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EUROPE

SEA

18 Mar 13. Babcock awarded maritime constructive equipment contract. Babcock has been awarded a four year contract by the UK MoD for the manufacture, supply, repair and provision of technical services for maritime constructive engineering equipment for all Royal Navy ships and submarines. Under the £11m+ contract Babcock will supply a core project management service to procure and manage the supply, repair and refurbishment of a range of maritime constructive equipment for ships and submarines – including lifting and handling, mooring, anchoring, upper deck safety, observation equipment, refuel at sea (RAS) equipment, and more. The company will also provide engineering support, technical assistance and post-design service activities on a Task Approval Form (TAF) basis.

AIR

20 Mar 13. French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (Safran) a design study contract concerning inertial navigation systems for new-generation tactical missiles. According to the terms of this contract, Sagem is responsible for the design and construction of inertial reference units for these missiles. Based on vibrating gyro technology, this work will eventually lead to the development and production of more cost-efficient inertial navigation systems for use on all types of missiles, including air-to-air, surface-to-air, antitank and antiship. The contract also confirms the DGA’s confidence in Sagem’s ability to apply breakthrough technologies to navigation and stabilization systems. At the same time, Sagem will be able to expand its range of expertise concerning navigation systems on tactical missiles.

USA

LAND

18 Mar 13. Aimpoint Inc., Chantilly, Va., is being awarded an $8,656,058 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the enhanced combat optical sight-optimized systems. Work will be performed in Jagershillgatan, Sweden, and is expected to be completed by March 2018. Fiscal 2013 Working Capital funds in the amount of $9,378 is being obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded via the Navy Electronic Commerce On-Line website, with four offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-13-D-JQ14).

21 Mar 13. BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc., Kingsport, Tenn., was awarded a $780,802,473 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the manufacture and supply of Insensitive Munitions Explosives. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2017. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-12-D-0037).

21 Mar 13. BAE Systems Inc., Nashua, N.H., was awarded a $15,300,196 cost-plus-fixed-fee incrementally-funded contract. This increment is worth $5,000,000. The award will provide for the development, prototyping and testing of the Joint Effects Targeting Systems Target Location Designation System. Work will be performed in Nashua, with an estimated completion date of March 17, 2016. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with four bids received. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-13-C-0026).

21 Mar 13. BAE Systems Land & Armament LP, York, Penn., was awarded a $16,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This is a modification of an existing contract to convert Bradley Reset Vehicles from M3A3 to M2A3 configuration. Work will be performed in York, Penn.; Lemont Furnace, Penn.; and Aiken, S.C.; with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-10-G-0003).

22 Mar 13. Cambium Networks’ point-to-point (PTP) 45600 high capacity line-of-sight (HCLOS) radio has been selected by the US Air Force (USA

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