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12 October 2009 Military News

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  • TYPHOON AVAILABILITY CONTRACT TO SUPPORT ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE OPERATIONS BAE Systems 12 Oct 2009 -- The Royal Saudi Air Force has commenced flying operations following the delivery of the first 4 of 72 Typhoon aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force.
  • Boeing Small Diameter Bomb II Successfully Engages Target in Flight Test Boeing 12 Oct 2009 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] GBU-40 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) II team successfully concluded a 42-month risk reduction program on Sept. 29 with a flight test in which the weapon impacted its target.
  • DCNS awarded contracts to maintain French Navy’s front-line fighting ships DCNS 12 Oct 2009 -- DCNS has been awarded three contracts worth over €310 million to provide through-life support services for the French Navy’s front-line fighting ships. The first calls for TLS services for 22 front-line ships including Horizon air defence frigates over a period of six years; the second for TLS services for two amphibious assault vessels and two force projection vessels for four-and-a-half years; and the third for TLS services for missiletracking ship Monge for six years.
  • Oshkosh Defense Awarded Additional 923 M-ATVs Valued at $408.5 Million Oshkosh 12 Oct 2009 -- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today it has received an additional $408.5 million award from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) for 923 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) to be delivered to the U.S. Armed Forces through March 2010.
  • Oshkosh Defense Submits Vehicles for Australian Land 121 Phase 4 Oshkosh 12 Oct 2009 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has submitted its MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and SandCat vehicle as part of two proposals with Plasan SASA, Ltd., and JLG Australia for the Australian Department of Defence’s (DoD) Land 121 “Overlander” Phase 4.
  • Thales to supply Satellite Communication System for Dutch Ocean Patrol Vessels Thales 12 Oct 2009 -- Thales has been awarded a contract by the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply naval satcom terminals on the four Ocean Patrol Vessels, that are being built for the Royal Navy. The first terminal will be installed on the first ship scheduled to be handed over to the Royal Navy at the end of 2010. The delivery period will last until 2012.

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