21 Aug 17. Kent Periscopes, the North Wales, UK based international supplier of unity vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for military armoured fighting vehicles, has signed a contract with the Southwest UK based full-service marketing and communications agency, Chamois Consulting Ltd. Under this contract, the team at Chamois will provide an integrated, out-sourced marketing, communications and advertising service. Already firmly established in the global armoured vehicle market, Kent Periscopes have plans to expand their footprint with wider sales of their existing products and services whilst also developing innovative and capable new products. Taking on Chamois supports Kent’s strategy for further growth by assisting them in improving the profile and awareness of their brand, products and services.
21 Aug 17. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible $1.25bn FMS of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and Related Support and Equipment to Romania. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the Congress that the Government of Romania has requested the possible sale of fifty-four (54) High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers, eighty-one (81) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, eighty-one (81) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative Warhead, fifty-four (54) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary, twenty-four (24) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), fifteen (15) M1151A1 HMMWVs, Utility, Armored, and fifteen (15) M1151A1 HMMWVs, Armor Ready 2-Man. Also included with this request are: fifty-four (54) M1084A1P2 HIMARS Resupply Vehicles (RSVs) (5 ton, Medium Tactical Cargo Vehicle with Material Handling Equipment), fifty-four (54) M1095 MTV Cargo Trailer with RSV kit, and ten (10) M1089A1P2 FMTV Wreckers (5 Ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Wrecker with Winch), thirty (30) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, support equipment, communications equipment, sensors, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, training and training equipment, systems integration support, Quality Assurance Teams and a Technical Assistance Fielding Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $1.25bn. The prime contractors will be Lockheed-Martin in Grand Prairie, Texas and Camden, Arkansas. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
21 Aug 17. Saab and the UK’s Ministry of Defence sign contract extension.
Defence and security company Saab and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a three year contract extension for the provision of Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) as a fully managed service. The contract has a total value of SEK 210m.
Saab’s versatile Deployable TES (DTES) system is used by the British Army to support overseas training exercises conducted by Light Role Battle Groups as part of their Collective Training progression. As part of the contract, the DTES system will undergo a significant program of refurbishment, which will future-proof it, ensuring that it remains at the leading edge of Saab’s product portfolio.
“Since 2009, our technical and exercise training support staff have effectively been embedded within the British Army, supporting up to seven exercises per year. Saab sees this contract extension as recognition of the strong working relationship we have developed with the British Army and the MoD,” says Åsa Thegström, head of business unit Training & Simulation, at Saab business area Dynamics.
The proven, high fidelity system provides the ability to simulate the effects of direct and indirect fire, track individual instrumented troo