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26 Jun 15. Saab Receives NLAW Order From Finnish Defence Forces.
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the NLAW anti-tank weapon. The contract value is approximately EUR32m (approximately SEK295m). In 2007 Finland ordered the NLAW, becoming the second export customer for the short range anti-tank weapon. Finland has now ordered an additional number of NLAWs. The contract includes weapons and training equipment plus an option for additional orders. The contract value is approximately EUR32m (approximately SEK295m) and deliveries will take place during 2015.
24 Jun 15. Turkish industry to upgrade foreign Cobra attack helos. Turkey is to undertake a modernisation programme for a foreign operator of the Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter, it was announced on 24 June. Turkish Aerospace Industries and Aselsan signed a USD24.8m contract the day prior to the announcement to carry out the upgrade work by the end of 2020. No further details pertaining to either the customer or the work were disclosed. Not including Turkey, there are still eight military operators of the AH-1 in Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States. Both Iran and the United States can safely be ruled out as customers for the Turkish upgrade for political and industrial reasons, while Pakistan is looking to replace its ageing Cobras with the latest variant AH-1Z Viper (a deal for which is expected to be concluded shortly). (Source: IHS Jane’s)
25 Jun 15. Centerprise have won a multi-million pound long term managed service contract with the Ministry of Defence. This significant contract was awarded as part of the Information Systems and Services (ISS) Training and Education Services Project (ITESP) that involves the replacement of the existing training and education systems in use within the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. At the former RAF Lyneham site the Defence College of Technical Training will be the first of its kind as the training of the armed forces is brought together at a single location. Centerprise have won three contracts in support of this project. The implementation of large scale network and desktop managed services that includes an integration function. In addition to two separate contracts for the hardware and software products and services. Tranche 1 of this programme involves the movement of the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering from existing sites at Arborfield and Bordon, forming the basis of this contract. Responsible for this win was the Defence Team at Centerprise who developed the optimum IT solution for the new facility.
25 Jun 15. IFS announced that RWG Germany, a specialist producer of complex airframe bearings for the global aerospace industry, will implement IFS Applications™. At RWG Germany, part of the Kaman group, IFS Applications will replace a number of legacy systems that had grown cumbersome to maintain due to a patchwork of customisations. Moreover, the previous solutions could not efficiently map the communication between the company’s individual divisions nor the communication between the parent company and sister companies. RWG Germany chose IFS Applications because of its out-of-the-box support of industry-specific requirements, its ease of integration throughout the business, its ability to simplify the data exchange within the group, and its comprehensive analysis capabilities. With IFS Applications, RWG Germany will modernise its IT environment and streamline business processes while optimisin