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20 Aug 13. Swiss military orders Sawfly eyewear system from Revision. Revision Military has been awarded a contract to supply its Sawfly military eyewear system to the Swiss Armed Forces. Under the contract, the company will deliver a total of 290,000 Sawfly military eyewear kits along with additional accessories, including 95,000 Rx carrier and connector system, over the next five years. Selected after comprehensive user trials and addressing stringent performance requirements, Sawfly is scheduled to become the standard issue eyewear for all Swiss troops, starting in January 2014. (Source: army-technology.com)

USA

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19 Aug 13. ArmorSource to supply new lightweight combat helmets to US military. ArmorSource has received a contract for production and delivery of its lightweight, advanced combat helmets (LW ACHs) to the US armed forces. Awarded by the US Defense Logistics Agency Aviation (DLA Aviation), the $92,681,250 fixed price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract represents a significant step forward in the army’s efforts to lighten the soldier’s logistics burden. The helmets are scheduled to be used by all US military services, including the army, navy, air force, marine corps, and the DLA. Designated as AS-505, the LW ACH is designed to lessen the extreme weight burden carried by soldiers on their head and neck, while simultaneously enhancing their protection in the battlefield. (Source: army-technology.com)

21 Aug 13. BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P., York, Penn., was awarded a firm-fixed price, no option, multi-year, contract with a cumulative maximum value of $149,882,446 for forty-nine M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) and three sets of spare parts. Performance location will be York, Penn., and funding will be from fiscal 2013 other funding. This contract was a competitive acquisition with one offer received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command ? Tank and Automotive, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-13-C-0358).

22 Aug 13. Brandywine to continue MET-FTSS supplies for US Army’s new satellite terminals. Brandywine Communications has been awarded a contract to continue supply of time and frequency components for the next generation satellite ground stations being developed for the US Army. The contract was awarded by Harris for delivery of Brandywine’s frequency and time subsystem (MET-FTSS) products for Ka-band and X-band satellite ground stations, which are manufactured by Harris as part of army’s modernisation of enterprise terminals (MET) programme. (Source: army-technology.com)

21 Aug 13. DRS Tactical Systems Inc., Melbourne, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $61,568,105 for support of Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program. The contract is a five-year, firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract. Location of performance is Florida, with an Aug. 20, 2018 performance completion date. Using service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2018 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., SPRBL1-13-D-0024.

16 Aug 13. Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc.*, Bedford Park, Ill., has been awarded a maximum $925,000,000 for commercial-type material handling equipment. The contract (SPE8EC-13-D-0020) is a five year, fixed-price with an economic-price-adjustment, requirements contract. There were 26 solicitations with 26 responses. Location of performance is Illinois, with an Aug. 15, 2018 performance completion date. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2018 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa.

16 Aug 13. Raytheon Company was recently awarded a 7-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID

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