10 Oct 16. Jenoptik to Supply Military Land Vehicles Equipment to Poland. Jenoptik is to supply 126 electric turret and weapon stabilization systems to the Polish company ZM Bumar Labedy S. A. as part of a modernization program for the Leopard 2 tank. The complete order amounts to 22m euros and will be handled together with Polish subsuppliers. Delivery will be made between 2017 and 2020. Jenoptik is the first large subcontractor after Rheinmetall Defence within the Polish project. The contract was signed at the Polish International Defense Industry Exhibition, MSPO, in Kielce. The all-electric stabilization systems replace the hydraulic systems used to date. They are mostly maintenance free and generate less heat inside the tank. Basically these systems adjust and stabilize the turret and weapon while the tank is in motion. (Source: ASD Network)
13 Oct 16. Babcock awarded contract by General Dynamics Electric Boat
Babcock International Group announced today that it has been awarded a competitive contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat to manufacture 22 tactical missile tube assemblies as part of the common missile compartment (CMC) project for the UK Successor and US Ohio Class replacement submarine programmes. This work is part of the second phase of the project and places Babcock as a critical supplier of missile tube assemblies. Beginning towards the end of 2016 and expected to complete in the early 2020s, with further opportunities expected from future batches, the work will be carried out at Babcock’s facilities at Rosyth and Bristol, sustaining around 150 positions created in the first phase. The contract for this batch of CMC components is expected to be worth around £80m.
10 Oct 16. BAE Systems has signed a ten-and-a-half-year contract extension to provide the Royal Navy with combat systems integration services to both in-service and future platforms, including Type 45 destroyers, the new Queen Elizabeth (QE) Class aircraft carriers, and the Type 26 Global Combat Ships. Following on from the first phase of the Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Services contract (NCSISS), awarded in March 2012, the extension will see BAE Systems’ highly skilled combat systems engineers supporting the key in-service Royal Naval ships. The contract is a collaborative service delivered by BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Defence & Equipment Support (DE&S) and will be delivered out of BAE Systems’ Maritime Integration Support Centre (MISC) facility at Portsdown Technology Park in Portsmouth.
07 Oct 16. Kongsberg contracted to upgrade main weapon system of Norwegian ULA-class submarines. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA Naval Systems) has awarded a Nkr220m ($27.4m) contract to Kongsberg Defence Systems for upgrading part of the main weapon system of ULA-class submarines. The contract will be delivered for a period of four years. In past years, Kongsberg has supplied combat systems to the ULA-class submarines and also conducted several upgrade programmes. The present contract includes electronics and functionality for handling submarines torpedoes. (Source: naval-technology.com)
10 Oct 16. French DGA contracts Zodiac Aerosafety Systems to supply air drop systems. France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has awarded a contract to Zodiac Aerosafety Systems to provide air drop systems for special mission skydivers. Zodiac Aerosafety will provide système de mise à terre des chuteurs opérationnels (SMT C-OPS) comprising of a parachute, a navigation system, a self-guided package, communications system, skydiver protection equipment (helmet, low-temperature clothing) and all accessory devices required by the parachutist. DGA said that the new system will allow a total mass of about 200kg to be dropped from an altitude of about 30,000ft, where the G9 parachute currently in service can handle only 160kg at 24,000ft. The acquisition of new equipment is intended to meet the need fo