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EUROPE

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20 Oct 05. Saab awarded U.S. $65m in new delivery orders for Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net Systems products from the U.S. Defense. Saab Barracuda LLC was awarded two delivery orders totaling U.S. $65m for Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS) from the U.S. Defense. “These two delivery orders increased our leading position within Signature Management which gives our employees a sense of security in planning their future and allows our suppliers to forecast demand and be in a better position to provide us with materials used in our production.” says Dottie Womack, Acting President of Saab Barracuda LLC. Since 1997, Saab Barracuda LLC has been the sole provider of ULCANS to the U.S. Army. ULCANS, available under NSN for both Woodland and Desert variants, is being fielded by the U.S. Army as the replacement of the former generation camouflage nets. Together with Saab Barracuda AB in Sweden, Saab Barracuda is the world leader in producing customized advanced Signature Management products offering multi-spectral protection against visual, near infrared, thermal infrared, and radar detection and targeting devices.

SEA

24 Oct 05. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to retrofit new-generation navigation radars on more than 100 German Navy warships. Northrop Grumman’s U.K.-based Sperry Marine business unit was awarded a $4.3mcontract from ET Marine Systeme GmbH, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, prime contractor for the navigation-systems modernization program. Under the four-year contract, the ships’ existing navigation radars will be replaced by Sperry Marine’s BridgeMaster E 340 radar systems, including commercial, navalized and tactical variants, in X-band, S-band and dual-band configurations. The contract includes training, spares, installation, engineering and project-management support. ET Marine Systeme will integrate the radars with the ships’ electronic chart display and information systems and automatic identification systems.

USA

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26 Oct 05. Lockheed Martin Corp., Syracuse, N.Y., is being awarded a $14,935,830
modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-04-C-2012) to procure additional AN/TPS-59(V)3 Row Electronics radars. The AN/TPS-59(V) 3radar is a fielded state-of-the art technology for long range, three dimensional, low radar cross-section surveillance and tracking; missions include both airspace management and theater ballistic missile defense. The 59 Radar will be maintained through 2011 until the Highly Expeditionary Long Range Air Surveillance Radar (HELRASR) is developed and fielded. Work will be performed Syracuse, N.Y., and work is expected to be completed January 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Md., is the contracting activity.

26 Oct 05. Triumph Structures-Los Angeles, Inc., has been awarded a Full Rate Production contract by BAE Systems, Inc. to supply 495 M777 155mm Lightweight Howitzer Gun Body units. This award has an estimated value of $53m over the next four years.

24 Oct 05. Raytheon Company and the NetFires Limited Liability Company (LLC), a company composed of Raytheon Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, have selected General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to be the warhead provider for the Non Line of Sight-Launch System (NLOS-LS) Precision Attack Missile (PAM).

24 Oct 05. The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as the prime contractor for the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Integration and Fielding contract. C-RAM will help protect U.S. and coalition troops against mortars and rockets fired by insurgents. Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector is developing a systems architecture and integrating the C-RAM target acquisition, fire control, warning and engagement subsystems. Under a $38m contract, Northrop Grumman will first deploy a mortar-attack warning

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