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18 Jun 15. Iveco Defence Vehicles Supplies Military Trucks to the Spanish Armed Forces. Iveco Defence Vehicles has announced that on May 27, 2015 the Spanish Army and Iveco signed a contract for the supply of multi-purpose military trucks to the Spanish Armed Forces. Ministerio de la Defensa, Ejercito de Tierra issued the tender invitation in Tierra. This resulted in the selection of Iveco Defence Vehicles, whose bid was rated as the best in technical and economic terms, after three months of intensive on and off road trials. The frame contract includes approximately 700 units to be supplied with optional subsequent releases over the next six years. The contract comprises many model variants, including 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 vehicles from Iveco’s high-mobility range of trucks, which will be supplied in different configurations, including various types of demountable hook-lift body work, cranes for the recovery of military vehicles, fuel tankers and load handling systems.
Protected and unprotected cabs will come with the vehicles. These are interchangeable and can be mounted on all chassis according to the assessed level of threat. The cabs also offer a high level of crew comfort and are designed to accommodate a variety of modern military communication and command systems.
The new contract includes the Integrated Logistic Support of vehicles. Its aim is to develop and broaden the cooperation between Iveco and the Spanish Ministry of Defence, providing assistance to Iveco vehicles in service with the Ejercito de Tierra.
Iveco Defence Vehicles sales successes in Spain
The award of this contract cements the company’s long relationship (over 75 years) with the Spanish MoD, enhancing its position as a key industry supplier of the Fuerzas Armadas Españolas (FAS).
17 Jun 15. Sagem wins major contract to upgrade optronic systems on French armed forces helicopters. Sagem (Safran) has been awarded a contract by French defense procurement agency DGA for a program to upgrade the capabilities of the Euroflir 350 optronic systems on the French army’s Cougar helicopters, and the Caracal fleet deployed by France’s special and conventional forces. The gyrostabilized Euroflir 350 optronic system will incorporate a new Matis infrared imager with continuous zoom function, an eye-safe laser rangefinder, and a laser pointer. The new version of the Matis imager offers longer range. Along with these sensors, the Euroflir 350 also includes a Full HD color video camera with continuous zoom. (Source: ASD Network)
16 Jun 15. Turkish Aerospace Industries has signed a deal giving the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) a place on the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter (TLUH) program as the engine provider. The two sides inked a Memorandum of Understanding at the Paris Air Show June 16 for fitting the Honeywell /Rolls-Royce joint venture concern’s CTS800 engine on the utility machine now being developed by TAI. TAI said in a statement released at the show that the two sides will now progress discussions aimed at reaching a full contract agreement to fit the powerpack to the indigenous 5 ton, twin engine machine. It’s the second win for the CTS800 on a Turkish helicopter. The engine is already used on the T129 ATAK version of the AgustaWestland A-129 attack helicopter. The TLUH engine will be the same model as that used on the T129 but with a commercialized version of the Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). (Source: Defense News)
12 Jun 15. HP contracted to transform GEOINT use across UK MoD. The UK Minis