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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...
Leonardo receives $58M for tactical vehicle computers

Leonardo receives $58M for tactical vehicle computers

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DRS is receiving more than $ 58 million in new orders from the U.S. Army for the Mounted Family of Computer Systems for tactical vehicles.The contract will provide the Army with dismountable tablets, processor units, and ruggedized touchscreen displays. The production will be performed in Melborne, Fla."We have been able to significantly increase the computing power, storage and mission flexibility of the platform computer, while simultaneously improving performance in all areas of size, weight, power and cost," Jerry Hathaway, vice president of DRS Land Electronics business at Leonardo, said in a press release.The MFoCS is a modular series of networked computers designed for field use with ruggedized components. The have their own encryption systems included. Eac...