22 Nov 16. Saab has received an order for multi-national training from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). The order value is MSEK 103 and deliveries will take place during 2017. The order includes a new radio system that increases the Swedish Armed Forces’ capabilities in training and simulation. The system provides the ability to conduct larger military manoeuvres and interoperate with several armies from other nations, such as the other Nordic countries and most NATO nations in Europe, as well as with the US Army in Europe. The radio system transfers data to and from each individual soldier and vehicle to a training command centre where things such as positions and status for each simulator system are summarized for evaluation. The delivery includes mobile base stations and radio systems for vehicles and soldiers.
22 Nov 16. Saab has received an order for new laser simulators from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). The order value is MSEK 95 and deliveries will be made during 2017. The Swedish Army is upgrading and modernizing its training system to meet future functional requirements on a national level. The upgrade entails that the Swedish Armed Forces will be able to utilize the international standard, which is used by other Nordic countries as well as several European NATO countries and the US Army in Europe.
17 Nov 16. General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is being awarded $26,193,779 for modification P000006 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00030-16-C-0005), for new procurement efforts for sustainment of the U.S. and United Kingdom (UK) SSBN fire control system; the U.S. SSGN attack weapon control system (to include training and support equipment); and the missile fire control for the U.S. Ohio Replacement and UK Successor common missile compartment program development. Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (90 percent); Bremerton, Washington, (3.8 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (2.8 percent); Dahlgren, Virginia (1 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (1 percent); Portsmouth, Virginia (1 percent); and United Kingdom (0.4 percent) with an expected completion date of December 2020. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,453,280; fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,828,750; United Kingdom funds in the amount of $5,297,822; fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,911,920; fiscal 2017 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $971,231; fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $720,776; and fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,000 are being obligated on this award. Contract funds in the amount of $8,453,280 will expire at the end of the fiscal year. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.
22 Nov 16. Babcock bid for French defence contract recommended by DGA. Babcock France is pleased to announce that, following a competitive bid process, France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has recommended it be awarded a contract to provide and maintain a training platform and related services for the French Air Force (l’Armée de l’Air). Babcock’s share of the FOMEDEC contract is expected to be worth over €400m, around half of which relates to the financing of assets for the customer. The Group is currently in advanced discussions with a leading French industrial partner regarding the execution of the 11 year contract to provide new training aircraft, related simulators and modernised training facilities for the training of fighter jet crews to be performed by Air Force itself. Final contract award will be subject to the successful completion of the French Ministère de la Défense’s approval process, following the usual pre-contractual standstill period. (Source: ASD Netw