09 Apr 13. Finnish Army orders tactical communication system from Elektrobit. Elektrobit (EB) has been awarded a contract modification for supply of additional EB tactical wireless IP network communication systems to address the Finnish Defence Forces’ communication requirements. Covering deliveries of tactical routers and radio head units, the €7m contract represents continuation of a tactical wireless IP network development and pilot delivery contract secured by the company in September 2011. EB product manager Reima Kettunen said the contract for serial delivery of tactical wireless IP network, which has been jointly manufactured with the Finnish Defence Forces, demonstrated the system’s ability to respond to the strict requirements set. (Source: army-technology.com)
10 Apr 13. Intevac Photonics, a subsidiary of Intevac, Inc. received a follow-on order for digital night vision camera modules from our NATO customer. This order brings the total ordered to over 6,000 units with more than 5,000 shipped to date. Our digital night vision camera module incorporates Intevac’s patented sensor design, which utilizes EBAPS® technology to produce digital imaging sensors and cameras for extreme low light-level detection. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
10 Apr 13. ITT Exelis received a contract from Selex ES to manufacture the binocular i-Aware®Tactical Mobility Night Vision Goggle (TM-NVG) for the Italian Army’s Future Soldier program. The i-Aware TM-NVG is an advanced, multipurpose night vision goggle that connects the individual soldier to the larger tactical network. Providing enhanced situational awareness to the warfighter, the i-Aware TM-NVG can be a part of the complete soldier system or used as a stand-alone night vision goggle. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
10 Apr 13. SEA, a Cohort PLC company has been contracted by Roke Manor Research Limited (a Chemring Group company) to provide input into a three-year, £5m research contract by the UK Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Under the Dismounted Close Combat Sensors (DCCS) Research Programme, SEA will work with Roke and QinetiQ to lead a team of specialists, drawn from across industry and academia to assess, mature and integrate innovative sensor technology for the dismounted close combat soldier. SEA who already lead the Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) Research programme will have specific responsibilities for developing architectures and assessing the benefits of potential technology. SEA will be drawing on its experience of developing open system architectures and conducting similar work on Future Dismounted Close Combat Research Programme. Additionally, SEA’s Human Factors Team will be integral to assessing the benefits of potential solutions to the human as a system.
08 Apr 13. The Alyotech Group has been chosen by the DGA to develop a simulation software for maritime environment able to assess the performances of detection systems and recognition radars. Having worked on a proof-of-concept validated by the DGA, Alyotech begins the development of the simulator named MOFREM, via a consortium gathering the ONERA (the DGA representative on the project), THALES SYSTEMES AEROPORTES, THALES AIR SYSTEMS (providers and guarantors for the radar data sets) and Alyotech (in charge of the physics modelization and the software development).
05 Apr 13. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, SC, awarded 15 companies contracts for “decision superiority” services—including interoperable command, control, communication, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems—that could potentially be worth about $900m. The companies are: Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services, Annapolis, MD; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, VA; CACI Federal, Chantilly, VA; Centurum Information Technology, Marlton, NJ; Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, VA; Glotech, Ro