CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
06 Feb 08. The Royal Netherlands Army has expanded its contract with Thales for an additional CV90 simulator platform to be integrated into their existing Thales networked simulation system, TACTIS. The Netherlands Defence Material Organization has ordered a CV9035 NL vehicle platform including five fixed simulators and eight mobile systems which will be connected to the existing TACTIS System currently being set to work. The CV9035 is a new vehicle, which will enter service with the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) from now until 2011., The Netherlands MoD decided to expand the RNLA’s Thales Tactical Indoor Simulator (TACTIS) to provide corresponding technical and tactical training to the Army. An extension of the separate Logistic Support subcontract was signed with Thales Netherlands for the maintenance of the simulators for a period of 13 years. The partnership with Cap Gemini has been renewed and Van Halteren B.V. is welcomed as a key Dutch expert in CV9035NL design and development.
04 Feb 08. QinetiQ sells four Towed Array Handling Systems to Spanish Navy. QinetiQ has just announced the sale of four Towed Array Handling Systems (TAHS) to be used with the new S80 class of submarines being built by Navantia for the Spanish Navy. The multi-million Euro TAHS contract was won against strong international competition and is the culmination of many years research and development work by QinetiQ’s Underwater Systems business in Winfrith, Dorset.
05 Feb 08. EADS Eurofighter unit signs €9.7m contract in Greece. The fighter jet unit of EADS signed a €9.7m (US$14.25m) development deal with Greece’s
government-controlled aerospace company Tuesday in a continued bid to win a
multibillion euro warplane contract from the Greek government. Under the agreement, the government-controlled defense and aerospace company Hellenic Aerospace Industry SA will obtain technology and know-how to bolster its airframe design and development capability at a newly created design center recently opened by the company. (Source: Google)
04 Feb 08. The governments of France and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the sale of Lockheed Martin’s precision-strike laser-guided HELLFIRE II® missiles to France. The agreement authorizes the sale of multiple warhead variants of the modular HELLFIRE II, with options, for the French Army’s Hélicoptère d’Appui Destruction (HAD) Tiger attack helicopter fleet. Contract value and missile quantities were not disclosed.
31 Jan 08. Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract to deliver LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) systems to the Finnish Air Force (FiAF) for its F-18 Mid-life Update 2 Program. Under the terms of the $30m contract, Northrop Grumman’s Defensive Systems Division will deliver 10 LITENING AT systems to the FiAF under the U.S. Government Foreign Military Sales program beginning in late 2008 and continuing through 2009.
06 Feb 08. SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems (SELEX S&AS) has received an order from a North European country for the supply of its new world leading PicoSAR lightweight airborne ground surveillance radar. This is the first order for PicoSAR and discussions are underway with various potential customers around the world for further orders. It is anticipated that PicoSAR will be a great success and will become a key part of the SELEX S&AS Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar family. Delivery will take place on schedule in early 2008. PicoSAR has been specifically developed to be a lightweight, compact AESA radar for small airborne platforms, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and helicopters. PicoSAR is a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that provides high resolution stand-off ground mapping and Ground Moving Target Indication in all weather conditions.
04 Feb 08. DRS Technologies, received two contracts totalling approximately $20m to provide the