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31 Dec 14. Aselsan Wins $153.9m Contract. Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan has won a $153.9m contract from the Turkish government, the company said Dec. 31. In a written statement Aselsan said that the contract involves building integrated communications and information systems for the Turkish Gendarmerie Force. Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense company, said it will complete deliveries of the system between 2015 and 2018. The program is dubbed JEMUS, a Turkish acronym for the integrated system. Last May, Aselsan signed separate framework agreements with two of Europe’s biggest aviation concerns, Airbus and Rolls Royce. The deal with Airbus concerns cooperation on civil and military avionic systems, satellite communication systems, electro-optic and laser systems, and secure radio communications. The deal with Rolls Royce aims at exploring opportunities in engine control systems. (Source: Defense News)
29 Dec 14. FLIR Systems, Inc. received the first full-rate production orders under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (DR SKO) program. The contract is for FLIR’s integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat response system and related spares and services. Initial delivery orders totalling $27.1m were received for systems and support. The DR SKO program, in development since 2008, is a joint-service, Department of Defense initiative centered on CBRNE threat detection systems that will be utilized by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Civil Support Teams. The FLIR DR SKO system provides an integrated set of CBRNE detection, identification, sample collection, testing, and personal safety kits that allow personnel to perform site assessment and consequence management missions.
30 Dec 14. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $19,082,605 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6311) to provide integration services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The Navy’s plan is to use continuous evaluation of system maturity through a disciplined system engineering framework to improve mission capability in identified mission areas. LCSs mission packages will be optimized for flexibility in the littorals. Mission package capabilities are currently focused on primary mission areas of mine warfare emphasizing mine countermeasures, littoral anti-submarine warfare, and littoral surface warfare operations, including prosecution of small boats. Work will be performed in Bethpage, New York (47 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (13 percent); Oxnard, California (12 percent); Dahlgren, Virginia (9 percent); Panama City, Florida (8 percent); San Diego, California (7 percent); Middletown, Rhode Island (2 percent); Hollywood, Maryland (1 percent); and Andover, Massachusetts (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2015. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research and development; fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $2,400,000 will be obligated at time of award and funds in the amount of $7,119,720 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
30 Dec 14. Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $27,594,13