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28 May 15. Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has awarded SDV a three-year contract to provide domestic and international logistics. Marshall specialises in conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, as well as offering a range of other engineering services. SDV, which is part of Bolloré Logistics, will provide daily services to all of Marshall’s locations, including RAF Brize Norton, Broughton, Kirkbymoorside, and Cambridge. (Source: Logistics Manager)
28 May 15. Rolls-Royce to supply MTU engines for British Army’s Scout SV Armoured Fighting Vehicle. Rolls-Royce has received an order from General Dynamics European Land Systems for the delivery of 589 MTU Series 199 diesel engines for use in the new SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army.
The contract value is approximately €80m and will be the first time that MTU engines have been utilised in British Army platforms. The vehicles will be delivered by General Dynamics UK in six variants and will form the backbone of the British Army’s future fleet of Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Delivery of the engines will start in 2016, and the last engines will be delivered in 2022. The 8V 199 TE21 engines each have a power output of 600 kilowatts and are the most powerful engines of the series. Engines of Series 199 have established themselves in various armoured vehicles, among them the Austrian ULAN and the Spanish Pizarro vehicles. MTU’s scope of delivery includes the cooling system and two generators with 550 Amperes with each engine. MTU is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce. (Source: ASD Network)
28 May 15. JFD contracted to manage Nato submarine rescue system. JFD, the company formed by merging Fisher Defence and Divex, has secured a £12.1m contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Nato submarine rescue system (NSRS). The five-year contract covers all aspects of operation and through-life-support, and includes options through to 2023.
Under the deal, services will be managed by JFD’s submarine escape and rescue team, while engineering and technical support will be provided by the company’s engineering support cell. (Source: naval-technology.com)
28 May 15. L-3 Communications Corp., Coleman Aerospace Division, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a contract modification with a maximum value of $9,840,856, on contract HQ0147-14-C-0001. This modification increases the total contract value from $413,596,899 to $423,437,755 including unexercised options. The modification adds the conduct of a developmental test for the Medium Range Ballistic Missile parachute extraction and descent systems to assess design risks and will be performed in Orlando, Florida; and Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. This test is expected to be completed by October 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,000,000 were obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity for this modification to contract HQ0147-14-C-0001.
28 May 15. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $39,487,049 modification (P00005) to contract W56HZV-14-C-0094 to reset and upgrade up to 1,800 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Dec 31, 2017. Fiscal 2013 and 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $ $39,487,049 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren