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23 Jan 15. The UK MoD awarded a £50m contract to BAE Systems to support the British Army’s armoured tracked vehicle fleet, safeguarding 100 jobs. The five-year contract covers an array of design services including safety advice and elements of operational effectiveness for light, medium and heavy armoured vehicles. It also combines a number of existing support contracts into a more efficient and effective contracting agreement saving taxpayers money.
20 Jan 15. The UK’s MoD has awarded BAE Systems a £112m contract to extend the Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) for the in-service support of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Typhoon fleet by 15 months. The contract extension means the Company will continue to work alongside the RAF in meeting Typhoon’s operational requirements until early 2016. The extension will help to sustain around 650 jobs for BAE Systems’ personnel based at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth supporting the Typhoon fleet. Under the contract, BAE Systems is responsible for delivering Typhoon aircrew and ground crew training, maintenance of the aircraft in addition to servicing, which includes providing technical support and managing spares, repairs and logistics.
20 Jan 15. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $34,628,216 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action (0137) to previously awarded contract FA8620-10-G-3038. The contractor will support the United Kingdom Contractor Logistics Support program. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and various overseas locations and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2015. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
20 Jan 15. The UK MoD awarded Raytheon UK a £70m contract to deliver the first phase of the Allied Systems for Geospatial-intelligence (ASG) programme. ASG will enable the UK Joint Forces Intelligence Group to transform its operational business by delivering a modernised geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) enterprise for the MOD – a necessary step to address the changing and more sophisticated intelligence environment. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide the MOD with an advanced and flexible IT infrastructure for GEOINT analysts. That infrastructure will be capable of rapid exploitation and allows collaboration with multiple partners across varying missions. The platform will include new tools that enable enterprise data management and discovery and enhanced connectivity to external fixed and deployed sites.
23 Jan 15. Oshkosh to supply Striker ARFF vehicles to USAF. Oshkosh Airport Products has received a contract to supply Striker aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to the US Air Force (USAF).
Under the contract, the company will manufacture and deliver 16 new generation Striker vehicles, including seven 4 x 4 and nine 6 x 6 variants. All of the vehicles are expected to be equipped with an ultra high pressure (UHP) firefighting systems, which feature a pump that delivers 300GPM of foam at 1,250PSI through a front bumper turret. Oshkosh Airport Products vice-president and general manager Jeff Resch said: “Our unwavering mission is to build the safest, most effective and powerful ARFF vehicles on the planet, and the addition of an ultra high pressure firefighting system adds another level of capability to our toolbox. UHP systems are designed to release smaller water droplets at much higher pressure than legacy firefighting systems. This leads