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10 May 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for May 10, 2011
  • BAE Systems Launch Latest Mine Protected Vehicle - The RG35 (4X4) Reconnaissance Patrol and Utility Vehicle BAE Systems 10 May 2011 -- The BAE Systems business in South Africa has developed a purpose built RG35 RPU vehicle that delivers the crucial balance between firepower, proven survivability and tactical mobility troops currently need and will require in the future.
  • Boeing Delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence's 1st C-17 Boeing 10 May 2011 -- Boeing today delivered the first of six C-17 Globemaster III airlifters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach.
  • Boeing, Havelsan to Jointly Market VSOC Sentinel Boeing 10 May 2011 -- The Boeing Company and Havelsan, a Turkish software and systems development company, today signed a memorandum of agreement to jointly market Boeing’s Visual Security Operations Console (VSOC) Sentinel. The ceremony was held at the 10th International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul.
  • General Dynamics NASSCO Marks Keel Laying of Navy T-AKE Class Auxiliary Ship General Dynamics 10 May 2011 -- General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Lewis and Clark class dry cargo-ammunition ship T-AKE 14 at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. Mrs. Min Kaskin served as keel authenticator for the ceremony. She is the wife of Jonathan D. Kaskin, Director, Strategic Mobility/Combat Logistics Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $83.6 Million IT Services Contract by U.S. Special Operations Command General Dynamics 10 May 2011 -- General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has received a five-year contract for $83.6 million to provide information technology (IT) enterprise network services to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The contract has a ceiling value of $125 million.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives Instrumented Ranges/Digital Range Training System Contract Award Lockheed Martin 10 May 2011 -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract to provide the Instrumented Ranges / Digital Range Training System (IR/DRTS) by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract award includes an initial $17.6 million delivery order, with a maximum estimated value of $450 million over a five-year base ordering period.
  • FREMM Aquitaine completes conclusive first sea trials DCNS 10 May 2011-- After three weeks of trials at sea, the first-of-class Aquitaine multimission frigate has returned to dock. The trials were a first opportunity to demonstrate the frigate's impressive seakeeping qualities.
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded $105 Million to Produce Equipment for U.S. Army Tactical On-The-Move Network Lockheed Martin 10 May 2011 -- Additional equipment is being produced for the U.S. Army’s on-the-move, high-capacity communications network that brings high-bandwidth, mobile, two-way satellite communications and ad hoc mesh radio connectivity to all Army echelons down to the company level.
  • LifePort Awarded Contract by Aveos to Equip Canada’s Department of National Defence Airbus Sikorsky 10 May 2011 -- LifePort, Inc. today announced the signing of an agreement with Aveos – a Canadian full-service Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) aviation company – to provide five custom-designed medical beds for Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) A310 Airbus. Aveos has contracted LifePort to engineer the specialized medical beds as a mission kit to meet the demanding requirements of DND medical and aviation staff when needed aboard the twin-engine, wide body A310 jet airliner.

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