CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
15 Jul 08. Via their consortium ‘KOFA – GIADS’, EADS Defence & Security (DS) and Frequentis Nachrichtentechnik GmbH have received an order from the Federal Office for Information Management and Information Technology of the Bundeswehr (IT-AmtBw) for the delivery of two Control and Reporting Centres (CRCs) for the German Air Force. Defence and Communications Systems, an integrated Business Unit of DS, is the prime contractor for the battlefield management system share. Frequentis Nachrichtentechnik GmbH will be supplying the IP-based voice and data communications system KOFA-IP. The first step towards realisation comprises equipping the CRC at Erndtebrück with GIADS III. In a second step, the German Air Force’s Air Defence Programming Centre at Erndtebrück will be equipped with a software maintenance and modification system. Finally, the Schönewalde CRC will be upgraded to GIADS III. The project will run from July 2008 to October 2011. Punctual fulfilment of this contract is a basic element in the transformation of the Air Force component of the Armed Forces
11 Jul 08. KVH Industries Inc. has received a new $2m order for its precision DSP-3100 fibre optic gyros (FOGs) from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. The gyros will reportedly be used in the Protector family of remote weapon stations.
16 Jul 08. The MOWAG Operations of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has entered a contract with the German Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB) for the delivery of a first batch of 25 EAGLE IV protected Command and Function Vehicles. This first delivery is part of an offer for total 198 EAGLE IV including the development of the logistic and service support organization with a total value of €92m (approx. US$ 140m). This offer includes also on option for the delivery of a further 474 vehicles. The EAGLE IV vehicles will be jointly manufactured in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and at General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany in Kaiserslautern.
15 Jul 08. Plextek has been awarded a contract worth around $3.5m (£1.75m) for the supply of its innovative Blighter radar systems. The electronic-scan (e-scan) ground surveillance radars are for a UK MoD urgent operational requirement (UOR). Plextek will be working alongside Ultra Electronics SML Technologies, who are lead systems integrator for the radars. Delivery of the initial units is scheduled for Q4 2008. Blighter e-scan radars use modern solid-state electronics and have no moving parts, thereby removing the requirement for routine maintenance as well as offering dramatic improvements in reliability over traditional rotating radars. Blighter radars also offer exceptional target detection performance in rocky, mountainous terrain.
11 Jul 08. The Finnish Ministry of Defense (Helsinki, Finland) awarded Scania AB (Södertälje, Sweden) a contract of undisclosed value for 21 all-wheel-drive off-road vehicles, including repair and maintenance agreements, training and documentation via Scania’s Finnish distributor network, as well as an option for another four units. The vehicles to the Finnish defense are Scania G 380 8×8 series. (Source: DACIS Newswire)
16 Jul 08. VT Group has been notified by Firebuy Limited, on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG), that it is the selected bidder for the long term capability management of the New Dimension fleet of emergency vehicles and equipment modules used by the Fire and Rescue Services to attend major incidents. The contract is potentially worth in excess of £100m over the 16 years of its term and is expected to be signed later this month.
11 Jul 08. The £17bn-plus contract to clean up the Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria has been won by a consortium including Washington Group of the US and Britain’s Amec. Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria. The contract is one of the largest ever awarded by the Government and could last for at leas