25 Jul 17. TEK Military Seating awarded Human Transport Module (HTM) contract for the Royal Netherlands Marines. The Royal Netherlands marines have replaced its aging fleet of logistic vehicles, which are based in the Caribbean, with a new fleet of Iveco Eurocargo 4×4 trucks, with many having the ProTEK® HTM Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) units fitted. The integration of the fleet has been carried out by VDL Defence Technologies in Eindhoven, with the fleet featuring a new composite flatbed to which the ROPS units are fitted. Working closely with VDL Defence Technologies, TEK has manufactured a 12 seat solution per vehicle, divided into two six seat units for ease of fitting and removal. Each unit features ProTEK® Light crew seats and conform to European roll over protection standards. Whilst these units follow current production models, modifications had to be made to ensure that the extreme humidity would not affect the frames, so each frame was zinc and nylon coated and additional features included to ensure occupant safety was not compromised. ProTEK® Light seats feature our Coyote brown military fabric designed for extreme environments and is fully rot proofed. On show at DSEI 2017 will be the newly developed ProTEK® Modular HTM (ROPS) system, featuring two seat modular units which can be bolted together to offer increased flexibility for users.
27 Jul 17. Teledyne Labtech, a UK-based business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, announced today that it has secured a new supply contract worth over £11m as part of an agreement with international aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo. The award is multi-year, spanning 8 years for the manufacture, assembly and testing of high performance RF/Microwave PCB for leading-edge Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems. AESA radar systems are solid state devices known for their high reliability and performance, simpler designs and lower maintenance costs.
26 Jul 17. Leonardo welcomes the decision by the Norwegian Police Directorate to choose the AW169 as their new law enforcement helicopter following a tender for their helicopter service modernization programme. The contract, expected to be signed in August 2017, will include three aircraft, with an option for a further three units, and a 10-year maintenance package.
27 Jul 17. Olin Corp., Winchester Division, East Alton, Illinois, was awarded a $23,972,390 modification (P00013) to contract W52P1J-16-C-0003 for 7.62mm and .50 caliber small caliber ammunition cartridges. Work will be performed in Oxford, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2015 and 2017 other funds in the amount of $23,972,390 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
24 Jul 17. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $119,651,946 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-6247) to exercise an option for engineering services and support of the Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems program. The Integrated Submarine Imaging System provides visual and other capabilities for Navy submarines. Services will include design, development, testing, reverse engineering, technology insertion/refreshment, engineering services, field engineering services and system support. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (50 percent); Syracuse, New York (25 percent); Virginia Beach, Virginia (15 percent); Northampton, Massachusetts (5 percent); Arlington, Virginia (2 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (2 percent); and Newport, Rhode Island (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2018. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy); 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2