14 Jun 11. American Science and Engineering, Inc. received an order from NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) for its first Z Backscatter™ Van (ZBV™) X-ray screening system. NATO will add the ZBV, a highly mobile screening system, to its comprehensive arsenal of AS&E cargo, vehicle, parcel, and personnel screening systems currently deployed at checkpoints. NATO has successfully deployed AS&E’s OmniView™ Gantry, Z Portal®, SmartCheck®, and Gemini™ systems at multiple checkpoints.
29 Jun 11. AxleTech International, a General Dynamics (GD) company, announced today that the company’s St. Etienne, France, facility has delivered the first drivetrain and suspension components to Force Protection Europe, Ltd. (FPE) for the United Kingdom’s new Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. AxleTech is a supply partner to FPE, which produces the Ocelot vehicle for the LPPV program. FPE initially will build 200 vehicles for the British Army, which calls the vehicle Foxhound. The vehicle is British designed and is being built in the U.K. AxleTech will equip the Ocelot vehicle with its modular 3000 Series planetary Independent Suspension Axle System (ISAS) and T232 transfer case. AxleTech’s utilization of new light-weight materials significantly reduces weight in the drivetrain and suspension system without compromising durability, reliability and mobility. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in spring 2012. The Ocelot is a four-by-four armored vehicle designed by FPE and Ricardo, plc, and can carry six troops and their equipment. Production of Ocelot axles and transfer cases is taking place at AxleTech’s St. Etienne facility, near Lyon, France. The facility has a workforce of approximately 315 employees. FPE was awarded the contract for the LPPV program by the U.K. Ministry of Defence last November.
04 May 11. Curtiss-Wright Corporation received a contract from Lockheed Martin to provide the turret drive servo system for use in the United Kingdom’s new Scout reconnaissance vehicle. Curtiss-Wright’s turret drive servo system provides weapon stabilization for tracked combat vehicles. Curtiss-Wright will design, develop and manufacture the turret drive servo system at the company’s Motion Control facility in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The contract, which is for the demonstration phase of the program with an option for production deliveries, continues through December 2013.
21 Apr 11. Force Protection Industries, Inc. received a $27.4m sub-contract from Integrated Survivability Technologies Limited for the delivery of 47 Cougar Mastiff vehicles to the U.K. MoD. IST is a joint venture between Force Protection Europe Limited, a subsidiary of Force Protection Industries, Inc., and NP Aerospace Limited, a subsidiary of The Morgan Crucible Company plc. Work under this sub-contract will be performed in Ladson, South Carolina, and is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2011.
29 Apr 11. General Dynamics European Land Systems was awarded a new contract on April 6th 2011 by the German Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB) for the delivery of 22 EAGLE BAT (Protected Ambulance Vehicles). The contract is a follow-on order to the 20 EAGLE BAT delivered to the Bundeswehr on 15 March 2011. This order represents an important endorsement for the protected EAGLE vehicle as it continues to be deployed in international peace support missions by the Republic of Germany and increases the number of EAGLE ordered by the BWB to a total of 495 vehicles.
18 May 11. Lockheed Martin received a $45.3m contract to upgrade 22 Finnish Army M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) launchers, incorporating the Universal Fire Control System and other enhancements. The upgrade enables the launchers to fire precision GPS-guided munitions for the first time. The agreement takes advantage of current full-rate component production for U.S. MLRS contracts. Finland joins other countries that have recognized the combat