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15 May 14. UK MOD to Benefit from BMT’s Innovative IT Approach. BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has undertaken a major contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). To enable the MOD to effectively aggregate, communicate and share information that is captured by Military Stabilisation Support Group (MSSG) staff in the field, BMT has developed a central database and dashboard portal using the latest software technologies. The MSSG is a unique organisation that provides military support to the civilian efforts to help stabilise countries around the world that are either emerging from conflict, or are at risk of sliding into chaos. As part of the MOD’s drive to refine and enhance the efficiency of cross-government information sharing, BMT has designed, developed and are providing continued hosting support for a central database and web-based dashboard system, supporting the real-time monitoring and reporting from governmental stabilisation exercises.

12 May 14. Carillion was selected as a preferred bidder for a potential £1.7bn contract to manage military bases and the rest of the defence estate for the MoD in partnership with Amey. (Source: FT.com)

14 May 14. Frazer-Nash Consultancy has won a research contract with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) following a submission to the themed competition on “Protecting Military Vehicles”. Frazer-Nash’s innovation is a novel armour-attachment system which will enable the rapid fixing and removal of armour modules onto any military vehicle. It will be highly configurable to provide the ability to apply different levels of protection to a wide range of different service vehicles to meet continually changing threats in theatre. The modular armour system concept will demonstrate the potential to deliver cost savings whilst increasing capability for UK Armed Forces. The concept is based on two key features:
1. Application and Maintenance – Armour packs will be much easier to attach and detach than current protection systems. This will increase the flexibility and speed with which service personnel can react to different threat levels in theatre.
2. Commonality across the fleet – Modular by design, many of the same packs will be applicable for use on multiple vehicles, significantly reducing the logistics burden and through life costs.

16 May 14. TenCate Advanced Armour to supply Nexter Systems for armoured vehicle requirement. TenCate Advanced Armour Danmark A/S has won a contract for the supply of lightweight composite armour to Nexter Systems. The TenCate armour system to be supplied protects vehicle occupants against the effects of blasts, fragments, and projectiles. The solution is engineered to fit the Nexter vehicle platform. No financial details will be published.

SEA

13 May 14. Turkey requests MK 48 Mod 6 Torpedoes from US. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential sale of MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology All-Up-Round (AUR) Warshot torpedoes and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support to Turkey. Under the estimated $170m foreign military sale (FMS) programme, Turkey has requested delivery of up to 48 MK 48 Torpedoes, in addition to containers, fleet exercise sections, exercise fuel tanks, surface recovery cage and tools, exercise hardware, maintenance facility upgrades, support and test equipment. The proposed package also comprises spare and repair parts; personnel training and training equipment; pub

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