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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF

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15 Jan 08. EADS Defence & Security (DS) was awarded a contract to deliver a turn key IT-Infrastructure system to 3 NATO Headquarters for 1200 users. The contracting body is the Federal Republic of Germany as Host Nation (HN) for the NATO procurement “Project 24”. The contract is worth € 4.2 million. A key factor has been the excellent collaboration with EADS’ strategic partners Hewlett Packard (IT-equipment and related services) and Cisco-Systems (network components), which remarkably contributed to this success. The main objective of “Project 24” is to extend the Public Access (PA) domains for the NATO Headquarters (HQs) Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum/NL, Allied Component Command Air HQ Ramstein/Germany and Allied Component Command Land HQ Heidelberg/Germany. Under this project, system components are provided such as workstations, laptops, local networking hardware, COTS-software, servers, a storage system, and full contractor support to install the system and provide training.

Jan 08. BAE Systems commissioned European Antennas Ltd to develop a series of high specification flat panel antenna as part of the receive and transmit antenna system for the CW Doppler Radar system. Each half of the system contains sixteen directional antennas, model FPA29-105V/1246, each with 28dBi gain. The system has been delivered and installation completed for their client. Nigel Jones of QinetiQ iX, MOD Aberporth, reports that “QinetiQ are extremely pleased with the new CW Doppler radar system that BAE Systems have delivered and believe that the DRX-41320 offers the QinetiQ Land Range end users a significantly enhanced tracking radar system for both artillery type gunnery trials and also in other more general TSPI tracking applications.

14 Jan 08. General Dynamics UK Limited has been selected to provide the TIEC capability to the Royal Air Force as BAE Systems’ key technology partner. General Dynamics UK will provide the Tactical Data Link (TDL) sub-system of the Tactical Information Exchange Capability (TIEC) programme for the Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 and Harrier GR9 aircraft. The upgrade is a key Network Enabled Capability programme for the UK MoD and involves the integration of Link-16 and Improved Data Modem (IDM) on the aircraft. TIEC will integrate the Link-16 and IDM messaging functionality with the aircraft systems to provide the aircrew with enhanced situation awareness that will enable the prosecution of Time Critical and Time Sensitive Targets and will support dynamic re-tasking of the platform and provide a significant enhancement in the area of coalition operations.

14 Jan 08. Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has signed a contract to sell seven (7) M1117 Armored Security Vehicles to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense. The contract, valued at approximately $10.2m, includes the anticipated delivery of the vehicles in the first quarter of 2008. (Source: ASD Network)
10 Jan 08. The DGA has awarded Thales as project leader and EADS Defence & Security (DS) as co-contractor with 40 percent workshare the contract to develop, manufacture and deploy INTRACED — the first intranet for the French Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces that complies with the ‘Classified Defence’ security classification. INTRACED is the first step towards the systematic use of secure intranets throughout the French Ministry of Defence and will give access to numerous applications.

10 Jan 08. Ultralife was awarded an exclusive contract from a UK defense prime contractor valued at approximately $7m to provide lithium ion rechargeable batteries and chargers to the British military. Deliveries are expected to begin this month and be completed in the second quarter. (Source: ASD Network)

AIR

14 Jan 08. BAE Systems PLC has won two deals worth a total of £350m to upgrade Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado and Harrier jets, the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The Farnborough-based company h

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