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EUROPE

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13 Jul 10. Saab has been awarded a new large contract for multispectral camouflage products and services. The order has a total value of approximately MSEK 670. Deliveries will start during 2010 and continue for four years. At the customer’s request and due to the nature of the order, no details about the contract or the customer will be made public.

AIR

15 Jul 10. Cohort subsidiary SEA has been selected by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to provide an Instrument Control Unit (ICU) for the European Space Agency’s EarthCARE mission, a contract valued at circa €3.5m. Under this contract, SEA will work alongside the prime, SSTL, to develop and produce the ICU for the Multi-Spectral Imager instrument on board the EarthCARE satellite, a €263m joint Japanese-European project, which will be used to gain a better understanding of the interactions between cloud, radioactive and aerosol processes that play a role in climate regulation. The Multi-Spectral Imager, which will collect images of the earth to support the measurement of cloud and aerosol properties, will rely on the ICU to collect scientific data and provide ground status commands whilst in flight. SSTL is part of EADS Astrium the prime contractor for the EarthCARE satellite development. SEA is optimistic of further collaboration opportunities ahead of the satellite launch in 2013.

USA

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13 Jul 10. FLIR Systems, Inc. received a $5.4m order from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The contract award is for Star SAFIRE® HD stabilized multi-sensors. The units delivered under this order will be used to assist the CBP air assets in their performance on missions guarding the borders of the United States. Work on this order will be performed at FLIR’s facilities in Wilsonville, OR and deliveries are expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

14 Jul 10. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Burlington, Vt., was awarded on July 8 a $48,215,074 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for 12,180 Bradley reactive armor skirt tiles and 435 installation kits for the Bradley fighting vehicle system. Work is to be performed in Haifa, Israel (47.4); Burlington, Vt. (23.2 percent); Niceville, Fla. (6.4 percent); Garland, Texas (6.3 percent); Lyndonville, Vt. (6 percent); Stone County, Miss. (3.6 percent); Saugerties, N.Y. (3.1 percent); College Park, Ga. (1.6 percent); Stoughton, Mass. (1 percent); Aberdeen, Md. (0.3 percent); St. Paul, Minn. (0.3 percent); Warrendale, Pa. (0.2 percent); Williamston, S.C. (0.2 percent); Austin, Texas (0.1 percent); Middletown, Iowa (0.1 percent); Montreal, Canada (0.1 percent); and Rochester, N.Y. (0.1 percent), with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2011. One bid solicited with one received. U.S Army Contracting Command, CJM-MA, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-10-C-0006).

14 Jul 10. Harris Corporation received an $11m order from the U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems to address the emerging requirements for increasingly capable networked battlefield communications. The field-proven AN/PRC-117G addresses the DoD’s need for an upgradeable platform that enables tactical communications networking and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight applications.

09 Jul 10. L-3 Communications Westwood Corp., Tulsa, Okla., was awarded on July 7 a $175,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for the ordering of 30 and 60 kilowatt tactical quiet generator (TQG) sets to ensure the government obtains a seamless supply of TQG sets to provide the necessary and critical power for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment and combat support systems. This modification is issued to increase the contract ceiling amount by $175,000,000 from $201

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