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10 Oct 06. Lockheed Martin and Armor Holdings, Inc. are teaming to compete for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. JLTV is intended to be the next generation in light armored wheeled tactical vehicles for the armed services. Lockheed Martin will serve as the prime contractor and systems integrator, providing the vehicle design, net-centric capabilities and logistics. Armor Holdings will primarily be responsible for vehicle assembly. Additionally, AHI will lead the design and manufacture of the armor survivability subsystems. Alcoa of Pittsburgh, PA, JWF Industries of Johnstown, PA, and Axletech International of Troy, MI will also provide key support to Lockheed Martin for this opportunity. In early February, Lockheed Martin was awarded a $9m contract to build a technology demonstration vehicle for the second phase of the U.S. Army’s Future Tactical Truck Systems (FTTS) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD). The FTTS ACTD will help refine the requirements for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

10 Oct 06. Concurrent announced plans to jointly market the industry-leading real-time Virtual Machine, PERC Ultra. This collaboration will enable both companies to jointly support a growing number of customers in the real-time computing market with more efficient, dependable, and predictable software. PERC is the most widely used real-time Virtual Machine available for Java developers, with fielded installations in telecommunication, telematics, avionics, deep space exploration and office automation applications. PERC Ultra features the predictable performance critically needed for complex embedded applications requiring J2SE support.

12 Oct 06. Radstone Embedded Computing and Seaweed Systems Inc. announced an agreement that will see Seaweed’s market-leading SeaWind® OpenGL embedded graphics solutions become available for Radstone’s recently announced GRA110 3U VPX PCI Express graphics accelerator. Radstone’s GRA110 was the first graphics accelerator to be announced in the 3U VPX form factor. Bringing desktop performance to the rugged market with its NVIDIA G73 GPU (graphics processing unit) – selected for its optimum combination of power, performance and power dissipation – which is at the heart of NVIDIA’s GeForce 7600 graphics boards, the GRA110 supports the 16-lane PCI Express implementation, providing the maximum possible bandwidth to high performance CPUs such as Radstone’s 3U VPX SBC340 single board computer.

10 Oct 06. The Warrior Training Alliance (WTA) has assembled a team of industry leaders that is currently pursuing the U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program. With proven and demonstrated experience in live, virtual and constructive domains, the WTA’s large team of training solutions providers includes: Cubic Corporation; L-3 Communications Titan Group; Science Applications International Corporation; Defense Training Systems Support LLC; MPRI, Inc., an L-3 Company; Oberon Associates; and UNITECH as well as more than 20 additional premier small businesses.

13 Oct 06. Raytheon Company has established a strategic partnership agreement with the Air Force’s Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia to work together on a logistics approach to the Joint Cargo Aircraft program. Raytheon is leading a team that is offering the C-295 produced by EADS CASA North America to support combat operations of the U.S. Army and Air Force. The C-295 is combat-proven by coalition partners around the world and is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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