Oct 09. Avon Protection, part of Avon Rubber p.l.c., has won the contract to supply its FM12 respirators and CBRNF12CE filters to Remploy as part of the £14.75m ‘Quick Don’ project. The contract will involve Avon supplying 12,000 FM12 respirators and 24,000 CBRNF12CE filters to Remploy to be used as part of the ‘Quick Don’ CBRN ensemble – a complete CBRN personal protection equipment (PPE) suit that can be donned in five minutes. The NATO standard FM12 is probably the most widely used respirator across the world by military and law enforcement organisations. It has both CE and NIOSH CBRN certification, and provides high levels of respiratory protection against both classical chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial materials.
16 Oct 09. Eurocorps, a multinational army corps in the Western EU has awarded a contract to UK company J&S Franklin Limited to provide DefenCell new-generation wall protection systems. DefenCell provides a versatile multipurpose wall by integrating a cellular design with the latest geotextile construction technology. It is used to provide force protection to military personnel and facilities in a number of demanding operational situations.
22 Oct 09. The DGA has chosen Sagem (Safran group) as prime contractor for the Phoenix 2010 program, involving technical and operational tests to improve the efficiency of the French army’s future combat systems. The contract is worth over 10 million Euros and is being conducted with the Land & Joint Systems division of Thales as co-contractor. Phoenix 2010 is a follow-on to the Phoenix 2007 and 2008 programs, for which Sagem was already the industrial coordinator. The Phoenix 2010 program will kick off in the second half of 2010. Running for a period of 18 months, it will organize and carry out field demonstrations in specific areas, using hardware and software from Sagem and its partners, optimized for these trials. The tests themselves will be prepared and performed in conjunction with the DGA and the French army.
15 Oct 09. Turkish defense companies Aselsan and Havelsan, both based here, have won an additional 86m euro ($128m) contract as part of the country’s MILGEM national corvette program. (Source: Defense News)
12 Oct 09. DCNS has been awarded three contracts worth over €310m to provide through-life support services for the French Navy’s front-line fighting ships. The first calls for TLS services for 22 front-line ships including Horizon air defence frigates over a period of six years; the second for TLS services for two amphibious assault vessels and two force projection vessels for four-and-a-half years; and the third for TLS services for missile-tracking ship Monge for six years.
The frigate contract, worth €250 million, calls for TLS services for front-line fighting ships and their combat systems at the Brest shipyard on the Atlantic coast and the Toulon shipyard on the Mediterranean over a period of six years. One-quarter of the budget is for the refurbishment of the vessels’ combat systems (including launch systems, missile launchers, gun turrets, etc.) and the modernisation of other shipboard systems and equipment.
20 Oct 09. Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide a Radar Electronic Support Measures (R-ESM) suite for Germany’s F125 Special Forces and Stabilization frigates. Deliveries are scheduled from 2010 to 2013. The agreement calls for Rockwell Collins to provide its CS-3600 R-ESM system, which contains the CS-3001 Pulse Analyzer Unit (PAU), CS-5998 wideband tuners, CS-5020 microwave tuners, IFMR-6070 Instantaneous Frequency Measuring Receiver (IFM) and the CS-6090 PRISM (Precision Intercept Spectral Monitoring System). Work will be completed at the company’s Richardson, Texas, facility where its Electronic Warfare and Intelligence Solutions unit designs and builds state-of-the-art Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) systems and components for domestic and inte