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EUROPE

LAND

30 Nov 10. The UK’s MoD has signed a £180m contract with Force
Protection Europe (FPE) to supply 200 Light Protected Patrol Vehicles (LPPVs) to finally replace the much-maligned Snatch Land Rover fleet.
FPE’s 4×4 ‘Ocelot’ vehicle, which beat Supacat and NP Aerospace’s SPV400 to preferred bidder status in September, will be renamed as ‘Foxhound’ by the MoD.

29 Nov 10. Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI) Defence to provide a turret drive stabilization system for a US FMS Contract. Curtiss-Wright’s Motion Control segment will design, develop and manufacture the turret stabilization units, featuring its Digital AC Servo (DACS) III system, at the company’s facility in Neuhausen, Switzerland. Duration of the contract is from 2010 through 2013.

30 Nov 10. Saab received an order that amounts to MSEK 114 for equipment to be used with Saabs weapon locating system ARTHUR.

30 Nov 10. The French Defence Forces, through Direction générale de l’armement, has ordered an additional Saab Light Anti-Tank Weapon AT4CS.
The €15m ($20m) order is the fourth French AT4CS contract. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2011. (Source: armytechnology.com)

01 Dec 10. The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded a two-year contract to a consortium of Thales, Nexter and Sagem to handle the architecture phase of the Scorpion programme for the French army. The €21m contract will create a dedicated company, MARS, which will ensure the capability and programme coherence of current and future equipment for combat units. MARS is a vehicle through which the consortium will provide the French land forces with a range of skills, expertise in combat equipment, and a detailed understanding of current and future operational needs. Scorpion is a project that unites several programmes to modernise the French army’s eight combined arms brigades. (Source: armytechnology.com)

SEA

29 Nov 10. OSI Geospatial Inc.’s International Systems Operations has signed a contract valued at approximately $300,000. Under the terms of this contract, OSI Geospatial will deliver its latest version of COP-IDS® software, and expects to recognize the revenue from this contract in the fourth quarter of 2010.

AIR

29 Nov 10. The French defence procurement agency, Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), has awarded a contract to Eurocopter for the modernisation of four Cougar helicopters. Out of the four upgraded Cougar helicopters, three will be delivered to the French army and one to the air force. The contract is worth €220m ($294m). The upgrade programme will modernise the avionics and self-protection equipment of the Cougar helicopters, and equip them with terminals for a new army aviation communications system. The Cougar helicopter can transport up to 20 passengers by day and night, transport equipment and provide support to the rescue services during disasters. (Source: armytechnology.com)

USA

LAND

30 Nov 10. The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada a USD$21.2m delivery-order modification for upgrade kits for RG-31 Mk5E vehicles previously delivered under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. The kits will enhance the survivability and operation of the RG-31 vehicles to the latest production configuration. The delivery of the kits is expected to be completed by October 2011. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government.

29 Nov 10. Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) to develop a new, soldier-worn, cross-domain solution to enhance communications security. The solution represents a technological advancement that will enable squadron leaders to exchange information with their soldiers who are not cleared for

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