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27 Jun 12. The French Army is to use a deployable CT scanner from Marshall SV, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems. Following a competitive tender exercised by NAMSA (NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency) on behalf of the French Ministry of Defence, Marshall SV has been selected as the lowest bidder providing the best technical containerized scanner solution. The Service de Santé des Armées (SSA), the French Defence Health Service, who will be using the CT Scanner, provide medical and sanitary support to the Armed Forces and other organisations managed by the Ministry of Defence. SSA includes both medical and administrative staff. As prime system integrator Marshall SV has brought together a world class team to provide the solution. At the heart is the Philips Healthcare 64 Slice Brilliance CT Scanner. This is fully integrated into a Marshall expandable shelter, providing a rugged and transportable system capable of deployment within 8 hours.

21 Jun 12. QinetiQ contracts with General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection Europe for an additional 100 blast protected vehicles for the Ministry of Defence. QinetiQ, contracted to General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection Europe, has finalised a contract for an additional 100 Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles for delivery to the MoD. The order expands the number of vehicles under contract from 200 to 300. Production of the first 200 Foxhounds, a Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV), commenced in 2011, and the first vehicles have now been deployed to Afghanistan. Production is now to be extended to include the additional vehicles, helping to preserve jobs created across the UK in fabrication, manufacture and support. QinetiQ, subcontracted to prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection Europe, has provided the design and optimisation of vehicle’s modular armour. This required the integration of the various materials used in the vehicle, particularly the composite base structure, where QinetiQ has also provided composite design consultancy to the project. QinetiQ has undertaken development testing of the armour solution and has been supplying validated, UK produced, armour modules for the vehicles

24 Jun 12. KONGSBERG has signed a contract with BAE Systems to supply combat systems for military vehicles. BAE Systems, Sweden, is the main supplier to the Norwegian Army’s upgrade program of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle. KONGSBERG leads a Norwegian team of KONGSBERG, Thales Norway and Vinghøg. KONGSBERG will deliver Integrated Combat Solution to CV90. Integrated Combat Solution is a system based on open standards for connectivity and integration of sensors, weapons, communication networks and security systems. The system increases crew situational awareness and ability to operate swiftly and efficiently.

SEA

18 Jun 12. Babcock has been awarded a four year multi-million pound support contract by the MOD Maritime Equipment Systems team to supply and support compressors and associated equipment installed on the UK Royal Navy’s ships and submarines. Under the enabling contract Babcock will provide spares and consumables (covering a range of some 4,000 items) and undertake repairs and refurbishment to compressors and their sub-assemblies and components to meet availability targets. Additionally, Babcock will provide rapid reactive engineering support and post-design services, such as defect investigation and modifications. The equipment and services will be supplied to all classes of current naval surface ships and submarines, including the new Type 45 Destroyer and Astute Class submarine.

AIR

18 Jun 12. BAE Systems has been awarded a £15.5m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the conversion of two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force. The two aircraft, which have been acquired by the MoD in a separate transa

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