27 Sep 16. The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to acquire the Network Centric Air Defence System (NASAMS) from Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace with the aim to boost the country’s air defense capabilities. The latest development follows an earlier statement by the country’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas, who told local news agency BNS that his ministry planned to purchase the NASAMS for two Lithuanian military units. (Source: Defense News)
27 Sep 16. Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL), a Cohort plc company working with INVISIO Communications A/S, has received a further order for its S10 Tactical Hearing Protection Systems from the UK Ministry of Defence. The order, valued at more than £2m, will provide hearing protection for RAF, Royal Navy and Reservist personnel and follows this month’s completion of the initial order supplying more than 19,000 systems to the British Army. MCL and INVISIO completed the programme five months ahead of schedule, with the contract including a full support package for the next four years, training, documentation, spares and project management. Under the latest order, MCL and INVISIO will also provide a full support package for the next three years, with the option to extend for a further three years.
29 Sep 16. Rheinmetall to modernize and expand German Army Combat Training Centre – several orders worth €24m. The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall AG several modernization contracts worth a total of around €24m. Through to 2020, Rheinmetall will be expanding the system technology of the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, in a series of staggered projects. Located in the Altmark district of Saxony-Anhalt, the GÜZ is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind anywhere. Among other things, the orders (booked in Q2 2016) encompass special expansion of the headquarters software to enable execution and evaluation of training sequences in the site’s “Schnöggersburg” urban combat environment, as well as modernization of the training area’s data communication system. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has assigned Rheinmetall’s Simulation and Training unit the task of readying the GÜZ for MOUT exercises, i.e. military operations in urban terrain. The expansion and modernization of the GÜZ encompasses the following individual projects: The hardware of the existing GÜZ system technology in the headquarters cell will be upgraded to state-of-the-art status. Regeneration of the communication system, involving modernization of the soft¬ware and hardware for connecting tactical radio systems and network technology. In addition, the GÜZ headquarters cell will be equipped with new capabilities for directing and evaluating exercises in built-up areas. Military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) are among the most challenging tasks faced by modern soldiers.
28 Sep 16. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a direct commercial sale contract for the integration of Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) onto the Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighter. The contract, signed with Eurofighter partner company Leonardo Aircraft, includes 18 pods, integration and logistics support for the Kuwait Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon. The Eurofighter Typhoon is the ninth aircraft platform to be equipped with Sniper ATP, joining variants of the F-15, F-16, F-18, A-10, B-1, B-52, F-2 and Harrier. Pod deliveries will begin in 2017 to support integration efforts.
26 Sep 16. BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $383,977,504 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for crew served weapons sights. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2023. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the co