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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF 13 JAN 05

12 Jan 05. DRS Technologies, Inc. was awarded a $9.2m production contract under the Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon System program. Utilized by U.S. Army and Marine Corps combat units. The contract was awarded to DRS by Raytheon Missile Systems Company. For this award, which is the fifth order under a multi-year contract, the company’s DRS Infrared Technologies unit in Dallas, Texas, will produce Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (SG Gen II FLIR) detectors, Dewar assemblies and coolers for the Javelin’s Command Launch Unit (CLU). Product deliveries associated with this award are expected to commence in April 2005 and continue for approximately six months.

11 Jan 05. Elop has been selected to supply advanced Imagery Intelligence Systems (IMINT) to various customers at a total value of over $100 million. One of these transactions is expected to be in an amount material to Elbit Systems.

11 Jan 05. DRS Technologies, Inc. has received a new contract from AMS Ltd. to provide display consoles to support the Single Role Mine Hunter (SRMH) Combat System Upgrade program for the British Royal Navy. Building on DRS’s earlier success as a key integrator of the OPUS 2 command consoles for the Royal Navy’s Hunt Class Command System Upgrade, this program will backfit the same capability into the Royal Navy’s SRMH, its other major class of Mine Countermeasures (MCM) vessels. The contract was awarded to DRS by AMS in Frimley, Surrey. For this $7.5m award, DRS will design, integrate and deliver more than 30 consoles, both upgraded and new equipment, based on the proven electronic subsystems used in DRS’s OPUS 2 display systems. The SRMH integrated display consoles will run AMS’s world-class NAUTIS combat management system application, providing commonality with other MCM ships. Work for this contract will be accomplished by the company’s DRS Tactical Systems Ltd. unit in Farnham, Surrey, U.K. Product deliveries are expected to commence this May and continue through December 2007.

11 Jan 05. BAE Systems has been awarded a $21m U.S. Air Force contract to provide 17 QF-4 Full-Scale Aerial Targets (FSATs) and associated technical support. This award exercises the first of five annual options of a production contract for Lot 11. If all options are awarded, the total contract value of lots 10-15 could be $225m. BAE Systems Flight Systems operations, located in Mojave, Calif., will perform the work. The production effort will be completed by August 2007 with a follow-on four-year warranty period.

11 Jan 05. L-3 Communications Corp. – Narda Satellite Networks, Hauppauge, N.Y.,
is being awarded a $40,092,162 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N65236-04-D-3119) for an increase in ceiling to cover the procurement of 14 AF Hub Terminals inclusive of spare and depot spare parts (estimated value $34,196,869) and 10 AN/USC-60A Terminals inclusive of spare and depot spare parts (estimated value $5,897,402). At least six of the hub terminals are replacing existing terminals that are currently deployed worldwide and are beyond economical repair. The other four terminals are to be issued to increase their SATCOM capabilities. This proposed action is considered to be a short-term solution for the procurement under the current contract until the follow on contracts are awarded in September 2005. The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification is $71,663,472, an increase of $40,092,162. This contract is expected to be completed by December 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This order was not competitively procured, and is a follow-on procurement to a competitively placed order. A notice of intent to increase the value of the existing contract was issued on Oct. 5, 2004. No responses were received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Charleston, S.C. is the contracting activity.

10 Jan 05. Saab Underwater Sys

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