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10 Jan 11. Polish Land Forces to receive Radwar’s Poprad. The Armament Policy Department (DPZ) of Poland’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) has placed a contract with Radwar, a part of the Bumar Group, for an initial batch of two production-standard Poprad mobile short-range anti-aircraft systems for the Polish Land Forces. Finalisation of the PLN18.51 million (USD6.14 million) contract was not possible until the 15 December decision by the MND’s Procurement Department to select AMZ-Kutno’s Zubr 4×4 mine-protected chassis (in Zubr P configuration) as the platform for the new system. (Source: Jane’s, JMR)

10 Jan 11. Poland ‘conditionally’ orders additional NSM missiles. Poland’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) signed a ‘conditional’ PLN332.56m (USD109.89m) contract amendment with Kongsberg Defence Systems on 6 December 2010 for delivery of an additional 38 Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-surface missiles. The missiles are intended to arm the Polish Navy’s new Coastal Defence Missile Battalion (Nadbrzezny Dywizjon Rakietowy-NDR), which will operate the NSM-based coastal defence system designated NSM-CDS. (Source: Jane’s, JMR)

AIR

25 Jan 11. Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding development of the existing material system 39 (edition 19). The order amount is 127 MSEK. The order consists of development work and modification material to subsystems in Gripen C/D. The work will be carried out in 2011 and 2012.

26 Jan 11. SELEX Sistemi Integrati signed a contract worth €5.1m at the NETMA International agency based in Munich in Bavaria (Germany) for the upgrade of the IAF-MSS (Italian Air Force Mission Support System) flight mission planning systems boarded on the Tornado aircraft belonging to the Italian Military Air Force. Delivered since 1995 to the Italian Military Air Force, the IAF-MSS systems are in use by the departments and institutions of the Armed Force to plan flight missions also for the AM-X, MB339, C130J e C27J aircraft. Thanks to its modularity, the same planning systems have been used since 2007 also by the Italian Army to plan the missions of the transport Helicopter TTH NH90.

26 Jan 11. SELEX Galileo was awarded contracts worth in excess of €33m for the supply of 196 high-energy lasers to be fitted in United States prime contractor targeting systems. Acting as rangefinders and designators, the lasers allow fighter aircraft crews to target the enemy with exacting precision while remaining outside the range of hostile fire. SELEX Galileo operates a laser centre of excellence in Edinburgh, UK, and has sold more than 4,500 lasers for programmes in over 25 countries with integration complete on some 40 platforms across air, land and sea. The Company’s Edinburgh site employs around 2000 people and takes a leading role in the Scottish defence industry, both with its laser products as well as technologies such as AESA radar.

USA

LAND

25 Jan 11. Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it received a contract from Raytheon to provide rugged single board computers (SBC), digital signal processors (DSP) and buffer memory cards for use in the Centurion(tm) Weapon System that Raytheon supplies to the U.S. Army. The initial contract, valued at $5.7m was for deliveries in 2010. There is potential for additional deliveries with an estimated value of $5 million in 2011.

24 Jan 11. L-3 Global Communications Solutions of Victor, N.Y., was awarded a modification to increase the contract ceiling by $40,000,000 to a new not-to-exceed amount of $157,000,000. This is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity firm-fixed price contract for procurement and sustainment of Special Operations Forces deployable node-medium very small aperture terminal and small aperture terminals satellite antennas in support of U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters Procurement Division. The work will be performed in Victor. Procurement

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