AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

  • Leaders in their respective fields collaborate to deliver next-generation capabilities to warfighters through fully integrated system solutions
  • Enhanced integration increases automation, decreases workload, and requires fewer operators to deploy and operate unmanned aircraft and loitering missile systems
  • Collaborative projects address the upcoming U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle and U.S. Marines Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle programs

WASHINGTON, at AUSA, Oct. 8, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems (TMS), today announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), the leader in ground combat vehicles, to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armored ground combat vehicles.

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Military-Grade PAXCON® by LINE-X® Protects Against Vehicle Bomb Blasts – Testing Proves Durability

MILITARY GRADE PAXCON® BY LINE-X® PROTECTS AGAINST VEHICLE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE THREAT – TESTING PROVES PAXCON’S DURABILITY AGAINST REAL-WORLD TERROR ATTACKS

 

A car bomb explosion was detonated just 30 feet from a PAXCON-coated cinderblock wall during recent blast testing with Stone-OBL Extreme Load Testing in Bend, Ore.

 

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (October 8, 2018)PAXCON® by LINE-X®, a division of IXS Coatings, is a military-grade polyurea protective coating designed to provide superior protection from explosions. PAXCON was recently put through extensive blast-testing equivalent to a car bomb explosion and proved itself as an extremely effective solution for maintaining structural integrity and reducing the effects of flying debris following a high-powered explosive detonation. When applied as part of a comprehensive protective measure against terror attacks and other dynamic events, PAXCON aids at keeping structures intact giving occupants valuable time to reach safety. Currently in use on the Pentagon and several other high-profile government and commercial facilities, PAXCON has been used for years to keep people safe from attacks.

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U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin Contract Extending AN/TPQ-53 Radar Range

Update includes Gallium Nitride to expand key capabilities including extended range

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2018 – The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract modification to insert Gallium Nitride (GaN) into the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) radar as part of the full rate production configuration.

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Defending the Ypres Front 1914-1918, Trenches, Shelters & Bunkers of the German Army

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Originally published in Dutch for the Memorial Museum Passchendale in 2016. This English-language edition provides a unique view of the long and bloody conflict in the Ypres Sector of the German positions, making great use of primary sources. – Most Highly Recommended

 

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Culloden 1746, Battlefield Guide, Third Edition

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This is the third edition of a very popular study of the events leading to the Battle of Culloden Moor and the carnage on that day. This new book provides a very readable study of the last Jacobite Rebellion and a guide for those wishing to visit the field of combat. – Most Highly Recommended


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In Napoleon’s Shadow, The Memoirs of Louis-Joseph Marchand, Valet and Friend of the Emperor 1811-1821

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Translated from the French for the first time, this is an intimate view of Napoleon from a close personal servant. This new book provides unique insights from someone who was there in Napoleon’s final years, seeing him as a man and as an Emperor descending from the apex of his power. – Most Highly Recommended


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Winged Sabres, One of the RFC’s Most Decorated Squadrons

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The RFC’s 20 Squadron was the highest scoring fighter squadron and was known as the Winged Sabres in RFC and RAF service. This new book provides an insightful study of the history of 20 Squadron fought through the changing air war over the Western Front. – Most Highly Recommended


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The Littorio Class, Italy’s Last and Largest Battleships 1939-1948

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The three Littorio Class battleships completed were the last to be built by Italy and some of the most powerful of Europe’s capital ships. This new book provides one of the most complete monographs on a single battleship class, supported by some 300 photographs and 150 fine-line plans. – Most Highly Recommended


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Che Guevara

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Che Guevara became an icon of the 1960s and 1970s, darling of the Marxists and those who just wanted to be seen as radicals and rebels. This new book provides a comprehensive study of the subject in crisp text, supported by a fine collection of photographs, many of which are rare and not previously published together. – Highly Recommended


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