22 Oct 15. Saab has received an order for RBS 70 missiles from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. Deliveries will take place during the period 2015-2016. Latvia has been an RBS 70 system customer since 2004. This order for missiles is part of Latvia’s long-term plan to further increase its air defence capabilities. The contract includes the delivery of missiles, training and associated equipment plus an option for additional orders.
21 Oct 15. Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $784,289,883 fixed-price incentive contract with options to develop, deploy, test, and operate a Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). The LRDR will provide persistent discrimination capability to the Ballistic Missile Defense system to support the defense of the homeland. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey; and at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska. The period of performance is Oct. 21, 2015 through Jan. 21, 2024. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $35,500,000 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitively awarded acquisition with three offers received. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-16-C-0011).
21 Oct 15. US Army Buys 7 More Q-53s from LM. When troops need to set up and quickly track incoming threats, they rely on battlefield-proven 360-degree protection provided by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radar. The U.S. Army announced that it will buy an additional seven Q-53 systems valued at $85m, ensuring that the Q-53 continues to be the radar of choice to keep troops safe from persistent insurgent attacks. Additionally, Lockheed Martin was selected in June to upgrade 19 of the U.S. Army’s Q-53 radars. The high-performing hardware and software is constantly evolving to accommodate technical advances in capabilities and address global threats. (Source: ASD Network)
16 Oct 15. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been awarded a $73.2m contract by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Fulfillment includes providing the USMC’s Mobile Expeditionary Units (MEUs) with the most modern and highly-capable dismounted Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) system in the DOD inventory, the Modi II. The delivery order on this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for 581 systems, including spares and training. Work is expected to be completed by August 2016. Modi II is one of SNC’s Electronic Warfare and Range Instrumentation (EWR) solutions. It is used both offensively and defensively to disrupt enemy communications on the battlefield.
19 Oct 15. TCS to supply SATCOM equipment and support to US Army. TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has secured a contract to supply Micro Satellite (Microsat) very small aperture terminals (VSATs) to the US Army. Awarded under the army’s global tactical advanced communications systems (GTACS) contract, the order has a maximum ceiling of $223.4m, if all options are exercised until September 2020. The initial funding on this order is worth $9.9m for the base one-year period starting last month, and will see the company provide MicroVSAT .65M and .95M terminals and 1.3M Flyaway VSAT terminals. Supplied in collaboration with Tampa Microwave, a subsidiary of Thales Defense and Security, the terminals are Wideband Global SATCOM certified and designed to stringent MIL-STD-810G tactical requirements. In addition, the terminals recently received System Type designations of AN/TSC-223(V)1, AN/TSC-223(V)2 and AN/TSC-223(V)3. The company will also join forces with Klas Telecom to supply baseband networking equipment as part of the overall MicroVSAT solution, which is designed and independently lab-tested to comply with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and FCC 15B. (Source: army-technology.com)
22 Oct 15. Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp., Redondo B