|Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demonstrate such 'hard kill' system for testing in October.|
Filed under: Force Protection, IAI, iRobot, QinetiQ, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Force Protection, Israel, Syndicated Industry News
Filed under: Force Protection, IAI, Syndicated Industry News
AM General’s Proven Manufacturing Capabilities Provide Department of Defense A Decisive Advantage For The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program — Press Release
Filed under: AM General, Business Line, Companies, development program, Events, Press Releases, production program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The company that has manufactured more military light tactical vehicles than any other in the United States is poised to produce the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the next-generation Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) for Soldiers, Marines and other American service members performing their missions around the world.
AM General delivered 22 of its Blast Resistant Vehicle Off-Road™ (BRV-O™) JLTVs for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the program, to the United States Government in August ahead of schedule. The company manufactured the vehicles on the same Light Tactical Vehicle Assembly Line that has turned out approximately 300,000 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) for all branches of the U.S. military and more than 50 international customers.
“We are unique in the JLTV program with our fully tooled production line; long experience in high- quality, lean manufacturing; successful track record of on-time and at-cost delivery; highly skilled workforce, and network of 1,700 suppliers across 43 states,” said AM General Vice President Business Development and Program Management Chris Vanslager. “Low-risk, high-quality and affordability is what our customer requires, and we at AM General, have more than five decades of experience and the heritage of manufacturing light tactical vehicles to deliver those requirements to the men and women of the armed services.”
The company’s LTV Assembly Line has the flexibility and tooling to economically and efficiently produce the BRV-O as well as HMMWV simultaneously, in multiple variants and volumes, to meet the needs of military customers. Besides its dedicated Military Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind., AM General’s manufacturing capability is supported by its Engineering and Product Development Center in Livonia, Mich., its engine manufacturing plant in Franklin, Ohio, its logistics support operations stretching from Indiana and around the globe, and its extensive LTV testing and training facilities in the South Bend, Ind. area.
“We alone bring to the table everything needed for successful, affordable and flexible manufacturing and life-cycle support to meet the needs of U.S. and international armed forces for decades into the future,” said Vanslager.
AM General has more than 50 years of experience building more than 1.5 million tactical wheeled vehicles, in the process earning recognition from the U.S. Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and other customer organizations for outstanding production, service parts and training contributions.
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for commercial and military customers. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.
Photo courtesy of AM General.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) today presented L-3 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Strianese with the John W. Dixon Award at the AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Strianese received the award for the company’s ongoing contributions to the U.S. armed forces and the defense industry. The award was presented at the AUSA Sustaining Member Reception and Luncheon by retired General Gordon D. Sullivan, USA, President
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will display a high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, today through Oct. 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. The vehicle highlights PPG products developed specifically for military vehicles, demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing solutions to the U.S. military. The display vehicle highlights several products dev
Filed under: Australia, development program, Industry Analysis, Metal Storm, Promotions, S&T
The Army of the United States Association (AUSA) held their national convention last week. One of the key parts of this is exhibits by a large number of defense contractors, big and little. Metal Storm the Australian company that is developing rapid fire electronic gun systems attended. They have received some contracts with the US Military to work on their systems. Metal Storm uses multiple barrel system with a stack of ammunition in them. By firing electronically they can launch all of the ready rounds very quickly. Rates of fire for their larger systems are very impressive and their is a lot of potential for them. No nation yet has committed a large sum to buying these systems, which range in size from 9mm to 40mm; although it is probably scalable to larger rounds.
See the press release at MarketWatch.com.
Here is a link to the demonstration video they used at AUSA.