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06 Aug 15. Amec Foster Wheeler announces the award of a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR) to supply independent regulatory services across the entire spectrum of their activities. DNSR is part of the MOD’s Defence Safety Authority and is responsible for the regulation of the Defence Nuclear Programme. The value of the three-year contract, which has an option to extend for a further four years, has not been announced, but it renews Amec Foster Wheeler’s support to DNSR which goes back more than 20 years. Under the contract, the service will be delivered from an independent specialist team within Amec Foster Wheeler and includes development of regulatory policy and guidance, training and assurance, safety case assessment and regulatory inspection.
04 Aug 15. Meggitt has been awarded £10.2m in contracts from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade British Army Dismounted Close Combat Trainers (DCCT)—small arms trainers. The three contracts, awarded in June and July 2015, upgrade existing trainers with the FATS® M100 system architecture, provide DCCT portable configurations, and add Future Integrated Soldier Technology (FIST) Phase 4 Fire Control System (FCS) simulation training onto the DCCT platform as a complement to live-fire FIST equipment. Two contracts include an expansion of Meggitt’s FATS® M100 system architecture across the balance of the MoD small arms trainers, and upgrades to their Forward Air Controller (FAC) and Indirect Fire trainers. The FATS® M100 small arms trainer supports the next-generation of military training systems and Meggitt’s own simulated weapons selection, incorporating marksmanship, judgmental videos, traditional computer generated imagery and third-party virtual simulation products. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
06 Aug 15. New British Army SCOUT SV armoured vehicle equipped with Oxley LED lights. The new SCOUT SV armoured fighting vehicle developed for the British Army by General Dynamics UK will be equipped with high performance LED lights designed by Oxley Group with advanced protection against electromagnetic interference. The Group has secured an order worth more than £1m from General Dynamics European Land Systems, a sub-contractor on the programme, to supply ultra-compact low profile dual mode interior lights and map ‘task’ lights for the vehicles.
The total order will see thousands of lights delivered, including DC Combi LED interior lights and Gooseneck task lights. The space-saving DC Combi LED light provides vital advantages within the confines of an armoured vehicle. Unique in its low-profile design, the Oxley DC Combi delivers white light plus an integrated blackout mode. The ‘Gooseneck’ map lights have been developed by Oxley to provide rugged and flexible task lighting designed to meet the toughest military standards; they incorporate state-of-the-art LED technology to provide a light with outstanding tolerance for vibration and shock. The lights are dimmable and NVIS friendly with dual-mode controls. Oxley Group is alone in meeting the latest British Army standards EMC Def Stan 59-411 Land Service class A & B and DEF-STAN 61-5 PART 6 ISSUE 6 required for SCOUT SV.
03 Aug 15. Major order from the UK: Rheinmetall to take part in new
Scout Specialist Vehicle programme for the British Army. Rheinmetall has won an important order in connection with a key programme of the
British Ministry of Defence to procure a new generation of combat vehicles for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Lockheed Martin UK has contracted with Rheinmetall’s Defence arm to