19 Apr 17. BAE Systems has been awarded a £1.4bn contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to deliver the next Astute class submarine to the Royal Navy. Agamemnon will be the sixth of seven nuclear-powered attack submarines designed and manufactured at the Company’s site at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.The first three Astute class submarines HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful are currently in service with the Royal Navy with a further four in various stages of construction at the Barrow site. BAE Systems is the prime contractor responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the seven Astute class nuclear-powered attack submarines. It is also the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme, the Royal Navy’s next generation of submarines that will carry the continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. The Company’s submarine operation employs approximately 8,400 people and spends more than £300m per year with over 1,000 suppliers – 85 per cent of whom are based in the UK.
18 Apr 17. Saab has received an order from the Naval Port Gdynia, Poland, for the maintenance and logistic support of the Polish Navy’s RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system with deliveries taking place 2017-2018. Contracted in 2006, the RBS15 Mk3 is in service on-board the Polish Navy’s Orkan-class fast attack craft. Included in the contract is scheduled maintenance of the missile system and additional ILS in the form of training and additional tool sets.
17 Apr 17. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $24,456,460 modification (0019) to contract W56HZV-15-D-0031 for recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks M984A4 (M984A0/A2 to M984A4 – 10); Palletized Load System M1075A1 (M1075A0 to M1975A1 – 50); and M984A4 self-recovery winches – 10. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2015 and 2017 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $24,456,460 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.
19 Apr 17. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been contracted to deliver its Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery system for the semi-autonomous hydrographic reconnaissance vehicle (SAHRV). The SAHRV is being developed as a small and portable unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) intended for use in shallow water surveillance applications to scan, detect and identify mines and other obstacles. GA-EMS has been tasked to design, fabricate, supply and conduct at-sea testing of the LiFT battery system to be used on the SAHRV platform, as part of a collaboration with the US Department of Defense. (Source: naval-technology.com)
18 Apr 17. Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support. Contractor will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (Air Force Inventory), JASSM-Extended Range and any JASSM variant in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by April 17, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682-17-D-0002).
19 Apr 17. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) has awarded commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) task order to UltiSat. The COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity task order requires UltiSat to provide C-band and Ku-band bandwidth capacity to the US Air Force (USAF). UltiSat will provide bandwidth to support the USAF Space Test and Training