09 Nov 15. Elbit Systems has been chosen to deliver live combat training system and equipment to the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of Poland. The Combat Training System (CTS) is an advanced, highly-realistic simulations-based trainer that has been specifically designed for marines and SOF, ranging from individual soldiers up to full-size units. CTS can be used to simulate a wide array of operational conditions and real-world elements, including those found in urban, rural and indoor environments. By combining cutting-edge simulation and live-fire training systems, CTS provides an ability to carry out “train-as-you-fight” force-on-force exercises in realistic combat scenarios. It also allows trainees to hone their command and control battle management skills, as well as review, assess and improve their decision-making processes, both during and after exercises. As part of the project, Elbit Systems, with its partners, will deliver live-fire training suites for warriors, vehicles and vessels, simulation equipment for use in training facilities, as well as inert explosives (simulants), grenades and suicide bomber kits. In addition, it will provide Digital Video Recording (DVR) and data-link capabilities that enable network training to and from a centralized management control, across all training forces and equipment. This will make it possible to record, monitor, and post-analyze the entire training process.
10 Nov 15. Poland buys 27 wheeled heavy recovery vehicles. The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a PLN199m (USD50m) contract with local firm Rosomak for the delivery of 27 wheeled heavy recovery vehicles (CKPEiRTs). Rosomak has teamed with Scania Power Polska and Cargotec for the contract, which will see the delivery of 8×8 vehicles equipped with a four-person armoured cab; a rear fork capable of towing; and a crane with a lifting capability of 8 tonnes. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
10 Nov 15. The Government of Finland has requested a possible sale of forty (40) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Pods: Fifteen Pods of M31A1 Unitary Missiles (6 missiles per pod for a total of 90 missiles) and 25 Pods of M30A1Alternative Warhead Missiles (6 missiles per pod for a total of 150 missiles). Also included are publications, personnel training and training equipment, software development, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated cost is $150m. The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, TX. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
10 Nov 15. The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has requested a possible sale of five hundred (500) AGM-114R Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser (SAL) missiles. The estimated cost is $80m. There is no principal contractor for this sale as the missiles are coming from U.S. Army stock. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
09 Nov 15. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $112,779,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-15-C-0003) for the procurement of additional long-lead time items necessary for the manufacture and delivery of low-rate initial production Lot 10 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force and Lot 11 F-35A aircraft for the government of the Netherlands. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent); and Cameri, Italy (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2019. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Air Force); and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participant funds in the amount of $