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EUROPE

SEA

28 Aug 12. Pall Corporation has been selected by BAE Systems to supply freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer. The Type 45 ships are designed and built by BAE Systems and are the most advanced warships ever produced in the UK. The Pall Integrated Membrane System (IMS)/freshwater generator is designed to transform any type of sea water into drinkable water. Sea trials have demonstrated that it works efficiently with the high contamination levels found in some coastal waters. The fully automatic, cleanable IMS helps reduce maintenance tasks and has a lower cost of ownership compared to conventional water treatment systems. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

USA

LAND

28 Aug 12. Chemring Ordnance Inc., Perry, Fla., was awarded a $40,409,591 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System. Work will be performed in Perry, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-11-C-0037).

28 Aug 12. FN Manufacturing, L.L.C., Columbia, S.C., was awarded a $27,112,404 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of MK19 Grenade Machine Guns. Work will be performed in Columbia, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 22, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is the contracting activity (W15QKN-12-D-0099).

28 Aug 12. Hewlett-Packard has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to deliver business personal computers (PCs) and workstations, as part of its client, computing and servers (CCS) quantum enterprise buy (QEB) programme. Under the terms of the contract, the company will supply an unspecified number of HP Z820 and Z420 workstations, EliteBook 8560w mobile workstations, Compaq 6005 Pro Business PCs, ProBook 6460b notebook PCs, EliteBook 2560p notebook PCs, as well as EliteBook 2760p tablet PCs to the air force. Integrated with customised agency configurations that meet strict standards and tests for memory, audio, video and other requirements of the USAF, the systems will join the one million units of HP products, already purchased and fielded by the service across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific in the last seven years. The HP Z820 is a dual-processor workstation designed to offer greater performance, support for up to 16 processing cores, and advanced professional graphics, while the single-processor Z420 delivers support for up to eight processing cores, and professional expandability in an accessible tool-free mini-tower form factor. HP EliteBook 8560w mobile workstation provides robust processing power and is integrated with professional graphics solutions that have been tested to meet tough military standards for drop, vibration, dust, altitude and high temperature, and is also certified to run demanding applications.
(Source: airforcetechnology.com)

28 Aug 12. JCB, Inc., Pooler, Ga., was awarded a $14,750,633 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure High Mobility Engineering Excavator vehicles. Work will be performed in Pooler, with an estimated completion date of March 22, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-05-D-0414).

24 Aug 12. Kitron ASA has signed a long term manufacturing agreement with
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS for electronic modules that are part of Kongsberg’s weapon control system; Remote Weapon Station (RWS). The agreement Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS) has entered into with Kitron’s
subsidiaries in Arendal, Norway and the U.S. means that Kitron is the preferred supp

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