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09 Nov 11. Beagle Technology Group is providing sheet metal fabrication work to keep vintage Spitfires flying in the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF). Airframe Assemblies, based on the Isle of Wight, has contracted Beagle to supply these parts, because Beagle has a rich heritage of producing short runs of specialist, bespoke parts for unusual aircraft. The Company has produced parts for 43 different aircraft, including the best known MH434, owned by the “Old Flying Machine Company”. The wings of this aircraft were completely stripped, resparred and rebuilt after 50 years of continuous use and it is anticipated that this work will enable it to fly for a further 50 years.

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10 Nov 11. ATK’s Eagle Industries business has received an additional $24.9m contract from Marine Corps Systems Command to produce the U.S. Marine Corps’ new standard-issue pack. The news of this follow-on delivery order comes only two weeks after the initial contract was announced. Work for the second order will be performed in Eagle Industries’ two Puerto Rico manufacturing plants and is expected to be complete January 31, 2013. The two contracts together are valued at $75m. (Source: ASD Network)

10 Nov 11. Comtech Mobile Datacom has received additional grants to continue to support the US Army’s Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) and Movement Tracking System (MTS) programmes. The additional funding will provide for continuous supply of satellite bandwidth, satellite network operations, engineering services, programme management and other related professional support services. Comtech Telecommunication’s president and CEO Fred Kornberg said the additional funding demonstrated the ongoing importance of the US Army’s BFT-1 satellite tracking and communication system. Services under the contract for the programmes will run through 31 December 2011 and 31 March 2012 respectively. (Source: armytechnology.com)

09 Nov 11. Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., was awarded an $185,864,608 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 167 Buffalo A2 vehicles, without bar armor installed, and 102 bar armor kits. Work will be performed in Ladson, S.C., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 1, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army TACOM, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-C-0028).

08 Nov 11. The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems the major share of the third option on a previously awarded multi-year contract for the production of 20mm PGU-27A/B Training Practice (TP), the PGU-30A/B Training Practice with Tracer (TP-T) and the PGU-28A/B Semi-Armor Piercing High Explosive Incendiary tactical round. In addition, the company was awarded a contract from an international customer for the production and delivery of 20mm PGU-28A/B combat ammunition. The combined contracts are valued at approximately $64m. All work will be performed at the company’s Marion, Ill., operations.

09 Nov 11. Harris Corporation has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential total value of $38m to supply military communications and field assistance to international partners of the U.S. Southern Command. Harris received $7.7m in delivery orders in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 to supply Falcon tactical radios for the program. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

07 Nov 11. KBR was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District to serve as a contingency electrical power generation contractor in Afghanistan. KBR will provide electrical power generation in support of U.S. military operations at forward operating bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan. The award is a multiple award task order contract and KBR will bid individual task orders on a competitive basis. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS W

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