Army Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.army-technology.com web site http://www.army-technology.com/ en-us http://www.army-technology.com/ Army Technology-Updates http://www.army-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Fibre Optic Sensing http://www.army-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/fibre-optic-sensing/ http://www.army-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/fibre-optic-sensing/ This white paper presents the technical basics behind sensing over fibre technologies, its main applications and the cabling solutions involved. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:31:00 GMT Truck bomb blast kills at least 200 people in Somalia http://www.army-technology.com/news/newstruck-bomb-blast-kills-at-least-200-people-in-somalia-5949671 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newstruck-bomb-blast-kills-at-least-200-people-in-somalia-5949671 United Nations (UN) secretary-general António Guterres has condemned the recent bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, which killed at least 200 people and injured several others. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ireland proposes increased funding for armed forces in 2018 budget http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsireland-proposes-increased-funding-for-armed-forces-in-2018-budget-5947495 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsireland-proposes-increased-funding-for-armed-forces-in-2018-budget-5947495 Ireland's Department of Defence has proposed an increase of more than €25m in defence funding as part of its 2018 budget. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT US researchers develop new device to test materials used in soldier helmets http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-researchers-develop-new-device-to-test-materials-used-in-soldier-helmets-5949696 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-researchers-develop-new-device-to-test-materials-used-in-soldier-helmets-5949696 Researchers from the US Army and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a device to test the durability of new polymeric materials, which could potentially be used to manufacture soldiers' combat helmets. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, SAIC http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-bae-systems-saic-5947000 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-bae-systems-saic-5947000 Lockheed Martin has received orders worth $337m from the US Army to deliver sensor systems for Apache attack helicopters. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT FLIR to supply Black Hornet personal reconnaissance systems for Australian Army http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsflir-to-supply-black-hornet-personal-reconnaissance-systems-for-australian-army-5948409 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsflir-to-supply-black-hornet-personal-reconnaissance-systems-for-australian-army-5948409 FLIR Systems has secured a contract to supply Black Hornet personal reconnaissance systems (PRS) to the Australian Army. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT DARPA contracts Aerojet Rocketdyne for AFRE programme http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-contracts-aerojet-rocketdyne-for-afre-programme-5948462 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-contracts-aerojet-rocketdyne-for-afre-programme-5948462 Aerojet Rocketdyne has been contracted to support the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) propulsion system development programme. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Saab contracted to assemble the UK’s Ajax virtual crew turret trainers http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssaab-contracted-to-assemble-ajax-virtual-crew-turret-trainers-5947481 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssaab-contracted-to-assemble-ajax-virtual-crew-turret-trainers-5947481 Saab has received a contract to assemble 16 new Ajax virtual crew turret trainers for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) programme. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT WB Unveils New Revolutionary Personal Soldier System U-GATE http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/data_management/wb-electronics/presswb-u-gate.html http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/data_management/wb-electronics/presswb-u-gate.html During the AUSA Annual Meeting 2017, WB Group, one of the two biggest Polish Defence Groupings, unveiled their new product for dismounted soldiers on the future battlefield. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT BAE wins $100m contract to support US Army’s 116th MIB http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbae-wins-100m-contract-to-support-us-armys-116th-mib-5947339 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbae-wins-100m-contract-to-support-us-armys-116th-mib-5947339 BAE Systems has secured a $100m contract to provide technical and other support services to the US Army’s 116th Military Intelligence Brigade (MIB). Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell wins USSOCOM contract to provide avionics repair and logistics http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-wins-ussocom-contract-to-provide-avionics-repair-and-logistics-5947322 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-wins-ussocom-contract-to-provide-avionics-repair-and-logistics-5947322 Rockwell Collins has secured an avionics support contract from the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Technology Application Contracting Office (TAKO). Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT IAI to develop course-correcting artillery fuse for Israeli military http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsiai-to-develop-course-correcting-artillery-fuse-for-israeli-military-5947431 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsiai-to-develop-course-correcting-artillery-fuse-for-israeli-military-5947431 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won a tender to develop, produce and supply course correcting artillery fuse for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Infiniti Answers - Thermal Ideal for Detection http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/surveillance/infiniti-electro-optics/5605484896001.html http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/surveillance/infiniti-electro-optics/5605484896001.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:04:00 GMT Trelleborg-Customised Polymer Solutions for the Defence Industry http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/manufacture/trelleborg-army/ http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/manufacture/trelleborg-army/ Trelleborg is a specialist in engineered polymer solutions and can seal, damp and protect essential applications within adverse conditions. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK MoD contracts KBR for facilities management services in Middle East http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-contracts-kbr-for-facilities-management-services-in-middle-east-5946208 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-contracts-kbr-for-facilities-management-services-in-middle-east-5946208 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to KBR to supply facilities management services. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT New Cooling Technology for Open Architecture Systems Becomes Industry Standard for Fixed and Rotary-Wing Aircraft http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/electronic/curtiss/pressnew-cooling-technology-architecture-aircraft.html http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/electronic/curtiss/pressnew-cooling-technology-architecture-aircraft.html Recently ratified ANSI / VITA 48.8 air-flow-through cooling standard provides lower weight, reduced-cost approach for embedded systems. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed wins $337m orders to supply M-TADS / PNVS systems http://www.army-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-337m-orders-to-supply-mtadspnvs-systems-5945857 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-337m-orders-to-supply-mtadspnvs-systems-5945857 Lockheed Martin has received orders worth $337m to supply Apache modernised target acquisition designation sight / pilot night vision sensor (M‑TADS / PNVS) systems to the US, the UK and Saudi Arabia. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Army accepts first M1A2 SEPv3 version of Abrams main battle tank http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-accepts-first-m1a2-sepv3-version-of-abrams-main-battle-tank-5946518 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-accepts-first-m1a2-sepv3-version-of-abrams-main-battle-tank-5946518 The US Army has accepted the first of six M1A2 system enhancement package version 3 (SEPv3) of Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs). Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tens of Thousands of Modern Assault Rifles from Radom go to Polish Army http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/machine_guns/fabrika-broni/pressmodern-assault-rifles-radom-polish-army.html http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/machine_guns/fabrika-broni/pressmodern-assault-rifles-radom-polish-army.html The latest product of Fabryka Broni 'Łucznik' - Radom Sp. z o.o. has still been on a winning streak. The first lot of more than 53 thousand MSBS (Modular Firearm System) assault rifles will soon go to the Polish Army. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:38:00 GMT EXPAL Showcased Naval Solutions at Pacific Expo http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/ammunition/expal-army/pressexpal-to-show-naval-solutions-at-pacific-expo.html http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/ammunition/expal-army/pressexpal-to-show-naval-solutions-at-pacific-expo.html The company showcased its proposal in weapon systems, naval and army ammunition, technology systems and demilitarisation services in this international maritime exposition, which took place in Sydney between 3-5 October. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:16:00 GMT