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08 Oct 11. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is placing an order for the supply of nearly 400 GTdrive systems (weapons stabilization systems). The order for GTdrive systems from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has significantly increased Jenoptik’s supply package for the new PUMA infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army. At the beginning of this year Jenoptik had announced the order to supply starters/generators as well as other key electrical subsystems for the PUMA worth a total of nearly 40m euros. Jenoptik’s share of the project now exceeds 70m euros and will contribute to the sales of the Defense & Civil Systems division through to the year 2020. (Source: ASD Network)

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05 Oct 11. BAE Systems, U.S. Combat Systems, York, Pa., was awarded a $270,825,641 cost-no-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of material for 245 Operational Desert Storm Situational Awareness vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pa., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-G-0003).

05 Oct 11. BAE Systems, York, Pa., was awarded a $25,503,762 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the reset of 79 M1064A3s; 58 M1068A3s; and 79 mortar fire control systems for the M113 family of vehicles. Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala., with an estimated completion date of May 21, 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).

05 Oct 11. BAE Systems Survivability Systems, L.L.C., Fairfield, Ohio, was awarded a $67,790,000 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of Overhead Gunner Protection Kit sub-assemblies. Work will be performed in Fairfield, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-D-0131).

05 Oct 11. DRS Tactical Systems, Inc., Melbourne, Fla., was awarded a $248,260,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of installation kits to support the electrical and mechanical interfaces between the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below systems and the vehicle platform. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 22, 2014. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with 10 bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-D-C601).

06 Oct 11. The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a two-year contract for the continued development and enhancement of the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) system. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a maximum potential value of $78 million. The original contract for Command Post of the Future was awarded to General Dynamics in 2007.

06 Oct 11. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $5m order for the M1 Portable Vehicle Arresting Barrier (PVAB) by the U.S. Army Office of the Program Manager – Close Combat Systems, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., under a previously awarded multi-year contract. This contract supports the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force operation needs. Units are scheduled to deliver through early 2012. The patented M1 PVAB was jointly developed by General Dynamics and the Army’s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). It is certified by the Army as a true “non-lethal” vehicle barrier. The PVAB provides safe and non-lethal means to capture and contain vehicles and their occupants at key traffic control checkpoints and has been deployed during the past decade in portable and permanent installations around the world. The PVAB is type-classified and is in serv

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