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17 Apr 15. Dynamic Ear Company (DEC), announced a major MoD) tender contract for Marlborough Communications to supply the company’s Tactical In-ear Protection Plugs (TIPPS) to the UK armed services. Although the smallest impulse protection device to provide a switchable solution to noise attenuation, TIPPS are compliant with CE and ANSI IPIL hearing safety regulations, as well as conforming to military specifications. TIPPS reduce combat level noise, whether continuous or burst mode, to a minimum safe level. This allows the wearer to maintain mission critical situation awareness in any environment. The low profile design is comfortable to use and fits under communications headsets, helmets or ear protectors. Essential to the design is the open air passage through the earpiece, which reduces irritation and heat build up within the ear canal. The TIPPS offer dual mode passive hearing protection, against continuous noise in the closed mode (25 dB SNR), such as for use in personnel carriers and aircraft engines. In the switchable open mode they guard against impulse noise, such as rapid arms fire or artillery bombardment. In open mode CE certified attenuation is 15 dB SNR, as impulse noise rises to 168 dB TIPPS has ANSI IPIL certified attenuation of 33 dB, equivalent to a full block. Ready to wear out of the box, with no forming required, TIPPS tips are available in four sizes each having three soft curved flanges and manufactured in medical grade thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The design helps position the plug correctly within the ear and provides stability and increased retention during extended periods of wear and physical exertion.
17 Apr 15. Saab has received an order from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) on the tracking system Ceros 200. The order value amounts to approx. SEK 145m. The order includes tracking system to the Danish Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessels. The tracking system Ceros 200 is part of a fire control system, whose task is to detect, monitor and combat threats to a ship. Ceros 200 is a very precise system with a unique patented capability to distinguish between true and false threats. In addition to Ceros 200, Saab will also supply spare parts, documentation and training for the Danish armed forces. (Source: ASD Network)
22 Apr 15. General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $24.1m contract by the U.S. Navy for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) sustainment execution in support of LCS’ home-ported in or visiting San Diego. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under the contract, General Dynamics NASSCO will plan, furnish material and provide support and facilities to maintain and modernize twelve LCS-class ships. This contract covers both variants, Freedom and Independence. These ships are fast, agile, focused-mission platforms designed for operation in near-shore environments and capable of open-ocean operation. The contract has a total potential value of $96mi if all options are exercised. General Dynamics NASSCO will serve as the prime contractor and will partner with General Dynamics Mission Systems and General Dynamics Information Technology.
22 Apr 15. Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $89,094,388 firm-fixed-price contract for 25 Submarine High Data Rate (SubHDR) antenna systems. The SubHDR antenna system is used to provide submarines with high capacity communications in the extremely high frequency and super high frequency bands and enables reception of the global broadcast service. This contract combines purcha