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22 Sep 14. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG (KMW) has been selected to deliver the new Norwegian Combined Combat Simulator and to provide Integrated Logistic Support for the system on site for the duration of 5 years with options for 10 more years. Till 2017 KMW will deliver four simulator cabins, specially designed for the New Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle CV90 and the same number for the Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A4NO. All are equipped with an integrated 360° out-of-hatch projection system for the commander. The Leopard cabins come with an additional mechanical weapon simulator for the main gun. The simulator cabins are linked by a Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)/High
Level Architecture (HLA) network for training of joint operations.
Eight additional multi-purpose-simulators which can adopt different roles during the simulation enable the Norwegian Army to control combat groups, complete vehicle crews or other simulated entities with man-in-the-loop simulation. The HLA network also guarantees extension with other HLA compatible simulators. By this the Norwegian Army will operate one of the most modern combined combat simulators world wide.
19 Sep 14. Textron Marine & Land Systems, New Orleans, Louisiana, was awarded a $15,221,528 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Bulgaria) for mobile strike force vehicles, related fielding hardware, and technical services, for the Bulgarian National Military Forces deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2015. One bid was solicited, with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $15,221,528 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-14-C-0239).
22 Sep 14. Malaysia selects UK torpedo launch system for Gowind corvettes. The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) Second Generation Patrol Vessel – Littoral Combat Ships (SGPV-LCSs) will be equipped with torpedo launchers from UK-based marine and naval systems developer J+S Ltd, the company confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 23 September. The six vessels, which are based on DCNS’ Gowind design, are on order from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd under a MYR9bn (USD2.77bn) contract awarded in 2011. The tender to install the torpedo launcher systems was awarded by Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn Bhd – a joint venture between Boustead Heavy Industries and Rheinmetall Air Defence AG – which is also supplying the SGPV programme with surveillance radars and sonar systems. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
22 Sep 14. The International Turbine Engine Company LLC (ITEC), a joint venture between Honeywell Aerospace and Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), has received an order from Alenia Aermacchi to supply propulsion engines for Poland’s eight new Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainers. With over 800,000 operating hours across the entire F124/F125 turbofan engine family to-date, ITEC’s F124-GA-200 turbofan engines deliver best-in-class thrust-to-weight ratio, proven reliability and increased operational efficiency to Poland’s future fighter trainer operations. In addition to the engines for the Polish fleet, ITEC will deliver an additional batch of engines to Alenia Aermacchi for future M-346 operators.
19 Sep 14. The Government of Poland has requested a possible sale of 40 AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM), 2 AGM-158A JASSM Live with Test