09 May 17. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received contracts valued at a total of $90m from a European nation for tactical radios as part of the country’s communications readiness program. The contracts were received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2017. The contracts include the company’s Falcon II® AN/PRC-150C, which provides beyond line-of-sight communications and assured communications in a satellite-denied environment, and the Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A that provides wideband voice and data capability for enhanced situational awareness. The combination of the two radio systems will increase readiness and allow for full interoperability with U.S., NATO and coalition forces. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
05 May 17. On 2 May 2017, the DGA awarded the contract to renovate three of the five La Fayette-class Frigates (FLF) currently in service with the French Navy to DCNS. The awarding of this contract is in line with the decision of the French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, taken at the ministerial investment committee, to initiate this renovation programme, in parallel to the realisation of the Intermediate-Size Frigate (FTI) programme, with the aim of maintaining a formation of fifteen first-rate frigates in the French Navy during the transition phase, which will accompany the delivery of the FTI frigates as of 2023. The renovation work, which will start in 2020, will be performed in Toulon and synchronised with the scheduled overhauls of the frigates. The first renovated FLF will be delivered in 2021. Designed to conduct prevention, protection and intervention missions, the La Fayette-class frigates contribute to crisis management and the protection of French interests around the world. They entered service between 1996 and 2001. The renovation will cover the platform and the combat system. It will include, amongst other aspects, renovation work on the structure, the electronic and IT systems used to manage the vessel’s installations (propulsion, steering gear, power generation…). With regard to the combat system, the combat command system, which manages the sensors and weapons, will be replaced by a version derived from that used on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the tactical data links will be modernised and the CROTALE anti-air warfare system will be replaced by 2 renovated SADRAL launchers. Lastly, the La Fayette-class Frigates will be equipped with an anti-submarine capacity, with the integration of a hull-mounted sonar and anti-torpedo countermeasures.
11 May 17. The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $488,076,762 modification (P00007) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of 38 AH-64 Apache aircraft, and to procure three Longbow crew trainers and associated spares. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 other funds in the amount of $488,076,762 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
08 May 17. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will deliver a tailored simulation-based F-16 training environment for the Romanian Air Force (RoAF). The family of systems training system includes a comprehensive suite of full mission trainers and combat tactics trainers that can be networked together, aligning technologies to deliver advanced training while meeting affordability goals. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver the SciosTrain™ suite of simulators in 2019, also providing contractor logistics support services. The technology can be networked together to enable multiple pilots to train together on advanced scenarios.
10 May 17. BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $48,487,511 modification (P00562) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA2517-06-C-8001. Contractor will manage