31 Jul 23. A new £150m contract to provide key services for the UK Armed Forces serving in Germany and Italy has been awarded to Mitie Defence Limited by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Covering the MOD’s military accommodation, as well as military and adventurous training sites in Germany and a school and office building in Italy, the contract will primarily provide hard facilities management such as maintenance, repairs and servicing, as well as limited soft facilities management including waste disposal and laundry services. This is the third contract to come into service under DIO’s new Overseas Prime Contracts programme, following a contract which came into service for Gibraltar in November 2022 and a hard facilities management contract for sites in Cyprus awarded in April 2023. The contract will come into service next spring and will run for an initial period of seven years, supporting companies within the local supply chains of both nations. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
26 Jul 23. Portugal’s Geocompass wins SME contract for government counter-UAS system. Portugal’s Secretaria-Geral do Ministério da Administração Interna (Internal State Department) has awarded a EUR80,000 contract for the delivery of a drone detection and mitigation system to the Portuguese company Geocompass LDA of Montijo in Portugal. According to a contract announcement in the Europa EU tendering portal, the government department received four tender offers from four Portuguese small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). For more information: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:371239-2023:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0 (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
02 Aug 23. Finland to upgrade MLRS in US$395m foreign military sale. Finland will purchase upgrades for its M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) in a possible US$395m foreign military sale approved by the US State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress of the potential sale of MLRS upgrades and related equipment on 1 August. As part of the sale, the Finnish government has requested to buy the M270A2 upgrade for its M270A1 MLRS, including intercom systems, radio communications mounts, machinegun mounts, battle management system vehicle integration kits, spare parts and support equipment. (Source: Defence Connect)
02 Aug 23. Israel’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the United States has approved the sale of a co-developed missile defense system to Finland. The ministry said that having received the green light from Washington, Israel can complete the sale of the advanced air-defense system David’s Sling to Finland in a 316m euros ($345.80m) deal. The Finnish version of the system will be jointly developed by Israeli and American industries, led by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Systems and Raytheon Technologies Cooperation, in partnership with Finnish industries, the ministry said. (Source: Reuters)
31 Jul 23. OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) has awarded Naviris and eurosam a contract for the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the French and Italian Horizon frigates. The two co-contractors, Naviris and eurosam, will work in close relationship with their shareholders, Fincantieri and Naval Group for the frigate, MBDA Italia, MBDA France and Thales for the new generation of Principal Anti-Air Missile System & Long-Range Radar (PAAMS & LRR). The value of the contract for Naviris and eurosam is euro 1.5bn. More in detail, in the coming days Naviris will finalize subcontracts, including the one with Fincantieri, which will have a value of 211m euros and constitutes a major related party transaction defined in compliance with the relevant applicable regulations. With this upgrade, Horizon class frigates will receive a state-of-the-art modernization of the entire vessel and the enhancement of their anti-warfare capabilities. New weapon systems and associated Command and Control, and electronic warfare suites will provide highest capabilities and performances against the most modern threats. Regarding anti-air warfare, the new generation of PAAMS & LRR is a very significant upgrade and the system will be able to defeat the threats of the decade to come as missiles (hypersonic, ballistic, supersonic sea-skimmer, high velocity cruise), UAVs and highly maneuvering aircrafts, in a saturation attack scenario.
01 Aug 23. Indra will renew the radar warning and self-protection controller system of the 35th Spanish Air and Space Force Wing’s entire fleet of C295 (T.21) military transport aircraft to increase their protection and capacity to carry out missions in conflict zones. This first order is part of the outline agreement that the company has reached with NATO to supply this equipment. The C295 is one of the most versatile and robust medium tactical transport aircraft available. Its role is crucial to transporting troops and materiel quickly to any point on the planet and perfectly complements the capabilities of heavy transport aircraft such as the A400M. But for such an aircraft to operate in conflict zones, it needs state-of-the-art electronic defence equipment that is always one step ahead of the surveillance and weapons systems used by the enemy. For this reason, the Spanish Air and Space Force has entrusted Indra with the replacement of the legacy solution, which the company itself implemented in these aircraft when they entered service, with the new ALR-400, the most advanced and modern version developed by the technology company. This is also the same system already used by the rest of the Spanish Ministry of Defence transport aircraft and fighters, with the sole exception of the Eurofighter, which is equipped with the DASS Praetorian, in whose development Indra also participated. The ALR-400 has demonstrated excellent responsiveness in real missions and is already being operated by more than 500 aircraft in fifteen countries. In the case of the C295, Indra’s system has become the international standard of reference and has been chosen by eight users of the platform. (Source: ASD Network)
31 Jul 23. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aeronautics Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $387,813,796 fixed-price incentive (firm-target), cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification (P00073) to a previously awarded contract (N0001918C1037). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the production of three unique configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye for the Government of France. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (57.04%); Marlborough, Massachusetts (10.84%); Baltimore, Maryland (9.09%); Liverpool, New York (8.55%); Orlando, Florida (5.75%); West Chester, Ohio (2.04%); Woodland Hills, California (1.06%); Cisterna di Latina, Italy (0.14%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (5.49%), and is expected to be completed in December 2027. Foreign Military Sales customer funds in the amount of $330,265,595 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
01 Aug 23. Systematic Expands C2 capabilities for the German Navy through new contract signing. Systematic, the world’s leading provider of defence C4ISR software solutions, has signed a new contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). As part of the agreement, Systematic will deliver the SitaWare Headquarters add-ons Maritime and Fusion as part of the German Mission Network Block 2 (GMN 2) project. This will help the German Navy to improve its command-and-control (C2) capability by developing its Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP).
27 Jul 23. US Army awards Lockheed Martin Aculight USD220m for C-UAS laser weapon. Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp., Bothell, Washington, has been awarded an Other Transaction Authority agreement with a ceiling of USD220,842,090 from the US Army to develop, integrate, manufacture, test, and deliver Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (HEL) prototype weapon systems. Work will be performed in Bothell, Washington; Moorestown, New Jersey; Owego, New York; Oldsmar, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Sunnyvale, California; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of October 18, 2025. The company has been working on a number of HEL projects including a 300 kilowatt laser under the Pentagon’s High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative (HELSI). For more information: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract/Article/3464499/ (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
03 Aug 23. BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $119,665,826 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-23-C-0024 for Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2026. Fiscal 2022 weapons and tracked combat vehicle procurement, Army funds in the amount of $119,665,826 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
02 Aug 23. Elbit Systems of America (Elbit America) received a firm-fixed-price delivery order for gunner hand stations for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (Bradley) through the Defense Logistics Agency to support the United States Army. Production of the gunner hand stations will be conducted in Fort Worth, Texas and deliveries will begin in July 2024. Gunner hand stations are used by Soldiers to position the turret and initiate signals to the fire control systems within multiple Bradley variants. No matter the mission in which the Bradley is used – transport or scouting – the gunner hand station is the same, providing superior capability to the gunner.
31 Jul 23. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $201,519,794 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-23-F-0182 for the Family of Medium Trucks. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2025. Fiscal 2023 other procurement, Army funds; and Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funds in the amount of $201,519,794 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
01 Aug 23. Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is awarded a fixed-price incentive (firm target) multiyear contract for construction of three DDG 51 class ships – one each in fiscal 2023, 2024, and 2026. This contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, and post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships. This contract also includes options for construction of additional DDG 51 class ships, which may be subject to future competition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Therefore, the dollar values associated with the multiyear contract are considered source selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time (see 41 U.S. Code 2101, et seq., Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101 and FAR 3.104). Work will be performed in Bath, Maine (69%); Cincinnati, Ohio (4%); Walpole, Massachusetts (4%); York, Pennsylvania (2 %); South Portland, Maine (1%); Falls Church, Virginia (1%); and other locations below 1% (collectively totaling 19%), and is expected to be completed by December 2033. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was procured via a limited competition between Huntington Ingalls Inc., and Bath Iron Works pursuant to U.S. Code 3204 (a) (3) (A) and FAR 6.302-3 (Industrial Mobilization), with two offers received. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-23-C-2305).
31 Jul 23. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $250m to provide propulsion valves, pumps and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat to support ship construction, spare parts and submarine back-fit procurements. Curtiss-Wright is performing this work at its facilities in New York and Pennsylvania within the Company’s Defense Electronics and Naval & Power Segments. Engineering and manufacturing have commenced and will continue through 2028.
01 Aug 23. Huntington Ingalls Inc., Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is awarded a fixed-price incentive (firm-target) multiyear contract for construction of six DDG 51 class ships – one in fiscal 2023, one in fiscal 2024, two in fiscal 2025, one in fiscal 2026, and one in fiscal 2027. This contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, and post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships. This contract includes options for construction of additional DDG 51 class ships, which may be subject to future competition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Therefore, the dollar values associated with the multiyear contract are considered source selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time (see 41 U.S. Code 2101, et seq., Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101 and FAR 3.104). Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi (77%); and other locations below 1 percent (collectively totaling 23%), and is expected to be completed by June 2034. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was procured via a limited competition between Huntington Ingalls Inc., and Bath Iron Works pursuant to U.S Code 3204 (a) (3) (A) and FAR 6.302-3 (Industrial Mobilization), with two offers received. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-23-C-2307).
01 Aug 23 Raytheon Technologies, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $124,286,356 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00030) to a previously awarded contract (N0001919C0079). This modification adds scope to procure 42 Maritime Strike Tomahawk Seeker (MST) suites for the Navy in support of MST Low Rate Production Three, to be installed into Tactical Tomahawk Missiles in the recertification effort. Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado (32.4%); Tucson, Arizona (16.57%); North Logan, Utah (16.16%); Dallas, Texas (14.5%); Pontiac, Michigan (11.88%); Huntsville, Arkansas (1.96%); Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.5%); Berryville, Arkansas (1.7%); Elyria, Ohio (1.05%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (2.28%), and is expected to be completed in November 2025. Fiscal 2023 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $124,286,356 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
02 Aug 23. IARPA awards contract for tracking lethal space debris. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency selected four contractors Tuesday to help launch a new research program that will find new ways to detect and track miniature orbital space debris. The agency detailed its plans for the Space Debris Identification and Tracking — or SINTRA — program, which will serve as the intelligence community’s first project in identifying and monitoring lethal non-trackable orbital material. IARPA officials said in a statement they had awarded A-Tech, LLC; Advanced Space, LLC; SRI International; and the West Virginia University Research Corporation research contracts as part of a four-year effort to help bridge gaps in current monitoring systems, which track debris larger than 10 centimeters or model the distribution of debris less than a millimeter. (Source: Nextgov/FCW)
28 Jul 23. Aerostar, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (FA868423-D-B116); AEVEX Aerospace LLC., Solana Beach, California (FA868423-D-B117); Altum Trading Co., Edmond, Oklahoma (FA868423-D-B119); Ampcus, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (FA868423-D-B121); AnaVation LLC., Reston Virginia (FA868423-D-B122); Anduril Industries Inc., Costa Mesa, California (FA868423-D-B115); Anvyl Technologies, Denver, Colorado (FA868423-D-B124); Applied Research Associates, Dayton, Ohio (FA868423-D-B126); ARCTOS, Beavercreek, Ohio (FA868423-D-B127); ASI, McLean, Virginia (FA8684-23-D-B144); ASRI, Orlando, Florida (FA8684-23-D-B162); ASTI, Herndon, Virginia (FA8684-23-D-B146); ASURE, Scottsdale, Arizona (FA8684-23-D-B160); BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire (FA8684-23-D-B150); Ball Aerospace, Broomfield, Colorado (FA8684-23-D-B151); BridgePhase, Arlington, Virginia (FA8684-23-D-B153); BTAS, Beavercreek, Ohio (FA8684-23-D-B155); Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Virginia (FA8684-23-D-B158); COLSA, Huntsville, Alabama (FA8684-23-D-B159); Constellation Software Engineering, Annapolis, Maryland (FA8684-23-D-B114); Crossflow Technologies, Albertville, Alabama (FA8684-23-D-B118); Cryptic Vector, Liberty Township, Ohio (FA8684-23-D-B180); Cubic Defense Application, San Diego, California (FA8684-23-D-B123); Cynnovative, Arlington, Virginia (FA8684-23-D-B125); DCEVTECH, College Park, Maryland (FA8684-23-D-B128); DittoLive Inc., San Francisco, California (FA8684-23-D-B129); EPS Corp., Tinton Falls, New Jersey (FA8684-23-D-B130); Genasys Inc., San Diego, California (FA8684-23-D-B131); General Atomics Aero Systems Inc., Poway, California, (FA8684-23-D-B132); General Dynamics Mission System, Fairfax, Virginia (FA8684-23-D-B137); GIRD Systems, Cincinnati, Ohio (FA8684-23-D-B156); Giuseppe Space Enterprises, Woodland Park, Colorado (FA8684-23-D-B161) HAVIK Solutions LLC., San Diego, California (FA8684-23-DB163); Image Insight, Inc., East Hartford, Connecticut (FA868423DB164); Innovative Management Concepts, Sterling, Virginia (FA868423DB165); IRTC, Huntsville, Alabama (FA868423DB166); Jacobs Technology Inc., Severn, Maryland (FA868423DB167); JHNA, Clifton, Virginia (FA868423DB168); Kratos Technology and Training Solutions Inc., San Diego, California (FA868423DB169); L3 Harris, Space and Airborne Systems, Clifton, New Jersey (FA868423DB134); L3Harris ISR, Greenville, Texas (FA868423DB135); Logistic Services International, Jacksonville, Florida (FA868423DB136); Mantech, Herndon, Virginia, (FA868423DB138); Mile Two LLC, Dayton, Ohio (FA868423DB139); Next Tier Concepts, Fairfax County Vienna, Virginia (FA868423DB152); Nimbis, Oro Valley, Arizona (FA868423DB154); NTT Data Services, Herndon, Virginia (FA868423DB157); Omni Consulting Solutions, El Segundo, California (FA868423DB142); Pacific Defense Strategies, El Segundo, California (FA868423DB147); Riverside Research, Arlington, Virginia (FA868423DB171); Sabre Systems Inc., Warminster, Pennsylvania (FA868423DB172); Sev1Tech, Woodbridge, Virginia (FA868423B173); Sierra Nevada Corp., Englewood, Colorado (FA868423DB174); Signature Research Inc., Calumet, Michigan (FA868423DB175); Simulation Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA868423DB176); Skayl, Westminster, Maryland (FA868423DB181); SRC, North Syracuse, New York (FA868423DB177); Strategic Technology Consulting, Toma River, New Jersey (FA868423DB178); TeleDevices LCC, Duluth, Georgia (FA868423DB179); Tybram LLC, Jacksonville, Florida (FA868423DB112); UDRI, Dayton, Ohio (FA868423DB133); Uni Robotics, San Francisco, California (FA868423DB140); Vana, Beavercreek, Ohio (FA868423DB141); Viasat, Tempe, Arizona (FA868423DB143); Virginia Tech Applied Research, Arlington, Virginia (FA868423DB145); Visionist Inc., Columbia, Maryland (FA868423DB148); and VTS, Folsom, California (FA868423DB149), have been awarded a $900,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for yielding cost-effective warfighting capabilities. These contracts provide for the development of innovative approaches that bring multi-domain systems capabilities, the characterization of new technologies and systems through studies, recurrent demonstration, and rapid development to enable rapid prototyping, and test and capability transition. Future work under this multiple-award contract will be completed via the Fair Opportunity process. The locations of performance are to be determined at the contract direct order level and are expected to be completed by July 28, 2033. These awards are the result of fair and open competition and 70 offers were received. Air Force Life Cycle Management, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
31 Jul 23. Archer Aviation (ACHR.N) shares jumped as much as 33% on Monday after the air taxi maker entered into a deal to provide up to six of its “Midnight” aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. The deal, worth up to $142m, includes delivery of vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, pilot training, development of maintenance and repair operations, and share data such as additional flight test and certification-related test reports. (Source: Reuters)
31 Jul 23. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri is awarded a $115,135,530 firm-fixed-price order (N0001923F0151) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0006). This order procures initial spares and repair equipment for the MQ-25A Stingray aircraft in support of providing readiness, maintainability, and reliability of the aircraft starting with the first deployment. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (80%); and Indianapolis, Indiana (20%), and is expected to be completed in July 2026. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $115,135,530 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
01 Aug 23. Derco elevates military maintenance with 3-year Collins Aerospace deal. FAA, EASA, and ISO-certified Derco are chosen as Collins Aerospace’s authorised repair facility for 11 military platforms. Lockheed Martin’s Derco has recently sealed a 3-year authorised repair facility agreement with Collins Aerospace’s wheel and brake division to bolster its maintenance capabilities, solidifying their decade-long collaboration. This alliance cements Derco as the go-to source for wheels, brakes, and rotor brakes repair and overhaul on 11 key military platforms, promising improved turnaround times for military customers. The 11 military platforms include the C-130, LM-100J, F-16, P-3, and U-2, manufactured by Lockheed Martin. This year, the USAF awarded a contract to Collins Aerospace for C-130 aircraft propeller supply, manufacturing, and engineering support. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
29 Jul 23. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $21,547,240 modification (P00004) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract HR001123C0016 to exercise Option One of the Liberty Lifter program. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $29,514,384.00 from $7,967,144. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of July 2024. Fiscal 2023 research and development funds in the amount of $4,897,610 are being obligated at the time of award. (Source: UAS VISION)
31 Jul 23. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is awarded a $13,064,490 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Broad Area Triton Theater and Littoral Enhancements (BATTLE) effort. This contract provides for the development of additional advanced radar capabilities (algorithms/software) for the MQ-4C Triton Multi-Function Active Sensor Radar System. Work will be performed in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2025. The total cumulative value, including a 24-month base period with no options, is $13,064,490. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,488,829 are obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-22-S-B001 Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. Since proposals are received throughout the year under the Long Range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-23-C-1056).
31 Jul 23. Qylur today announced that it has been awarded a phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Defense Air Force AFWERX SBIR program, for its SNIM® AI platform. Under the contract, Qylur is exploring the adaptation of its SNIM® AI technology and how it can help the U.S. Air Force expedite the fielding of AI-based Collaborative Autonomous Systems, such as drones, UAVs, and ground systems. AFWERX is a technology directorate within the U.S. Air Force and is its innovation arm. The highly-competitive SBIR program enables small businesses to engage in research and development for Air Force customers, explore their technological potential and provides incentives for commercialization. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
31 Jul 23. Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE: PLTR) today announced that it was selected by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to support coordination between federal and commercial licensees of the 3450 – 3550 MHz spectrum band. Palantir will provide its software platform to enable end-to-end automation that will enhance coordination between the Department of Defense and commercial spectrum licensees for shared use of the 3450-3550 MHz band within cooperative planning area (CPA) and periodic use area (PUA) coordination zone boundaries. As part of an ongoing interagency effort to facilitate the shared usage of critically important mid-band spectrum, Palantir’s software will enable DISA’s Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) to support formal and informal coordination processes between the Department of Defense and commercial licensees. Existing and future government activities in the spectrum band are vital to protect national security and ensure military readiness. (Source: PR Newswire)
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26 Jul 23. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or the “Company”) announced today that it was awarded a contract worth approximately $60m to supply thousands of 155mm artillery shells to the Israeli Defence Forces’ Artillery Corps. The contract will be performed over a period of one year.
31 Jul 23. Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $556,114,935 modification (P00100) to contract W31P4Q-20-C-0023 for Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target Advanced Capability-3 production. Work will be performed in Lake Mary, Florida; Huntsville, Alabama; Foothill Ranch, California; Joplin, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; Clearwater, Florida; Pinellas Park, Florida; Glendale, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Dunedin, Florida; Vergennes, Vermont; Elma, New York; Camden, Arkansas; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Grand Prairie, Texas; Lufkin, Texas; and Ocala, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2032. Fiscal 2023 missile procurement, Army and Foreign Military Sales (Bahrain, Kuwait, Poland, Qatar, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates) funds in the amount of $556,114,935 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
01 Aug 23. Indonesia has bought 12 new drones from Turkish Aerospace worth $300m, its defence ministry said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of purchases aimed at modernising the country’s ageing military equipment. The deal comes after Indonesian President Joko Widodo in July warned his cabinet to maintain a “healthy” budget as he highlighted outsized spending by the country’s security agencies, including the defence ministry. In January, Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto sealed an $800m deal to buy 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets, which drew criticism as they were considered too old. Indonesia in February also bought 42 Rafale fighter jets for $8.1bn, which will be disbursed in phases over several years. At 134.3trn rupiah ($8.89bn), the defence ministry has the biggest allocation from the country’s total budget this year, according to government data. (Source: Google/Reuters)
31 Jul 23. Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida was awarded a $501,710,581 modification (P00001) to contract W31P4Q-23-C-0005 to manufacture and deliver an Air-to-Ground Missile System. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2026. Fiscal 2022 and 2023 procurement of ammunition, Army; 2021-2023 procurement, defense-wide; and 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Australia, France, India, Netherlands) funds in the amount of $501,710,581 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
28 Jul 23. South Africa-based Sentian Aerospace has received an order for its Xplorer and Xtension small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from an undisclosed African customer, the company’s CEO, Muzi Dube, told Janes at the 16th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) held in Istanbul from 25 to 28 July. Among the payloads that the aircraft can carry are medical samples in a climate-controlled transport box that can be integrated in the fuselage, high-definition electro-optical/infrared sensor payloads, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), a particulate detector, multispectral cameras, and mapping cameras. Both UAVs can be fitted with extra fuel tanks to provide extended endurance. (Source: Google/Janes)