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  • Australia's Request for $148M in M795 Howitzer Ammo Gets State Dept Approval - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australia's Request for $148M in M795 Howitzer Ammo Gets State Dept Approval

    The State Department has approved Australia's request to buy M795 155mm high-explosive projectiles from the U.S. government under a potential $148 million foreign military sales transaction. Australia plans to use the howitzer ammunition to build up homeland defense capability, deter regional threats and meet its operational readiness training needs, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday. […] More

  • BAE, Leonardo Enter Precision-Guided Munition Tech Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, Leonardo Enter Precision-Guided Munition Tech Partnership

    BAE Systems and Leonardo have formed a partnership to further develop a family of precision-guided munitions for a range of weapons systems designed to help U.S. and allied forces counter land, maritime and aerial threats. The companies will work to adapt Leonardo's family of precision-guided projectiles ““ Vulcano ““ for use with BAE's Mk 45 […] More

  • United Tactical Systems Division Completes Delivery of Non-Lethal Launchers, Projectiles to Coast Guard - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    United Tactical Systems Division Completes Delivery of Non-Lethal Launchers, Projectiles to Coast Guard

    A United Tactical Systems division has completed its delivery of non-lethal .68-caliber launchers, crowd control projectiles and related support equipment to the U.S. Coast Guard under a contract awarded in September 2016. PepperBall said Wednesday it was also tasked to provide certified operational and armorers training services to the Coast Guard as part of the contract. PepperBall […] More

  • Navy Eyes Modification for BAE Electromagnetic Railgun Pulsed Power Tech Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Eyes Modification for BAE Electromagnetic Railgun Pulsed Power Tech Contract

    The U.S. Navy plans to award a contract modification to BAE Systems to continue development work on a pulsed power system for the service branch's electromagnetic railgun, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes Naval Sea Systems Command officials said the sole-source contract to be awarded to BAE's platforms and services business segment will also cover […] More

  • Raytheon Lands Army Contract for Excalibur Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Lands Army Contract for Excalibur Missiles

    Raytheon secured a $31.8 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide 464 Excalibur Ib missiles. The GPS-guided Excalibur Ib works to engage long-range targets with enhanced precision and has been in full-rate production since 2014, the company said Tuesday. Duane Gooden, Raytheon vice president for land warfare systems, said the company has pursued internal development efforts to deliver […] More

  • General Atomics Completes Projectile Launch Tests; Nick Bucci Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Completes Projectile Launch Tests; Nick Bucci Comments

    General Atomics has completed a series of railgun launch tests for its projectiles with on-board electronics. The projectiles were launched from a 3-megajoule Blitzer electromagnetic railgun June 9 and 10 at the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, General Atomics said Monday. Nick Bucci, vice president of missile defense systems within General Atomics' electromagnetic systems […] More

  • Raytheon, Army Test-Fire Projectiles for Qualification Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, Army Test-Fire Projectiles for Qualification Exercise

    Raytheon test-fired 84 projectiles during a qualification exercise the company carried out with the U.S. Army at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The Excalibur lb is a 155-millimeter artillery projectile that works to use GPS guidance for first round, fire-for-effect capabilities in various environments, Raytheon announced Sunday. This test also involved the Swedish Archer 52-caliber weapons system, two […] More

  • Raytheon Tests Navy Missile's Multi-Mode Seeker - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Tests Navy Missile’s Multi-Mode Seeker

    Raytheon has demonstrated the features of a multi-mode seeker for the Navy's Tomahawk missile under a program to update weapons technologies for long-range shooting exercises. The field test was conducted seven months after a series of laboratory trials and aimed to assess the seeker’s electronic support measuring tool for tracking and emitting targets, Raytheon said Monday. […] More

  • Lockheed to Integrate Finland F-18 Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Integrate Finland F-18 Missiles

    Lockheed Martin will develop and test projectile weapons under a $34.2 million foreign military sales contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force, Avionics Intelligence reported Thursday. Courtney Howard writes the company will also make software and assess the performance of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles for Finland’s fleet of F-18 fighter jets. Work will take place […] More

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