17 May 13. UK Dstl contracts NSC for ship-mounted general purpose machine gun simulator. The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has awarded a contract to NSC to develop and deliver a ship-mounted general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) simulator. Under the contract, NSC simulation experts will develop the simulator with a synthetic environment to enable Dstl to explore ways of enhancing maritime skills. Based on Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) technology, the GPMG simulator will be used in trials to examine new training methods for the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel. Additionally, the simulator’s three-metre radius curved screen will expose operators to a realistic training environment to engage simulated targets. (Source: army-technology.com)
10 May 13. Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $127,150,517 for the operation, maintenance and defense of Army communications in Southwest Asia and Central Asia. Work will be performed in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar. Fiscal 2013 Operation and Maintenance funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated on this award. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with five bids received. The Army Contracting Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is the contracting activity (W91RUS-13-C-0006).
14 May 13. ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane to supply up to 4500 Generation 3 high performance advanced image intensifier tubes to be used in existing ground and aviation night vision devices for the United States Special Operations Command. This advanced image intensifier capability, offers unprecedented quality and performance, and provides Special Forces operators with the enhanced technical advantage they require during night operations.
15 May 13. Harris Corporation received a $26m order to help the U.S. Marine Corps to expand its wideband tactical networking capabilities and deliver the tactical Internet down to the individual warfighter. The Marines are acquiring Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-certified Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that form mobile ad-hoc communication networks to exchange voice, video and tactical data reports on the battlefield. The order was received in the third quarter of Harris’ 2013 fiscal year.
14 May 13. Honeywell to support US Army’s heavy tactical wheeled vehicles programme. Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTSI) has been awarded a contract to supply mission-capable heavy tactical vehicles to the US Army as part of a military vehicle programme. Representing the continuation of the company’s ongoing support to the programme, the $72.4m contract covers provision of vehicles, along with required training to the army personnel for safe operation and maintenance of heavy tactical vehicles fleet over the next three years. Under the contract, the company’s certified mechanics will repair, overhaul and deliver fully mission-capable vehicles for worldwide use by the US Army, Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers. The instructor staff will also provide real time training to on-the-ground units prior to delivery, to ensure sufficient knowledge is provided to personnel on how to troubleshoot, order parts and repair equipment. (Source: army-technology.com)
10 May 13. Mack Trucks, Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has been awarded a maximum $177,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment/indefinite-delivery contract. This contract is to cover requirements generated that specifically call for trucks and trailers within the Mack product line. Locations of performance are Alabama, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina with an April 9, 2017 performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is Fiscal 2013 through Fiscal 2017 Defense Working Capital fu