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Orbital ATK supplied a composite fairing component and nine graphite epoxy motors ““ GEM 40 ““ for a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket that took off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first Joint Polar Satellite System that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed through a collaborative effort launched aboard the Delta […] More
General Dynamics‘ ordnance and tactical systems business has received a $59.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to supply Hydra rockets and motors to Afghanistan under a foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Department said Thursday the modification covers the delivery of 38,496 M151; 458 M229; 49,728 M274; and 1,200 M278 units along with MK66 MOD4 20,871 […] More
Orbital ATK has secured a five-year, $48 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to help sustain Trident I and Orion rocket motors the agency intends to use in target and interceptor vehicles. The company said Wednesday it will provide engineering, test and analysis, motor logistics storage and disposal static test, and flight test motor preparation support under the […] More
Howard Glaser and Pat Kemp have joined AM General as president of the company's commercial business segment and executive vice president of Mobility Ventures, respectively. Glaser, formerly an EVP at OTG Management, will be responsible for AM General's commercial business execution and report to President and CEO Charlie Hall, AM General said Thursday. He also held […] More
General Atomics  is looking for partners to build and market new electromagnetic weapons and associated equipment for defense customers in India, The Financial Express newspaper reported Saturday. Huma Siddiqui writes that India-based technology companies Pipavav and L&T are interested in collaborating with the U.S. contractor. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with Vivek Lall, […] More
DRS Technologies has delivered its permanent magnet motors offering to Weatherford International Ltd., a provider of equipment for the oil and gas industry. The rugged PR Series 1600 HP magnet motor technology is built to be integrated with Weatherford's oil drilling mud pump, DRS said Friday. “We believe permanent magnet motor technology and the direct […] More
General Electric has teamed up with Local Motors to develop a new approach to production for companies in the manufacturing industry. Through the FirstBuild open platform, the partnership plans to mine ideas from designers, builders, makers and other enthusiasts for new technologies and products, GE said Thursday. GE says those ideas will then be built, […] More
ATK‘s composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies were used to help launch the Orbital Sciences-built Minotaur I vehicle into space on Tuesday for a U.S. Air Force program. This launch was the 80th Air Force mission to use Orion motors and the first to use ATK’s Autonomous Flight Safety System, which is designed to reduce ground-based flight […] More
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has delivered 4 million Hydra 70 rockets to the U.S. military as the sole manufacturer for the last 15 years, an occasion met with a ceremony recently at the company's headquarters near Camden, Ark. “The tremendous efforts to produce thousands of rocket motors per month is accomplished only through […] More
General Dynamics announced last week Mary T. Barra's appointment as a director of the corporation by the board of directors. Barra is senior vice president of global product development for General Motors and also serves on the company's executive committee. She served as plant manager for Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant, executive director of Competitive Operations […] More

Jeff Ryder, vice president of growth and strategy at General Motors' defense unit, said GM Defense sees a $25B market in developing new military products based on the parent company's existing vehicles, technologies and parts, CNBC reported Monday. “That's an addressable market that we feel we have a right to win and pursue. And that's what we're doing,“ he said.

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Timothy Herrick, vice president of global product programs at General Motors, has been appointed to serve as president of GM Defense on an interim basis. He will lead the military vehicle manufacturing business until the company finds a permanent replacement for David Albritton, who exited GM Defense to join Amazon Web Services as VP of global communications for public sector and vertical industries.

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