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03 July 13. BMT’s RAMtr@ck Becomes System of Choice for Swedish Armed Forces. BMT Reliability Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced its latest contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). This will include the organisation’s robust and intuitive, management information system, RAMtr@ck, which will deliver total visibility of the utilisation and performance of over 15,000 high value training and simulation assets.

01 Jul 13. Harris Corporation received $61m in orders to enable the Poland Ministry of National Defense to better communicate with coalition partners. Poland is acquiring Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios for the next phase of its tactical radio modernization. The Harris radios will provide Poland’s armed forces with secure wideband combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air communications. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

SEA

28 Jun 13. BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that it has been confirmed as design contractor for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation’s (NDLO) logistics and support vessel (LSV), supported by sister companies BMT Reliability Consultants Ltd and BMT Isis Ltd. The new logistic support vessel will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The LSV contract is worth an estimated GBP140m, with a proportion going to the three BMT Group defence subsidiaries who will work together with DSME to deliver the vessel. The auxiliary vessel, designed to cover a multitude of roles and to be built by DSME in their Okpo yard, will measure 180 metres in length, 26 metres in beam, and have a displacement of over 26,000 tonnes.

03 July 13. MoD awards Link Microtek 4-year support contract for naval
infra-red communications system. Link Microtek, the manufacturer of infra-red, RF and microwave systems, has won a 4-year contract from the UK MoD for the provision of spares, repairs and other support services for the company’s Azdec mobile infra-red communications system.
Installed on board various ships within the Royal Navy fleet, the Azdec system provides totally secure, wire-free, short-range voice communications, giving personnel the freedom to roam unhindered from their base positions. The robustly constructed system consists of a compact base station, a number of fixed infra-red antennas, a choice of headsets, operators’ belt-mounted battery packs/control units, and a central battery-charger unit. Typical items to be supplied under the new arrangement are expected to include replacement battery packs and additional headsets, and the prices of all equipment and services will be fixed for the 4-year term of the contract.

USA

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01 Jul 13. BAE Revolutionizes the Future of Naval Warfare with EM Railgun Development. BAE Systems was awarded a $34.5m contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the development of the Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun under Phase 2 of the Navy’s Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) program. The focus of Phase 2 is to advance the Railgun technology by maturing the launcher and pulsed power from a single shot operation to a multi-shot capability, and incorporating auto-loading and thermal management systems. In 2012, during Phase 1 of the INP program, engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia successfully fired BAE Systems’ EM Railgun prototype at tactical energy levels. The recently awarded ONR contract marks the completion of Phase 1 and the selection of BAE Systems as the developer for the Phase 2 launcher prototype. Phase 2 is anticipated to begin immediately with initial prototypes to be delivered in 2014. The Railgun development will be carried out by BAE Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota and by teammates IAP Research in Dayton, Ohio and SAIC in Marietta, Georgia. (Source: ASD Network)

28 Jun 13. Data Link Solutions, LLC., Cedar Rapids, Iowa (N00039-10-D-0031)

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