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16 Jul 15. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a production award from Lockheed Martin to provide the Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) for use in the British Army’s new SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV). Curtiss-Wright’s TDSS will provide weapon stabilization for the SCOUT Reconnaissance vehicle, which is expected to replace the older Scimitar vehicle. This new production award, valued at approximately $49m, follows Curtiss-Wright’s successful completion of the program’s demonstration phase, which commenced in 2010 and was valued at $13m. Under the terms of this new award, shipments are expected to begin in 2015 and continue through 2021. The TDSS was designed, developed, and will be manufactured at Curtiss-Wright’s Drive Technology business in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The products covered by the contract will be delivered to Lockheed Martin where they will be integrated onto the turrets at their manufacturing facility in Ampthill, U.K.
13 Jul 15. Indra will supply two Lanza 3D long-range deployable air defence radars (LTR-25) to NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency). The amount of this contract, with an execution period of 38 months, stands at €22m, and includes options for a third radar and some optional equipment, which could rise the price up to €36m. The contract was signed on 10 July at the NCI Agency Headquarters in Brussels by the Agency General Manager, Koen Gijsbers, and Indra’s General Manager Carlos Suárez. (Source: ASD Network)
10 Jul 15. Kongsberg sonar systems selected for Swedish Navy’s patrol boats. The Swedish Navy has selected Kongsberg Maritime sonar systems to install on its Tapper-class fast patrol boats. Installation of the new capability is part of a major rebuild and lifetime extension of navy’s five patrol boats. In January, Saab selected Kongsberg’s Maritime hydroacoustic package for integration on two Swedish Navy A19 submarines. The delivery under this order includes SA9510S mine avoidance and navigation sonar, as well as its EM 2040 Dual RX multibeam echosounder. The contract also includes the delivery of an improved version of EM2040 Dual RX multibeam echosounder system with two TX-transmitters and two RX-receivers. (Source: naval-technology.com)
17 Jul 15. French DGA contracts Airbus to optimise data exchange between coalition forces. Airbus Defence and Space has received a contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to improve interoperability of intelligence systems. Under the contract, the company will be responsible for the industrialisation, deployment and support of the system for optimising the use of sensors (DOPEC) and coalition shared data (CSD) systems. The contract has been awarded as part of the French Armed Forces’ information system (SIA) programme. Developed after five years of work carried out within the framework of Nato, the mature software is expected to pave the way for intelligence sharing among coalition forces. The ability to share information is necessary for coalition forces to conduct joint missions. Designed to optimise the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance chain both tactically and strategically, DOPEC facilitates establishment of a political or command sequence that defines actions for the sensor, unmanned aerial vehicle, observation satellite, mission aircraft, device that acts as a connected binocular, and each person that plays a role in the intelligence operation down to the ground level. The intelligence data comprising images, videos, communications and the i