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11 July 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for July 08, 2011
  • ATK Receives $77 Million Contract to Develop Next-Generation Ammunition for U.S. Army Abrams Main Battle Tank ATK 11 Jul 2011 -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $77 million, three-year contract to develop and qualify the M829E4 120mm Advanced Kinetic Energy (AKE) tactical tank round for the U.S. Army. At the completion of this contract, ATK will have completed the second phase of the Engineering Manufacture Design (EMD) work required to qualify the new round for use with the Army's M1A2 SEP Abrams Main Battle Tank. Upon qualification, the round will enter full-rate production.
  • BAE Systems Providing 519 Gunner Protection Systems for U.S. Marine Corps BAE Systems 11 Jul 2011 -- BAE Systems received an $18 million delivery order to provide 519 Marine Corps Gunner Protection Systems for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement and the High Mobility Multi-Wheel Vehicle (HMMWV) which will support U.S. Navy requirements. The Marine Corps Gunner Protection System (MGPS) is also known as the Marine Corps Transparent Armored Gun Shield (MCTAGS) system.
  • Boeing, US Air Force Reserve Welcome C-17s to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Boeing 11 Jul 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] on July 9 joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to commemorate the base's transition to the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. Wright-Patterson, home of the 445th Airlift Wing, previously flew the C-5A Galaxy and is the latest Air Force Reserve Command unit to transition to a fleet of C-17 aircraft.
  • Sentinel-4: Astrium awarded a further Earth observation contract EADS 11 Jul 2011 -- Astrium, Europe's leading space company, will be the European Space Agency's (ESA) prime contractor for the development and construction of two highly accurate instruments designed to monitor the atmosphere

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