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25 Sep 06. CAE has been awarded two contracts valued at more than £13m (C$28m) to provide the British Army with Warrior Gunnery Turret Trainers and provide maintenance and support services for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Training System. As part of a programme to improve Armoured Vehicle Training, CAE UK plc has won a contract valued at more than £6m (C$13m) to provide the British Army with 36 Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) Gunnery Turret Trainers. These trainers will be used to train British Army crewmen and commanders in the gunnery operations of the Warrior IFV. The initial delivery of four trainers is scheduled for the Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Gunnery School in Lulworth U.K. in early 2007. The other 32 will be delivered throughout 2007 to British Army Armoured Infantry Units deployed across the U.K. and Germany. In addition, the Warrior IFV Gunnery Turret Trainers will be Network-Enabled, allowing for a Platoon Trainer Capability.

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25 Sep 06. CAE has been awarded two contracts valued at more than £13m (C$28m) to provide the British Army with Warrior Gunnery Turret Trainers and provide maintenance and support services for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Training System. In support of the AgustaWestland Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) prime contract, Lockheed Martin UK has awarded CAE a contract valued at more than £7m (C$15m) over the next five years. This contract will bring the logistics support of the CAE-built training devices within Lockheed Martin’s EH101 Merlin Training System located at Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose under the IMOS programme. CAE employees on-site at RNAS Culdrose will provide turnkey maintenance and support services, including maintenance of the simulators and other training devices as well as logistics support. CAE is also under contract to Lockheed Martin UK to upgrade the suite of Merlin simulators and training devices as part of the Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme.

26 Sep 06. McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on Sept. 22, 2006, a $9,215,035 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for post production system support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache Helicopter Program. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2008.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Nov. 23, 2005.The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-C-0234).

26 Sep 06. Raytheon Systems Limited, RSL, has been contracted to supply ten Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) systems to Avinor A/S, Norway’s air navigation service provider. One of these systems will be co-located with a Primary Surveillance Radar, PSR, provided by RSL’s sister company Raytheon Canada Limited. The contract also provides options for a further five MSSR systems plus two additional S-Band PSR’s. The multi million pound programme is known as NORAP (NOrwegian RAdar Programme), which will increase radar surveillance coverage to Norway’s existing infrastructure. It calls for two of the systems to be mounted offshore – one on Ekofisk (a fixed oil platform), and one on Heidrun – a tethered leg platform (TLP). These two sensors, along with another on a shore site near Stavanger, are required to provide radar coverage for offshore oil support helicopters. Data from offshore will also be sent to land for use by en route controllers, thus providing long range high level cover. The remaining sensors will provide improved radar coverage throughout Norway.

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21 Sep 06. DRS Radian Inc., Alexandria, Va., was awarded on September 15, 2006, a $6,003,200 firm-fixed-priced, definite-delivery/definite-quantity contract for the manufacture of 512 field deployable environmental control units, which are used to cool various in-theater Navy structures. Work will be pe

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