Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

British Army extends support contract with Saab for simulator system
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017

U.S. Army taps Oshkosh for recapitalized tactical trucks
(UPI) Apr 13, 2017 - Oshkosh Defense received three separate contracts from the U.S. Army for the procurement of recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks.

The agreements, all announced on Wednesday, task the company with supplying new and updated capabilities for the tactical trucks. The contracts have a combined value of almost $260 million.

Recapitalization efforts will include work on palletized load systems, self-recovery wenches and other supporting components.

The U.S. Department of Defense expects work on two of the contracts to be complete by August 2018, and work on the third to be finished by October of that same year.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command will oversee all three contracts.

Oshkosh's Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks, or HEMTTs, are heavy transport platforms used to resupply combat vehicles and weapon systems on the battlefield. The truck entered service with the Army in 1985, replacing the M520 Goer trucks.

The British Army is extending its contract with Saab, continuing the company's support for the Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator.

The three-year contract extension is valued at approximately $25 million, and will go into effect during the first quarter of 2017.

The Direct Fire Weapon Effects Simulator, or DFWES, is a high-fidelity laser-based training simulation platform designed to prepare troops to respond to direct and indirect fire on the battlefield. The system can simulate various ammunition types, including those used by main battle tanks.

Operators can also use the platform to perform counter-IED exercises. It incorporates full-motion video and data collection capabilities, allowing users to evaluate their performance.

"This new contract, extending the use of the capability, is a proof of the strong relationship between Saab and the British Army, and a renewal of our commitment as a highly trusted complete training provider to a leading military customer," Saab's Åsa Thegström said in a press release.

Britain also uses the system to support training programs for the Royal Air Force and Royal Marines.

NATO members form center to combat hybrid threats
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
A center for technologies and methods to counter hybrid threats will be established in Finland this year by nine members of NATO and the European Union, the organizations announced this week. A Memorandum of Understanding for the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats was signed Tuesday in Helsinki, Finland, by representatives of Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Li ... read more

Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

US giant Discovery plans huge Costa Rica eco-resort

Russian, American two-man crew blasts off to ISS

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatosphere: ISS Science to the Classroom

Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS

Russia and US woo Brazil, hope to use advantageous base for space launches

Creation of carrier rocket for Baiterek Space Complex to cost Russia $500Mln

Dream Chaser to use Europe's next-generation docking system

Europe's largest sounding rocket launched from Esrange

NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere

Opportunity Mars rover on the way to Perseverance Valley

Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

Russia critcal to ExoMars Project says Italian Space Agency Head

Yuanwang fleet to carry out 19 space tracking tasks in 2017

China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing

Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft

China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes

Commercial Space Operators To Canada: "We're Here, and We can Help"

Antenna Innovation Benefits the Government Customer

Ukraine in talks with ESA to become member

BRICS States Want to Expand Cooperation to Space Science

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

France's Melenchon returns with campaigning hologram

Waste Cadets: space plans mean more space junk, harder space exploration

SSL completes agreement to partner with DARPA on satellite servicing

Science fiction horror wriggles into reality with discovery of giant sulfur-powered shipworm

Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable

Deep-sea animals make their own light

'Smart' cephalopods trade off genome evolution for prolific RNA editing

ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system

Nap Time for New Horizons

Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement