11 May 11. Mobile whole body scanning will be available to British Forces medical teams following the award of a contract to Marshall SV, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems, to supply a mobile containerised CT Scanner to the UK Ministry of Defence. This proven system, currently in-service with the Norwegian Military, has already been used under some of the most extreme climatic condition. Prior to delivery to Norway the system underwent extensive stressed transport and deployment trials at the Millbrook proving ground in Bedfordshire to ensure that the integrity of the scanner is maintained during military deployments. The trials also demonstrated that the scanner can be brought very rapidly into full operational service and can be deployed on hard standing or green field sites.
May 11. In a move to better protect their soldiers from the IED threat, the German Army has signed a contract with MineWolf Systems for the procurement of seven Mini MineWolf machines fitted with the robotic arm and other attachments. The first machine was delivered at the beginning of April and the remainder are being delivered over the next few months. MineWolf personnel have already provided some initial training and further training will be conducted prior to the machines’ deployment to Afghanistan.
06 May 11. British Army selects Swedish radar for FWLR requirement. The Saab Electronic Defence Systems ARTHUR Mod C weapon-locating radar has been selected by the British Army as the preferred solution to its Future Weapon Locating Radar (FWLR) requirement. According to Colonel Mike Ross, Assistant Director Capability HQ Director Royal Artillery, who spoke at the Defence IQ Future Artillery 2011 conference in London earlier this year, a government decision is now awaited on acceptance of a quotation from Saab for the supply of 12 radars and two trainers. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
16 May 11. Following a competitive call for tenders, the new-generation ballistic computer offered by Sagem (Safran group) was chosen by French defense procurement agency DGA to outfit all control stations in the French army’s Atlas* artillery system. The outstanding technical quality of this product was the decisive factor in winning the contract for this program, designated CADET 2G. Sagem’s computer will determine fire control solutions for 155mm artillery pieces and mortars, as primary or backup control for the Atlas system, as well as during force projection missions. More than 100 of these computers will be delivered. CADET 2G will provide the following services: deployment of artillery pieces as a battery; management of technical and tactical firing data; determination of firing solutions; ballistic calculations (NATO methods or firing tables); fire control and adjustment. The CADET 2G solution intended for French artillery was directly derived form the Storm FCC (Fire Control Computer), a new Sagem product developed to meet artillery and mortar firing requirements in international markets. Designed according to NATO standards, the Storm family is available in three different versions:
• Storm FCC stand-alone computers for control stations.
• Storm FCS (Fire Control System) for gun fire control, as original equipment or retrofit.
• Storm FMS (Fire Management System) for tactical systems.
Some 20 different countries have already chosen Sagem systems for their artillery units. These systems offer state-of-the-art capabilities, including target designation, optronic sensors, laser-gyro based navigation and pointing systems (Sigma 30), fire control and tactical information systems. * Atlas (Automatisation des Tirs et Liaisons de l’Artillerie Sol-sol): automated artillery fire control and communications.
11 May 11. In December of 2010, Shark Marine Technologies Inc. of St. Catharines, Ontario, delivered a quantity of their Navigator, Diver-Held Sonar and Navigation Systems, to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN). The Navig