11 Apr 07. Germany orders Skyshield for C-RAM role. Germany’s Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has ordered two Skyshield 35 Advanced Hit Efficient and Destruction (AHEAD) air-defence systems from Switzerland’s Oerlikon Contraves, optimised for the Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) role to protect German Army forward-operating bases. (Source: Jane’s Defence Weekly)
11 Apr 07. Sandown Class Minehunters: Minigun Provision. The Defence Contracts Bulletin (11 Apr 07) announced that five companies had been invited to tender for the provision of 7.62mm Minigun installation elements on six Sandown Class vessels. The work is to be completed by November 2008.
Comment: There are eight Sandown Class Single Role Minehunters remaining in service, but two (HMS RAMSEY and BLYTH) have been detached to Bahrain for OP AINTREE until December 2009. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0715, 16 Apr 07)
19 Apr 07. The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has signed a contract with the Czech aircraft manu-facturer Aircraft Industries for one SSC MSS 6000 Maritime Surveillance System. The system will be installed on an L 410 aircraft operated by the Estonian Border Guard Aviation Group. The Estonian Border Guard Aviation Group is one of ten authorities within the Estonian Border Guard. The Estonian border includes 764 km of territorial sea border and the tasks of the border guard include dealing with marine pollution, search and rescue and illegal immigration. (Source: ASD Network)
17 Apr 07. BAE Systems has received a delivery order worth up to $12.6m for 17 Bradley Advanced Training Systems (BATS) from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The contract calls for BAE Systems to produce and install the BATS devices at U.S. Army bases.
16 Apr 07. Firan Technology Group Corporation announced today that it has signed a Long Term Agreement with ACSS, based in Phoenix, Arizona, for the supply of complex, high reliability printed circuit boards.
18 Apr 07. 18 Apr 07. GM GDLS Defense Group L.L.C. (Joint Venture), Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on April 12, 2007, a delivery order amount of $13,047,085 as part of an $189,204,672 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support for other customer’s remote weapon station systems.Work will be performed in Iraq (66.5 percent), and Afghanistan (33.5 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2008.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This was a sole source contract initiated on April 6, 2007.The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-D-M112).
GM GDLS Defense Group L.L.C. (Joint Venture), Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on April 13, 2007, a delivery order amount of $9,119,000 as part of a $5,157,921,700 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for interior and exterior driver enhancement kits for the Stryker family of vehicles.Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2007.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This was a sole source contract initiated on June 29, 2006.The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-00-D-M051).
13 Apr 07. Impact Science & Technology (IST), Nashua, N.H., is being awarded a $56,900,893 firm-fixed-price, time and material (cost) contract for production and support of 1,100 Vehicle Mounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent Department of Defense (DoD) requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Vehicle Mounted CREW systems are one element of the DoD’s Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed t