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29 Mar 15. Aselsan Signs 5 Contracts Worth $213m. Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan signed five contracts with the Turkish government worth $213m, the country’s biggest defense firm announced. The company said it signed the contracts with the country’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). Aselsan said the contracts came in two currencies, at $135m and at 195m Turkish liras ($78m). It said the contracts involved combat and non-combat electronic warfare suites. Under the contracts, Aselsan will develop and produce the electronic warfare systems, with deliveries scheduled for 2016-2021. Aselsan’s majority shareholder is the government-owned Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. (Source: Defense News)
30 Mar 15. Harris Corporation received a $16m order from a NATO nation for both wideband and high-frequency (HF) radios from the company’s Falcon® line of tactical radios. The nation is acquiring the Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack, AN/PRC-152A handheld, and AN/PRC-150 HF radios, which provide Type-1 secure voice and data communications for wideband networking and beyond-line-of-sight environments.
31 Mar 15. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $59,000,000 undefinitized contract action (N00030-15-C-0015) for Trident II D-5 Navigation Subsystem Strategic Systems Program Shipboard Integration (SSI) Increment 4, Increment 8 Inertial and Increment 8 Non-Inertial efforts. Work will be performed in Mitchell Field, New York (61 percent); Oldsmar, Florida (22 percent); Huntington Beach, California (11 percent); Clearwater, Florida (5 percent); and Cambridge, Massachusetts (1 percent), and work is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funds in the approximate amount of $47,063,590 and United Kingdom funding in the approximate amount of $11,936,410 will be obligated at time of award. No contract funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was a sole source acquisition in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) & (4). The Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
31 Mar 15. NATS to help QinetiQ continue support for UK MoD’s test ranges. NATS has received a contract modification to help QinetiQ continue supporting the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) test and evaluation (T&E) air ranges across the country. Under the contract, the company’s air traffic controllers will facilitate live weapons tests at ranges throughout the UK, including the use of advanced fighter aircraft, armoured vehicles, ships, and remotely piloted air systems (RPAS). QinetiQ currently operates and manages some of the MoD’s core test and evaluation (T&E) air ranges in the UK at MoD Aberporth and MoD Hebrides and MoD West Freugh, as part of a 25-year long-term partnering agreement that delivers T&E and training support services to the ministry. Specifically, NATS’ specialists will advise on and devise the air traffic management element of each trial, working to ensure the vehicles such as fighter jets, remotely piloted air system (RPAS), ships or tanks are in their required positions for any particular test to ensure that the right data can be captured for analysis. In addition, the air traffic controllers will also have to keep the airspace ‘sterile,’ as infringements into segregated ‘danger area’ airspace become more risky where fast jets and live weapon trials are being conducted. Work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out over the next seven years. T