CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
06 Mar 09. Military working dogs are enjoying climate-controlled comfort in brand new kennels at their Aldershot base. The new homes for the 101 Military Working Dogs Support Unit have been provided as part of a major overhaul of the Aldershot Garrison under the Allenby/Connaught project being delivered by Aspire Defence, a joint venture between Carillion and KBR. A total of 30 kennels, costing around £850,000, are made up of individual pens with sleeping quarters and an exercise area, bespoke feeding systems, power hoses and climate control.
15 Dec 08. Donaldson Filter Components Ltd located in Hull, UK, are contracted to upgrade the MoD Warrior vehicle with a new design utilizing Donaldson Strata TM panel and UltraWeb media technology. This engineered system will provide the highest levels of engine protection coupled with additional service life in operational mode. The UK MoD expect to realize long term cost savings and higher mission capability with this upgrade
06 Mar 09. Saab wins contract for air defence system. The defence and security company Saab has signed an export contract. The value of the contract is approximately SEK 340m for air defence systems, to be delivered during 2010-2013. At the request of the customer, information about the customer will not be announced.
02 Mar 09. Babcock International Group PLC announces the award of the Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)) contract for HMS Vigilant. The Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon John Hutton MP, today announced the three and a half year contract which is expected to be worth in excess of £300m, during a visit to Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth, where the refit will be undertaken. HMS Vigilant is the third Vanguard class submarine to undergo LOP(R) at Devonport. Including the planning phase, the project will take five years, with HMS Vigilant remaining in dry dock until 2011 and completion scheduled for 2012.
04 Mar 09. BAE Systems has been awarded a £450m contract by the UK MoD under a partnering arrangement that will see the RAF’s Typhoon aircraft maintained and supported by the Company. This will not only ensure the availability of the Typhoon fleet to meet its standing and future operational commitments but will also create 150 new jobs within BAE Systems and sustain a further 350 at its peak.
04 Mar 09. EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems, Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being awarded a $316,848,122modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-6311) for the production and support of 4,501 JCREW 2.1 Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems to meet urgent Department of Defense (DoD) requirements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Vehicle Mounted CREW systems are one element of the DoD’s Joint Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare program. Spiral 2.1 CREW systems are vehicle mounted electronic jammers designed to prevent the initiation of Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices. Work will be performed in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Apr. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.
03 Mar 09. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services of Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a potential $5 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with mixed payment provisions including firm fixed price, incentive arrangements and cost reimbursable arrangements for contractor logistics support services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command worldwide. The minimum amount guaranteed under the contract is $2.5 million. The work will be performed at Special Operations Forces Support Activity in Lexington, Ky., and other locations across the globe, and is expected to have