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  • 21 January 2008

    BAE Transfers Warhead Design To MBDA

    BAE Systems has transferred its warhead design capabilities to guided weapons firm MBDA as part of a strategy to retain UK knowledge in the country. The transfer, which will see...

  • 21 January 2008

    US Accelerates FCS SUGV Testing Programme

    The US Army has accelerated its testing schedules for iRobot's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) development programme. iRobot is now required to deliver 25 FCS SUGVs...

  • 18 January 2008

    BAE Acquires Tenix In A$775m Deal

    BAE Systems has announced the acquisition of Australian defence contractor Tenix Defence in a A$775m deal. The addition of Tenix will more than double BAE's presence in Australia and will...

  • 17 January 2008

    BAE Delivers AURORA System To US Army

    BAE Systems has delivered five AURORA Generation IV target detection systems to the US Army for use on Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles. AURORA is an ultra-lightweight, compact, wide-area surveillance system...

  • 17 January 2008

    Cobham Purchases SPARTA

    UK defence firm Cobham has acquired US intelligence and ballistic missile defence technology company SPARTA in a US$416m deal. Cobham says the acquisition will help it transform its position in...

  • 16 January 2008

    US Says Polish Anti-Missile Site Will Benefit Europe

    The US's proposed anti-ballistic missile defence site in Poland will benefit all of Europe, Pentagon officials say. The controversial proposal, which would see the US deploy an anti-missile radar base...

  • 16 January 2008

    France To Open Permanent Base In UAE

    France will open a permanent military base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced following a visit to the country. Up to 500 troops will be...

  • 15 January 2008

    Thales And EADS To Develop French Intranet

    The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded Thales and EADS Defence & Security a contract to develop, manufacture and deploy the first intranet for military use that complies with...

  • 15 January 2008

    Lockheed Martin Acquires PercepTek

    Lockheed Martin has acquired autonomous software provider PercepTek for an undisclosed sum. PercepTek develops software solutions for autonomous navigation for unmanned ground vehicles, autonomous collaboration operations for unmanned aerial vehicles...

  • 14 January 2008

    US Army Chooses MRM Providers

    A Raytheon and General Dynamics-led team has been selected by the US army to produce a guided tank round – the 120mm Mid-Range Munition (MRM). The 63-month, US$232m contract will...

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