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Ceradyne nabs $7 million armor order

By / May 21, 2009

Ceradyne announced today that it was the recipient of a $7.3 million Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts. This is good news for the company since it is a hard revenue item rather than an open contract. The DOD wants the armor delivered “in the third quarter of 2009.” Ceradyne has a standing Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity…

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Army issues contracts for nimble armor vehicle prototypes

By / May 5, 2009

Attention opaque and transparent armor aficionados: U.S. Army officials last week awarded contracts to four armored vehicle manufacturers to provide test and evaluation versions of a lighter, more-nimble version of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The MRAP All Terrain Vehicle is mainly aimed for use in Afghanistan. The Army is giving contracts for M-ATV test/evaluation…

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BAE acquires Advanced Ceramics’ UAV division

By / March 12, 2009

Tuscon-based Advanced Ceramics Research has been akin to co-joined twins, one side of company focusing on bioceramic applications and the other producing unmanned aerial vehicles. Now it looks like the twins are getting separated. Today, BAE Systems, a long-time defense contractor, announced it would be acquiring ACR’s UAV business. Without knowing the details, its hard…

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