CONTRACT NEWS IN BRIEF
18 Aug 09. Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded a contract valued at €17m to provide Finland’s Ministry of Defense with high speed radio and data transmission communication systems to be delivered during 2010 – 2012.
17 Aug 09. QinetiQ Group PLC, an international provider of technology-based services, announces that Metrix, a joint venture between QinetiQ and Sodexo, has been awarded a £31m contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), as part of the Defence Training Review (DTR) Package 1 PFI Project. The Early Training Transformation (ETT) contract will see the consortium, the Preferred Bidder for the MOD’s DTR Package 1 Project, take the first important steps toward providing key improvements to the UK Armed Forces’ technical trade training.
19 Aug 09. Fidelity Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Armed Forces for a simulator to train forward air controllers and forward observers. The Reading, Pa.-based company will supply Norway with a Forward Air Controller/Forward Observer (FAC/FO) Trainer, which will simulate conditions for close air support and artillery training. (Source: Defense News)
17 Aug 09. Alliant Techsystems has received a $20m order from the U.S. Marine Corps to produce Scalable Plate CarriersTM and components. The Scalable Plate CarriersTM (SPC) are scheduled for delivery by the end of January 2010, and will be produced by the company’s recently acquired, wholly-owned subsidiary Eagle Industries. The SPC, designed by Eagle Industries in 2008, maximizes Marines’ agility, while relieving heat and weight stress due to carrying individual combat loads in arduous environments. The SPC’s slim and highly adaptable configuration allows Marines to adjust the load to match ever-changing mission profiles. In Afghanistan, Marines are operating at higher altitudes and the SPC provides ballistic protection in that environment. The features of this system are specifically designed to lighten the Marine’s load, increasing maneuverability, lethality, and survivability.
18 Aug 09. Harris Corporation has received a contract update from Lockheed Martin to continue development work on wireless networking technology under Increment 3 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program. Harris successfully completed recent major testing and evaluation milestones on the U.S. Army’s WIN-T program and is continuing work on the next generation of military tactical communications systems. Harris is a member of the WIN-T team led by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin. WIN-T Increment 3 significantly extends the capabilities of the current Increment 2 Line-Of-Sight (LOS) wireless networking technology. Harris is responsible for key LOS radio system components for Increment 3 that, once awarded, will extend the scope of the Harris work on WIN-T and bring the company’s total award value to more than $130m from 2007 to 2012. The follow-on production program is expected to include hundreds of systems per year between 2012 and 2021.
17 Aug 09. GYROCAM Systems LLC, Sarasota, Fla., is being awarded a $5,910,000 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (M67854-07-D-5075) to exercise an option period for the procurement of Spare 360 Camera Systemsfor the MRAP vehicle. The MRAP vehicles are armored vehicles with blast resistant underbodies designed to protect the crew from mine blasts, fragmentary, and direct fire weapons. Work will be performed in Sarasota, Fla., and work is expected to be completed Jul. 31, 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.
17 Aug 09. GYROCAM Systems LLC, Sarasota, Fla., is being awarded a $5,910,000 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (M67854-07-D-5075) to exercise an option period for the procurement of Spare 360 Camera Systemsfor t