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  • Allegheny to Supply General Dynamics Titanium Plate Components for Military Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Allegheny to Supply General Dynamics Titanium Plate Components for Military Vehicles

    Allegheny‘s technologies unit has inked two long-term pricing agreements with General Dynamics worth a combined $75 million to serve as a preferred supplier of titanium plate components to be used on U.S. and U.K. military vehicles. ATI said Thursday it will deliver components for the U.S. military’s Abrams main battle tank through 2019 and supply titanium plates for […] More

  • Lockheed Puts UK Fighting Vehicle Turret System Through Live-Fire Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Puts UK Fighting Vehicle Turret System Through Live-Fire Test

    Lockheed Martin‘s U.K. subsidiary has completed an initial manned live-fire test of a turret system the company built for the British army’s fleet of AJAX armored fighting vehicles. The company said Monday that General Dynamics‘ land systems business in the U.K. helped developed the turret as the prime contractor on the AJAX program. Initial tests involved firing on a static target […] More

  • General Dynamics Performs Ajax Armored Vehicle Live-Fire Tests; Kevin Connell Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Performs Ajax Armored Vehicle Live-Fire Tests; Kevin Connell Comments

    General Dynamics‘ land systems unit in the U.K. has conducted manned live-fire trials for its armored vehicle program using CTA International-built weapons including a 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers, UPI reported Friday. The company will continue to perform testing activities on the Ajax armored vehicles which will range from static firing on […] More

  • General Dynamics Taps Permali to Supply Protective Materials for UK's Future Ground Combat Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Taps Permali to Supply Protective Materials for UK’s Future Ground Combat Vehicles

    General 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 […] More

  • BAE-Led Contractor Team to Compete Under UK's Challenger 2 Tank Update - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE-Led Contractor Team to Compete Under UK’s Challenger 2 Tank Update

    BAE Systems will lead a team comprising General Dynamics‘ U.K. land systems and international mission systems subsidiaries, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Moog, QinetiQ and Safran Electronics to bid under the U.K. defense ministry’s project to update the Challenger 2 main battle tank fleet. The team will pursue a contract to update the tanks to the Challenger 2 Mark 2 design to feature thermal […] More

  • General Dynamics UK Facilitates Live-Fire Cannon Tests on Ajax Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics UK Facilitates Live-Fire Cannon Tests on Ajax Platform

    General Dynamics‘ U.K. land systems subsidiary and its partners completed live firing tests of a stabilized cannon and chain gun mounted on the U.K. army’s General Dynamics-built armored fighting vehicle. The team tested the CTA International-developed 40-millimeter cannon system integrated on the Ajax vehicle platform to record the recoil and blast stresses and other aspects of the firing, General Dynamics said Wednesday. The […] More

  • BAE, Nexter Systems JV Delivers New Cannon System to UK Defense Ministry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, Nexter Systems JV Delivers New Cannon System to UK Defense Ministry

    CTA International, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Nexter Systems, has delivered a new cannon system to the U.K. defense ministry’s Ajax and Warrior vehicle platforms. CTAI handed over the first delivery of 515 40-millimeter cannons that fire cased telescoped ammunition, BAE Systems said Monday. The ammunition is contained in a straight tube and is designed […] More

  • General Dynamics Opens UK Facility for AFV Assembly, Integration, Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Opens UK Facility for AFV Assembly, Integration, Tests

    General Dynamics‘ U.K. subsidiary has opened a new facility in South Wales to carry out assembly, integration and testing functions for the Armored Fighting Vehicle program in Britain. The facility was declared open and will undergo refurbishment through 2016 and is projected to be fully operational by 2017, General Dynamics said Monday. General Dynamics Land Systems U.K. […] More

  • General Dynamics Picks GKN Aerospace to Supply Fuel Tanks for UK Ajax Units - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Picks GKN Aerospace to Supply Fuel Tanks for UK Ajax Units

    General Dynamics‘ European land systems unit has selected GKN Aerospace to supply the British military with fuel tanks for the Ajax ground vehicle units under a $29.6 million contract throughout 2023. The fuel tanks will be manufactured and produced with self-seal technology and explosion suppression foam in an effort to improve vehicle durability, GKN Aerospace said Tuesday. General Dynamics landed a […] More

  • Social Video for the US Intelligence Community - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Social Video for the US Intelligence Community

    ExecutiveBiz members have had the pleasure of interacting with a long line of IT thought leaders. One of note is Chris Rasmussen, a great advocate for information sharing and collaboration within the federal space and a master of the use of new tools to get groups working together on hard problems (read more about Chris […] More

  • Speeding the delivery of Web2.0 capabilities into government - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    Speeding the delivery of Web2.0 capabilities into government

    IT leaders in government are wrestling with several competing forces in the Web2.0 world. The greatest force is a push for change towards more user-focused computing.  But a resisting counter force threatens to delay this change. The counter force here is institutional inertia. Big organizations are just slow to change, and the larger, more complex […] More

  • Google CEO on Web 2.0 vs. 3.0 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    Google CEO on Web 2.0 vs. 3.0

    Dr Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google Inc, was recently asked to give his thoughts on the future for Web. In his answer, he predicted a shift away from the AJAX framework that supports much of the web 2.0 tools to a smaller, customizable platform that allows for applications to be distributed virally, rather than […] More

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