03 May 12. Saab has been awarded a foreign military fund (FMF) contract to supply its deployable instrumented training system (DITS) to help support combined arms training for the Bulgarian Army’smechanised and infantry divisions. The $2.4m contract was awarded under the foreign military dales (FMS) programme of the US Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Under the contract, the company will deliver a mechanised company-sized system with a total of 95 infantry sets and 10 Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty (BMP) vehicles kits to the army. (Source: armytechnology.com)
01 May 12. Chemring Group PLC announced that its UK subsidiary, Chemring Countermeasures Ltd, has been awarded a five year long term partnering agreement worth £21m, with options for a further £38m over the contract period. The contract is for a range of different infra-red and radar frequency types of airborne expendable decoy flares for the UK MoD, that are used by the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and British Army to protect a number of fixed and rotary wing aircraft from the threat of IR and RF guided missiles. Deliveries of these flares are scheduled to begin in May 2012 and continue through to March 2017. All work will be performed at the CCM plant in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
30 Apr 12. Frazer-Nash has been awarded a contract to become the Independent Safety and Environmental Auditor for the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Air Commodities Team, following a competitive tender.
The Air Commodities team is responsible for the delivery and support of a large range of common avionics equipment that is used across several Air Platforms, as well as Aircraft Ground Support Equipment. The Project Team is reviewing and updating the Safety Cases for all its equipment, and required independent third party audit to provide assurance that the Safety Cases are fit for purpose, and up to date. Frazer-Nash will be initially conducting a high level audit of the PT’s existing approach to safety management across all of the equipment it supports, understanding how this is implemented and providing recommendations for changes. The company will then provide audits of individual pieces of equipment as required, and contribute to safety-related meetings.
02 May 12. Purple Secure Systems’ are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their bid to become part of the MOD Framework Agreement for Technical Support, commonly known as FATS. Purple are now an approved supplier of Technical Support to the UK Ministry of Defence. FATS was developed to enable fast and efficient procurement of Technical Support. The MOD defines ‘Technical Support’ as the ‘provision of applied technical knowledge’ and includes Technical Studies, Project Support, and Engineering Support.
01 May 12. Analytic Systems has just received one of its largest contracts to date from Anniston Army Depot for an IED Defeat Program. Analytic Systems is proud to be a part of four separate IED Defeat programs using a number of different COTS and customized products. Analytic Systems has modified its existing military battery charger, the LIAC600-28 used by the Army and USMC in their ITAS weapons System for this anti-IED application. The U.S. Military has fielded a mine roller technology in Afghanistan since 2008. Improvements have been continually made to the roller technology evolving as the threat evolves. The U.S. Army TARDEC’s Mechanical Countermine Team are the engineering lead for the SPARK rollers. The Mechanical Countermine Team has been providing the Warfighter with successful mechanical material solutions since 2007. A new roller system is expected to provide even more protection from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Analytic Systems has worked with Michigan Technological University (MTU) since January 2010 to provide the modified battery charger that powers the system. (Source: ASD Network)