07 Sep 23. Aimpoint, the leading manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has been chosen to deliver mini red dot sights to the Alternative Individual Weapon System, designated L403A1 to UK MOD, via our exclusive UK distributor Edgar Brothers. The AIW will consist of three elements including the rifle system L403A1, the optic system L900A1, and the training system. As part of the optic system, Aimpoint will supply the ACRO® P-2 red dot sight.
04 Sep 23. Alcon receives major order from Babcock for the provision of 70 Supacat Jackal vehicle braking systems. Alcon Components Ltd, the highly acclaimed UK-based brake and clutch company, has received a major order from Babcock, Supacat’s build partners, to supply 70 HMT vehicle braking systems. The order has been placed to enable the production of 70 new Jackal vehicles for UK MoD, a contract that was signed between UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and Supacat in February 2023. Alcon will commence production immediately and will be delivering components to Supacat and their build partners Babcock throughout the remainder of the build.
08 Sep 23. Electrified all-terrain vehicle start-up Fering has secured a contract to develop and supply a military version of its innovative Pioneer 4×4. The British company will build and supply special prototypes for evaluation ahead of full production, working closely with a specialist tactical unit. These will be built alongside civilian versions of the vehicle. In addition to the unique flexibility offered by the Pioneer’s innovative design, defence buyer are especially interested in the opportunities to create ‘micro grids’ in remote locations using the Fering’s electrified powertrains.
05 Sep 23. Inzpire’s Collective Training Division (CTD) has secured a two-year contract to deliver subject matter expertise support to 20 Squadron’s (Sqn) Qualified Weapons Instructor (Command & Control) Course (QWI (C2)) at RAF Boulmer. Synthetic and live training experts from across CTD will be providing specific command and control and battlespace management support and assisting with all phases of the QWI (C2) course including planning, creating courseware, building exercise scenarios and supporting the execution of live and synthetic training. In addition to QWI (C2) support, Inzpire’s experts on 20 Sqn will assist with the Combat Ready Operators Course (CROC), which teaches qualified operators from 19 and 20 Sqns how to provide advanced tactical air command and control and battle management, including tactical control of fighter aircraft in complex, heavily contested joint air operations scenarios. The CROC includes 20 Sqn’s capstone synthetic training event Exercise CERBERUS REVENGE, which prepares students to plan and control during major live flying exercises and global contingent operations.
05 Sep 23. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or the “Company”) announced today it was awarded two contracts by a European country, worth an aggregate amount of approximately $200m, to supply a C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence) solution to artillery battalions and a Hostile Fire Counter Attack (HFCA) solution. The contracts will be executed until 2026, with options for further extensions. The C4I solution will provide advanced C4I capabilities to four battalions of 155mm howitzers guns, including Elbit Systems’ SDR radios – the E-Lynx and TORCH-X Fire applications. The artillery C4I solution will allow the customer to effectively command its artillery battalions and increase operational effectiveness of its weapon systems, while the HFCA solution will allow the customer to detect enemy fire source and close the operational cycle by destroying the enemy fire source using Elbit Systems’ artillery C4I solution. These solutions will be integrated into the customer’s wider artillery C4I system, also provided by Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems will leverage the Company’s extensive worldwide experience of delivering C4I and communications solutions to artillery units and armed forces, while integrating various sensors that will increase operational effectiveness.
04 Sep 23. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress that the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria has requested to buy one hundred eighty-three (183) Stryker Family of Vehicles. The proposed sale would consist of: ninety (90) XM1296 Infantry Carrier Vehicles – Dragoon (ICVD); seventeen (17) M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV); nine (9) M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicles (ESV); thirty-three (33) M1130 Command Vehicles (CV); twenty-four (24) M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicles (MEV); ten (10) M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRV); five (5) Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) Light Equipment Transports (LET); five (5) Modular Catastrophic Recovery Systems (MCRS); two (2) M1120A4 HEMTT Load Handling Systems; five (5) M984A4 Wrecker HEMTTs; and one hundred seven (107) M240 Coaxial 7.62mm machine guns. Also included is support service equipment; M-153A4 Common Remote Operated Weapons Stations (CROWS); Forward Repair Systems (FRS); M2A1 .50 caliber machine guns; M6 smoke grenade launchers and associated spares; Harris radios; AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE); DVE-Wide; communications equipment; RS6 (LW30) Remote Weapon Systems; TACFLIR 280 HDEP systems; Ranger R20SS Radar; ROVER6Si transceivers; spare parts; Basic Issue Items (BII), Components of End Items (COEI), Additional Authorized List (AAL); Special Tools and Test Equipment (STTE); technical manuals; OCONUS Deprocessing Service; OCONUS contractor provided training and Field Service Representatives (FSR); component assembly in-country; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $1.5bn. The principal contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems, Anniston, AL. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
06 Sep 23. EuroTrophy GmbH announces that it has been awarded a contract from KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems) for the Leopard 2 A8 programs for Germany and Norway. KNDS is the result of the association of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, based in Germany and France and forming the European leader in Land Defense systems. The active protection system Trophy has been selected by KNDS as part of its new standard configuration defined as “Leopard 2 A8.” With this achievement, Trophy has become the most successful active protection system integrated on Western Main Battle Tanks including Leopard 2, Abrams M1 and Merkava IV, as well as lighter platforms such as the Namer APC and other wheeled and tracked IFVs. During February 2023, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) had commissioned KNDS with the delivery of 54 Leopard 2 A8 Main Battle Tanks, all to be equipped with the Trophy active protection system. Furthermore, in May 2023, the Federal Acquisition Office of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) has signed a framework agreement with KMW for the delivery of up to 123 Leopard 2 in A8 standard configuration.
08 Sep 23. NP Aerospace, has been awarded a new development contract by Volvo Defense for the design, manufacture, and supply of composite armoured cabs for militarised versions of their Volvo FMX Series trucks. As part of the contract which was won via competitive bid in October 2022, NP Aerospace has developed a unique solution for fully armoured truck cabs which meets specific NATO STANAG 4569 and AEP-55 requirements for blast, ballistic and artillery shell splinter protection. STANAG Level 2 (KE & FSP) as a minimum with standard armour, with an option to upgrade to STANAG Level 3 (KE & FSP) with applique armour packs.
06 Sep 23. On September 5, during the 31st International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda, approved additional contracts for the acquisition of NAREW short-range anti-aircraft missile systems. The two agreements concluded between the State Treasury – Armament Agency and the PGZ-NAREW Consortium is the supply of key elements of the NAREW short-range air-defense system: over a thousand CAMM-ER missiles on the one hand and 138 missile launchers adapted to cooperate with IBCS on the other. Technology transfer was also contracted, ensuring the production of both missiles and launchers in Poland, as well as a wide training and logistics package. The contracts provide for deliveries of the NAREW batteries between 2027 and 2035. This is a continuation of the framework agreement signed in September 2021 which defined the conditions for awarding and implementing executive orders for the supply of the NAREW system and subsequent activities related to the commencement of the process of supplying initial elements of the effector system in order to accelerate the achievement of combat capabilities in the field of combating aerial threats. Under the agreement of April 14, 2022, concluded between the State Treasury – Armament Agency and the PGZ-NAREW Consortium, two fire units of the Mała Narew short-range air defense system are being acquired. The first fire unit has already been delivered and is currently on combat duty, while the second one is at the stage of finalizing deliveries. (Unofficial translation and editing by Defense-Aerospace.com) (Source: https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ Polish Armament Agency)
05 Sep 23. Norwegian defence equipment maker Kongsberg Gruppen (KOG.OL) said on Tuesday it has won an order worth around 16bn crowns ($1.5bn) from Poland for four Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defence System (CDS) squadrons. Kongsberg Gruppen said in a statement the order for the surface-to-surface missile system was its biggest contract to date and that the new deliveries would carry on into the 2030s. The company’s share price jumped on the news to trade up 8.6% by 1312 GMT. Poland already bought the NSM CDS capability in 2008, and then with an additional squadron in 2014, Kongsberg said.
05 Sep 23. The Ministries of Interior of Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have ordered two five-bladed H145s each for their respective police forces, following a joint European tender that was launched in August 2022. The aircraft will replace the EC135 and MD902 helicopters currently in service in the two states. The H145s will feature a state-of-the-art police configuration including the latest generation of police mission equipment and Bambi Buckets for firefighting. (Source: ASD Network)
07 Sep 23. WB Group receives Polish order for FlyEye UAS. The Polish defence procurement agency, Agencja Uzbrojenia, has signed a contract with WB Electronics for the delivery of FlyEye unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). Speaking to Janes at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2023 held in Kielce, Poland, a WB Group spokesperson told Janes that more than 400 FlyEye UASs would be delivered – each complete system consists of four FlyEye aerial vehicles and up to two control stations. The number of aerial vehicles involved in the deal was later confirmed in an Agencja Uzbrojenia statement, which noted that close to 1,700 aircraft will be delivered. The framework agreement will run up to 2035. (Source: Janes)
07 Sep 23. Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, has been awarded a contract worth approximately $13m for the second phase of the U.S. Army’s Low-Rate Initial Production contract for the newly named M10 Booker Combat Vehicle, formerly known as Mobile Protected Firepower. Designed to increase the combat power of the Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams, the M10 Booker is one of the U.S. Army’s leading modernization initiatives. The U.S. Army is expected to purchase more than 500 MPF vehicles through 2035 representing approximately $250 m in revenue for Allison’s Defense end market. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
01 Sep 23. BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $74,569,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System vehicles and authorized stockage list spares. Bids were solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2025. Fiscal 2023 weapons and tracked combat vehicle procurement, Army, funds in the amount of $74,569,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Detroit, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-23-C-0078).
07 Sep 23. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida (W15QKN-23-F-0565); and Nammo Perry Inc., Perry, Florida (W15QKN-23-F-0571), will compete for each order of the $488,656,334 fixed-price-incentive contract for manufacturing, assembly, inspection, packaging and delivery of 155 mm M119A2 propelling bag charges. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 6, 2028. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
06 Sep 23. MilDef has, in the third quarter, closed a series of contracts on the US defense market regarding cutting edge rugged IT for digitalization of the U.S. Army, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), United States Marine Corps (USMC), and U.S. Navy. The United States defense market is the largest defense market in the world, the defense budget equals almost 50 percent of all countries defense budgets combined.
06 Sep 23. DDG 51 Pentagon Contract Update.
— General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GD BIW), Bath, Maine (N00024-23-C-2305) on Aug. 1, 2023; and
— Huntington Ingalls Inc., Ingalls Shipbuilding (HII Ingalls), Pascagoula, Mississippi (N00024-23-C-2307) on Aug. 11, 2023,
for DDG 51 class ship construction did not include funding amounts. The two firms were awarded fixed-price incentive (firm target) multiyear contracts for construction of 10 DDG 51 class ships totaling $14,580,817,751.
— GD BIW was awarded three DDG 51 class ships – one each in fiscal 2023, 2024, and 2026.
— HII Ingalls was awarded seven ships – two in fiscal 2023, one in 2024, two in 2025, one in 2026, and one in 2027.
These contracts include options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships and options for construction of additional DDG 51 class ships.
The original contract awards are as follows:
— 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).
— 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). (Source: https://www.defense-aerospace.com/DoD)
06 Sep 23. Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, is awarded a $91,535,551 fixed-price incentive (firm-target) and firm-fixed-price type modification to definitize previously awarded letter contract N00024-22-C-2463 for the detail design and construction of three Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1700 class craft, and options for nine additional craft and associated support efforts. This modification includes options for construction of additional LCU 1700 class craft, which may be subject to future competition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Therefore, the dollar values associated with the contract options are considered competition sensitive information and will not be made public at this time. Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (72%); Harahan, Louisiana (5%); Shoreline, Washington (4%); Semmes, Alabama (3%); Peoria, Illinois (2%); Houma, Louisiana (2%); Mandeville, Louisiana (2%), and other locations below 1% (collectively totaling 10%). Work is expected to be completed by July 2026. If all options are exercised, work will continue through July 2029. Fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy (SCN) funding in the amount of $37,410,147 (41%); and fiscal 2022 SCN funding in the amount of $54,125,404 (59%), will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
01 Sep 23. Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $90,813,723 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-20-C-2109 for engineering, technical, trade, and program management support of industrial type work for submarine availabilities, facilities, and conversion. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia (90%); Kings Bay, Georgia (3%); Bremerton, Washington (2%); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2%); Kittery, Maine (2%); and Groton, Connecticut (1%), and is expected to be completed by September 2024. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $1,050,000 (79%); fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funds in the amount of $173,000 (13%); fiscal 2023 other procurement, Navy funds in the amount of $100,427 (7%); and fiscal 2023 research development test and evaluation, Navy funds in the amount of $10,000 (1%), will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.
01 Sep 23. Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $81,297,820 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, and cost-only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2300 to exercise options for Littoral Combat Ship class design support and integrated data and product model environment support. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia (31%); Washington, D.C. (30%); Marinette, Wisconsin (23%); and Moorestown, New Jersey (16%), and is expected to be completed by August 2024. Fiscal 2023 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) cost to complete funds in the amount of $4,685,252 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-2300).
07 Sep 23. U.S. Navy awards RTX and Elbit Systems of America a $16m contract for improved F/A-18 pilot helmet mounted display systems. Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) – a joint venture between Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, and Elbit Systems of America – has been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division for development, engineering, logistics and test support of the Improved Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System used in Block III F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. With this award, CEVS is formally introducing the Zero-G Helmet Mounted Display System+ (HMDS+)™.
05 Sep 23. SES Space & Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES focused on delivering satellite network solutions for the U.S. Government, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to conduct a series of tests to integrate space broadband services across a multi-orbit satellite network in support of the Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet (DEUCSI) program. This announcement by AFRL is the third award under the DEUCSI CALL 003 Program seeking experimentation for use cases in the Arctic region and airborne communications. The DEUCSI program is intended to establish communications with military platforms via multiple commercial space internet (CSI) constellations in Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) utilizing a common user terminal with the ability to alternate between space broadband providers. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
06 Sep 23. Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global leader in satellite communications, today announced that Inmarsat Government, now part of Viasat, was awarded a Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) Satellite-Based Services (SBS) contract by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on behalf of the U.S. Space Force’s (USSF) Space Systems Command (SSC). Inmarsat Government is one of 16 companies selected for the $900m ceiling, 10-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. As the United States and its mission partners become increasingly reliant on space-based capabilities for national security, it is critical to have resilient constellations that include satellites in geostationary (GEO) and non-geostationary orbits (NGSO). Proliferated LEO (pLEO) constellations are part of a Department of Defense (DoD) strategy to provide additional resilience for satellite communications (SATCOM), remote sensing and other capabilities by diversifying orbits. Under this contract, Viasat plans to leverage small satellite technology, reduced costs and increased launch service competition, facilitating the ability for pLEO constellations to provide persistent, global coverage with reduced transmission latency. The company will provide a suite of fully-managed pLEO satellite-based services and capabilities, to include space relay services, supplemented by GEO and NGSO satellites, supporting all domains – space, air, land, maritime and cyber. Viasat will aim to achieve this with a reliable, resilient low latency global pLEO offering that flexibly supports the needs of combatant commands, defense agencies, other federal government organizations and international coalition partners. It will provide a comprehensive managed end-to-end SATCOM solution via a multi-band, multi-orbit constellation of satellites. Furthermore, its new, hyper-intelligent software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is designed to orchestrate and provide priority routing across mixed networks, enabling an automated primary, alternate, contingency and emergency (PACE) solution to deliver the flexibility and responsiveness required to meet customers’ needs today and in the future.
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04 Sep 23. Allen-Vanguard deepens its ECM support to Somalia with an 18-month contract extension for its Field Service Representative (FSR) Team. Allen-Vanguard, a global leader in providing customized solutions for defeating Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, has a long-established relationship of providing vital ECM and counter explosive threat support to Security Forces across Somalia. This support has recently been increased with the provision of additional ECM hardware to the region and the formal 18-month extension of the in-country Field Service Representative (FSR) team based in Mogadishu. Allen-Vanguard will be at DSEi 23 on stand H2-820 to discuss all their RF dominance solutions.
05 Sep 23. Spectra Group break into Asia with SlingShot sales to the Indonesian Army. Spectra Group, the specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems is very pleased to announce that it has broken into the Asian Defence market by securing a significant order of their award-winning SlingShot satellite communications system for the Indonesian Army via its partner PT Mora Armamen Perkasa. Spectra Group will be at DSEi23 to discuss all their communication solutions on Stand H6-150. Spectra Group and Mora Armamen have been in detailed discussions with specialist and regular forces of the Indonesian Army for some time, and this first purchase will equip KOSTRAD with Manpacks, vehicle fits and SlingShot Tactical Operations Centre systems (STOCS) plus a 2-year contract for the Inmarsat L-TAC service. With minimal training, this simple communication enhancement will revolutionise their tactical and strategic communication reach, enabling rapid reaction to a myriad of security scenarios on a global footprint.
07 Sep 23. The Government of Canada – as set out by Canadian Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau during the NATO Summit in Latvia – has awarded to Thales Canada and Thales Australia in joint venture an ISS contract for MWAV. This contract will ensure the fleet remains operationally fit and includes the flexibility to increase or reduce the number of vessels serviced in response to the RCN’s ever changing operational needs, including Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s largest overseas mission to NATO assurance and deterrence in Central and Eastern Europe. It includes an initial service period of five years for up to $450 m CAD (approx. €305 m) with additional one-year options to extend services for up to nineteen years in total. Thales also provides ISS to Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS), known as AJISS. Thales thus becomes the leading ISS provider to the RCN, entrusted to ensure mission-readiness and availability of 26 classes and more than 100 vessels.
06 Sep 23. Indonesia selects A330 MRTT for acquisition. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has selected the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for acquisition. In an announcement on 5 September, the MoD said that the plan to acquire Airbus A330 MRTTs had entered the “effective contract” phase. The announcement was made following a meeting between Indonesian Deputy Minister of Defense M Herindra and Airbus in Jakarta that day. According to the MoD statement, other Airbus defence products “under effective contract with the government of Indonesia” include the Anti-Submarine Helicopter (AKS), the H225 transport helicopter, and the A400M transport aircraft. “All of these defence equipment modes are accompanied by supporting instruments and spare parts,” the MoD said. However, the contract for the A330 MRTT appears to require finalisation. “We are pleased that Indonesia has announced its intention to acquire the A330 MRTT, in addition to other assets already in order with Airbus, and we look forward to finalising the details,” an Airbus spokesperson told Janes. (Source: Janes)
07 Sep 23. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded an undefinitized contract action with a total not-to-exceed value of $474,500,000 for the F-15 Japan Super Interceptor Program. This contract provides for the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) requirement to add the Eagle Passive Warning Survivability System for the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2028. This contract involves FMS to Japan. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. FMS funds in the amount of $76,392,825 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8634-22-C-2705).
05 Sep 23. Immervision Awarded $5.7m Contract from DRDC to Develop Panoramic Imaging Systems. Immervision, the world’s leading developer of advanced vision systems combining optics, image processing, and sensor fusion technology, is pleased to announce the award of a $5.7m contract from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) for the design and development of panoramic imaging components and systems. This contract underscores Immervision’s industry leading expertise and commitment to creating solutions to see beyond human vision that offer an extended field of view in all environments, vital for situational awareness and operational effectiveness. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)