CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
04 Apr 07. a state of the art CT Scanner was delivered to the United Kingdom Medical Group in Afghanistan (OP HERRICK). G3 Systems was contracted to supply and install the complete scanner system, including its specialized building and support equipment, by the Clinical Projects Management Division (CPMD) of the Medical and General Stores IPT (Integrated Project Team), based at Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).
18 Jun 07. The NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has established an “In Service Support” contract with Savi Technology for its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based products, services, software and solutions.. The contract enables the 26 nations of the NATO alliance and non-NATO nations of the Partnership for Peace initiative to order RFID-based consignment tracking and management solutions from a pre-authorized source (NAMSA). The contract, announced today at the opening of the 2007 Paris Air Show, simplifies and centralizes the process for NATO nations to place orders for Savi Technology’s networked solutions through the NAMSA procurement process. There are no limits to the size or amount of orders that can be placed through NAMSA. The Savi SmartChain® Consignment Management Solution (CMS) is compliant with NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAGS) for consignment management, and already is used by NATO, several member nations and other coalition defense forces worldwide. NATO Force Goal 4052 also recognizes the importance of member nations to have supply chain visibility and interoperability through STANAG-based consignment management systems for greater collaboration in multi-national logistics operations. The contract was awarded to Savi Technology to facilitate the process of gaining real-time visibility of consignments for NATO member and Partner for Peace nations in their own supply chains as well as when collaborating with other nations to transport critical supplies. Centralizing the logistics procurement process through NAMSA helps control costs and quality while promoting the use of standardized solutions for the operational readiness of NATO forces.
21 Jun 07. Kongsberg Maritime AS (KM) and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) signed a contract for the new Finnish Navy (FN) Mine Hunting Vessel program, on 9th May 2007. The contract has a value of 114,8 mil. NOK and includes HUGIN 1000 MR, EM 710 and HiPAP 500, three of each. KDA acts as an integrator of all hydroacoustic products into the tactical system (C2) delivered by Atlas Electronics, Germany. Intermarine, Italy is the shipbuilder and the prime contractor. The first ship is planned to be handed over to the FN in 2010. (Source: Google)
15 07. U.S. To Sell Harpoon Missiles to Turkey. The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced June 15 that it had notified Congress of a planned sale to the Turkish Navy of 51 advanced Block II Tactical Harpoon anti-ship missiles and related equipment and services worth up to $159m. Turkey will use the missiles to augment its present Harpoon inventory and enhance its anti-ship warfare capability, the DSCA said in a written statement. The deal will take place through the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales program. (Source: Defense News)
Jun 07. Alloy Surfaces won a US $20m contract to supply its ASD BOLIR Special Material Decoys (SMD) for the UK Royal Air Force. The contract, which brings Alloy Surfaces’ order book to over US$160m, allows for additional option quantities over the contract lifecycle.
19 Jun 07. Following the signature of a MoU between Belgium and the founding nations of the NH90, NAHEMA, on behalf of Belgium, signed a contract with NHI to supply Belgium with a total of ten NH90. These ten NH90 include four aircraft in the TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) version, four in the NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) version – and two options.
19 Jun 07. Germany signed