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20 December 2005 Military News

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  • ATK Receives New Sole-source Contract for HELLFIRE Rocket Motors ATK 20 Dec 2005 -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a contract valued at nearly $3 million to manufacture rocket motors for the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) HELLFIRE® II missile, the first year of a proposed five-year agreement between ATK and Lockheed Martin.
  • BAE Systems wins GBp 123 million armoured vehicle contract BAE Systems 20 Dec 2005 -- BAE SYSTEMS has won a 123 million order to supply 45 CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to the Danish Army. This latest order brings the number of CV90 series customers to six, underlining its position as the European combat vehicle alternative.
  • Boeing Delivers First Apache Longbow Helicopter for Japan Boeing 20 Dec 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the first AH-64D Apache Longbow multi-role combat helicopter for the Japanese government to Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the Japanese aerospace company teamed with Boeing to produce the Apache Longbow in Japan.
  • CACI Awarded $21.6 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Maintenance Information Systems CACI 20 Dec 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $21.6 million prime contract by the U.S. Navy Commander of the Pacific Fleet to continue its support for Navy maintenance information systems. The recompete award, known as the Maintenance Automated Information System Transformation and Support contract, is for one base year and four option years.
  • FIRST F-35 NEARS COMPLETION AT LOCKHEED MARTIN Lockheed Martin 20 Dec 2005 -- With the installation of horizontal tails on the first F-35, the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) team has completed assembly of the aircraft’s major structural components. The next milestone in the aircraft’s march to first flight is engine installation, planned for early 2006.
  • Northrop Grumman Successfully Redelivers USS George Washington Northrop Grumman 20 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has redelivered the USS George Washington (CVN 73) to the U.S. Navy following a 10-and-a-half-month maintenance availability.
  • New Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the German Army Rheinmetall Defence 20 Dec 2005 -- A prototype of the new AIFV Puma for the German Army was today presented to the contracting authority. PSM GmbH, Kassel, responsible as prime contractor, has thus met an important contractual milestone with the presentation of the so-called system demonstrator on 20 December 2005.
  • Sagem Défense Sécurité secures the French Ministry of Defense’s Intranet Sagem (Safran group) 20 Dec 2005 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité today announced that the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected it to supply and deploy Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This PKI will manage the Ministry of Defense’s digital Intranet certificates (Intraced) used for classified defense needs.
  • Paradigm Signs 2 year Extension to Skynet 5 Contract and Orders a Third Skynet 5 Satellite EADS 20 Dec 2005 -- Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd, a subsidiary of EADS SPACE Services, has today signed an amendment with the UK MoD to extend the 15 year Skynet 5 PFI service contract for military communications. The extension will provide the UK MoD with increased value for money through increased assurance and extended capability. A key feature of the extension is that Paradigm will order construction and launch of a third satellite, Skynet 5C, to be manufactured by EADS Astrium.

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