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SAIC seeks Army armored vehicle contract

SAIC seeks Army armored vehicle contract

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Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Science Applications International Corp. announced on Thursday that it plans to develop combat vehicle prototypes for the U.S. Army.SAIC's prototypes for the Army's Mobile Protected Firepower, or MPF, program are to be designed, developed and built with ST Kinetics of Singapore and Belgium-based CMI Defense."As a systems integrator, SAIC can deliver an alternative option to the Army that brings together best-of-breed, non-developmental components to field a new combat vehicle quickly that meets critical requirements," Jim Scanlon, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Customer Group, said in a press release. "Rapid delivery of this MPF solution is essential to the Army and our solution is extremely well-positioned to meet these requirements a...
U.S. Army tests JETS forward observer targeting system

U.S. Army tests JETS forward observer targeting system

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Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Soldiers at Fort Bragg have completed durability testing with the Joint Effects Targeting System for forward observers calling in artillery and airstrikes, the Army announced on Friday."Operational testing provides soldiers the opportunity to use, work with and offer up their suggestions on pieces of equipment that can impact development of systems that future soldiers will use in combat," director of Army Airborne testing Col. Brad Mock said in a press release.The JETS is a tripod-mounted targeting system used to designate targets for precision guided bombs and artillery. It uses a combination of laser and azimuth designation systems to guide outside weapons by ground troops.The system is being developed for use by both airborne units and conventional ground-based infantr...

Report: Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

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June 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report.The Globe and Mail reported that a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 set the world record for longest sniper shot to kill a human being. The unnamed sniper is said to have killed the suspected insurgent from a length of approximately 11,319 feet. The bullet traveled for 10 seconds before penetrating its target."The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces," a military source told the paper. "Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad ...

Bell contracts with U.S. Army for four 412EP helicopters

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June 21 (UPI) -- Bell Helicopter Textron has received a $ 27 million contract for the manufacturing and delivery of four Bell 412EP helicopter to the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.The contract was solicited on the Internet with one bid accepted. Work will be conducted in Ft. Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30 2017. Fiscal 2017 funds in the amount of $ 27.2 million have been obligated upon award.The Bell 412 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter used by both by militaries and civilian agencies and is one of the most widely exported helicopters in the world. The EP variant has been upgraded with more powerful engines for speed, greater reliability and lift capacity.The helicopter is used by militaries to transport personnel and equipment, ...