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  • Army Unveils Three Armored Vehicle Protection System Dev't Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Unveils Three Armored Vehicle Protection System Dev't Programs

    The U.S. Army plans to deploy by 2022 three new protection systems for its combat vehicles, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Those systems are the advanced reactive armor tiles that work to neutralize warheads; a signature management platform designed to protect an armored vehicle from detection by reducing the vehicle's noise, radar and heat signature; and […] More

  • Report: Raytheon, Rheinmetall Seek to Offer Germany Integrated Air Defense System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Raytheon, Rheinmetall Seek to Offer Germany Integrated Air Defense System

    Raytheon and Rheinmetall have partnered to offer a suite of integrated air defense systems to Germany that could potentially rival Lockheed Martin‘s antimissile system offering for the German military, Defense News reported Friday. The partnership seeks to propose the Raytheon-built Patriot system in case Germany decides to explore other options for its Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem program, or TLVS. Rheinmetall […] More

  • Sikorsky Concludes CH-53K Envelope Expansion Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky Concludes CH-53K Envelope Expansion Tests

    Lockheed Martin has announced the completion of envelope expansion flight tests of the Sikorsky-built CH-53K King Stallion helicopter at a facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The CH-53K aircraft lifted a 36,000-pound external payload during a flight demonstration held Feb. 10 at Sikorsky's facility in Florida, Lockheed said Wednesday. Sikorsky conducted the external lift flight test as it prepares to […] More

  • Rheinmetall to Supply Ammo Products to US Navy and Marines - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rheinmetall to Supply Ammo Products to US Navy and Marines

    A Rheinmetall subsidiary has secured $6.8 million in orders from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps for infantry ammunition and special effects ordnance products. The company said Wednesday its Camden, Arkansas-based American Rheinmetall Munitions subsidiary will produce 40mm x 46 practice cartridges for Marines under a $3 million order. ARM will also provide MK 24 MOD 0 flash-bang […] More

  • Report: Lockheed-Rheinmetall Team to Compete for Germany's Helicopter Replacement Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Lockheed-Rheinmetall Team to Compete for Germany's Helicopter Replacement Contract

    Lockheed Martin and Rheinmetall have agreed to team up for a potential $4.9 billion contract to provide the German military with new heavy-lift helicopters designed to replace its current fleet of CH-53G aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. The partnership came nearly two months after Germany cleared a plan to begin the competition for the contract that seeks to buy […] More

  • Alion Science-Led Team Bids on Canadian Frigate Construction Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Alion Science-Led Team Bids on Canadian Frigate Construction Program

    A team led by Alion Science and Technology has submitted a proposal to build a naval platform to replace Canada’s Iroquois-class destroyers and Halifax-class frigates. Alion said Friday its proposed ship for the Canadian Surface Combatant program is based on Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding‘s De Zeven Provincien-class frigate and features Atlas Elektronik‘s combat management system and Hensoldt‘s radar technology. […] More

  • Rheinmetall, Paravan GmbH to Collaborate on Automatic Platform Devt - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rheinmetall, Paravan GmbH to Collaborate on Automatic Platform Devt

    Rheinmetall and Paravan GmbH will team up to develop autonomous driving technologies such as semi- and fully-automatic platforms that can support military and dual-use applications. Rheinmetall said Wednesday that the team also looks to create autonomous platforms that can help protect and rescue civilians during emergency situations. The partnership will also lay the groundwork for […] More

  • Air Force Orders Rheinmetall Ammo for F-35 Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Orders Rheinmetall Ammo for F-35 Fleet

    Rheinmetall has received a $6.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce four lots of ammunition for the service branch’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft. The company said Monday it will begin to deliver Frangible Armor Piercing rounds to the Air Force in December 2017. Rheinmetall will manufacture the ammunition at a company facility in Switzerland and […] More

  • Day & Zimmermann, Rheinmetall Form Munitions Manufacturing JV - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Day & Zimmermann, Rheinmetall Form Munitions Manufacturing JV

    Day & Zimmermann and Rheinmetall have launched a joint venture in an effort to introduce fully integrated munitions manufacturing and design services to the U.S. market. The new Rheinmetall, Day & Zimmermann Munitions business will utilize RWM’s ammunition design and development knowledge and D&Z’s manufacturing experience, D&Z said Wednesday. Michael Yoh, president of D&Z’s munitions and […] More

  • MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military

    The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid state high power demonstrator weapon […] More

  • Report: Babcock to Include Raytheon Tech in Laser Directed-Energy Weapon Offering for U.K. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Babcock to Include Raytheon Tech in Laser Directed-Energy Weapon Offering for U.K.

      Babcock‘s proposed system for the British defense science and technology laboratory’s Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability Demonstrator program will incorporate the Raytheon-built Phalanx air defense technology, Flightglobal reported Thursday. Beth Stevenson writes the LDEW-CD competition seeks a 20-millimeter laser-equipped Gatling machine gun designed to counter potential airborne threats, including unmanned aircraft systems, to naval ships. The report said the Babcock offering […] More

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