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Paraguay may use army to control prisons plagued by Brazilian gangs

Paraguay may use army to control prisons plagued by Brazilian gangs

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March 12 (UPI) -- Paraguay is considering the use of its armed forces to control detention centers housing the Brazilian gangs leading recent prison riots in the country. Vice President Hugo Velazquez, acting on behalf of President Mario Abdo, who traveled to meet with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, said officials are considering using the army to help dissuade violence. "We are going to use the armed forces dissuasively outside the jail, so as to avoid these things," he said. The recent incidents involve inmates in Paraguay that belong to the First Capital Commando criminal band, which operates in Paraguay and Brazil. The group has nearly 300 inmates in Paraguay. On Monday, the group took four jail guards hostage at the Concepcion jail. Released after several minutes, one of freed...
U.S. Army orders tactical vehicles from Oshkosh Defense

U.S. Army orders tactical vehicles from Oshkosh Defense

Business
Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense LLC announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Army placed $ 75 million in orders for trucks and trailers. U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command ordered 354 Family of Tactical Vehicles A1P2 trucks and trailers, Oshkosh said in a press release. "Together with the U.S. Army. we have established a robust FMTV program," said Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs for Oshkosh. "We look forward to successfully completing the remaining FMTV A1P2 deliveries and seamlessly transitioning to FMTV A2 production without interruption." The heavy-duty vehicles are in a class known as FMTV and are based on a common chassis, with variants for payload and mission requirements. Derivations inc...
Army preps troop, equipment rotation in Europe for Atlantic Resolve

Army preps troop, equipment rotation in Europe for Atlantic Resolve

Business
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Europe announced rotations of its armored and aviation units, with equipment to arrive in Europe within two weeks. The command, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, said in a statement that armored equipment of the 1st Armored Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, will arrive at the port of Antwerp, Belgium. About 400 vehicles will then travel in a convoy through Belgium, Germany and Poland for four days. The equipment includes track vehicles, which will move by rail. The maneuvers will be followed by the arrival of planes and equipment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, also from Fort Riley, Kansas. The equipment and aircraft will arrive at Zeebrugge, Belgium, on Jan. 29, and then move to designated locations i...
AECOM gets $9M Army contract for assault breacher supplies

AECOM gets $9M Army contract for assault breacher supplies

Business
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- AECOM Management Services Corp. received a $ 9 million contract for equipment and parts used on the Assault Breacher Vehicle. The firm-fixed-price contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, includes the Army's purchase of linear demolition charge systems, spare parts and data items for the vehicle weapons system, a heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle breaching system based on the Abrams M1A1 tank chassis. The system is also capable of carrying and firing rockets. Modifications include a specially-functioning turret, demolition charge systems to clear mines and a high-lift adapter that accommodates a mine plow or a combat bulldozer blade. Locations of work under the contract, as well as funding, will be determined with each order, the Pentagon sa...
KBR Inc. announces inclusion in $12.1B Army IT contract

KBR Inc. announces inclusion in $12.1B Army IT contract

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Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Houston's KRB Inc. announced Monday it is a prime contractor on a $ 12.1 billion U.S. Army information technology contract. SGT LLC, a division of KBR's KBRwyle, will work with the Army on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract of five years, with an additional four-year option. The contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command includes work in the cybersecurity, integration, telecommunications, supply chain management and business process engineering areas. The company is expected to work with the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions, or CHESS, program, which it said is expected to be the primary source of IT-related services for the Army worldwide. CHESS is designed to simplify procurement of off the shelf IT hardware, software and ...