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08 Jun 07. ESRI announced today that NATO awarded its Core Geographic Services contract to the Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN)-ESRI team, which will spearhead a project that will shape the application of geospatial technology in defense for years to come. The services, technology, and software the contract provides will ensure that all NATO staff, from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) to NATO’s deployable headquarters (HQ), will have the best available geospatial information at all times. Commanders, analysts, and other NATO network users will fuse geospatial content from Core Geographic Services with other forms of information for command and control, intelligence, and logistics applications. The Core Geographic Services form a key architectural building block in support of NATO’s service-oriented architecture (SOA). (Source: ASD Network)

AIR

06 Jun 07. Harrier Aircraft: Component Support Package. The MoD announced (6 Jun 07) that BAE Systems will be providing support for Harrier GR9 avionics equipment until 2014. The support package contract is worth £34m.
Comment: BAE Systems is contracted to convert 60 single-seat Harrier GR7 to GR9 standard and nine two-seat T10 trainers to T12. The Harrier GR9/T12 was accepted into service on 30 Sep 06, with 24 operationally-capable GR9 and T12 delivered. Two of the eight Harriers in Afghanistan are of the improved, GR9 standard. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0723, 11 Jun 07)

08 Jun 07. The Boeing Company on June 7 signed a five-year $258.5m performance-based logistics contract with an option for an additional five years with the U.S. Department of Defense to support AV-8B Harriers operated by the U.S. Marine Corps, Italy and Spain. The Harrier Integrated Supply Support (HISS) program includes asset repair management (spares and consumables), meeting delivery response times, obsolescence management, reliability and maintainability improvements, warehousing, configuration management, technology insertion, transportation and other innovative supply support solutions. (Source: ASD Network)

USA

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08 Jun 07. Armor Holdings announced the receipt of a new contract award for $112m to provide the Improved Outer Tactical Vest to the U.S. Army. The Company stated that this new generation of vest was selected by the Army from competing designs and will become the standard for the integrated body armor ensemble. Work will be performed in 2007 and 2008 by the Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group at its facilities located in Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

14 Jun 07. FN Manufacturing Inc., Columbia, S.C., was awarded on June 7, 2007, a delivery order amount of $33,202,418 as part of a $143,596,834 firm-fixed-price contract for M24B Machine Guns. Work will be performed in Columbia, S.C., and is expected to be completed by June 6, 2010.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were five bids solicited on Nov. 2, 2006, and five bids were received. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52H09-07-D-0319).

13 Jun 07. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded nearly $18m for work on the U.S. Army’s Abrams main battle tank and Stryker eight-wheeled combat vehicle. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich.,
awarded the company a $7.3m contract modification for Systems
Technical Support (STS) for the Abrams tank program. STS funds engineering studies on Abrams tanks to identify improvements and change-out obsolete parts, while keeping the tanks current to their respective base configurations. The STS
program’s objective is to maintain high operational readiness. The work will
be performed in Sterling Heights by the existing workforce through
December 31, 2011.

13 Jun 07. The U.S. Army awarded General Dynamics a $10.5m contract for
Stryker Brigade Combat Team logistics support. This work w

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