21 Feb 18. Lincad, the British manufacturer of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems for military applications, is pleased to announce that it has won a further contract with Leonardo to supply batteries and other power management equipment for the Type 163 Laser Target Designator system. The battle proven Type 163 Laser Target Designator has been designed specifically to meet all of today’s special and conventional force JTACs and JFOs mission requirements for marking and terminally controlling Semi Active Air to Ground weapons accurately onto the target at ranges up to 10km.
21 Feb 18. BAE Systems’ operational research consultancy CORDA has signed a contract extension with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) for its analysis support construct (ASC) framework.
Originally awarded to the consultancy in August 2015, the contract is slated to end in March this year. The latest contract extension will enable CORDA to continue as prime contractor for the framework for another two years. Established by Dstl, ASC is a commercial framework designed to address the increased demand of the UK Government for evidence-based decision-making. The framework offers a flexible and transparent approach to the analysis required by the government’s defence and security decision-makers, in addition to supporting an enhanced collaboration between the government, industry and academia analysis communities through an open supply chain. (Source: army-technology.com)
22 Feb 18. NNL Signs Major Agreement with Sellafield Limited. The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is delighted to announce the signing of a new Technical Services Agreement (TSA) with Sellafield Limited. NNL and Sellafield Ltd have a long and proud history of working together, and the TSA will introduce a significant positive change in the way in which the two organisations work together. One of the most important commercial agreements ever signed by NNL, the TSA strengthens our shared history and sets the direction for years to come. The 2 organisations signed a collaboration agreement in October 2016, and the TSA aligns with this and provides the legal procedures for placing work between the 2 companies.
20 Feb 18. Sweden – Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Sweden of Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units for an estimated cost of $3.2bn. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Government of Sweden has requested to buy four (4) Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units consisting of:
— four (4) AN/MPQ-65 radar sets,
— four (4) AN/MSQ-132 engagement control stations,
— nine (9) antenna mast groups, twelve (12) M903 launching stations,
— one hundred (100) Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM (GEM-T) missiles,
— two hundred (200) Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, and
— four (4) Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III.
Also included with this request are communications equipment, tools and test equipment, range and test programs, support equipment to include associated vehicles, prime movers, generators, publications and technical documentation, training equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training, Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT), U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, Systems Integration and Checkout (SICO), field office support, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $3.2bn. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner which has been, and continues to be, an important for