CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
06 Apr 09. Integrated Survivability Technologies Limited (IST) has been awarded the contract for the Wolfhound Tactical Support Vehicle by the UK MoD. The £84m contract involves the supply of 97 heavy tactical support vehicles to be supplied over the next 12 months based on the combat proven Cougar design. The development will create 50 new jobs within NP Aerospace and the supplier base.
06 Apr 09. The U.K. MoD has finalized a deal with Navistar Defense, LLC for the purchase of 262 tactical wheeled vehicles and parts and support for an estimated value of $180m. The International® MXT™ based units were procured through the U.K.’s Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) program and are named the Husky. The lighter and more mobile vehicles are designed to navigate the rough Afghan terrain, while offering added protection from ballistics fire, mines and Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs).
09 Apr 09. Babcock International Group PLC, the Royal Navy’s leading submarine support partner, has been awarded a £155m contract to provide in-service engineering support to the UK’s submarine flotilla over the next ten years. Babcock will lead the industry team, the Submarine Support Management Group (SSMG), to deliver the SESC contract. This builds on the strong relationships established during the previous eleven years of successful support provided by SSMG. SSMG will be responsible for providing a wide range of design and technical support services and will work as a joint team with the Ministry of Defence. The new contract is performance based against shared goals with greater emphasis placed on managing through-life issues rather than specific tasks. This will enable the SSMG to drive cost-reduction and efficiencies across the totality of the support enterprise.
07 Apr 09. The government soon will order a third large command-and-projection ship as negotiations with industry have now been completed, French Defense Minister Hervé Morin said April 7. Morin told a defense conference here he had reached agreement with industry “yesterday evening” for the third batiment de projection et commandement, and that an order would be signed in the next few days, two defense executives
present at the conference said. (Source: Defense News)
10 Apr 09. Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded a $158,113,017 firm fixed priced delivery order #0012 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for the purchase of independent suspension kits for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles. Work will be performed in, OIF/OEF areas of responsibilities, and various locations within the United States, and work is expected to be completed by Dec. 30, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
10 Apr 09. Harris Corp., RF Communications Division, Rochester, N.Y., was awarded on Apr. 3, 2009, a $149,732,819 firm fixed price contract for AN/PRC-117 tactical satellite radio systems, associated spare parts, and support services. Work is to be performed in Rochester, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Apr. 3, 2013. Twenty seven sole source bids were solicited and one bid received. CECOM Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-09-K-K002).
07 Apr 09. ITT Corporation has received a $121m order from the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command Acquisition Center for the AN/PVS-14, ITT’s most popular night vision goggle. This order represents the fifth largest in the company’s history and occurs just one week after the company’s Night Vision division celebrated its 50th anniversary. The AN/PVS-14 is a high-performance, lightweight and reliable night vision goggle that provides enhanced resolution for target recognition and identification. These rugged devices can be hand-held, hea