General Dynamics Taps Permali to Supply Protective Materials for UK’s Future Ground Combat Vehicles

Ajax_PlatformGeneral Dynamics' European Land Systems subsidiary has awarded a seven-year, $21.5 million contract to Permali Gloucester to provide armored materials needed for the production of the British army's fighting vehicles, Business Mole reported Thursday.

Beth Haven writes GDELS will incorporate the materials into 589 AJAX reconnaissance vehicles for the British army.

Permali has invested approximately $428,000 in equipment the company will need to produce the armored materials, according to the report.

The Gloucester, England-based company produces composite parts for the defense, aerospace, automotive and rail industries.

You may also be interested in...

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Releases RFI for Advanced Reentry Vehicle Technology

The U.S. Air Force's nuclear weapons center has launched a market research for advanced planning efforts related to intercontinental ballistic missile and sought input from potential sources of technologies for futute reentry vehicles, including radiation hardened electronics. 


Hermeus Expands Footprint in Atlanta With New Aircraft Assembly Factory

American startup Hermeus will turn a 110,000 square-foot facility in Atlanta into an aircraft assembly factory that will accomodate structures testing and light manufacturing operations and will double as the company's headquarters for its hundreds of employees.

Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit’s New LauncherOne Mission to Send DOD, International Satellites to Space in June

Virgin Orbit announced on Thursday that its LauncherOne rocket is fully assembled and will soon be shipped to Mojave Air and Space Port in California for pre-launch operations. The rocket’s upcoming mission is called Tubular Bells, Part One, which will launch CubeSat satellites for the Department of Defense (DOD) and Royal Netherlands Air Force, as well as two optical satellites for SatRevolution. The launch is scheduled for June of this year.