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2008-06-30
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Smart sensors have a very significant role in aerospace, particularly when they can quickly detect potentially serious damage to a structure. Their increasing sophistication and reliability is expected to contribute to huge savings in maintenance, servicing, and support costs, all of which are central to the successful operation of aircraft that may have service lives that span decades.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems will be using Mercury Computer Systems’ VistaNav technology for a rotorcraft brownout landing system. The patent-pending Synthetic Vision with Real-Time Terrain Morphing Engine incorporates terrain sensor measurements that are captured and updated in real time via a standard interface and displayed with Synthetic Vision.
2008-06-19
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The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command awarded a $185 million contract modification to BAE Systems for the manufacture of 90 Army-configured M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, four U.S.
2008-06-30
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Often an integrated circuit based on an older design is more valuable to satellite designers than a newer one. Imagine the consternation several years ago when Actel Corp. discontinued production of a pair of field-programmable gate arrays that have seen widespread acceptance in commercial and military satellites. All the major manufacturers let BAE know that they’d have a ready market if they were willing to restart the production line.
2008-06-19
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BAE Systems announced a five-year, $58.4 million facility expansion project to consolidate its current facilities and increase the company’s presence in the Sterling Heights, MI, area. BAE Systems will immediately begin hiring approximately 460 new engineering and high-technology personnel, and continue through the next five years.
2008-06-19
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Spartan Chassis Inc. received a subcontract order worth $133.8 million from BAE Systems to support the production of advanced tactical vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems has begun construction of its Pacific Innovation Center at the First Hawaiian Bank building in downtown Honolulu. The company will use the facility to demonstrate the systems and software solutions it develops in Honolulu and across its expanding defense and aerospace electronics business.
2008-06-30
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In a transaction totaling $450 million, BAE Systems agreed to acquire MTC Technologies, a Dayton, OH-based company providing technical and professional services, and equipment integration and modernization for the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
2008-01-18
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BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems signed a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively in support of the U.S. Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Team modernization plan, which will upgrade, modernize, and achieve commonality on BAE Systems’ family of Bradley fighting vehicles and General Dynamics’ M1 Abrams tanks, the primary vehicles of the Army’s heavy brigades.
2011-10-03
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Technical ceramics manufacturer CoorsTek has purchased BAE Systems' Vista, CA, advanced ceramics facilities. These three facilities total 106,000 ft²—adding to the more than 3 million ft² of manufacturing floor space already in place worldwide.
2012-01-17
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Takata Corp. recently entered an agreement for the purchase of the BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products GmbH businesses from BAE Systems for cash consideration of approximately $32 million.
2012-02-13
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Lola-Drayson’s 850-hp Formula E prototype sports active aerodynamics, wireless charging, and regenerative suspension dampers.
2011-12-01
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BAE Systems and Visteon Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop in-vehicle electronics technology for the automotive and defense markets. The cooperation combines BAE Systems’ advanced scientific and engineering expertise with Visteon’s range of automotive electronics solutions and system-integration knowledge.
2011-12-16
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The use of “smart” special materials—in this initial case, tiles—has the potential to radically alter the way military platforms are defended, and used.
2012-04-11
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For fleets, going green is a high priority—but making green is an even higher one. Electrified work trucks must produce timely payback.
2012-01-06
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Examining the nature of U.S. military helicopter losses from 2002-08, BAE identified a very significant proportion of accidents that could have been avoided, or reduced, by using an active scanning radar sensor and new integrated software.
2012-11-27
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BAE Systems has awarded Saft $1.3 million in new funding to continue development of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system (ESS) for the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. The new funding for the GCV project is an addition to the initial 2010 contract.
2012-09-06
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Europe is facing a massive black hole in its future defense procurement portfolio.
2009-07-17
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BAE Systems has been awarded a $33.6 million low-rate initial production contract for the ALE-55, part of the U.S. Navy’s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) system that provides fighter aircraft with electronic defense against radar-guided missiles.
2009-09-03
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BAE Systems has established a new aircraft maintenance center in North Queensland to better support the Australian Defence Force’s current and future aviation needs. The facility, built at a cost of $10 million, is the home of BAE Systems’ support program for the Australian Army’s Black Hawk and Chinook helicopter fleets and provides employment for 140 people.
2009-09-21
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BAE Systems and Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA) have jointly agreed to establish a manufacturing center in Rock Island, IL, designed to produce composite armor for a variety of customers in the public and private sector, including the U.S.
2009-09-30
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BAE Systems will provide identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) digital transponders, upgrade kits, and spares to the U.S. Navy and Army under a $20 million contract. The IFF systems increase situational awareness and help to positively establish the identity of friendly forces, reducing the risk of fratricide or "friendly fire."
2009-10-22
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BAE Systems signed a teaming agreement with Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), a Poland-based producer and builder of construction machines and artillery equipment, that will form the basis of collaboration that may ultimately see production of the RG31 mine-protected vehicle take place in Poland, should it be selected to protect members of the Polish armed forces involved in international peace-keeping and security operations.
2010-01-08
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BAE Systems has installed the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system on U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook aircraft. The ATIRCM system is a laser-based, directable countermeasures system that protects helicopters against missile attacks.
2009-12-16
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BAE Systems, through its U.S. Combat Systems business line, and Navistar Defense, LLC have successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) for the U.S. multiservice Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
2009-11-11
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BAE Systems’ Security & Survivability business received an $8.7 million contract in connection with a $220 million program the U.S. Army established to phase out existing T-10 parachutes, replacing them with new T-11 Personnel Parachute Systems.
2009-11-10
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Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and BAE Systems have been awarded a $32.2 million contract to develop the Joint Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS)—a missile-warning system that will provide protection for U.S.
2011-08-03
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ATK and BAE Systems announced their industry team has been awarded a $109-million contract by the U.S. Navy for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS), a next-generation warning system designed to enhance aircraft survivability against man-portable air-defense systems, small-caliber weapons, and rocket-propelled grenades.
2010-09-29
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BAE Systems recently received a $41.7 million contract for technology maturation efforts on the U.S. Navy's Next-Generation Jammer, which will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently installed on the EA-18G Growler aircraft.
2010-11-13
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Spartan Motors Chassis Inc. has been awarded a subcontract order from BAE Systems to support the production of 32 Armored Utility Vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program. The Michigan-based custom chassis manufacturer will supply and integrate key chassis components for the U.S.
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