16 Sep 10. BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. – Electronic Solutions, Wayne, N.J., is being awarded a $34,517,049 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Systems Engineering and Integration of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). In support of MIDS-LVT production, BAE shall maintain MIDS-LVT software. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army platforms, and the platforms of the nations of France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Work will be performed in Wayne, N.J. (98 percent), and Paris, France (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N00039-10-D-0060).
16 Sep 10. Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $24,629,268 firm-fixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract (N00039-10-D-0031) for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the United States (11 percent) and the governments of Finland (38 percent), Pakistan (46 percent) and Hungary (5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Wayne, N.J. (50 percent), and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (50 percent), and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $636,195 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Space and Naval Warfare E-commerce website, with two offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
17 Sep 10. Rheinmetall books follow-up orders for Fuchs/Fox vehicles and Heron aviation systems for the Bundeswehr. By upgrading the Bundeswehr’s fleet of armoured vehicles and making unmanned aircraft available, Rheinmetall continues to make an important contribution to safeguarding German soldiers during deployed operations. By 2012, Rheinmetall will have modernized 65 of the Bundeswehr’s Fuchs/Fox armoured transport vehicles, significantly improving their level of protection. The net value of this order comes to roughly €33m. The Fuchs/Fox 1A8, more than thirty of which are already deployed in Afghanistan, is currently the best-protected wheeled vehicle in the Bundeswehr inventory.
16 Sep 10. OSI Geospatial Inc.’s International Systems Operations has been awarded a contract under which the Company will supply its world-leading ECPINS(R) W (Sub) software to the UK Royal Navy’s Astute Class Submarine. OSI Geospatial’s software was chosen for the UK Royal Navy’s most advanced nuclear attack submarine after critical analysis determined that the unique features of ECPINS(R) W (Sub) provide the submariner with a clear tactical advantage in both open ocean as well as the complex littoral battlespace. OSI Geospatial’s solutions for the submarine market are the most cost effective and lowest risk, which is why we continue to see this market expand. The Company’s submarine solutions also include hardware products designed to fit into the demanding space restrictions posed by submarines. Amongst the list of customers that use OSI Geospatial hardware are the Brazillian Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and the Canadian DND. Our software is also able to be installed into legacy and future submarine hardware environments, bringing our total of submarine customers to 7, and it has been successfully interfaced to existing submarine Combat Management Systems. OSI Geospatial’s submarine WECDI