08 Oct 10. In 2009 Dytecna was the UK partner for Navistar International and provided the Integration of a range of technologies onto the ‘Husky’ vehicle to meet the UK MoD in-service requirements. This successful contract saw the whole fleet converted in the Dytecna facility within six-months. This excellent programme has been recognised by the award of a further contract in 2010 for the 2nd tranche of vehicles. The contract will be driven from the Dytecna main manufacturing site in Malvern, Worcestershire ensuring that the highly skilled workforce will be kept very busy in the coming months. This contract is a great success for Dytecna whose reputation as a first class vehicle integrator remains strong within the UK and overseas. The record established by Dytecna to work closely with vehicle OEMs in delivering high quality solutions in exacting timeframes is clearly recognised as a very desirable asset.
30 Sep 10. Engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash has been awarded a contract by Leyland Trucks Limited to manage safety case reports for three of the MoD’s vehicle systems. The MoD’s General Service Vehicles Project Team has a requirement for ongoing updates to its safety cases for the Demountable Rack Off-loading and Pick-up System (DROPS), the Heavy Recovery Vehicle and Leyland DAF Four Tonne Truck, all of which are currently in service. Frazer-Nash, using the MoD’s own hazard log software tool, will assist Leyland and the MoD in updating each vehicle system’s safety documentation in line with the newest safety and environmental policies – specifically DEF STAN 00-56 and JSP 454. This will include reassessing the environmental risks identified in the existing hazard logs.
08 Oct 10. The Dytecna facility in Fareham has been awarded a contract for Naval Ballistic Protection. Dytecna has won several contracts for removable fixed Ballistic Protection for the UK Royal Navy. Offering a modular design for ease of fitment and through life support, panels are able to be replaced when required; this product is currently proven and in use. Dytecna not only supply the solutions to such contracts but are often involved in CONDO missions in order to ensure a full service is delivered. An example of just one such product can be seen in the picture – the C-Shield™.
11 Oct 10. Air Partner has won the prestigious contract to be the sole provider of all passenger and freight air charter services for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) for the next four years. DFID is responsible for almost all humanitarian airlifts on behalf of the UK and for addressing the UK’s global relief efforts. Effective immediately, the contract was won following a six month competitive tendering process.
11 Oct 10. Selex Galileo has received contracts worth €110m ($152m) to provide support and service solutions for a number of programmes in Italy. The contract will provide support services to the Eurofighter Typhoon, Tornado, Grifo radar, simulators and Mirach target drones.
The biggest of these contracts has been awarded by BAE Systems for the maintenance of Eurofighter Typhoon fleets in the UK, Germany and Spain.
Under the contract, Selex will deliver an innovative approach for Italian
Eurofighters that will provide a higher level of availability at a reduced cost. The company will also provide support services to Grifo family of airborne radars and the Mirach 100/5 target drone, currently in use with French armed forces in the CELM test ranges. (Source: airforcetechnology.com)
07 Oct 10. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale of 15 UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support to Sweden. Under the estimated $546m foreign military sale, Sweden will receive 15 UH-60M
Blackhawk helicopters, 34 T700-GE-701D GE engines, 15 AN/AAR-57(V)3 common missile warning systems, AN/APR-39 radar signal detecting