01 Dec 17. U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the Congress of the following possible Foreign Military Sales: The Government of Poland has requested to purchase sixteen (16) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, nine (9) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 alternative warheads, sixty-one (61) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary. Also included are eight (8) Universal Position Navigation Units (UPNU), thirty-four (34) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, one thousand six hundred forty-two (1,642) Guidance and Control Section Assemblies for GMLRS, Missile Common Test Sets and Devices, testing Precision, Lightweight GPS Receivers (PLGR), support equipment, U.S. Government and contractor services, training, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $250m. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, TX. This FMS case will support the parallel Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) between Lockheed Martin and Polska Grupa Zbrojenjowa (PGZ), the prime contractor for this effort in Poland. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
06 Dec 17. Indra will supply ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), one of the world’s biggest shipbuilders, with new satellite communications systems for two submarines for the export market. The company will deliver a Ku band system mounted on a three-axis stabilized platform that ensures that vessels will remain connected even in the most difficult sea states. It is a well proven system used by fleets all over the world which Indra has already delivered to several navies. Satcom terminals provide fast, secure communications with a greater bandwidth than line-of-sight (LoS) communications. This higher data rate reduces the submarine´s exposure time on the surface, making it more difficult to be detected by radars of vessels and aircraft and therefore increasing its stealth capacity and the safety of the crew. (Source: ASD Network)
05 Dec 17. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a five-year agreement for the agency to purchase Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTRs) on behalf of member countries. The follow-on agreement is in effect through 2021 and provides for the purchase of up to 3,000 ELGTRs a year for the next five years. Lockheed Martin has produced more than 160,000 advanced training rounds for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and international customers. Recognized worldwide as the only live-fire training solution for warfighters, ELGTR is compatible with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B and various international aircraft platforms.
01 Dec 17. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of AIM-120C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) to Poland. The estimated $250m FMS includes the procurement of up to 150 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM, in addition to missile containers, weapon system support, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, as well as personnel training and equipment. Under the FMS, Poland has also requested engineering, technical, and logistics support services for the US Government and contractor, and other related elements of logistical and programme support. Approved by the US State Department, the potential sale will contribute to US foreign policy and national security by helping to enhance the security of a Nato ally. Poland continues to serve as an important force for ensuring political stability and economic progress in Central Europe. The AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM purchase will help support the country’s F-16 fighter jet programme. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
06 Dec 17. Harris Corporation (NYSE:H