• US Army's new FMTV programme could grow beyond 2,400 platforms

    Key Points The winner of a new US Army FMTV competition could build approximately 2,400 new-production vehicles Additional production is possible but depends on proposed pricing, army requirements, and available funding A US Army effort to buy upgraded versions of its Family of Medium Tactical

  • GPS OCX certified after cost overruns

    The Pentagon will continue development of the US Air Force's (USAF's) GPS ground station despite cost growth that breached a congressional cap, officials announced on 14 October. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, certified that the Raytheon Operational Control System

  • KMW lines up team for Challenger 2 LEP bid

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has unveiled details of its bid for the British Army Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) Life Extension Programme (LEP). One of the key members of their Challenger 2 LEP team is Pearson Engineering, which now owns the former Vickers Defence Systems (subsequently BAE

  • US Army kicks off competition to upgrade workhorse FMTV trucks

    The US Army on 13 October solicited proposals for a competition to upgrade 2,400 platforms for the service's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) programme. Oshkosh took over the FMTV programme in 2010 after winning an initial 're-buy' competition against incumbent BAE Systems, and now the

  • Estonia receives first CV90 IFVs

    Estonia's first 12 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) were delivered on 7 October, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. The vehicles are the first of 44 CV9035NL IFVs that the country agreed to buy from the Netherlands in October 2014. Also delivered on 7 October was one of

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  • Airbus teams with DCNS to develop VTOL UAV for French Navy

    Airbus Helicopters and French naval shipbuilder DCNS are to offer a clean-sheet vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the French Navy (Marine Nationale : MN). The collaboration, announced on 20 October, will see the unmanned helicopter developed in response to the