05 Oct 09. Rockwell Collins will be delivering 23 SWE-DISH CCT120 Suitcase® satellite communication (SATCOM) terminals to the Dutch Ministry of Defence as part of a contract awarded to 2connect-IT, a Netherland-based distributor for SWE-DISH terminals. The terminals will be provided through Rockwell Collins’ Swedish subsidiary (formerly SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB*). The Suitcase CCT120 solution selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence supports Ku, Ka and X band communications, and recently received XTAR, Skynet and U.S. Federal Communication Commission approvals, which confirms a high level of performance and assures the system’s deployability worldwide.
07 Oct 09. BAE Systems has awarded Simmel Difesa S.p.A., the Italian-based subsidiary of Chemring Group PLC, two contracts for mortar illumination rounds worth a total of €25m. Simmel was awarded a €19.6m contract for conventional illumination rounds and a €5.4m contract for infra-red (IR) illumination rounds. These contracts are follow-on requirements to previous contracts awarded to Simmel in early 2009, worth a total of €17.4m.
13 Oct 09. The British Army has awarded a £60m contract to Northrop Grumman to supply military troops with a new bomb disposal robot by 2011. The Cutlass unmanned explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) vehicle offers the latest technology in a modular design and allows the user to deal with the full range of both military and improvised explosive devices. The Cutlass system incorporates a wide range of payloads, sensors and tools. The robot also incorporates powerful cameras, which can be used to automatically change the tool on the end of its extendible manipulator arm without human intervention. The robot’s joystick is equipped with a state-of-the-art gripper and has nine degrees of freedom for greater movement and agility.
15 Oct 09. The Hungarian Army has awarded a contract to German automotive and defence company Rheinmetall Defence for the provision of tactical command and control systems. Under the five-year contract, the company will supply its Iniochos, a family of tactical command and control systems designed for various military troops and platforms.
The Iniochos application software can be used at tactical operations centres, on military vehicles and at the individual soldier level. The system can provide coalition troops from several nations with a common relevant operational picture. The entire Hungarian Army battalion will be equipped with the Iniochos as well as specially adapted radio equipment to create a communications network and supply a tool to produce cartographic data.
01 Oct 09. Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe will equip two U-212 submarines of the German
Navy with its satellite communications system which increases the current capacity of the submarines by a factor of ten. The company will also supply two F-122 German frigates with its communications systems. Besides this, Indra will equip the Brazilian Ministry of Defence with different satellite communications systems. The total amount of the contracts with both countries exceeds EUR6m. (Source: ASD Network)
15 Oct 09. BAE Systems has been awarded a five and a half year contract worth more than 400m by Eurofighter GmbH. The new contract will provide support for the radar and defensive aids sub systems (DASS) on the Typhoon fleets for the air forces of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. BAE Systems has system level design responsibility for the radar and DASS equipment on the Typhoon swing-role fighter aircraft and will operate as the prime contractor for the contract which will be delivered in conjunction with Euroradar and Eurodass, two international consortia. The Company has worked with SELEX Galileo (as Lead Contractor for both consortia) and the UK Ministry of Defence Typhoon team in a partnered approach for over 18 months developing an integrated, engineering driven supp