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KMW and Daimler sign Bundeswehr truck repair deal

February 24th, 2011 by David No Comments

Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has signed a service framework deal with Daimler AG.

The contract is to repair and maintain the German armed forces’ fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks and vehicles used in Afghanistan.

The deal extends to all Mercedes vehicles operated by the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan, Kosovo, on Nato, UN and EU missions.

Thales Australia and General Dynamics announce partnership

February 24th, 2011 by David No Comments

Thales Australia and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems have signed a long-term partnership agreement for the Australian ordnance market.

The 10-year deal will see General Dynamics provide technology to Thales, which will continue to provide Australia’s defence department with munitions.

KMW signs Ashok Indian JV

February 23rd, 2011 by David No Comments

German manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has signed a partnership deal with Indian firm Ashok.

Chennai-based Ashok is India’s largest military logistics vehicle supplier.

Ashok and KMW have signed a joint venture contract to develop armoured vehicles for the Indian Army.

The firms announced the deal at the IDEX defence show in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The memorandum of understanding covers armored wheeled vehicles, recovery vehicles, artillery and combat systems, bridge layers, and other associated vehicles.

EADS wins $550m UAE command-and-control deal

February 23rd, 2011 by David No Comments

EADS has won a contract worth $550m to supply the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) armed forces with a new command and control system.

The deal was announced by Cassidian Systems, EADS’ defence and security division, at the IDEX defence industry show taking place in the UAE.

Cassidian will work with its joint venture company Emiraje in the UAE.

Ohio replacement price drops $1bn

February 23rd, 2011 by David No Comments

The US Navy has shaved $1bn off the unit price of its replacement class of ballistic missile submarines for its current Ohio class boats.

The US Department of Defense wants $2bn in savings for each vessel, designed to replace the 18 Ohio class nuclear submarines in service.

The price tag of the SSBN(X) class is now $6bn per boat, down from $7bn, but the Pentagon wants to drive the cost down to $4.9bn, it has said.

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