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Oshkosh Defense nabs $407.3M to procure JLTVs for Army

Oshkosh Defense nabs $407.3M to procure JLTVs for Army

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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $ 407.3 million contract modification to procure joint light tactical vehicles for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon announced Friday. The JLTV was developed by the U.S. Marines and the Army as a replacement for Humvee. They vehicles, the first of which were made ready for use in August, offer different variants with multiple mission package configurations, including packages for personnel, heavy guns and close combat weapons. The contract is funded by fiscal 2018 and 2020 Army and Marine Corps procurement funds as well as foreign military sales funds, which were obligated at the time of the award. Work on the contract will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2022. Let's block ads! (...
Sig Sauer nabs $10M Army contract for sniper rifle ammo

Sig Sauer nabs $10M Army contract for sniper rifle ammo

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Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Sig Sauer a $ 10 million contract to manufacture ammunition for use in the branch's bolt-action sniper rifle. "This award by the U.S. Army is validation of our state-of-the-art manufacturing that has resulted in the highest quality, and most precise, ammunition delivering on-target accuracy for snipers in the field," said Ron Cohen, Sig Sauer president and CEO. The contractor will manufacture MOD 0 .300 Win Mag ammunition at its facility in Jacksonville, Ark. The contract also funds production of MK 248 MOD 1 ammunition for the military. In 2011, the Army transitioned from the 7.62mm to the .300 Win Mag round, providing the new round to sniper teams in Afghanistan. The new round allows snipers to engage targets from 1,200 meters as opposed to th...
GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 1.3 billion contract modification to deliver T700 helicopter engines for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, funds delivery of engines for the Army's H-60 utility helicopter, used for air assault, aeromedical evacuation and special operations support, as well as the AH-64 attack helicopter used by the Army for destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions. The GE T700 is a turboshaft engine that powers several families of aircraft, including the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. Under the contract, GE will also deliver engines for the H-60 helicopter used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and drug shipm...
Army develops hearing protection for military working dogs

Army develops hearing protection for military working dogs

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- From Ephesian war dogs to Conan, the dog honored this week for her role in the capture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dogs have been members of the battlefield since ancient times. But the effects of combat on dogs' longterm health -- including their hearing -- weren't closely examined until recently. And this week, the Army announced it has developed the Canine Auditory Protection System, or CAPS, to better protect the dogs while they're at work. Dogs' ears are sensitive. It's one reason they're used in law enforcement and military roles -- they pick up soft sounds human ears can't, and they can hear high-pitched sounds inaudible to most people. But loud, booming noises bother them more in the moment. Loud noises and the risk they pose to dog ears are not...
GE awarded $1.3M for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

GE awarded $1.3M for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 1.3 million contract modification to deliver T700 helicopter engines for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, funds delivery of engines for the Army's H-60 utility helicopter, used for air assault, aeromedical evacuation and special operations support, as well as the AH-64 attack helicopter used by the Army for destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions. The GE T700 is a turboshaft engine that powers several families of aircraft, including the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. Under the contract, GE will also deliver engines for the H-60 helicopter used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and drug shipm...