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05 Sep 13. Turkish Army orders CSI’s Husky Mark III mine detectors. Critical Solutions International (CSI) has received a contract for supply of its two-operator Husky Mark III vehicle mounted mine detectors (VMMDs) to the Turkish Army. Awarded to CSI’s distributor IPA Defence and its strategic partner DCD Protected Mobility, the unspecified contract covers the supply of four Husky vehicles to help enhance mine and improvised explosive device (IED) detection, interrogation and clearance capabilities of the Turkish military. Vehicles supplied under the contract will be fitted with several mission equipment packages, such as the Fassi M20AL lightweight composite interrogation arm, QinetiQ-NA-built rocket-propelled grenade net protection system (Q-Net), as well as a 360° situational awareness camera system, jointly manufactured by CSI and Torc Robotics. (Source: army-technology.com)

05 Sep 13. Manroy has been awarded a €1.7m (£1.4m) contract from a new European Government customer. It is expected that the contract, for Heavy Machine Gun spares, will be delivered before 31 December 2013, with deliveries commencing in September 2013, subject to standard license approval processes.

02 Sep 13. Revision to supply additional Batlskin Cobra helmets to Danish military. Revision Military has been awarded a contract for supply of additional Batlskin Cobra helmets to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO). Covering deliveries of additional 3,000 helmets, the order forms part of a seven year contract under which the company has already supplied 4,335 helmets to the Danish military. The helmets were issued by DALO earlier this year to infantry and head-quarters troops deploying to Afghanistan. (Source: army-technology.com)
30 Aug 13. The U.K. MoD has invested €30m (£25.6m) in its new White Fleet (non-combat vehicle fleet) in Germany, to be provided by Ryder as part of a four-year contract. The contract will see Ryder supply the MoD with a range of vehicles, including HGVs, minibuses, and cars, and has the potential of a 12-month extension. The MoD said the new deal will reflect its planned troop reduction in Germany. As part of the contract, Ryder will offer full fleet management and services such as the provision of vehicles, maintenance, breakdown and incident management, as well as short term hire. (Source: Adrian Graves)

SEA

30 Aug 13. Lockheed Martin will provide the U.S. Navy and allied navy customers from Canada and The Netherlands with upgrade kits and services for the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo under a new, $37m contract award, part of a five-year effort to upgrade the entire submarine fleet. The Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) upgrade kit equips the heavyweight MK 48 with increased bandwidth and streamlined targeting and tracking capabilities. The kit includes a broadband analog sonar receiver, a guidance and control box, and a pre-amplifier. Since the CBASS program was first awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2011, the U.S. Navy has awarded more than $70m for functional item replacement kits, engineering services, spares, and production support material. The replacement kits will upgrade the heavyweight torpedoes used by the entire United States submarine fleet for anti-submarine or anti-surface warfare. The MK 48 heavyweight torpedo is also employed by the allied navies of Australia, Canada, and The Netherlands.

AIR

02 Sep 13. L-3 WESCAM received an acquisition and sustainment contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to provide a minimum of eight MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF) EH101® aircraft. System deliveries are expected to be complete by 2014. Installation of the turrets will be done by DALO, while certification and configuration management will be provided by AgustaWestland. The newly equipped EH101s will then be deployed to the RDAF’s 72

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