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2014-09-03 04:20:16

OAKDALE, Wales, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver 589 SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms to the British Army to provide essential capability to the Armoured Cavalry within Army 2020. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 The platforms, consisting of six variants, will be delivered to the British Army between 2017 and 2024, alongside the provision of initial in-service...

2014-04-29 23:13:16

Cubic Defense Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it was awarded a follow-on contract worth more than $35 million. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Cubic Defense Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it was awarded a follow-on contract worth more than $35 million. The three-year contract is for support and repair of the Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES) system at the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA)...

2011-04-21 08:00:00

LADSON, S.C., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Force Protection Industries, Inc., a FORCE PROTECTION INC. (NASDAQ:FRPT) group company, today announced it has received a $27.4 million sub-contract from Integrated Survivability Technologies Limited ("IST") for the delivery of 47 Cougar Mastiff vehicles to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence ("U.K. MoD"). IST is a joint venture between Force Protection Europe Limited, a subsidiary of Force Protection Industries, Inc., and NP Aerospace...

2010-07-01 09:00:00

LONDON, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with South Wales-based General Dynamics UK to deliver the Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army. The demonstration phase, which has been activated by the signature of the contract by Peter Luff MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Equipment, Support & Technology, is worth 500m pounds Sterling. The demonstration phase will see the development of seven...

2010-03-22 14:45:00

LONDON, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has been selected by the Ministry of Defence to provide the next generation of armoured fighting vehicles to the British Army. The MoD has chosen General Dynamics' ASCOD SV tracked vehicle as the winning design for the demonstration phase of the Specialist Vehicle competition, providing both the Scout variant and the Common Base Platform for up to 580 SV vehicles. ASCOD SV is the latest generation of a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'