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CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF

CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF

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07 May 08. EDS has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD to deliver the Management of Materiel in Transit (MMiT) project. EDS will work together with SAS, a leader in business intelligence software and services, to deliver this important project which will improve the management, planning and tracking of essential supplies and equipment from the UK to the MoD’s deployed operations around the world. The increased efficiency within the supply chain will give front-line commands the ability to plan procedures with greater certainty through knowing where and when vital supplies will arrive.EDS will deliver a supply chain management system, based on Supply Chain Consulting’s Viewlocity product Control Tower Platform (CTP), together with a performance analysis and reporting system, based on SAS’ Enterprise Intelligence Platform. SAS’ software will provide the MoD logistics community with detailed information on how each step of the supply chain is performing and help identify areas for improvement in a way that has not previously been possible. After comprehensive testing and trials, MMiT is expected to be delivered to the front line commands of all units by mid 2009. Upon successful completion of the project, front-line units, across all three services – the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force – will have the ability, using Supply Chain Consulting’s CTP, to see items as they move from depot, en route to the receiving unit, providing an assurance of timely delivery of essential parts and supplies. Using SAS’ software, MMiT will also be able to provide supply chain performance information to commanders on the ground, leading to improved procedures and resulting in troops receiving the right equipment at the right time.

06 May 08. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace signed a framework agreement worth up to $100m with Renault Trucks Defense of France for the delivery of PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). The agreement, meant to upgrade the French Army’s Renault VAB 4×4 armored personnel carriers, will run though 2016 with deliveries of the weapon stations beginning in the first quarter of FY09. The first order under the framework agreement is for approximately $15m. (Source: Google)

06 May 08. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the NATO C3 Agency (NC3A) to provide hardware and software support services for the roll-out of the Maritime Command and Control Information System (MCCIS) across NATO countries. The MCCIS merges information gathered from satellites, wide area networks, computerized tactical data processors and machine-readable messages to create a common operating environment for maritime and other assets. It is integrated by NATO support staff and includes commercial-off-the-shelf products together with NATO-developed applications. The MCCIS is installed in every NATO maritime headquarters, which includes more than 300 workstations.

SEA

May 08. BAE Systems has won a £24m contract extension to continue its work with the MoD’s Spearfish Transition Extension Programme (STEP) – an important part of the Royal Navy’s submarine weapons capability. (Source: MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin)

USA

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06 May 08. AM General, LLC, South Bend, Ind., was awarded on May 2, 2008, a $522,399,722 firm-fixed price contract for adding 3,216 EA High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles to contract. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Mar. 17, 2006. TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).

06 May 08. BAE Systems will deliver 545 lightweight bar-armor kits to the U.S. Army for installation on ground vehicles. The company received a $23.7m contract from the Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to equip 371 RG-31 vehicles and 174 mine-

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