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Aug 08. The MoD is improving its transport training facilities through a new contract with vehicle supplier Barloworld. Barloworld will deliver new Hyster forklifts to the MoD’s Defence School of Transport to improve training by ensuring potential drivers from the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines are familiar with the latest equipment. The School is a Centre of Excellence for driver training and will take delivery of Hyster Fortens H2.5FT diesel trucks and J2.00 ACX electric counterbalance trucks. (Source: MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin)

Aug 08. Security services firm Kaba UK has won a contract to provide the MoD with an IT system capable of protecting military sites from unauthorised entry. The firm is providing security systems for the MoD site in East Anglia where RAF Police must supervise entrance points. The Kaba CardLink system enables access control for restricted areas and buildings – reducing the need for additional security personnel and thereby reducing administrative costs. The latest Kaba exos 9300 version 2.2 allows limitless extension of existing access control systems and their integration into non-wired premises. It removes the need for manual updating of access rights. (Source: MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin)


Aug 08. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has signed a contract with the Turkish company ASELSAN for delivery of integrated Underwater Surveillance Systems as part of the complete Above water/Underwater Surveillance and Detection Systems for protection of the AKSAZ and FOÇA Naval Bases (YUNUS) in Turkey. With the scope of approx 130m NOK, the contract was won in an open international competition. Delivery is scheduled for completion within 36 months. (Source: Shephard)


20 Aug 08. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has agreed to upgrade 42 Pakistani F-16 fighter jets. Negotiations will be done later this year and then the contract for upgrading the F-16 fighter jets will be awarded to the Turkish company. Such upgrade will boost the Pakistan Air Force F-16’s capability close the newer models of the F-16 Block 50 standard. Four of the 46 Pakistani F-16s are already in the United States for the MLU upgrade, which means that all 46 F-16 Block 15 aircrafts will be upgraded over time. The upgrading of the 42 F-16s is set to begin in 2009 at TAI facilities near Ankara, Turkey. In the competition of the deal. TAI was competing against a Dutch company Fokker and a Belgian company, Sabca. (Source: Google)


27 Aug 08. IFS Applications™ To Support The UK Defence JAMES Land Project. Lockheed Martin has selected IFS Applications™ to provide the core software for the JAMES Land (Joint Asset Management Engineering Solution) project for the UK Ministry of Defence. The agreement is the largest license contract that IFS has ever won. Product revenue amounts £13.9m. The JAMES Land project follows on from the previously implemented JAMES 1 solution which is currently in use by 9,000 users in the regular UK army, providing a Management Information System to enable optimised asset usage with minimal fleet sizes. IFS Applications supports the UK Army with asset information related to identification, configuration and maintenance requirements as well as current usage and owner. (Source: Business4Media.com)

27 Aug 08. Patria has received an order from the Finnish Defence Forces for testing Patria Nemo Navy concept. This is the second phase of the Nemo Navy program after the concept study already made by Patria for the Finnish Navy and it targets for a serial production phase. The testing will be done for a combination of Patria Nemo mortar system and WATERCAT M12, developed by Marine Alutech Oy. This project aims to create a new, mobile fire support system with high firepower and good mobility for the coastal jaeger battalions enhancing their performance in coastal protection. The concept is also believed to raise wide international int

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