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18 December 2006 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for December 18, 2006
  • General Dynamics Awarded $10 Million to Continue Producing Submarine Multi-Purpose Processors and Monitoring Systems General Dynamics 18 Dec 2006 -- The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $10 million contract modification to continue producing multi-purpose processor systems and total ship monitoring system kits as part of the Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) program for submarines.
  • SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT FOR F-35 LIGHTNING II BAE Systems 18 Dec 2006 -- Employees at BAE Systems' Samlesbury, Warton, Woodford and Brough sites are celebrating their part in an historic occasion - successful completion of the first flight of the F-35 Lightning II, parts of which are designed and manufactured by BAE Systems.
  • Orbital Successfully Launches Minotaur Rocket Carrying U.S. Air Force's TacSat-2 Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 18 Dec 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) today announced that it successfully launched the TACSAT-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force aboard a Minotaur I space launch vehicle. The Minotaur launch was carried out by Orbital for the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Space Development and Test Wing (SDTW) located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico.
  • SAIC Completes Acquisition of Applied Marine Technology, Inc. SAIC 18 Dec 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Applied Marine Technology, Inc. (AMTI). Based in Virginia Beach, Va., AMTI provides a broad range of services, products and expertise to the special warfare community, military, law enforcement, the intelligence community and private industry, including the areas of homeland security and the global war on terrorism.
  • Deputy PM: Defense industry must integrate in civilian sector RIA Novosti 18 Dec 2006 -- Russia's defense industry must increase its integration in the civilian sector of the economy, the defense minister said Monday.

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