS) in two major U.S. airports.
  • Raytheon Advances CVN 21 Program with Successful System Requirements Review Raytheon 12 Dec 2005 -- Raytheon Company achieved a significant milestone as the prime systems integrator for CVN 21, the U.S. Navy's next generation aircraft carrier, with the successful execution of the systems requirements review (SRR).
  • French PA2 carrier programme advanced to next design phase Thales 12 Dec 2005 -- The PA2 design phase was officially launched by French Minister for Defence Mme Michèle Alliot-Marie on 24 January 2005. The studies undertaken since early 2005 have focused on the opportunities for cooperation between the French PA2 and the British CVF programmes. These studies concluded, moreover, that the basic CVF design could, with limited tailoring, meet the French Navy's requirements.
  • Airborne Laser Completes Laser Ground Tests Boeing 12 Dec 2005 -- The Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] Airborne Laser team announced today the successful completion of a series of tests involving its high energy laser at the Systems Integration Lab at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. During this test series, lasing duration and power were demonstrated at levels suitable for the destruction of multiple classes of ballistic missiles. This is the second of two program significant knowledge points planned for 2005.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN TO BUILD HIGH ALTITUDE AIRSHIP UNDER $149.2 MILLION MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY CONTRACT Lockheed Martin 12 Dec 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will build a prototype High Altitude Airship (HAATM) under a $149.2 million contract awarded by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This contract marks the beginning of the program's third phase, leading to prototype delivery and flight in 2009.

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