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EUROPE

LAND

22 Nov 13. Kenno Tech received a new order of close to EUR1,3m for
Balpro® Protector systems and Balpro® Containers from the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF). The FDF exercised some of the purchase options, which are included in its February 2012 purchase decision for these products. The deliveries will start this year and continue into 2014. The Balpro® Protector system is a fast-to-build modular fortification system designed for expeditionary forces. (Source: ASD Network)

26 Nov 13. Manroy was awarded a further €2.1m (£1.8m) contract from its new European Government customer, in addition to the €1.7m (£1.4m) contract from the same customer which was announced on 5 September 2013. It is expected that this further contract, which is for Heavy Machine Gun spares, will be delivered within the first half of the current financial year, subject to standard license approval processes. The deliveries for the original contract announced on 5 September 2013 are expected to be completed by the end of December 2013.

SEA

22 Nov 13. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a contract for the delivery of a Navigation Equipment Package for the Combat Boat 90s of the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN). The contract is entered between the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) and KONGSBERG, represented by the Naval Systems & Surveillance Division. The contract has an overall scope of 25 MNOK and includes spare parts, test- and support equipment, with options. The system delivery is based on the navigation system “SeaCross” from Sea Cross Marine AB of Sweden as the main component. Sea Cross is currently operational within the RNoN on other platforms. Sea Cross is part of KONGSBERGs “Sea COMMAND” product line of compact navigation- and weapon control systems for small and medium size vessels. (Source: ASD Network)

AIR

22 Nov 13. The Dutch defence ministry is buying four unmanned aircraft from an American company at a cost of up to €250m. The MQ-9 Reapers are being bought ‘off the shelf’ and must be fully operational by the end of 2017, defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told parliament in a statement on Thursday. They can also carry weapons but the Netherlands does not need that capacity at present, a ministry spokesman told Nos television later. ‘That is not the intention but it can change in the future,’ the broadcaster quoted the spokesman as saying. The US uses the MQ-9 Reaper in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Netherlands will use it in areas where Dutch troops are operating. The ground equipment and four aircraft will cost between €100m and €250m but the price is being kept secret out of commercial considerations, Nos said. The UAS will be used to gather information in support of higher command levels than the tactical level currently covered by Dutch Raven and Scan Eagle UAS. In addition to military operations, Reaper will support civilian authorities in such tasks as disaster response and counter-narcotics. (Source: UAS VISION)

USA

LAND

21 Nov 13. Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded a $57,849,999 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of tube launched optically tracked wireless guided missiles. Estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2015. One bid was solicited and one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement army funds in the amount of $19,886,000 were obligated at the time of the award. One bid was solicited and one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Missile), Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-12-C-0265).

26 Nov 13. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rockwell Collins a $15m contract to develop, test, field and support the next generation of software for the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) close air support system. The TACP software, expected to be completed by late summer 2016, will provide a modern graphic user interface and updated aircraft capabilities, and integration of TACP modernization systems.

25 Nov 13. Trust Auto

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