18 Nov 13. Med-Eng®, a brand of The Safariland Group, has been awarded contracts totalling more than $7,000,000 to provide multi-threat blast protection equipment to elite bomb disposal technicians in four European countries. The suit and helmet ensemble offers protection and operational capabilities to frontline personnel disposing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other explosive materials in both military and public safety operations. With these four contract awards, defence forces and police agencies in France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland confirm their continued trust in the Med-Eng EOD® 9 bomb disposal suit and helmet system. In each case, the selection followed a rigorous technical review which recognized the overall superior performance and capabilities of this industry-leading system. The EOD 9 remains the de facto standard for bomb suits deployed across Europe, including many NATO-member countries, based on its ability to strike an optimal balance between protection, functionality and mobility.
20 Nov 13. Saab has signed a framework contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), for maintenance and upgrades of mobile airbase solutions for the Swedish Airforce. The order value is expected to be 150 MSEK over the contract period. The contract comprises maintenance, change management and upgrades of communication platforms and mobile airbase solutions for the Swedish Airforce. The mobile airbase provides the Swedish Airforce with the ability to deploy remotely on national and international missions. The initial contract is for 3 years, with options for up to 4 more years.. The first order within the contract will be received and delivered 2014. The delivery of the order will be made from Sweden.
19 Nov 13. Selex ES wins contract to deliver four IFF Mode 5 interrogators. Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract worth 3M Euros from the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) to supply four SIR-M5-E New Generation Interrogator Friend or Foe (NGIFF) systems for long range platforms. The NGIFF interrogators will equip four Lockheed Martin FPS -117 air defence radar systems in use with the Italian Air Force. Selex ES is a world leader in the field of Mode 5 NGIFF interrogators and transponders with a broad portfolio of NATO and international customers and equipment in service on all types of land, naval and avionics platforms.
22 Nov 13. BAE Systems, UK has selected ViaSat Inc. to provide the Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24 for installation on the Cobham Falcon 20 for support of Link 16 network pre-deployment training. Having passed the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) safety case certification in December of 2012, the STT, a co-development of ViaSat and Harris Corp., is the first certified VHF/UHF and Link 16 two-channel radio authorized for transmission in the UK airspace on any platform that has the same clearance approval. The Cobham program meets requirements for the Royal Navy Joint Support Air Tasking Organization for fleet data link training and compatibility management of naval assets prior to operational deployment. With greatly improved data throughput and multi-level security, it provides a wide area system that binds together and reinforces tactical communications. It is an important component of network-enabled capability, a key element in the Joint Support Air Tasking data link training development. Integration of the dual-channel STT into the Falcon will be an important part of UK enduring tactical data link training. The STT/KOR-24 is the first and only fully-certified, two-channel, Link 16 and VHF/UHF radio terminal, providing simultaneous communication of voice and/or data. The terminal reduces the size, weight, and power of tactical data link equipment and includes a range of software-defined VHF/UHF military radio and Link 16 functions. The VHF/UHF channels provide the soldier with the capability of inserting time-critical data on the