Procurements, Science and Technology Q3-2015

In this issue of Science, Technology and Procurement the news items have been divided in the following sections: Manufacturing, Systems, New Technology and Contracts.

As you can read in the System’s section, the US Navy confirmed that a Raytheon made Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) test missile exploded after suffering a malfunction after it was fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans during a planned missile exercise off the coast of Virginia.

The New Technology section begins with the news that the Excalibur N5 155mm Projectile was test fired successfully. The Contracts section is certainly also worth a look with Rheinmetall winning a new order for tank ammunition worth around €20 million. The section ends with the US Army and Navy awarding Lockheed Martin $66 Million Contract for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile.

Martin Pope & Dr Michael Sharp, MSIAC Munitions Systems Specialist and PM