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EUROPE

LAND

06 Jul 06. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract for the development and production of two prototype armoured advanced mortar systems (AMOS) to BAE Systems Hägglunds AB. The SEK 500 million order (approx US$70 million) includes options for maintenance systems, ammunition and preparations for a new battlefield management system. The two prototypes will be delivered to the Swedish customer in early 2011.

30 Jun 06. ITT Industries, Inc. announced a contract award from the Norwegian Defence Procurement Division (NDPD) for 4,400 night vision systems, each including two AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Devices and related accessories. This procurement represents the largest single night vision contract ever awarded by the NDPD, having an initial value of approximately $33 million, and includes the supply of spare parts, accessories and training. The night vision systems will be used across all Norwegian forces for field operations, weapon sighting and underwater missions. This contract also includes options for possible future procurements. Work will be performed by ITT Night Vision, based in Roanoke, VA.

SEA

05 Jul 06. DML in DII(F) delivery. DML Groupis undertaking work to upgrade HMS Manchester to render her fit to receive the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future), or DII(F), during her current docking period in Devonport. DML has been working closely with the ATLAS Consortium to develop and execute the initial first-of-class maritime platform ‘fit-to-receive’ (FTR) preparations for DII(F), and successfully prepared and delivered a mature design solution (MDS) package for the Type 42 first-of-class maritime application of the system architecture in HMS Liverpool in January this year. It is now preparing the guidance packages for HMS Cumberland and other vessels to become ‘fit to receive’ DII(F). The upgrade of HMS Manchester to receive DII(F) will complete within her current docking period. With the MDS in place, DML has carried out feasibility studies and is tracking the programme closely to ensure that installation can be completed within the originally allocated period, despite the additional modification work to the platform that this will entail. HMS Manchester will be ‘ready for sea’ in mid-September but all DII(F) work must be finished by late July, ready for the ship’s company to move onboard. In conjunction with the provision of mature design solutions to prepare naval platforms for DII(F), DML is also providing installation design support to Fujitsu, including maritime design engineering to address inherent warship environment issues such as space constraints. The company expects to be fully involved with the roll out to a significant proportion of the 100+ platforms to be fitted.

05 Jul 06. The U.K.’s Sonar 2054 Inboard Electronics Upgrade has been won by Lockheed Martin. The competition was between DML, Thales and Lockheed Martin.

AIR

05 Jul 06. EADS Space Services with its partner ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company has won a major contract with the German Armed Forces. The contract for the next step of the German Armed Forces’ satellite communications program, SATCOMBw Stufe 2, was signed today at the Federal Office of the Bundeswehr for Information Management and Information Technology. The project with the name SATCOMBw Stufe 2 comprises the delivery of two military communication satellites, several fixed and transportable ground stations of various sizes as well as a bundle of communication services. The contract period stretches over ten years, generating an additional revenue of 180 million Euros (excluding VAT) for ND SatCom over this period, with an option for subsequent follow-up contracts. Based on the contract, ND SatCom will provide a complete ground segment containing the various user ground stations, the telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) network as well as network management for monitoring and controlling the overall

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