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HMMWVBAE Systems Demonstrates HMMWV ‘Integrated Smart V’ to Army, Marine Corps

FELINFELIN Soldier Systems Enter Service with the French Army

Thermal Sight US ArmyU.S. Army Orders 21,000 Thermal Sights from Three U.S. Suppliers

MRAP RG-31BAE Systems South-Africa Wins $130m RG31 Upgrade Contract

Leopard 2 SwissSwitzerland Transfers 12 Leopard 2s to Canada

CROWS Weapon SystemMore CROWS II Weapon Stations for the U.S. Army

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Defense Update Land Systems Channel - February 2011

Photo Above: BAE Systems recently received a $47 million contract modification to modernize 95 M2/M3 Bradley armored vehicles, through the reset process – replacing old and damaged components with updated equipment and technology. Photo: BAE Systems (Read More...)



HMMWVBAE Systems Demonstrates HMMWV ‘Integrated Smart V’ to Army, Marine Corps

BAE Systems demonstrated the improved HMMWV known as ‘Integrated SMART V’ (ISV) to U.S. Army and Marine Corps officials at the Nevada Automotive Test Center’s (NATC) annual Vehicle Systems Demonstration held February 9 in Carson City, Nevada. (Read More...)

 

KMW Team with Ashok Leyland to Offer Armored Vehicles in India, and ABroad

Chennai (India) based Ashok Leyland Defence Systems Ltd. (ALDS) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG from Munich (Germany) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding during the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi to co-operate in the development of advanced defense systems for the Indian Defense establishment, as well as other defense forces worldwide. (Read More...)

Diehl, Al Jaber Establish JV to Pursue Military Vehicle Upgrades in the UAE

Al Jaber Group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the German company Diehl Defence have signed a joint venture for the modernization and upgrade of the Emirates’ military land vehicles. As part of this cooperation Diehl will supply components and upgrade kits including propulsion packs, suspension and tracks and assume system responsibility for vehicle upgrading to be performed by UAE personnel at Al Jaber Group facilities. (Read More...)

thermalU.S. Army Orders 21,000 Thermal Sights from Three U.S. Suppliers

The U.S. Army is ordering 21,877 Thermal Weapon Sights at an investment of about $195 million. AN/PAS-13 According to the U.S. Army Program Executive Office PEO Soldier, Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS) gives Soldiers with individual and crew served weapons the capability to see deep into the battlefield, increase surveillance and target acquisition range, and penetrate obscurants, day or night. (Read More...)

FELINFELIN Soldier Systems Enter Service with the French Army

The 1st Infantry Regiment, the oldest unit in the French Army, is also the first unit in Europe to implement a full digitized soldier system for dismounted combat. During the past six weeks the regiment went through an extensive technical orientation process, evaluating the system in direct assault drills, urban combat, stealthy advance in a dark building, offensive reconnaissance, neutralization of hidden enemies, site protection from an observation post. This phase is now followed by the integration of FELIN systems into the regiment’s tactical plans and deployment in foreign theaters scheduled by the end of 2011. Sagem Defense & Security, the prime contractor ans system integrator of FELIN completed the delivery of some 1,000 Felin sets in early September 2010.  (Read More...)

Oshkosh TAPV Oshkosh Unveils Its Prototype For Canda’s TAPV Program

Oshkosh Defense unveiled its prototype for Canada’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, as well as the company’s plans to work with its subsidiary, London Machinery, Inc. (LMI), to leverage that company’s new facility in London, Ontario, in pursuit of Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) vehicle programs. (Read More...)

 

Bradley AFVBAE Systems to Modernize Bradley Vehicles through $47 Million Contract

BAE Systems recently received a $47 million contract modification to modernize 95 M2/M3 Bradley armored vehicles, through the reset process – replacing old and damaged components with updated equipment and technology. Under this contract, the Bradley vehicles will be reset and converted from the Bradley Operation Desert Storm (ODS) model to the Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS SA) configuration.(Read More...)

MRAP RG-31BAE Systems South-Africa Wins $130m RG31 Upgrade Contract

BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa will produce survivability and mobility upgrades kits for the RG31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehiclesunder an order received from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C), as part of the teaming agreement between the two companies. (Read More...)

 

Leopard 2 swissSwitzerland Transfers 12 Leopard 2s to Canada

Implementing the Armed Forces 95 and Armed Forces XXI programs, Switzerland is phasing out some of its heavy armor units. As part of this program Bern will transfer 12 Leopard 2 main battle tanks (Pz 87 Leo) to Canada. More of of the Swiss Pz 87 Leo fleet was therefore mothballed at various storage sites. (Read More...)

 

CROWS 2More CROWS II Weapon Stations for the U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is increasing the number of Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS II) bought from Norwegian arms manufacturer Kongsberg Defence. The Army awarded the company additional $120 million on February 9, 2011, effectively increasing the maximum quantity of from 10,349 units to 11,690 units, to be delivered by August 2012, five years after the Norwegian company was selected to supply CROWS II systems under a five-year framework agreement. (Read More...)

Rada PSRRADA Unveils New Configuration of Threat Warning Radar for AFV

Rada unveiled a new version of its threat warning radar, optimized for active protection systems for armored vehicles. The radar was designed with a flat configuration, which was found to better conform with side mounted installations on main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. (Read More...)

DARPA Challenge Aims at a new Breed of Light Armed Scouts

RPA has announced a new ‘challenge’ for the development of a concept vehicle utilizing flexible and innovative manufacturing, enabling the military to rapidly adapt to changing battlefield requirements. Past DARPA challenges addressed autonomous mobility in open and urban terrain, development of armor protection systems and the development of lean manufacturing technologies. (Read More...)