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13 Aug 15. Cohort’s MCL subsidiary wins MOD hearing protection contract. Cohort subsidiary Marlborough Communications Ltd. (MCL) has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the armed forces with tactical hearing protection systems for the dismounted close combat user (“THPS DCCU”). The award follows a competitive tender process. The initial order value is £11.2m. Further orders are expected over the duration of the contract and the delivery schedule and total contract value are still the subject of discussion with the customer. The contract has been awarded for four years, with an option to extend it for a further three years. The solution being supplied by MCL was developed in partnership with INVISIO Communications, a leading Danish audio technology company. This contract win follows on from MCL’s previous UK MOD win earlier in the year, supplying its Tactical In-Ear Protection Plugs as part of the tactical hearing protection system for the basic user soldier.
05 Aug 15. Fujitsu has signed two new contracts with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) which will bring in excess of £1bn worth of savings to the Government organisation over 10 years. The two agreements will see Fujitsu play a key role in helping to transform the delivery of information and communication technology across Defence and securely delivering greater agility and mobility to service personnel. One of the contracts, worth over £550m, will see Fujitsu provide core global connectivity services for the next five years. The new network will underpin the delivery of current and emerging MoD services both in the UK and overseas. The Fujitsu solution replaces Defence Fixed Telecommunications Service (DFTS) and the LAN services provided by the ATLAS Consortium, with a modern, agile and robust set of network (LAN/WLAN and WAN) services designed to improve service levels and align to the new ways of working demanded by the modern users wherever they operate. The award coincides with the signing of a contract with the ATLAS Consortium, that includes Fujitsu HP, Airbus Defence and Space and CGI which will provide a secure New Style of IT (NSoIT) to the majority of Defence users in offices, headquarters and deployed bases by September 2016. This contract is worth £933m and is a renegotiation of the original extension of the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) contract.
12 Aug 15. Allison Transmission Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, was awarded a $28,357,781 modification (P00037) to contract W56HZV-08-D-0159 for X1100-3B Abrams M1A2 tank transmissions. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $28,357,781 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
12 Aug 15. The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $36m contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms – including Apaches, Blackhawks, Chinooks and Gray Eagles. The AN/ARC-231 is a VHF/UHF multi-band tactical communications system that provides high quality, reliable, secure, internationally compatible and interoperable voice and data links. The software-defined AN/ARC-231 is ready for a seamless transition to the emerging Mobile User Objective Sy