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02 February 2006 Military News

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Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for February 2, 2006
  • Northrop Grumman Blue Force Tracking Revolutionizes Joint STARS Employment Northrop Grumman 02 Feb 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, is implementing Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) Blue Force Tracking capability on the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). The Department of Defense fast tracked FBCB2 implementation on Joint STARS to improve the military's ability to pinpoint the location and movement of friendly ground forces.
  • Lift-off as production starts on first STOVL F35 Joint Strike Fighter BAE Systems 02 Feb 2006 -- BAE Systems has started production of the first U.K. components for the Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the worlds next generation stealth fighter jet.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $257 Million Contract for Light Armored Vehicles General Dynamics 02 Feb 2006 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a $128 million increment of a $257 million contract for 130 new eight-wheeled Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-A2) in various configurations for the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract has a total potential value of $307 million if a $50 million option for electric turret drives is exercised.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN APPLIES INNOVATIVE SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE SAFETY FOR U.S. MARINES IN IRAQ Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- United States military forces stationed in Iraq will soon utilize surveillance technology and methods adapted from those used by police departments to track and investigate gang activity.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN OPENS NEW FACILITY IN O'FALLON, ILLINIOS, TO SUPPORT LOCAL MILITARY CUSTOMERS Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today opened the doors to a new customer support office in O’Fallon. The 2,200-square-foot office located near Scott Air Force Base (AFB) reflects Lockheed Martin’s expanding presence in the St. Louis area in support of its growing regional business base.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN HIGHLIGHTS NECESSITY AND VALUE OF 5TH GENERATION FIGHTERS AND NEXT GENERATION AIRLIFT Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- Senior executives from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today emphasized the crucial role that 5TH Generation fighters and next generation tactical airlifters play in forging an interdependent U.S. military structure with significantly increased capability over the legacy force.
  • Sikorsky adds Rockwell Collins training capabilities to CSAR-X bid Sikorsky 02 Feb 2006 -- Feb. 2, 2006 - Sikorsky Aircraft has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Rockwell Collins, Inc., to be the training solutions provider for its bid in the U.S. Air Force-s CSAR-X competition. Sikorsky's offering, the HH-92™ weapon system, a military variant of the S-92™ helicopter, provides the best combination of survivability, performance, interoperability, safety and cost for the vital CSAR-X mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • Sikorsky Adds Aerospace Integration Corporation to its CSAR-X Team Sikorsky 02 Feb 2006 -- Sikorsky Aircraft signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Aerospace Integration Corporation (AIC) for their bid in the U.S. Air Force's CSAR-X competition. Sikorsky's offering, the HH-92TM weapons system, a military variant of the S-92TM helicopter, offers the best combination of survivability, performance, interoperability, safety and cost for the vital CSAR-X mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • Boeing Successfully Completes Additional Milestones on GPS IIF Program Boeing 02 Feb 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced the successful completion of several major milestones on the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF program.
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers First PAC-3 Stockpile Reliability Test Missiles Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently delivered the first Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Stockpile Reliability Test (SRT) Missiles to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Camden, AR. The delivery marked the first major milestone in the Operations and Support (O&S) phase of the PAC-3 Missile program.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Rumsfeld Compares Venezuela's Chavez to Hitler VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has compared Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the Nazi leader Adolph Hitler, saying both were elected legally and then "consolidated power."

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