General Dynamics and BAE Systems are going head-to-head to win a $8 billion US Army contract to develop a large combat vehicle.
The winner of the contract will replace a decades-old fleet of 2,900 armored personnel carriers. While General Dynamics is offering the Stryker armored fighting vehicle, competitor BAE Systems makes the Bradley fighting vehicle both companies have until May 28 to submit their bids.
As with many defense contracts, this deal has the potential to be worth much more, upwards of $12 billion, bidders said, if additional vehicles, dubbed armored multipurpose vehicles, are requested after the first order, according to reports.
Meanwhile General Dynamics in February launched a formal protest complained that it doesn’t have enough information, and the competition is stacked against it. The Army has rejected the protest.
UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to proceed with the next phases of the Long Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion (LEUVP) energy program. During these follow-on phases, UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Hamilton Sundstrand) will continue the design and development of a Proton Exchange Membrane based Fuel Cell Energy System (PES) for a 21-inch diameter Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV)
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipment worth $101 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014
General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $59 million contract from the U.S
General Dynamics UK has successfully completed the Base Platform Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Protected Mobility Recce Support (PMRS) variant, as part of the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme. The Base Platform CDR for the PMRS variant is the first variant-specific CDR for the SCOUT SV programme to be held
The New Zealand Ministry of Defense has recently received the first batch of new Medium-Heavy Operational Vehicles. “It is great to see these vehicles being used by the NZDF just 12 months on from when they were purchased,” Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said
Oshkosh Defense is displaying the U.S
General Dynamics C4 Systems recently demonstrated how the company's fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) wireless broadband network could expand the capability of U.S
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. $200 million contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines, according to an official statement from the company
Aircraft could soon become more human as engineers as BAE Systems develop smart skins which can detect injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel the world around them. Engineers at the Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin concept which could be embedded with tens of thousands of micro-sensors
BAE has produced four early stage ideas that could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy. 3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim
Exelis was awarded two contracts by General Dynamics UK to support U.K
BAE Systems has received a contract from the U.S
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