New News information at Army Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.army-technology.com http://www.army-technology.com/ en-us http://www.army-technology.com/ New News information at Army Technology http://www.army-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Deals this week: Veyance Technologies, Ceradyne, Saab http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-veyance-technologies-ceradyne-saab-5691382 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-veyance-technologies-ceradyne-saab-5691382 Veyance Technologies has been awarded a $77.06m contract to supply track assemblies for the US Army’s Abrams main battle tanks until December 2017. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Australia opens new Defence Innovation Hub to support technology development http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-opens-new-defence-innovation-hub-to-support-technology-development-5691305 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-opens-new-defence-innovation-hub-to-support-technology-development-5691305 Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced the launch of a new Defence Innovation Hub in Adelaide. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT US to supply M777A2 howitzers to Indian Army http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-to-supply-737m-worth-m777a2-howitzers-to-indian-army-5691432 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-to-supply-737m-worth-m777a2-howitzers-to-indian-army-5691432 The US Department of Defense has agreed to supply M777A2 howitzers to the Indian Government under a $737m foreign military sale programme. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Indian MoD places order for Pinaka rocket launchers and command posts http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsindian-mod-places-order-for-pinaka-rocket-launchers-and-command-posts-5691319 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsindian-mod-places-order-for-pinaka-rocket-launchers-and-command-posts-5691319 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order with Tata Power's Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) for one regiment of command posts and Pinaka multi rocket launcher systems (MRLS). Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Peru requests $668m sale of reconditioned Stryker ICV from US http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsperu-requests-668m-sale-of-reconditioned-stryker-icv-from-us-5690150 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsperu-requests-668m-sale-of-reconditioned-stryker-icv-from-us-5690150 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $668m sale of reconditioned Stryker infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs) to Peru. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT CACI wins $1.77bn task order to provide intelligence services in US http://www.army-technology.com/news/newscaci-wins-177bn-task-order-to-provide-intelligence-services-in-us-5690140 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newscaci-wins-177bn-task-order-to-provide-intelligence-services-in-us-5690140 CACI International has received a $1.77bn task order to provide intelligence services to the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO). Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ukraine and Poland sign defence cooperation agreement http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsukraine-and-poland-sign-defence-cooperation-agreement-5690156 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsukraine-and-poland-sign-defence-cooperation-agreement-5690156 Ukraine and Poland have signed an agreement to enhance their defence cooperation, in the wake of new security challenges in Central Europe. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Saab to provide Carl-Gustaf ammunition to undisclosed customer http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-provide-carl-gustaf-ammunition-to-undisclosed-customer-5688820 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-provide-carl-gustaf-ammunition-to-undisclosed-customer-5688820 Saab has received an order to supply the new Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system to an undisclosed customer. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT QinetiQ wins £1bn testing and evaluation services contract from UK MoD http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsqinetiq-wins-1bn-testing-and-evaluation-services-contract-from-uk-mod-5688801 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsqinetiq-wins-1bn-testing-and-evaluation-services-contract-from-uk-mod-5688801 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £1bn testing and evaluation (T&E) services contract to QinetiQ. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rheinmetall and D&Z form new medium-calibre ammunition JV in US http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrheinmetall-and-dz-form-new-medium-calibre-ammunition-jv-in-us-5688787 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrheinmetall-and-dz-form-new-medium-calibre-ammunition-jv-in-us-5688787 Rheinmetall has formed a joint venture (JV) with US-based construction and engineering services provider Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) to produce medium-calibre ammunition for the US market. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT BAE wins $384m contract to supply thermal weapon sights for US Army http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbae-wins-384m-contract-to-supply-thermal-weapon-sights-for-us-army-5686256 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbae-wins-384m-contract-to-supply-thermal-weapon-sights-for-us-army-5686256 BAE Systems has received a $384m contract to provide new high-resolution thermal weapon sights for the US Army, under the family of weapon sights – crew served (FWS-CS) programme. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Thales to upgrade weapons on Australian Army's Bushmaster armoured vehicles http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-upgrade-weapon-systems-on-australian-armys-bushmaster-armoured-vehicles-5687288 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-upgrade-weapon-systems-on-australian-armys-bushmaster-armoured-vehicles-5687288 Thales Australia has been contracted to upgrade weapon systems on the Royal Australian Army's Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Honeywell to equip Ajax vehicles with Talin navigation technology http://www.army-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-to-equip-ajax-vehicles-with-talin-navigation-technology-5687509 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-to-equip-ajax-vehicles-with-talin-navigation-technology-5687509 Honeywell has been contracted to equip the British Army's new Ajax armoured fighting vehicles with its navigation technology. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UN strengthens measures against North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile activities http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsun-steps-up-measures-against-north-koreas-nuclear-ballistic-missile-activities-5686238 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsun-steps-up-measures-against-north-koreas-nuclear-ballistic-missile-activities-5686238 The UN Security Council has voted to toughen sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the Asian country's nuclear test conducted in September. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rockwell completes qualification tests for radio system under $12.7bn US Army contract http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-completes-qualification-tests-for-radio-system-under-127bn-us-army-contract-5686335 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-completes-qualification-tests-for-radio-system-under-127bn-us-army-contract-5686335 Rockwell Collins has successfully completed qualification testing for its military communication radio system, as part of a $12.7bn US Army contract. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Saab, General Dynamics Land Systems, Logistics Management Institute http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-saab-general-dynamics-land-systems-logistics-management-institute-5684723 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-saab-general-dynamics-land-systems-logistics-management-institute-5684723 Saab, an aerospace and defence company based in Sweden, has won a $10.27m contract to provide new laser simulator devices for the Swedish Army’s training system. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Report: Chilean defence spending to witness negative growth http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsreport-chilean-defence-spending-to-witness-negative-growth-5685653 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsreport-chilean-defence-spending-to-witness-negative-growth-5685653 Chile’s defence spending, estimated at $1.6bn in 2016, is expected to be $2.4bn in 2021, marking a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.99% over the forecast period, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Indonesian Army receives Leopard 2A4 RI simulators from Rheinmetall http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsindonesian-army-receives-leopard-2a4-ri-simulators-from-rheinmetall-5684968 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsindonesian-army-receives-leopard-2a4-ri-simulators-from-rheinmetall-5684968 The Indonesian Army has received Leopard 2A4 RI simulators from Rheinmetall, under a contract signed in 2014. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT US military completes testing of next-generation chemical detector system http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-military-completes-testing-of-next-generation-chemical-detector-system-5684994 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-military-completes-testing-of-next-generation-chemical-detector-system-5684994 US military personnel have tested a next-generation chemical detector (NGCD) system at Fort Hood, Texas, and Norfolk, Virginia. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Australia selects RUAG's proposal to develop laser repair technology http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-selects-ruags-proposal-to-develop-laser-repair-technology-5684979 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-selects-ruags-proposal-to-develop-laser-repair-technology-5684979 RUAG Australia's proposal to develop laser repair technology has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) under its capability and technology demonstrator (CTD) programme. 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