07 Dec 15. Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for the Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system products, which are meant for tactical communications. The purchase order is the materialization of a purchase option issued together with a purchase order received in July 2014. Both the original purchase order and the now materialized purchase option are part of the renewal of the Finnish Defence Forces’ command and control data networks with Bittium’s TAC WIN system. The value of the received purchase order is EUR 5.1m (excl. VAT). The order has no significant impact on Bittium’s net sales, operating result or financial standing, and it has also no effect on Bittium’s financial outlook for the year 2015, published on November 5, 2015 in the Interim Report January-September 2015. The development work of the Bittium TAC WIN system began in September 2011 with a delivery contract signed between Bittium and the Finnish Defence Forces and with related product deliveries. The product deliveries started in December 2012 and have continued with the purchase order received in July 2014. The products that were ordered now will be delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces during the year 2016.
03 Dec 15. Saab selects OSI to provide TDNS for Swedish Navy’s A26 submarines. OSI Maritime Systems has been subcontracted by Saab to deliver its tactical dived navigation systems (TDNS) for the Royal Swedish Navy’s two new A26 submarines. Under the contract, OSI will design, construct, integrate and set to work a TDNS system for each submarine. Developed specifically for use on subsurface platforms, OSI’s TDNS features a bespoke hardware design and the full operational capability offered by the company’s ECPINS submarine. OSI’s ECPINS has been independently certified against Nato WECDIS STANAG 4564. TDNS will also be closely interfaced with other submarines’ systems and sensors. (Source: naval-technology.com)
09 Dec 15. Turkey – Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for Joint Direct Attack Munitions and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $70m. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Dec 2, 2015. This certification was previously delivered to Congress on Oct 28, 2015 but it erroneously identified the principal contractor. The new certification corrects this discrepancy and makes no other changes.
The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits comprised of 400 GBU-31(V)1 for use with Mk84 bombs, 200 GBU-31(V)3 for use with BLU-109 bombs, 300 GBU-38 for use with Mk82 bombs, 100 GBU-54 Laser JDAM kits for use with Mk82 bombs, 200 BLU-109 Hard Target Penetrator Warheads, and1000 FMU-152A/B fuzes. Non-MDE includes containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, integration, test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical support, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $70m. (Source: ASD Network)
07 Dec 15. L-3 WESCAM received an order from Austrian-based Airborne Technologies GmbH for four MX™-10 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to be installed on the U.K. National Police Air Service’s (NPAS) newly procured P68 fixed-wing aircraft. As the prime contractor and integrator for the NPAS fixed-wing program, Airborne Technologies will procure and integrate L-3’s MX-10 with displays, a moving map and a digital video recorder, and will downlink the integrated solution into its own Airborne LINX missionsystem.MX-10 deliveries to Airborne Technologies will begin in March 2016.
10 Dec 15. Turkish Aerospace Industries and the Light Helicopter Turb