CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
30 Dec 08. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has won a contract with the
Polish Ministry of Defence for a coastal artillery system featuring
ground-launched Naval Strike Missiles (NSM). With a scope of MNOK 800, the contract was won in an open international competition. Delivery is scheduled for completion within 48 months. The contract encompasses NSMs for use in conjunction with a command and weapon control system similar to KONGSBERG’s renowned NASAMS air defence system. The radar system, communications system and trucks carrying launch ramps will be provided by Polish subcontractors. (Source: ASD Network)
30 Dec 08. Saab signed a contract concerning life time extension of the BILL anti-tank missile system. The order value is approximately 10m Euro (approx. SEK 104m). The contract means that the customer will be retaining the Saab-developed anti-tank missile system capabilities for at least a further 10 years.
18 Dec 08. Protected Patrol Vehicles (PPV): Further Order. The Defence Equipment Minister announced (18 Dec 08) the purchase of over 100 Bronco PPV from Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK) for “over £150m”. The vehicles are to be delivered to the UK during 2009, for modification and transformation into Warthogs. The new vehicles are destined for Afghanistan, replacing Viking, where they are to be deployed in four variants: troop carrier, ambulance, command vehicle and repair & recovery vehicle.
Comment: The Bronco/Warthog acquisition was one of the worst kept ‘secrets’, having been forecast in the specialist media since 27 Nov 08 (if not earlier). Bronco is in service with the Singaporean Armed Forces, but has not been selected by any other country. The MoD has not, as yet, announced which company is to undertake the conversion work, which is to include: “A protected gun mount, extra armour, specialist electronic countermeasure equipment and communications tools.”. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 09/01, 29 Dec 08)
30 Dec 08. OSI Geospatial Inc.’s International Systems Operations has signed a contract valued at approximately $400,000. Under the terms of this contract, the company will provide software and hardware that will be installed on the UK Royal Navy P2000 class patrol vessels.
31 Dec 08. AM General, LLC, South Bend, Ind., was awarded on Dec. 30, 2008 a $252,202,191 firm/fixed/price contract to add 1,698 EA High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles to contract. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Tank and Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).
02 Jan 09. AM General, LLC, South Bend, Ind., was awarded on Dec. 30, 2008, a $54,856,920 firm/fixed/price contract for the addition of 1,698 EA High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to contract. Work will be performed at Mishawaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Dec 31, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Tank & Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).
31 Dec 08. Boeing Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems unit has won a contract worth up to $397.9m to continue development of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The contract runs for six months, through June, until a long-term contract for development can be awarded. (Source: Google)
02 Jan 09. FLIR Systems, Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., was awarded on Dec. 31, 2008, a $20,063,293 firm/fixed/price contract for StarFIRE III sensors and related cables and hardware for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Sensor Components. Work will be performed at Wilsonville, Ore., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2009. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting