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2013-04-21 20:20:09

CARDIFF, Wales, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Education and humanitarian support underpin new Military Covenant Soldiers, sailors and airmen will be the first in the UK to benefit from a major agreement with the UK's newest major university. A Military Community Covenant has been signed today (Monday 22 April) between the Armed Forces in Wales and the University of South Wales. Under the covenant agreement, the University will support service personnel with a...

2013-01-07 12:20:32

LONDON, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the return of the International Armoured Vehicles exhibition and conference taking place from February 5 - 8 in Farnborough, UK, details have now been released on many of the vehicles on display this year. Among the line-up are light vehicles, personnel carriers and clearance vehicles, including the Digital LMV from IVECO, the Guardian LMV from International Armoured Group, and both a 6x6 and 8x8 version of the Ranger from...

2012-09-28 02:20:17

LONDON, September 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Military Covenant is an agreement under which the state pledges a duty of care toward all military personnel. The Ministry of Defence states that 'it exists to redress the disadvantages that the Armed Forces community faces in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.' But Mark McGhee, a leading expert in military claims [http://www.fentons.co.uk/military-claims ] and a partner with Fentons Solicitors...

2012-07-03 22:20:14

LONDON, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th Annual Infantry Weapons in September 2012 will explore developments in the field of infantry weapons [http://www.infantryweaponsconf.com ], addressing advances in both small arms and support systems. Senior military personnel from over 10 nations including UK MoD, British Army, German Army, US Army, Czech MoD and Swedish Armed Forces will gather at infantry Weapons alongside key industry experts to learn, network and build...

2011-08-24 14:35:00

LADSON, S.C., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Force Protection Australasia Pty Ltd (FPA), a FORCE PROTECTION, INC. (NASDAQ: FRPT) group company today announced it has submitted a bid to the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation for the manufacture of Special Operations Vehicles - Commando for the Australian Defence Force. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/CL67729LOGO) The tender for Project JP 2097 Phase 1B (also known as Project REDFIN) is based on a variant of the...

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...

2010-01-20 11:06:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Technology from Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) ISR Systems business will be demonstrated by the British Army at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), January 21-23, 2010 at the Sakhir Airbase in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The demonstration will include Goodrich's intelligence exploitation system as well as its new stabilized camera gimbal integrated onto a developmental vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial...

2009-11-04 18:01:00

LONDON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics has submitted its bid to provide the British Army's next generation of reconnaissance Armoured Fighting Vehicles. The General Dynamics team, led by General Dynamics UK, is offering a low-risk evolution of the ASCOD Infantry Fighting Vehicle, already in use with the Spanish and Austrian armies, for the Specialist Vehicle element of the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES SV). The ASCOD SV vehicle will have the best mobility in its...