General Dynamics contracted for missile control systems for U.S., U.K.

Dec. 27 (UPI) — General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a $28 million contract for sustainment of weapons systems aboard U.S. and U.K. nuclear submarines. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, covers work on the fire control systems on both nation’s submarines, as well as the attack weapon control system on U.S. subs. Additionally, the contract ...

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First Harris T7 bomb disposal robots sent to British army

Dec. 26 (UPI) — The British army accepted the first four of 56 bomb disposal robots it ordered from Harris Corporation, the U.K. government announced. The T7 ground vehicles, manufactured by Florida-based Harris, are equipped with high-definition cameras, data links, an adjustable manipulation arm, and tank-like all-terrain treads. They also employ “haptic feedback,” which recreates the sense of the robot’s ...

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General Atomics, Raytheon contracted for Reaper drone support

Dec. 24 (UPI) — General Atomics and Raytheon have each been awarded contracts for support of the MQ-9 Reaper, one for sensors and the other for overall program support, that come to a total of more than $350 million. The contracts, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, cover separate areas of sustainment for the unmanned aerial system used for ...

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Lockheed awarded $3.3B for PAC-3 missiles for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

Dec. 24 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3, or Patriot PAC-3, missiles for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is worth a total of $3.3 billion for production of the missiles, with associated ground support equipment and initial spares ...

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