30 Apr 13. SCS, a Cohort plc company, has won a 12-month extension to its training support contract for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Joint Forces Command (JFC). Valued at £2.6m, this contract will cover a critical year for the JFC, as it generates the new contingent capability, following the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
29 Apr 13. South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has emerged as the preferred bidder for Norway’s re-competed logistics and support vessel (LSV) programme. Confirming the move to IHS Jane’s on 25 April, the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) said that “contract negotiations have been initiated with DSME [and] other tenders are temporarily set on hold”. Under Project 2513 Norway is seeking to procure a single LSV to provide afloat support for a Royal Norwegian Navy task group. The programme, budgeted at NOK1.32bn (USD225m), originally sought a multipurpose vessel able to provide an organic afloat replenishment capability, a roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) deck for vehicles, load-on/load-off (Lo-Lo) facilities, and additional utility for aviation, medical, and maintenance support. DSME’s preferred status follows a second round of bidding for the LSV programme. Going back to December 2011, three yards – Hyundai Heavy Industries, Bergen Group, and P&S Werften – were shortlisted against the original competitive criteria, with each subsequently submitting a bid to the NDLO. However, all three tender responses came in significantly above budget, forcing the original competition to be abandoned in mid-2012. (Source: Jane’s)
02 May 13. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20,100,000 fixed-price-incentive, firm-target, advance acquisition contract to provide long lead parts, materials and components required for the delivery for two low rate initial production Lot II F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter conventional takeoff and landing aircraft for the government of Israel. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2014. Foreign Military Sales funding in the amount of $20,100,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-4. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority (N00019-13-C-0013).
03 May 13. Parker Aerospace to deliver thermal management system for Norwegian JSM missile. Parker Aerospace has secured a contract from Kongsberg Defense Systems to deliver the thermal management system in support of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), which is currently under development. Manufactured with funding support from the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the JSM long-range anti-surface missile is intended to be the primary strike weapon for the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF) F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
30 Apr 13. Active Risk announced that Active Risk Manager (ARM) has been selected by The Royal Navy as the risk management software to support its commitment to increasing the maturity of risk processes throughout the organization, to underpin all aspects of the successful delivery of its strategic objectives. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS)
01 May 13. By Light Professional IT Services, Inc. has been awarded a task order to provide satellite bandwidth and terrestrial services to the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group to support operations, contingencies, training, and exercises in operational theatres around the world. The five year contact (1 year base and 4 options years) is valued at over $6m. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
26 Apr 13. Medical device company wins major contract for military imaging work. The Defense Department is turning to a provider of dental and medical imaging