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Electric vehicle use in Norway accelerating

Electric vehicle use in Norway accelerating

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March 22 (UPI) -- The number of electric vehicles registered by Norwegian drivers has increased by more than 40 percent from the previous year, the government said.Statistics Norway, the government's record-keeping agency, reported there were 142,490 total electric cars registered in the country at the beginning of the year, up more than 40 percent from one year ago. Passenger vehicles made up 97 percent of that total.Data for members of the European Union show the market share of hybrid and battery-powered electric vehicles make up about 1 percent of the total market, though trends are accelerating as consumer interest grows.The Norwegian government said electric vehicles make up about 5 percent of the passenger fleet, compared with 3.7 percent at the end of 2016."The increase seems set t...
Kongsberg signs long-term vehicle technology deal in Qatar

Kongsberg signs long-term vehicle technology deal in Qatar

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March 13 (UPI) -- International technology company Kongsberg signed a long-term technology development program deal with Barzan Holdings for work in Qatar.Kongsberg CEO Geir Håøy and Hamad Al Hajri, Program Director Barzan Holdings, signed the agreement in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday. The contract is potentially valued at more than $ 194.1 billion over an eight year period.The contract will seek to develop new technologies for "communication, digitalization and tower solutions for military vehicles."The technology development program is one of the largest undertakings in Kongsberg's history, the company said."We see considerable opportunities and potential for Norwegian industry and technology development with this establishment," Geir Håøy, President and CEO of Kongsberg, said in a press relea
Israel to receive F-35 air vehicle deliveries

Israel to receive F-35 air vehicle deliveries

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Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for procurement of initial air vehicle spares for F-35 air vehicle deliveries in support of the government of Israel.The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at $ 13.9 million, the Pentagon said in a press release.The agreement between the Navy and Lockheed Martin taps the company to provide initial air vehicle spares to include endurance spares packages for Israel.Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations within the United States and foreign countries and is expected to be completed in December 2021.The total amount of the contract will be obligated to Lockheed Martin at time of award, which will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year, according to the Pentagon.Let's block ads! (Wh...
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...
General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

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Sept. 15 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems U.K. has begun manned live-fire trials for its AJAX armored vehicle program, using the vehicle's CTA International 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers.The trials will last five months beginning with static firing positions against immobile point targets and gradually progress to a moving vehicle engaging moving targets. The testing will occur in West Wales, Great Britain."The start of the CT40 cannon manned industry firing phase is a significant milestone in the AJAX programme," Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land System U.K., said."This cutting-edge capability that enables AJAX to pack a significant punch, alongside its wide-range of best-in-class sensors that makes it an Information Age platform, ensure...