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EUROPE

LAND

15 Aug 012. Cobham has been awarded orders totalling more than £13.mM during the second quarter of 2012 to supply European customers with hand-held Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection equipment incorporating the Group’s leading-edge Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems. These orders will be delivered during the second half of 2012 from the Cobham Antenna Systems site in Leatherhead, UK.

15 Aug 012. MTL Group has been awarded a significant contract to supply fabricated armoured hulls to Panzer Technologies for its Mamba Vehicle. The armoured vehicles which are intended for use in peace keeping operations will be manufactured at MTL Group Headquarters in the UK then shipped ready for final assembly to South Africa.

SEA

13 Aug 012. Saab receives order for RBS15 Mk3. Saab received an order from its German partner Diehl BGT for the Surface-to-Surface Missile RBS15 Mk3. The order value is SEK 168m, and includes options with a total value of SEK 83m. Deliveries will take place during the period 2014 to 2016. Saab’s RBS15 Mk3 is a heavy weight Surface-to-Surface Missile system with a range of more than 200 km and the added capability to combat land targets. The system has previously been sold to Germany, Poland and Sweden. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

AIR

13 Aug 012. Universal Avionics’ Equipment Selected for Important Milestone in Turkish Aviation History. Universal Avionics’ EFI-890R Flat Panel Display and Radio Control Unit (RCU) have been selected for the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Hürku project. A primary and basic trainer aircraft designed and manufactured by TAI, the TAI Hürku is a tandem two seat, low wing and single engine turboprop aircraft. The
TAI Hürku is primarily being built to meet the requirements of the Turkish Air Force Command (TAF). Universal Avionics will deliver two RCU units and two EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays to be used as Primary Flight Displays (PFD) in each cockpit. (Source: ASD Network)

TECHNOLOGY

17 Aug 12. The Finnish Defence Forces’ Materiel Command Headquarters has signed a framework agreement with Systematic to supply maintenance services for its FINACCIS2 Command and Control (C2) system. Systematic will supply maintenance services, new licences, in addition to performing specialist support work for the C2 system over the course of the next five years. Systematic’s SitaWare C2 software and IRIS military messaging software, which form a part of the FINACCIS2 system, have successfully completed laboratory, network and field trials in 2011. (Source: armytechnology.com)

USA

LAND

14 Aug 12. The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $23.5m delivery order for the company’s advanced, lightweight laser target locator module (LTLM), TRIGR™ (Target Reconnaissance Infrared Geolocating Rangefinder) systems. The TRIGR systems provide dismounted warfighters with the ability to quickly and accurately identify targets day or night, and deliver timely data to fire support, maneuver command and control, and intelligence systems. BAE Systems’ TRIGR system consists of an integrated, forward-looking advanced infrared optic, a 7x direct-view optic, laser range finger, digital magnetic compass, and a Global Positioning System, or GPS, receiver to locate targets of interest. The system works in all weather conditions, day or night, and is housed in a ruggedized package. It can be used in both a handheld mode or mounted on a tripod for easy use by forward observers, scouts, snipers, and small unit leaders. Over the last three years, the U.S. Army has awarded three contracts for BAE Systems’ LTLM solution. In 2009, the company was awarded $72m for initial production of the system, followed by an additional $23m contract in February 2012 to provide these TRIGR devices. Work on this contract award is taking place in Nashua, New Hampshire and Austin, Texas.

14 Aug 12. BAE Systems, York, Pa., was awarded a $306,171,558 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provi

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