25 Apr 16. Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded an approximately $20m contract from a Western European country for the supply of tactical mobile radios, from the new and advanced E-LynX™ Software Defined Radios (“SDR”) family. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. The E-LynX radio solution offers reliable voice, data and video services simultaneously, along with integrated blue force tracking capabilities, both in narrow and wide band waveforms. Based on unique combat proven Mobile Ad- Hoc Networking (MANET) capabilities, the E-LynX solution is designed to serve as the mobile networking backbone for modern Battle Management Systems (“BMS”) and soldier systems.
28 Apr 16. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) received two orders totaling $29m to provide its Falcon® family of tactical radios to a customer in Europe as part of an ongoing standardization program designed to ensure interoperability during coalition operations. The orders were received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2016. Harris will supply AN/PRC-152A Wideband Networking Handheld Radios, which provide simultaneous, secure voice and high-speed networked data; AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radios, which support multiple missions by combining wideband networking, SATCOM and legacy narrowband interoperability in a single, lightweight package; and AN/PRC-150C HF/VHF Tactical Radios, which provide secure, long-range voice and data communications. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
29 Apr 16. Rheinmetall to equip Bundeswehr with new laser duel simulators – order worth nearly €20m. Rheinmetall AG has won an important procurement order from the Bundeswehr worth just under €20m. The Düsseldorf-based Group will be supplying the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, with a new generation of equipment for staging combat training exercises. Located in the Altmark district of Saxony-Anhalt, the GÜZ is one of the world’s most advanced major training areas. Known in Bundeswehr parlance as the AGDUS HdWa (Ausbildungsgerät Duellsimulator Handwaffen = “Training Device, Duel Simulator, Small Arms”), this cutting edge laser- and wireless-supported duel simulation system is based on the Rheinmetall LEGATUS family of products, and supersedes existing first-generation Bundeswehr systems, now around twenty years old. In a Europe-wide competition, Rheinmetall’s compelling proposal for second-generation AGDUS small arms systems won the day. Rheinmetall’s Simulation & Training business unit has signed a contract with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to produce and supply (among other things) more than 2,000 laser transmitter units for small arms and 1,500 soldier target sets featuring “AGDUS passiv Soldat” laser sensors. In future, it will be possible to use Bundeswehr small arms equipped with AGDUS in simulated combat operations, an option not previously available. The new technology is compatible with practically all standard-issue Bundeswehr infantry weapons, including pistols and assault rifles, the G28 and G82 sniper rifles, the MP7 submachine gun, MG4 and MG5 machineguns as well as the AG40 automatic grenade launcher and simulators for hand grenades.
25 Apr 16. Engility to provide CBRNE support to Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Engility Holdings has secured a $248m contract to provide support services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The DTRA’s aim is to counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) threats. Engility will provide technical consulting and systems engineering to the agency, working alongside its research and development directorate in the US Department of Defense’s (DOD) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Combat Support Agency. The contract includes one base year and four additional one-year options, in the second quarter of 2016. (Source: army-technology.com)
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