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30 Dec 13. WFEL, the UK-based manufacturer of tactical military bridges, has secured a £37m contract to supply the Swiss armed forces with a further tranche of its latest generation Dry Support Bridge (DSB). The agreement will see WFEL delivering DSBs to armasuisse, the procurement agency for the Swiss armed forces, from now until the end of 2016, rounding off a highly successful 2013 for the Stockport company. The deal follows an earlier contract, worth £57m, to supply DSBs to the Swiss armed forces, agreed in December 2011.
29 Dec 13. Turkey selected a local shipyard to award the country’s first-ever contract for the acquisition of a Landing Platform Dock (LPD), a deal industry sources estimated at about $500m. Turkey’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), announced on its web page late Dec. 27 that it picked up Sedef Gemi Insaati A.S., a privately-owned Istanbul shipyard, to open contract negotiations for the LPD program. SSM said if contract negotiations with Sedef failed, talks would open with the second-comer, DESAN Deniz Insaat Sanayi A.S. SSM opened the competition in 2010. (Source: Defense News)
29 Dec 13. BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., has been awarded a $21,742,595 modification (P00004) on contract (FA8615-13-C-6014) for the F-16 Mode 5 Advanced Identify Friend/Foe, combined interrogator transponder. The contract modification exercises the option for the purchase of an additional 200 production units being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed at Greenlawn, N.Y., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. This action includes the following European Participating Air Force countries: Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, and Portugal. The percentage of this action that supports foreign military sales is 70 percent. Fiscal 2013 FMS, Air National Guard and aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $21,742,595 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WWMK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
29 Dec 13. BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,835,546 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2020) for supplies and services required for the delivery, installation, and testing of six French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S Interrogator units for the government of France. The supplies and services to be procured include non-recurring engineering required for the development of French E-2C compatible AN/APX-122A IFF Mode 5/S Interrogator, software modifications required for compatibility with the French E-2C aircraft, technical data, and technical support. Work will be performed in Greenlawn, N.Y. (80 percent), Nashua, N.H. (15 percent); Melbourne, Fla. (3 percent); Dayton, Ohio (1 percent), and Cuers, France (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Foreign Military Sales contract funds in the amount of $12,835,546 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
27 Dec 13. Raytheon Company was chosen by the U.S. Air Force under a $134,399,631 contract to develop a terminal that transmits emergency messages to aircrews during nuclear and non-nuclear missions.
The Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal (Global ASNT) is part of the nuclear command and