13 Jun 16. Saab has selected Telephonics Corporation to supply its SFF-44A identification friend or foe (IFF) interrogator system.
Under the contract, the SFF-44A will be integrated into Saab’s ground-based Giraffe agile multi-beam (AMB) radar platform. The system will provide a clear surveillance picture, allowing the user to make quick tactical decisions while protecting against air threats. (Source: army-technology.com)
13 Jun 16. Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries, has signed a two-year, multi-million pound contract for the supply of specialized military batteries with UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) delivery partner Team Leidos. The contract covers the supply of around 60 different types of primary and rechargeable batteries for a host of military applications, from radios to helicopters. Over the term of the contract, Saft will supply many thousands of primary and rechargeable cells and batteries, to provide reliable, lightweight and long-duration power for high-tech equipment used by the British Armed Forces.
13 Jun 16. Safran Electronics & Defense, the European leader in inertial navigation systems, has been chosen to provide the navigation systems for Griffon armored vehicles as part of France’s Scorpion program. This program is designed to enhance the front-line fighting capabilities of the French army, including the delivery of 1,668 Griffon multirole armored vehicles (VBMR) between 2018 and 2033. Safran will supply the Epsilon 10 navigation system for Griffon armored vehicles, along with a system based on hemispherical resonating gyros (HRG) for the artillery observation version (VOA). Griffon VOA artillery observation vehicles will be fitted with Safran’s Paseo optronic (electrooptical) system, comprising an inertial navigator derived from the Sigma 20 family. This system will give the Griffon VOA target location capability on a par with NATO’s best-in-class standards. The Epsilon 10 navigation system is an integral part of the digital battlefield and operates in conjunction with a tactical coordination instrument. It gives multirole armored vehicles autonomous engagement capability in the case of a GPS signal loss, jamming or other countermeasures.
13 Jun 16. Thales, Unica land Dutch Ministry of Defence order. The Dutch Ministry of Defence has ordered a new surveillance and security system for 170 of its sites in the Netherlands from France’s Thales and Dutch IT services company Unica Groep BV, the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday. Thales and Unica will install and operate the system as well as supply services over 15 years, the statement said. Financial terms were not disclosed but a source said the contract was worth between 100m and 250m euros. (Source: Reuters)
13 Jun 16. As part of France’s SCORPION programme, led by the French defence Procurement Agency (DGA), the Thales TopAxyz inertial navigation unit (IMU) has been selected to equip the Jaguar reconnaissance and combat armoured vehicle. The IMU will position the Jaguar in the theatre of operations and measure its attitude in all conditions, even when there is no GPS signal, which is crucial for Blue Force Tracking. The unit also plays a vital role in local situational awareness, remotely acquiring the positions of enemy units. This IMU is derived from systems already in service on the A350 XWB civil airliner, the Neuron UAS, Ariane 5 launch vehicle and Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft. It features the very latest technologies and has been tailored to the needs of land missions, where high performance and precision, even in extreme operating conditions, are of paramount importance.
15 Jun 16. Thales was awarded a NATO contract in March 2016 to supply 13 secure modems and the new NetIP solution for optimising network traffic. The M21 modems will be installed at NATO’s four new tactical satcom stations in April 2017. Thales’s Modem 21 product is already in ser