Ukraine Snake Island Flag - Buy it Here!

Military


15 December 2009 Military News

Operations
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for December 15, 2009
  • BAE Systems response to UK MOD Defence Budget Review BAE Systems 15 Dec 2009 -- BAE Systems recognises the pressures on the UK’s defence budget and has anticipated changes as a result of this year's planning round
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Flight Boeing 15 Dec 2009 -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner took to the sky for the first time today, ushering a new era in air travel as it departed before an estimated crowd of more than 12,000 employees and guests from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The flight marks the beginning of a flight test program that will see six airplanes flying nearly around the clock and around the globe, with the airplane's first delivery scheduled for fourth quarter 2010.
  • BAE SYSTEMS, NAVY, AND MARINE CORPS GO 4 FOR 4 IN TESTING OF ADVANCED PRECISION KILL WEAPON SYSTEM BAE Systems 15 Dec 2009 -- BAE Systems, in concert with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, scored four hits in four shots during the final phase of integrated testing of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a technology that adds low-cost precision laser guidance to 2.75-inch airborne rockets. Integrated testing seeks to confirm the production readiness of the APKWS system against the full spectrum of system requirements specified by the Navy and Marine Corps.
  • BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES TO U.S. NAVY UNDERSEA WARFARE UNDER $21 MILLION CONTRACT BAE Systems 15 Dec 2009 -- BAE Systems will provide software engineering and other technical services under a $21 million contract with the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). The company will develop, maintain, and test software for sonars and other operational systems on ships and submarines and provide information technology support for Web-based documentation and data storage.
  • BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE HANDHELD TARGET LOCATORS FOR U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 15 Dec 2009 -- BAE Systems has received a $41.9 million U.S. Army contract for all-weather, lightweight, handheld laser target locator systems that allow soldiers to accurately identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at night, and in fog and smoke.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $14 Million for Iraqi Abrams Tank Work General Dynamics 15 Dec 2009 -- The U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract worth $14 million to purchase long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA (Situational Awareness) tanks for the Iraq program.
  • Hamilton Sundstrand congratulates Airbus on A400M first flight Hamilton Sundstrand 15 Dec 2009-- Hamilton Sundstrand's systems have helped enable the first flight of Airbus Military's A400M transport aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
  • Rheinmetall wins contract for high-tech infantry system: "Future Soldier – Expanded System" goes into preproduction Rheinmetall Defence 15 Dec 2009 -- The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf to manufacture a preproduction version of the company's "Future Soldier – Expanded System", or IdZ-ES. The order represents a major milestone on the path to equipping the Bundeswehr with this state-of-the-art infantry system. A contract covering the multi-million euro order has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz.

Other Conflicts

News Reports



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list