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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.

Britain orders more Foxhound tactical vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense has contracted General Dynamics to provide it with two dozen more Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles.

Army orders more missile drones

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- More Switchblade tactical missiles are being produced for the U.S. Army through contract options awarded to AeroVironment Inc.

Roke unveils man-portable 3G communications base

ROMSEY, England, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A man-portable, private 3G communications base station for military, security and public security deployments has been developed by Roke of Britain.

Pakistani Taliban call off peace talks after commander killed by drone

ISLAMABAD, May 30 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday there would be no peace talks with the country's incoming leaders after a top commander was killed by a U.S. drone strike.

Gaps seen for post-2014 Afghanistan

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- A British committee in the House of Commons said there was a degree of uncertainty in Afghanistan planning after 2014.

More Foxhounds on way for British military

SHOREHAM-BY-SEA, England, April 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense is to receive an additional 76 Foxhound light-protected patrol vehicles assembled by engineering company Ricardo.

U.S. Navy services contract for SAIC

MCLEAN, Va., April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command has contracted SAIC to provide security engineering support to an anti-terrorism and force protection program.

Bell helicopters for Nigerian police

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Bell Helicopter reports that Nigeria is the first African country to use its 429 light, twin-engine utility helicopter.

Australia receives Giraffe radar

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Australia's military forces have received the third and final Giraffe Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar radar system from Saab of Sweden.

Raytheon system destroys RPGs

MCKINNEY, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Raytheon says its Quick Kill Active Protection System has demonstrated the capability of destroying incoming rocket propelled grenades.
Army orders 48 mine clearance vehicles

Army orders 48 mine clearance vehicles

LADSON, S.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The tank and armaments division of the U.S. Army ordered 48 mine protected clearance vehicles from Force Protection Inc. in South Carolina.

L-3 unit awarded force protection contract

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted L-3 Communications to support force protection security requirements at Defense Department sites around the world.

Air Force contracts for defense support

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted Science Applications International Corp. to provide integrated defense support services at Defense Department installations.

Force Protection gets Buffalo modification

LADSON, S.C., July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has modified a contract with Force Protection Inc. for the delivery of its Buffalo mine protected clearance vehicles.
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