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13 Jun 14. FIBROTEX Technologies wins contract to supply thousands of units of its reversible combat uniforms – FIGHTEX – to a European army. The uniform, which was launched two years ago, is already being used by armies and Special Forces around the world. The Company will display its FIGHTEX range of advanced solutions at the show. Using the most advanced materials, these lightweight, ergonomic, breathable uniforms contribute significantly to soldier survivability and mission success. Printed on two sides, the reversible uniform enable soldiers to be camouflaged and comfortable in any season or location, with, for example, one side suited for snow camouflage and the other for forest or desert concealment. Patterns and properties can be fully customized to precisely match any cover requirements. (Source: ASD Network)
16 Jun 14. Finmeccanica – Selex ES wins contract from NATO agency to upgrade air defence radars in Turkey. Finmeccanica – Selex ES has signed a contract worth approximately 12m Euros with the NATO support agency NSPA to modernise three RAT 31 DL three-dimensional air defence radar systems. The radars are currently in active service in Turkey following a contract signed in 1995. The modernisation programme will align the three systems to the latest NATO standards, further optimise operating costs and significantly improve procedural and maintenance times. Thanks to this upgrade, the life cycle of the radar systems will be significantly extended, ensuring continuity of operations within NATO’s air defence network and improving the overall availability of the systems. This performance upgrade is possible due to the flexibility of the system architecture chosen at the time the radar was originally supplied. This modular architecture allows Finmeccanica – Selex ES to easily address and implement evolving customer requirements, minimising the through-life cycle costs of the system. The RAT 31 DL radar is a member of the Finmeccanica – Selex ES family of proven and successful long-range 3D radar systems. It is available in fixed FADR (Fixed Air Defence Radar) and mobile DADR (Deployable Air Defence Radar) configurations. Finmeccanica – Selex ES sold more than 50 long range radar systems in the world so far. In particular, RAT 31 DL is currently in service in several countries, eight of which are NATO members. The radar covers an area of around 500km and offers advanced features such as electronic countermeasures and anti-radiation missile capabilities.
18 Jun 14. Nammo to continue ammunition demilitarisation for UK MoD. The UK MoD has awarded a three-year enabling agreement to Nammo for the demilitarisation of ammunition. Under the agreement, the company would be responsible for the demilitarisation of natures of ammunition considered beyond normal service life by the MoD. The company has selected EPC UK as the teaming partners for the programme, expanding on their successful relationship where the facility at Bramble Island, Essex, UK, has been used for storage and onward shipping before the final demilitarisation. With facilities meeting the strict national and European requirements for the discharge of effluent through the air, water and ground, Nammo also received a five-year demil contract from the MoD. (Source: army-technology.com)
19 Jun 14. Babcock wins Weapon Handling & Launch System support contract. Babcock has been awarded a five year contract by the UK MoD to support the Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) and Submerged Signal Ejector (SSE) equipment used on all classes of UK in-service submarines, and their a