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2010-04-30 10:00:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $3 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for a technology demonstration (TD) and evaluation of a new hardware's ability to meet the program requirements for the Mission Payload Module -- Non-Lethal Weapon System (MPM-NLWS). A full-and-open competition will follow the initial technology demonstration phase of this program. Called the...

2010-02-18 11:02:00

STAFFORD, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheinmetall Defence is pleased to announce the legal transference of the Mk281 green training ammunition contract from Rheinmetall Waffe Muntion GmbH in Germany (RWM) to American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) in the United States. The U.S. Marine Corps will award future Mk281 contracts directly to ARM. This action will bring about an accurate perception of ARM's advanced munitions business structure and the breadth of U.S. manufacturing capabilities....

2009-09-14 04:13:28

A British man digging in his back yard with a spade turned up a live World War II anti-tank grenade, police said. Paul Davis, 32, thought the 8-inch-wide device was an old lawnmower part and took it in to his Exeter home, the Mail on Sunday reported. A friend took a photo of him holding it. Later, curious about the device, Davis checked the Internet, realized he had a grenade and called the police. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said police told a dozen residents to leave their...

2009-06-17 09:09:00

American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) receives order for 66mm MK 1 MOD 0 STAFFORD, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) announced today that it has received an $8.2 million order from the Program Manager for Ammunition, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA for Grenade, 66mm Smoke Screening IR, Vehicle Launched, (SSVL) MK 1 MOD 0. The order signifies continued satisfaction with the company's designs, which address mission needs and support federal directives...

2009-06-04 15:26:06

Neighbors of Arizona's San Tan Mountain Regional Park complained that they were not warned before authorities used the park to detonate a grenade. Alden Rosbrook said the explosion late in the evening May 22 knocked pictures off the wall of his home while he was watching TV with his wife, the East Valley Tribune of Mesa, Ariz., reported Thursday. I thought a bomb had been thrown through our Arcadia door, Rosbrook said. That was my first thought. Rosbrook said he soon discovered that the...

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2009-01-16 19:13:26

Johnny Knoxville says the fake grenade he was caught with this week at Los Angeles International Airport was a silly prop from a show he was working on. The Jackass star was detained by authorities and reportedly cited Thursday for trying to bring a prohibited item on a flight after an airport screener spotted the grenade in the actor and TV personality's carry-on bag. I was filming some commercials for this show we are doing for MTV called 'Nitro Circus,' so I took a bunch of silly props in...

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2009-01-15 15:10:01

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville was detained by Los Angeles International Airport authorities after he allegedly tried to carry an inert grenade on an airplane. Officials told the Los Angeles Times the actor and reality television personality was issued a citation for allegedly attempting to bring a prohibited item on board an American Airlines flight Thursday morning. The grenade, which contained no fuse or powder, was allegedly in Knoxville's carry-on bag and was detected by an airport...

2008-12-08 19:18:00

Police in Hollywood, Fla., say a family sifting through a dead relative's possessions discovered what looked to have been a grenade. Hollywood Police spokesman Lt. Manny Marino said the family notified police after discovering the grenade-like object among the World War II memorabilia kept by the deceased veteran shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, The Miami Herald reported Monday. Marino said the Broward Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad removed the possible explosive from the home. There was no word on...

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2008-11-18 14:10:42

The UK is developing a "grenade" camera that would enable soldiers to look into hazardous areas. The wireless device called the I-Ball is robust enough to survive being thrown onto a battlefield. But the I-Ball's internal camera provides a 360-degree view as images are sent from the instant it is launched. Weapon's experts hope the new technology will enable soldiers to see into potential danger spots without putting themselves at risk of ambush. The I-ball can be tossed into a room or fired...

2008-07-31 06:00:32

BT Fuze Products has won a $13.4 million contract to oversee additional production of the U.S. Army's M67 fragmentation hand grenade. A division of L-3 Communications, BT Fuze is a defense contract management company that moved in December from downtown Lancaster to 1650 Manheim Pike. Combined with an earlier contract for M67 work, the hand grenade program is generating more than $30 million in revenue for BT Fuze. Community First Fund and its Women's Business Center will hold a...


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