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14 June 2010 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for June 14, 2010
  • ATK Awarded Additional $41 Million to Deliver Non-Standard Ammunition (NSA) for Afghan Security Forces ATK 14 Jun 2010 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $41 million contract modification to supply additional non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition to the Afghan Security Forces (ASF), under an existing three-year contract with the U.S. Army.
  • New BAE Systems CV90 Variant Improves Protection and Flexibility BAE Systems 14 Jun 2010 -- BAE Systems has unveiled a new build standard of its highly-regarded CV90 tracked armoured vehicle - named Armadillo. The armoured personnel carrier variant is displayed for the first time at this week's Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.
  • BAE Systems Unveils Ultra Lightweight Warrior Soldier System with up to 35 Percent Weight Savings BAE Systems 14 Jun 2010 -- Specifically engineered for the way troops fight today, BAE Systems' Ultra Lightweight Warrior (ULW) system of innovative body armor is designed to offer adaptable protection and dramatic weight savings for soldiers.
  • BAE Systems Debuts new Tactical Remote Turret (TRT) at Eurosatory BAE Systems 14 Jun 2010 -- BAE Systems is launching its newly designed tactical remote turret, the TRT-25, at Eurosatory in Paris. The turret is displayed for the first time on the Company's new RG41 vehicle.
  • BAE Systems Unveils Brand New 8x8 Combat Vehicle at Eurosatory BAE Systems 14 Jun 2010 -- BAE Systems is launching its latest 8x8 addition to the battle-proven RG range of vehicles at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. The new vehicle, known as the RG41, is displayed for the first time at Eurosatory.
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 STOVL Variant Flies Supersonic Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2010 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time June 10, achieving a significant milestone. The aircraft accelerated to Mach 1.07 (727 miles per hour) on the first in a long series of planned supersonic flights.
  • IAI/ELTA Systems Awarded Contracts Worth $35 Million (USD) to Supply UAV Intelligence and Communication Payloads Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- ELTA Systems Ltd., a group and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI/ELTA), has been awarded contracts worth in total $35 million by two foreign customers to equip their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with IAI/ELTA's intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) and communication payloads.
  • IAI presents Electric Tethered Observation Platform at Eurosatory 2010 Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will present a model of the first in its new product line of Hovering Air Vehicles (HAV's) - Electric Tethered Observation Platform (ETOP) at Eurosatory 2010. HAV's are designed for both military and civilian applications.
  • IAI's Heron UAV Exhibited at the German Air Force's Pavilion at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences 2010 in Berlin Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- A full-size model of Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was on display as part of the German Air Force's exhibition at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences 2010 (ILA) in Berlin, June 8th-13th.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Presents Unique Quality Assurance and Control Software Platform for Heron TP UAV Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- At the fifth annual congress on quality assurance and control software, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), presented an efficient, user-friendly platform that enables the writing and running of simultaneous software tests, both manual and automatic.
  • France orders Sagem RVT remote video terminals for direct reception of images from drones Sagem (Safran group) 14 Jun 2010 -- Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French defense procurement agency DGA to supply its new Remote Video Terminal (RVT) to units in the French army’s 61st Artillery Regiment deploying the SDTI Sperwer tactical drone(1).
  • Defense Information Systems Agency Selects Northrop Grumman for Joint Logistics System Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a delivery order under the Encore II contracting vehicle to advance interoperability between combat support (CS) and command and control (C2) systems and produce an integrated picture of the battlespace for the combatant command and joint task force commanders to plan, execute and control logistics operations.
  • Boeing and Northrop Grumman Partner for Missile Defense Agency Contract Competition Boeing 14 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Northrop Grumman Corp. [NYSE: NOC] today announced a strategic partnership to pursue the competitive development and sustainment contract for future work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
  • Lockheed Martin Successfully Completes Key Test Milestone for First Mobile User Objective System Satellite Lockheed Martin 14 Jun 2010 -- The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced that they have successfully completed a significant test milestone for the first satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) program.
  • Boeing and Northrop Grumman Partner for Missile Defense Competitive Contract Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced a strategic partnership in pursuing the competitive development and sustainment contract for future work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
  • Oshkosh Defense Receives Awards Valued at $173 Million to Supply New and Recapitalized HEMTT A4s to U.S. Army Oshkosh 14 Jun 2010 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received a two awards valued at $173 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) for more than 600 new and recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT).
  • Raytheon to Develop New Airborne TOW Launcher Raytheon 14 Jun 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will develop an airborne launcher designed to employ radio frequency-guided TOW (tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided) missiles. The new TOW airborne launcher will be compatible with past, present and future versions of the TOW missile.
  • ThalesRaytheonSystems Awarded $21.8 Million to Modernize U.S. Army AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel Radars Raytheon 14 Jun 2010 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a $21.8 million contract by the U.S. Army to upgrade multiple AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air defense radar systems. This award is an option to the existing upgrade contract originally awarded in June 2007.
  • Department of Defense Awards Technology Expertise Contract to SAIC SAIC 14 Jun 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), to provide technical services to help secure mission critical data and strengthen sharing capabilities at DoD components and other government agencies. The multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling value of $2 billion for all nine awardees.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $517 Million Agreement for U.S. Army Airship With Unblinking Eye Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2010 -- A new hybrid airship weapons system, just larger than the length of a football field, will take to the skies in just 18 months to provide an unblinking, persistent eye for more than three weeks at a time to aid U.S. Army troops in Afghanistan, according to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) officials.
  • IAI Introduces WindGuard- Radar System for Self Protection of Armored Fighting Vehicles at Eurostory 2010 Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries' ELTA Systems Ltd. (IAI/ELTA), a Group and subsidiary of IAI, will introduce for the first time its new radar system for the self protection of armored fighting vehicles- the WindGuard.
  • IAI/ELTA Systems Awarded $35 Million (USD) Contract For Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) Self Protection Pods Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries' ELTA Systems Ltd. (IAI/ELTA), a Group and Subsidiary of IAI, has been awarded a $35 million contract by a foreign customer to provide Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) self-protection pods designed to protect airborne platforms from Surface-to-Air and Air-to-Air weapon systems. IAI/ELTA's ECM is a unique, advanced lightweight pod equivalent in size and weight to an air-to-air missile.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Presents Strikes, a 122 mm Precision Rocket, at Eurosatory Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil a series of effective and affordable weapon systems at this year's Eurosatory Symposium & Exhibition in Paris, June 14th-18th, 2010 (Booth E-700). These systems share the common vision of affordability and precision, transforming "statistical" artillery into precision weapons. IAI's vision of future weapon systems stresses the ability to create highly precise systems that enable the support fire elements to do their jobs faster, more accurately and with much less collateral damage.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries Introduces its Ground Target Acquisition & Designation System Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will introduce the new, lightweight, portable Ground Target Acquisition & Designation System (GTADS), at the Annual Eurosatory Symposium & Exhibition in Paris, June 14th - 18th, 2010 (Booth E-700). The GTADS is a self contained, tripod mounted, gyro-stabilized EO/IR/LP/LRF/LD system, based on IAI/TAMAM Division's field proven MiniPOP, integrated with a tablet tactical computer, an eyepiece/joystick hand control and display grip, a north finding module and a power pack.
  • Panhard and IMI Display Integrated Vehicle Protection Solutions Israeli Military Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Panhard has joined IMI to display Active Protection Systems (APS) and advanced weapon stations solutions from IMI on two of its armored vehicles, on display at Eurosatory 2010
  • IMI Introduces Advanced Armor Solutions Multi-Threat IED-EFP & RPG Protection Systems from IMI on Display at Eurosatory 2010 Israeli Military Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- Israel Military Industries, (IMI) the primary designer and manufacturer of passive and reactive armor for Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) is demonstrating enhanced armor protection technologies at the Eurosatory 2010 developing new and advanced armor protection solutions to the market.
  • IMI’s 120mm Multi-Purpose Tank Round Enters Operational Testing Israeli Military Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- IMI has completed the development of a 120mm version of IMI's High Explosive Multi-Purpose Tracer (HE-MP) M339 Tank Round and has entered low rate initial production, delivering limited series of several hundred rounds, are scheduled to be used for operational testing (OT).
  • IMI to Release New Non-Lethal and Intelligence Configurations of its Unique Air Burst Ammunition, Expanding the Applications of IMI’s Widely Deployed Ammunition for Urban Warfare and the Digital Battlefield Israeli Military Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- A powerful force multiplier in urban warfare, Air Burst Ammunition – MPRS (Multi-Purpose Rifle System) – from Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) is the result of intensive cooperation with the IDF, incorporating first-hand experience gained in fighting terrorists in densely populated areas. Two new configurations which will further enhance capabilities on urban and digital battlefields are due to be released this summer.
  • IMI Displays Red Sky-2 Air-Defense System at Eurosatory 2010 Israeli Military Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- IMI's Red Sky-2 mobile, modular Very-Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) system will make its European debut at Eurosatory 2010. Offered as an upgrade to existing Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS), Red Sky-2 is introducing a logical evolution, and cost effective enhancement of existing assets, introducing unique capabilities unmatched by much larger and more expensive systems.
  • Paris Debut for IMI's Advanced Remote Weapon Stations Israeli Military Industries 14 Jun 2010 -- IMI is displaying have recently launched two new models of its WAVE line of Advanced, Remotely Operated Weapon Stations. WAVE systems have been fielded with a number of customers, among them NATO and Asian countries.
  • EBRC TEAM Panhard 14 Jun 2010 -- A world first at Eurosatory with two companies, Panhard and CMI, unveiling their vision of the SPHINX armoured reconnaissance and combat vehicle (ERBC - Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance et de Combat) and announcing the creation of an “EBRC team”. The armoured vehicle can be seen on the Panhard stand (C391).
  • An ambulance for conflict zones : the PVP HD Stretch Panhard 14 Jun 2010 -- Panhard is developing a version of the PVP HD to meet an essential operational requirement in conflict zones: picking up and transporting injured personnel in an armoured vehicle. The PVP HD Stretch carries essential first-aid equipment for the lightly and more seriously injured. A coherent and perfectly adequate answer to this requirement has been found thanks to the robust and powerful characteristics of the PVP HD.
  • THE PVP PERSONNEL CARRIER Panhard 14 Jun 2010 -- Panhard is unveiling a personnel carrier version of the PVP at the Eurosatory exhibition. The PVP APC (armoured personnel carrier), based on a regular French army PVP, has been raised by 150 mm so that six soldiers can be seated in addition to the two crew members. This version of the PVP, which has been delivered to Chili, should be attractive to many countries which take part in peace-keeping operations.
  • Force protection is our mission - Rheinmetall at Eurosatory 2010 Rheinmetall Defence 14 Jun 2010 -- In contemporary conflicts, our armed forces find themselves pitted against opponents whose modus operandi often seems irrational, with a strategy dedicated to producing maximum casualties among soldiers and civilians alike. Ambushes, improvised explosive devices, mortar and rocket fire, landmines and attacks by suicide bombers have emerged as the tactics of choice for militant non-state actors in a growing number of countries
  • Sagem wins major equipment order from Nexter Systems for 285 VBCI infantry combat vehicles Sagem (Safran group) 14 Jun 2010 -- Sagem (Safran group) has won a new order from Nexter Systems for 285 MOP panoramic observation systems, and the same number of EPS-LT stabilized pointing systems. They will be used on the VBCI armored infantry fighting vehicle, developed and produced by Nexter for the French army.
  • ThalesRaytheonSystems adds multi-mission Ground Master 200 to its radar family Thales 14 Jun 2010 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) will expand its Ground Master family of radars to include the Ground Master 200 (GM 200) tactical air surveillance and weapon coordinating radar. The Ground Master family is the latest generation in radars that provide accurate detection against a vast array of modern-day threats, including unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles, at critical ranges and altitudes.
  • ThalesRaytheonSystems awarded $21.8 million to modernize U.S. Army AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radars Thales 14 Jun 2010 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a $21.8 million contract by the U.S. Army to upgrade multiple AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air defense radar systems. This award is an option to the existing upgrade contract originally awarded in June 2007.
  • Thales Launches F@stnet-Twin Thales 14 Jun 2010 -- BThales announces today the launch of F@stnet-Twin, extending its range of Software Defined Radio (SDR) to the hand-held level. With its two independent channels, this multi-role, compact and lightweight radio delivers high-level connectivity and interoperability. This innovative radio strengthens Thales’s position as a world leader in the field of Software Defined Radios.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Welfare Group Claims North Korea Has Halted Food Rations to Citizens VOA 14 Jun 2010 -- A South Korean welfare group with contacts in North Korea says the government there has totally stopped supplying food rations to its citizens.
  • Iranian Officials 'Seal Office' Of Deceased Ayatollah Montazeri RFE/RL 14 Jun 2010 -- The office of recently deceased Iranian Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was sealed on June 14 by order of a special clergy court, his son has told RFE/RL's Radio Farda.
  • Mottaki: Obama lost great opportunity IRNA 14 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday that the US President Barack Obama lost a great opportunity provided by Tehran Declaration and instead revealed the true image of US policies to world nations.
  • EU foreign policy chief calls for negotiations with Jalili IRNA 14 Jun 2010 -- European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton sent an official letter on Monday to Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalill calling for negotiations with him.
  • New Iraqi Parliament Begins First Session VOA 14 Jun 2010 -- Iraq's new parliament convened Monday for the first time since inconclusive national elections in March.
  • Yemen Blames al-Qaida for Oil Pipeline Bombing VOA 14 Jun 2010 -- Yemen has blamed al-Qaida for the bombing of an oil pipeline Saturday in the eastern part of the country.
  • European arrest warrant issued for Mossad suspect: German official IRNA 14 Jun 2010 -- A European arrest warrant has been issued for an alleged Mossad agent who was recently arrested in the Polish capital Warsaw for his role in the killing of a Hamas official in Dubai, a justice ministry spokesman confirmed here Monday.
  • SWAZILAND: Faceless bombers sow insecurity IRIN 14 Jun 2010 -- No individual or group in Swaziland has admitted responsibility for a spate of recent bombings against government and opposition party targets, but their actions are creating a sense of instability in the aid-dependent southern African state.
  • 'Red Shirt' Stronghold Waits in Aftermath of Bangkok Crackdown VOA 14 Jun 2010 -- Compared to the Thai capital, Bangkok, Udon Thani is a relatively poor, agricultural province in northeastern Thailand where people are mostly farmers and laborers. It is also a stronghold of Thailand's so-called "Red Shirt" protest movement which has the strong backing of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister.
  • Next ISS crew confirmed for June 16 launch RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2010 -- Russian cosmonaut Yury Yurchihin and U.S. astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Shannon Walker were confirmed on Monday as the crew for the next half-year mission on the International Space Station.



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