Explosives, Armaments, and Weaponry

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Lockheed Martin's Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod Continues Platform Expansion with Eurofighter Typhoon

September 30, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a direct commercial sale contract for the integration of Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) onto the Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighter. The contract, signed with Eurofighter partner company Leonardo Aircraft, includes 18 pods, integration and logistics support for the Kuwait Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon. The Eurofighter... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Modernized TACMS Missile

September 30, 2016

New TACMS production line in Arkansas marks major milestone DALLAS - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has manufactured and delivered the first modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile to the U.S. Army from its Camden, Arkansas, production facility. As part of the U.S. Army's TACMS Service Life Extension Program inventory refurbishment effort, the modernized missile includes... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Non-Industrial Products, Transportation Industry Products

Ga-Asi Demonstrates Advanced Communications Capability

September 29, 2016

Network Centric Communications Pod Enhances Long-Range Communications MODERN DAY MARINE, QUANTICO, Va. – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Network Centric Communications Pod (NCCP) successfully demonstrated the... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Non-Industrial Products

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $87 Million Contract for Paveway(TM) II Plus Laser Guided Bombs

September 21, 2016

ARCHBALD, Pa. - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received an $87.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2016 funding and the 8th consecutive majority win for Lockheed Martin in the annual Air Force competition. Deliveries include the guidance and tail assemblies... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

First Lockheed Martin GMLRS Alternative Warhead Rolls Off Assembly Line

September 14, 2016

DALLAS - The first Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead rocket has rolled off the production line at Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Camden, Arkansas, manufacturing facility. The GMLRS Alternative Warhead was designed to engage the same target set and achieve the same area-effects requirement as the old MLRS submunition warheads, but without the lingering danger... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Non-Industrial Products, Services, Transportation Industry Products

Elbit Systems of America Showcases Innovative Solutions and Aircraft Modernization for National Guard Combat-Readiness

September 9, 2016

Visit the Elbit Systems of America booth #308 at the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference and Exhibition on September 10-12. FORT WORTH, Texas - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, has a rich legacy of providing advanced solutions for warfighters across all military branches. On September 10-12, Elbit Systems of America will showcase its innovative... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Material Handling & Storage, Services, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Raytheon Awarded US Navy MK 54 Torpedo Contract

August 31, 2016

TEWKSBURY, Mass. - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support. This contract... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

US Army Awards Raytheon Long Range Precision Fires Risk Mitigation Contract

August 25, 2016

New surface-to-surface missile will give ground troops superior capability against long-range targets TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $5.7 million risk-mitigation contract for the Long Range Precision Fires program. The new missile will replace the Army's aging inventory of long range, surface-to-surface missiles. Fired from mobile launchers, LRPF... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Raytheon Receives First Contract to Build Naval Strike Missile Launchers in the US

August 19, 2016

Production will occur at Raytheon's Louisville, Kentucky facility LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received an initial contract to produce Naval Strike Missile (NSM) launchers at its production facility here. The deal ushers in U.S. manufacturing of the Norwegian-developed weapon system. Kongsberg Defence Systems awarded the initial contract for qualification units.... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Raytheon Receives $523 Million for Standard Missile-3 Production and Delivery

August 5, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 3, 2016 - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency exercised a $523 million contract option with Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to produce, test and deliver 47 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptors for operational testing and deployment. This is the fiscal year 2016 option under the $2,351,177,872 contract for Standard Missiles awarded to the company in 2015. The guided... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Materials & Material Processing

DFNDR Armor Selects Honeywell Spectra® Material for New Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor

August 1, 2016

Honeywell's Spectra® fiber to be used exclusively for RD of next-generation body armor technology DFNDR Armor to use Spectra Shield to manufacture one of today's lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., July 27, 2016 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Guided Glide Weapon engages targets on land and at sea.

July 14, 2016

Featuring Link-16 datalink, net-enabled Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 (JSOW C-1) provides fleet forces with flexible capability against high-value, stationary land targets as well as moving maritime targets at launch ranges up to 70 nautical miles from fighter. Link 16 allows launch platform, or alternate controller, to provide real-time target updates to weapon. In addition to enabling weapon to hit moving target, upgrade allows controllers to reassign it to different target while in flight. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Services

M&S Centerless Grinding Manufacturers Missile Wing Pins

June 23, 2016

A Tier-1 defense contractor rejected parts from their primary vendor for a high-end precision pin used to affix fins onto missiles. The rejection of the pins caused a delay in shipment of missiles to The Persian Gulf, and left them with no source for the pins after the primary vendor lost approved status. The Tier-1 contractor needed to ship missiles within 2 weeks otherwise late delivery... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Custom Battery Pack for Precision Guided Firearm

June 10, 2016

Challenge Epec was approached to develop a custom battery pack for a precision guided commercial firearm scope. For this application, the battery packs needed to be designed for a weapons system similar to the target tracking and fire control found in advanced fighter jets. The technology that is inside these firearms is quite sophisticated. It was necessary that the battery packs powering... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Non-Industrial Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Elbit Systems of America to Showcase Tactical Mission Solutions for Enhanced Weapon Targeting

May 9, 2016

Elbit Systems of America's advanced solutions improve total aircrew situational awareness FORT WORTH, Texas - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., will showcase its enhanced weapon targeting and total aircrew situational awareness solutions at the Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, VA, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside on May... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Weapon Lights enhance operator protection and accuracy.

April 29, 2016

Featuring adjustable brightness and unique light signature, Manta-Ray™ WeaponLights series is powered by onboard, rechargeable battery and snaps on and off of rifle rails within seconds. While LMR-M optimizes performance in close quarters and protects operator's vision from harmful reflection, IR version (LMR-IR) is available for use with night vision. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Lockheed Martin Debuts Upgraded MK 41 VLS Production Line

April 1, 2016

Lockheed Martin hosts ceremonial ribbon cutting of optimized MK 41 VLS Production Line BALTIMORE,  -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) officially unveiled an upgraded MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) production line at its Middle River, Maryland facility. The MK 41 VLS program supports more than 150 highly skilled jobs in the Baltimore area and will continue to do so for years to come,... Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Long-Range Missile meets U.S. Army LRPF requirement.

March 23, 2016

Compatible with M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS rocket launchers and designed to replace current army tactical missile system weapons, LRPF missile meets U.S. Army's Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) requirement. Design fits 2 missiles in one launcher pod for increased effectiveness, while propulsion technology enables accelerated flight over distances to ~500 km for defeating fixed land targets. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Rugged Green Laser Sight for Pistols offers optimized visibility.

January 18, 2016

Respectively replacing spring guide assembly in Sig Sauer P226 and P229, LMS-2261G and LMS-2291G high-intensity green (520 nm) laser sighting systems aid target acquisition. Integrated green Guide Rod Laser™ technology operates in light spectrum band most visible to human eye and appears bright throughout range of lighting conditions. Both sights, which meet and exceed NIJ and MIL-SPEC standards for issue firearms, also integrate ambidextrous Safe Activation™ switch. Read More

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Improving Gun Safety with Force Measurement

January 12, 2016

In an effort to reduce the incidence of accidental gun discharge, The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been modifying their standard, off-the-shelf firearms to require a greater amount of force to activate the trigger. Following any shooting incident, the weapon is immediately sent to NYPD's Firearms Laboratory for a battery of tests. Among those tests, the trigger pull force... Read More