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29 Apr 03. Saab Training Systems, Huskvarna, Sweden, has been awarded a contract worth over SEK80m, exclusive of options and support. The contract includes delivery of the BT46 laser based simulator for the Next Generation Light Anti-Armour Weapon Programme (NLAW) to the British Army. The BT46 NLAW training system are a key training component in the NLAW Programme and will provide the realism required for the user when training firing and operating skills in a tactical environment. The equipment will be used with the Direct Fire Weapon Effect Simulator (DFWES) simulators, supplied and operated by Saab Training Systems, in the UK, Germany and Canada.

29 Apr 03. Raytheon won a $242m contract to provide advanced electronic warfare equipment for the Greek air force’s fleet of Block 52+ F-16 fighter jets. Under the contract, Raytheon will supply the Hellenic Air Force with a new, enhanced version of the “Advanced Self- Protection Integrated Suite,” or ASPIS II.

30 Apr 03. Saab Training Systems has been awarded two contracts from the UK
Ministry of Defence; UK Land Digitisation Work and BGTI Work (Battle
Group Thermal Imager)worth SEK 100m. The UK Land Digitisation work contract includes the update of previously delivered Saab BT 46 simulator systems to be compatible with the BOWMAN. Delivery will take place mid 2004.

24 Apr 03. Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA – News) won a contract valued at up to $500m to supply a test chamber for the planned Airborne Laser aircraft, a modified Boeing 747. The so-called test bed will be located at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

28 Apr 03. Harris Corporation announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $2.3m follow-on contract by DARPA Special Projects Office, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab’s (AFRL) Sensors Directorate, Rome, New York, to continue to study the development of an advanced spaceborne antenna system for the Innovative Space-Based Radar Antenna Technology (ISAT) Study.

25 Apr 03. Under a $34.7m contract from Boeing Integrated Defence Systems, BAE SYSTEMS Platform Solutions will develop the C-17,s Modernised Flight Control Computer and Spoiler Control Electronic Flap Computer.

24 Apr 03. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. won a $125.6m contract for F-16 fighter avionic upgrades for Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands and the U.S. Air Force. The work is to be wrapped up by April 2004, the Air Force said. A total of $20.3m has been obligated for the project, with the rest to follow as individual delivery orders are issued, the service said.

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