United States Army Awards AeroVironment $22.8 Million Contract for Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) and Support Services

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Funding approved through Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement, reflecting high priority requirement and strong pull from the frontline

AeroVironment will deliver its Switchblade Block 10C through this contract to meet urgent requirement

AeroVironment provides full system capability, including Switchblade systems, operator training, support and logistics

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 3, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the United States Army Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has awarded the company a contract for Block 10C Switchblade™ Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) and support services valued at $22,776,812 through a Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months.

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BAE SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT LATVIAN CVR(T) FLEET IN-COUNTRY

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BAE Systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Federation of Security and Defence Industries (FSDI) of Latvia to investigate potential partners in-country who can provide indigenous support of Latvia’s new Combat Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)) vehicles, as well as giving direct support for the vehicles where required.

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PAC-3 Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile Target

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Two Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missiles successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile (TBM) targets today as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The test demonstrated the hit-to-kill interceptor’s unique ability to detect, track and destroy an incoming threat.

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Inferno

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The seventeenth episode of the Kydd and Renzi Saga is about to reach the bookshops and forward orders are running well. You know an author has arrived when his or her name appears on the jacket ahead of the title and in equal size font. This is another cracking yarn that will keep readers turning the pages to the end. It is as fresh as the first episode, “Kydd”. An exciting tale from the premier author of naval fiction. If you haven’t read an earlier book don’t delay, you won’t regret it. If you have read earlier episodes you don’t need me to tell you how good the story is. Most Highly Recommended.

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The Fatal Fortress, the Guns & Fortifications of Singapore 1819-1956

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Most of the coverage of the of Singapore’s defences has concentrated on the brief battle when a larger British and Commonwealth force surrendered to the Japanese generals who had been surprised by the surrender. Coverage of the defensive guns and fortifications has been relatively modest and usually confined to comments that the guns pointed seaward and were of little use against an attacker coming out of the jungle. The author has made a fine job of describing the history of Singapore’s defensive artillery from the founding of the city, to the demise of Coastal Artillery in the British Army in 1953. A very interesting read that is recommended.

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