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Australia enhancing its military's GPS capabilities

Australia enhancing its military's GPS capabilities

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The Australian government has approved a project to upgrade its military's global positioning system capability and its protection against jamming.
Richard J. Tomkins
Navy developing laser weapon for U.S. Marines

Navy developing laser weapon for U.S. Marines

ARLINGTON, Va., June 12 (UPI) --The Navy is developing a laser weapon system for the U.S. Marines.
Richard Tomkins
BAE Systems in competition for replacement of M113 armored vehicles

BAE Systems in competition for replacement of M113 armored vehicles

ARLINGTON, Va., May 29 (UPI) --BAE Systems has made a submission for the U.S. Army competition to replace M113 armored vehicles.
Richard Tomkins

Rheinmetall restructures Combat Systems division

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 28 (UPI) --Rheinmetall Defense's Combat Systems division has been restructured to better take advantage of worldwide business opportunities.
Richard Tomkins

Cougar MRAPs getting improved exit kits

March 31 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection win contract to enhance Cougar MRAP exiting.
Richard Tomkins

Malaysian navy getting Thales radar, sonar

HENGELO, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Thales is supplying the Royal Malaysian Navy with surveillance radar systems and towed sonar systems under contract to Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn. Bhd.

Afghan gov't releases 65 prisoners considered dangerous by U.S.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Afghan government released 65 prisoners from the former Bagram prison Thursday the U.S. military said were linked directly to U.S. and allied troops.

Marines order survivability upgrade for Cougars

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection is to upgrade Cougar combat vehicles delivered earlier to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Transcript of President Obama's remarks on reforming NSA activities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The following is a prepared transcript of remarks delivered by U.S. President Obama in Washington on reforming U.S. intelligence gathering activities.
Threat remains for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Threat remains for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

FOB SHANK, Afghanistan, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Martin was standing outside his tent drinking a Monster energy drink when the Taliban rocket attack came.
Nolan Peterson

Engineering, electronics firms partner in contract bid

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- British engineering firm Ricardo has teamed with two other defense companies to bid for a Ministry of Defense contract to support and upgrade armored vehicles.

Ground sensor system to link with UAVs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A wireless ground sensor network by Lockheed Martin will soon possess the capability of integration with unmanned aerial vehicles, the company said Monday.

Army continues Lockheed's aerostat work in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A tethered aerostat-based system that provides surveillance for U.S. Afghan forces will continue to receive support from Lockheed Martin, officials said.

Two Marine generals fired for failing to protect camp in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Marine Corps generals are being fired for failing to adequately protect a camp in Afghanistan from insurgents, the branch's commandant said Monday.

Africa seen as $20B emerging arms market

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- International defense companies, increasingly dependent on exports because of deep military spending cuts in the United States and Europe, are reportedly looking to mineral-rich Africa to help get them out of a hole.
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