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02 Sep 03. EDO Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Department of the Navy to continue support for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Program Management Office (PMS-EOD). The task order contract has a base year plus four option years, and a ceiling of $17.5 million. This is the fifth time since 1984 that EDO has successfully competed for the contract.

05 Sep 03. Westland Helicopters Limited (WHL) has selected Symetrics Industries’ new Improved Data Modem version 501 (IDM-501) to provide digital communications functionality in support to WHL’s Lynx solution being offered to meet the United Kingdom’s Battlefield Light Utility Helicopter (BLUH) requirement.

09 Sep 03. Lockheed Martin UK Ltd.- Information Systems has been awarded a contract to provide the new British Army Battlegroup Command and Control Trainer (BC2T) by the Defence Procurement Agency. Overall the programme is valued at approximately £10m.

08 Sep 03. Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed a contract worth $160m with Boeing to deliver four MESA radar systems for Turkey’s “Peace Eagle” 737 AEWC PROGRAM. Designed under contract to Boeing for the launch customer, the
Australian Defence Force’s Project Wedgetail, the multiband MESA radar
is integrated into a modified 737-700 aircraft. Mounted on the top aft
section of the fuselage, the antenna enables a 360-degree azimuth scan
with no mechanical rotation. It provides multiple surveillance
applications, using pulse Doppler radar forms for aerial search and
pulse forms for maritime surface search, as well as an integrated
identification friend-or-foe capability that uses the same aperture.

12 Sep 03. Frazer-Nash Consultancy, the independent systems and engineering technology company, in partnership with Entec and Human Engineering, has been selected by the Ministry of Defence as a major provider of system safety and environmental management support over the next five years. The enabling arrangement will call on Frazer-Nash and its partners to investigate and analyse both the safety of operating any military equipment as well the likely environmental impact of that equipment, from concept through to disposal.

08 Sep 03. Saft America’s Advanced Battery Systems Division, ABSD has won a contract award from the United States Air Force for $20m. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity, IDIQ, contract was awarded for the advancement and further development of lithium ion battery technology for directed energy applications which have both high power and high-rate capability. This contract builds on Saft’s prior United States Air Force contracts whichdemonstrated the advantages of Saft ION High Power Lithium ion technology for Directed Energy systems.

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