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20 Dec 07. Saab has received an order from Finland for the new anti-tank weapon NLAW. The order is valued to €38m. Finland is the first export customer for NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon). NLAW will be delivered to Finland during 2009. NLAW is a light, one-man-portable, disposable, guided fire and forget anti-tank weapon, developed for Sweden and Great Britain. Deliveries to both of the countries will start 2008. NLAW is developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics, Sweden, and manufactured by Thales Air Defence Ltd., Northern Ireland.
Finland has followed the development since 2004 and NLAW has thoroughly been evaluated and tested by the Finnish defence forces.

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19 Dec 07. DRS Technologies Inc. received a $15m order from the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan to repair M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) trailers. The order is part of a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity reset contract with TACOM. A reset contract involves the repairing and retrofitting of a battle-worn or damaged product to a like-new condition (as good as a newly manufactured product with zero miles with zero hours of wear and tear). The M1000 HET trailer is designed and manufactured by the DRS Sustainment Systems business unit’s facility in West Plains, Missouri. The delivery of repaired HET trailers is scheduled to start in April 2008 with completion expected in November 2008.

21 Dec 07. BAE Systems Land and Armaments, York Pa., was awarded on Dec. 21, 2007, a $240,027,278.64 cost-reimbursable contract for purchasing long lead materials to support the national level reset of Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There was one bid solicited on Aug. 14, 2007, and one bid was received. TACOM-WARREN, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-G-0005).

19 Dec 07. Dynetics, Incorporated of Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a contract for $24,000,000. This action provides for Synergistic Electronics Warfare Program renamed Multi-Yield RFCM Investing and Development to develop advanced Electronic Warfare techniques and technologies that extended USAF radio frequency battle-space access against advanced Integrated Air Defense System and the asymmetrical RF threat. A combination of laboratory tests, anechoic chamber tests, ground tests, and flight test will be employed to demonstrate the efficacy, robustness, and maturity of the EW technique for implementation in operations Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Sensing, and Electronic Protection sensors to support the war fighter. Task order 0001’s objective is to enhance existing AMBER threat radar models to incorporate EP capabilities for the purpose of evaluating EA techniques against these radars. At this time $50,000 has been obligated. Department of the Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity (FA8650-08-D-1303-001).

19 Dec 07. Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., of Atlanta, Ga. is being awarded a contract for $24,000,000. This action provides for Synergistic Electronics Warfare Program renamed Multi-Yield RFCM Investing and Development to develop advanced Electronic Warfare techniques and technologies that extended USAF radio frequency battle-space access against advanced Integrated Air Defense System and the asymmetrical RF threat. A combination of laboratory tests, anechoic chamber tests, ground tests, and flight test will be employed to demonstrate the efficacy, robustness, and maturity of the EW technique for implementation in operations Electronic Attack, Electronic Sensing, and Electronic Protection sensors to support the war fighter. At this time $50,000 has been obligated. Department of the Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, O

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