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29 Aug 11. KBR has been selected by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to provide life support, vehicle maintenance and healthcare services across Baghdad, Basra and Erbil in Iraq, and Kabul and Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan. This builds on KBR’s existing relationship with FCO delivering services in challenging environments. The three-year contract, won by KBR’s UK-based International Government & Defence business unit, also provides FCO with options for vehicle maintenance in Sudan and Pakistan. KBR will deliver a comprehensive suite of services such as medical support (including nursing and medical supplies), fleet management of armoured and soft skin vehicles, interpreters, sustenance, laundry, environmental services and fuel.

30 Aug 11. Revision Military, the global leader in military protective eyewear solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply the Germany military with their ballistic eyewear needs throughout 2013. The project will see Revision deliver over 256,000 sets of the Sawfly Military Eyewear System for use by Army, Air Force and Navy troops. Revision was selected as the sole-supplier for this contract following a rigorous bid process and extensive in-service user trials including in-theatre use in Afghanistan. In pursuit of this business Revision developed a Germany-specific version of their flagship product, the Sawfly Military Eyewear System. To meet the requirements a new lens shape was designed and two specialty lens tints were developed: one for specific-wavelength laser eye protection and the second for high altitude mountain operations. The 256,000 standard issue kits, available in three sizes – small, medium and large, will include clear, solar and vermillion lenses. Additional quantities of laser protective lenses and Prescription (Rx) Carriers are also included in the contract award.

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31 Aug 11. Patria to Provide Finnish Defence Forces with Ballistic Protection for NH90 Helicopters. The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed an agreement on ballistic protection for NH90 helicopters. Patria will design and manufacture protective equipment for NH90 helicopters, which can be installed when operations so require. Ballistic protection shields both pilots and transported personnel during airlifts by the Army’s NH90 helicopters.

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25 Aug 11. BAE Systems, York, Pa., was awarded a $23,783,675 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Bradley urban survivability kits. Work will be performed in York, Pa., with an estimated completion date of March 9, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-G-0003).

25 Aug 11. Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary Comtech Xicom Technology has been awarded a delivery order for Ka-Band power amplifiers for US Air Force (USAF) satellite communications network expansion. The Ka-band antenna-mount amplifiers received under the contract will be used in transportable USAF satellite terminals and will expand on the existing US Air Force military satellite communications network. The amplifiers, which are suitable for global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) services, feature high linear power. The system is packed into multiple transit cases, and is capable of operation in challenging worldwide environments. The value of the order, received from an undisclosed major US prime contractor, is estimated at $7.1m. (Source: airforcetechnology.com)

23 Aug 11. CAE USA has awarded a multimillion-dollar subcontract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to provide M1A2 Abrams battle tank maintenance training systems. According to the subcontract, the company will provide hands-on trainers (HOTs) hardware to CAE, which will be delivered to US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. CAE will t

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