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EUROPE

LAND

27 Feb 13. The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has selected
ThalesRaytheonSystems to supply the French Air Force with a third Ground Master 406 radar for the Lyon Mont-Verdun airbase. The order follows an earlier award announced on September 7, 2012 to provide an identical radar for the Nice Mont-Agel base. The additional order, awarded on February 5, 2013, includes the supply and installation of a tower-mounted Ground Master 406 radar, associated civil engineering, through-life support for three years with guaranteed operational availability of 98%, and information system security for the radar base.

SEA

17 Feb 13. DCI has been awarded with a European Union service contract worth of €1m regarding maritime security. The CRIMSON (Critical Maritime Routes Programme Monitoring, Support and Evaluation Mechanism) project will last for two years. The project aims at supporting the coordination of maritime security projects funded by the European Union, within the framework of the Critical Maritime Routes Program.

25 Feb 13. Thales UK has been awarded contracts to supply the Sonar 2076 fully-integrated search and attack submarine sonar system for the UK Royal Navy’s sixth and seventh Astute Class submarines. Thales will supply the sonar system to BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, the prime contractor for the Astute Class build, to be fitted to the submarines at its shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness. The complete sonar system supplied by Thales will comprise both inboard and outboard of the bow, fin, intercept and flank arrays, and the associated inboard processing. Thales has now been contracted to supply Sonar 2076 for all seven Astute Class boats. The Astute Class platform is also fitted with a significant number of other Thales sensors and systems, including two non-hull penetrating CM010 optronic masts that, together with Sonar 2076, effectively provide the submarine with its ‘eyes and ears’. Thales also supplies the electronic support measures (ESM) system, which has two multifunction antenna arrays mounted on the masts. These are designed to monitor the electronic environment around the submarine to provide situational awareness of other platforms equipped with radar systems operating in the area.

01 Mar 13. Sagem (Safran) has signed a new contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, main contractor, for EOMS-NG (Electro-Optical Multifunction System – New Generation) systems that will be installed in 2014 on four large French navy amphibious & projection vessels: three Mistral class BPC ships and the Siroco TCD 1. Each ship will be equipped with two EOMS-NG systems. Developed and produced by Sagem, the EOMS-NG is day-night, multifunction, gyrostabilized optronic system. It offers complete functionality over 360°, including infrared surveillance, identification, tracking, laser rangefinding and fire control.

USA

LAND

25 Feb 13. FN Manufacturing L.L.C., Columbia, S.C., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $76,922,574. The award will provide for the procurement of a maximum quantity of 120,000 M4/M4A1 Carbines and related requirements. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 19, 2018. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with six bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-13-D-0030).

26 Feb 13. Harris, Rochester, N.Y., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $500,000,000. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to raise the price ceiling in support of the procurement of radios, support equipment, data and services. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 15, 2015. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W15P7T-11-D-H607)

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