13 Aug 18. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded an urgent capability requirement contract for a counter-UAS (C-UAS) capability to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Valued at £7.6m ($9.7m) the contract was awarded on the 2 August and made public on 10 August. The Israel-based company carried out a demonstration of its Drone Dome C-UAS capability to the UK’s MoD in January 2018. The MoD required that the solution should be able to detect, track, identify and defeat UAS’s with weight ranges of between 2-150kg. A specific area of focus is also highlighted on the 2-22kg size drone and a minimum defeat range of <500 m. The contract required the solution to be at technology readiness level eight minimum. The Drone Dome was unveiled in April 2016 and is known to be operational in an unspecified Asian country. There has been an explosion of interest in C-UAS systems over the past few years as a result of drones being used by adversaries in conflict zone such as Syria. Bronk noted that while some C-UAS technologies are still being developed the US and Israel have been ‘particularly good’ at the detection element of C-UAS. The Drone Dome is made up of three main components: RADA’s RPS-42 radar; Controp’s MEOS observation; and Netline’s C-Guard RD and NetSense subsystems for detection and jamming. A report published in February 2018 by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College suggests that there as many as 230 C-UAS products produced by 155 manufacturers. (Source: Shephard)
09 Aug 18. MTB UK, Manchester, has been awarded a £65m contract by the UK MoD DE&S Operational Support Vehicle programme (OSVP) to convert 382 MAN 15-tonne trucks to Enhanced Palletised Load System (EPLS). The number of vehicles includes 33 winterised/waterproof versions. (See: BATTLESPACE UPDATE Vol.20 ISSUE 25, 18 June 2018, MILITARY VEHICLE NEWS, New DROPS for MAN) (Source: desider)
10 Aug 18. Today U.S. and Sweden officials formalized an agreement for Sweden to purchase Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. Once the contract is signed, Sweden will become the sixth international customer to sign an agreement to procure PAC-3 MSE. Sweden joins the U.S., Qatar, Japan, Romania, Poland and the United Arab Emirates to procure PAC-3 MSE. Several other nations have also expressed an interest in enhancing their missile defense capabilities with the PAC-3 MSE as part of the Patriot system.
09 Aug 18. Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $218,058,001 modification (P00024) to foreign military sales (Romania) contract W31P4Q-16-C-0036 for the procurement of 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers, associated training, spares and planned enhancement and product improvement modifications. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2020. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $106,195,001 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
10 Aug 18. The government of Sweden signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) Patriot™ air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army. The agreement, formally referred to as a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, paves the way for Sweden’s Patriot force to rapidly reach Initial Operational Capability. Patriot is the backbone of Europe’s defense against ballistic and cruise missiles, advanced aircraft and drones.
10 Aug 18. Turkey orders stand-off jammers. The Turkish Defence Industry Directorate (SSB) signed a contract with Aselsan on 9 August for the local development of the HavaSOJ airborne stand-off jammer electronic support/electronic warfare system for the Turkish Air Force Command (TAFC). The contract covers the development and production of the system and its integration into an aircraft. Aselsan and SSB tweeted that four HavaSOJ systems would be delivered to the TAFC by 2027, with the first system entering the service’s inventory in 2023. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is responsible for the integration of the systems, probably into a business jet, the purchase of which Turkey is close to reaching a deal on with an unidentified company, Temel Kotil, the company’s general manager, said during the signing of the contract between Aselsan and SSB. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
13 Aug 18. Bundeswehr orders rotary-wing UAV for K130 corvette. The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support, announced on 9 August that it had signed a contract at the beginning of the month with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to procure the Skeldar V-200 rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the navy’s K130 corvette. The 3 August contract, also agreed with subcontractors UMS Skeldar and Lürssen, one of the shipyards building the K130, covers the delivery of a Skeldar V-200 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) consisting of two UAVs, full integration of the system into the K130, spare parts, and training of operators and maintainers. The Skeldar V-200 will operate from the K130 at the end of 2019, according to the BAAINBw. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/IHS Jane’s)
15 Aug 18. Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems Inc., Dulles, Virginia, was awarded a $92,556,056 firm-fixed-price contract to procure Husky Mounted Detection System systems, spare and repair parts. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W909MY-18-D-0014).
13 Aug 18. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, its Command & Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, received new orders totaling $32.5m from the U.S. Army PM Tactical Network to provide Manpack Satellite Terminals and networking equipment. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
16 Aug 18. Foster-Miller Inc., doing business as QinetiQ North America, Waltham, Massachusetts, was awarded an $11,658,768 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-fee, and fixed-price-incentive) contract for the Route Clearance and Interrogation System Type I. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work will be performed in Waltham, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2025. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,031,049 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-18-C-0082).
10 Aug 18. GATR Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $522,498,247 modification (P00015) to contract W15QKN-13-D-0099 to procure multiple size Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA) systems, kits, spares, and associated training. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
16 Aug 18. General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a $23,178,805, firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for air traffic control radio replacement. This is a new, one-time requirement to provide CM-300/350 transceivers and the optional remote control units as a form, fit, and function replacement for the legacy GRC 171/211 ATC radio backups. The minimum order quantity is 110 each and the maximum quantity is 1,500 each. Work will be performed Scottsdale, Arizona, and is expected to be effective Aug. 1, 2018 through July 31, 2023. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8102-18-D-0001).
13 Aug 18. Sarcos® Robotics, a global leader in the production of full-body exoskeleton robots for industrial and military applications, today announced that it has been awarded a second exoskeleton development contract from the United States Air Force. The first contract, awarded last year, focused on quasi-powered, full-body exoskeleton robots that facilitate lifting up to 80 pound loads. The second contract is focused on a more robust version, capable of lifting up to 200 pound loads, with a specific focus on use cases relevant to Air Force logistics applications. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
13 Aug 18. SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Montgomery Alabama Police Department has selected the SIG SAUER P320 as their official duty firearm. The Montgomery Police Department has a complement of more than 500 sworn officers protecting the second largest city in the state, with over 200,000 citizens. The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.
14 Aug 18. Trijicon Inc., Wixom, Michigan,* is awarded a $7,626,587 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for handgun reflex sights for the miniature aiming system – day optics program. The handgun reflex sight is a low profile, wide field of view, passive sight for rapid day and night pistol target engagements in confined spaces, while prisoner handling, or in extremis after the primary weapon malfunctions. Work will be performed in Wixom, Michigan, and is expected to be completed by August 2023. Fiscal 2018 defense procurement funding in the amount of $1,158,052 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N0016418DJQ25).
09 Aug 18. Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $596,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N6523618D8014) with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive, firm-target, and firm-fixed-price delivery/task orders. The contract is for the production and delivery of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, networks and support equipment. The work includes procuring, fabricating, assembling, integrating, testing, inspecting and delivering a highly diverse range of systems that include various complex designs provided by Navy program offices in the form of technical data packages. Systems vary in complexity, but generally include the integration of engineered cable assemblies, mounting kit assemblies, hardware, and software/security applications necessary to provide the warfighter with the capability to communicate, maintain situational awareness, and achieve information dominance. The contract includes a single five-year ordering period and an additional two-year award term. The award term, if earned, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $861,100,000. Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina (90 percent); and Norfolk, Virginia (10 percent), and is expected to be complete by August 2023. If the award term is earned, work could continue until August 2025. Fiscal 2018 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $25,000 will be placed on the first delivery order and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured by full and open competition via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website and the Federal Business Opportunities website, with four timely offers received. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.
14 Aug 18. BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $68,910,181 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price term level of effort indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for approximately 803,510 man-hours of support services for the integration and product support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisions’ Special Communications Mission Solutions Division (AD-4.11.4). Work will be performed in St. Inigoes, Maryland (70 percent); and Jacksonville, Florida (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2023. No funds are being obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, with two offers received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-18-D-0059).
16 Aug 18. Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $26,436,939 modification (P00053) to contract W31P4Q-15-C-0102 for procurement of Joint-Air-to-Ground missiles. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2020. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $26,436,939 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
14 Aug 18. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $2,935,545,188 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract for three Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Vehicles. This contract encompasses requirements analysis, design/development, critical path flight hardware procurement, early manufacturing, and risk reduction efforts leading to a system critical design review. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is not a multiyear contract. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $80,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8810-18-C-0005).
13 Aug 18. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $480,000,000 undefinitized contract for air-launched rapid response weapon critical design review and test and production readiness support. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8681-18-C-0021).
09 Aug 18. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $104,991,053 for modification P00003 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1004) for continued design maturation and development of contractually identified Block 4 common capabilities. These efforts are in support of the F-35 Phase 2.2(A)(1) pre-modernization of common capabilities in support of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and the international partners. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in July 2019. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) and international partner funds in the amount of $27,000,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($83,950,846; 79.96 percent) and the international partners ($21,040,207; 20.04 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
10 Aug 18. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $301,980,301 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F0472 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the procurement of ancillary mission equipment for F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 12 aircraft in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, the non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in January 2021. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps), non-DoD participant and FMS funds in the amount of $301,980,301 will be obligated at time of award, $41,066,198 of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This order combines purchases for the Air Force ($109,727,547; 36 percent); Marine Corps ($50,115,140; 17 percent); Navy ($8,979,210; 3 percent); non-DoD participants ($102,334,986; 34 percent); and FMS customers ($30,823,418; 10 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
14 Aug 18. Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, Waldorf, Maryland; Alion Science & Technology Corp., McLean, Virginia, BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland; Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia; CSRA LLC Washington, District of Columbia; Engility Corp., Chantilly, Virginia; Georgia Tech Applied Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia; Leidos, Reston, Virginia; MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio; ManTech International Corp., Fairfax, Virginia; Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California; Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, Texas; URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland; and Wyle Laboratories Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, have each been awarded a maximum $28,000,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ), multiple award research and development contract for the competed Information Analysis Center multiple award contract for Defense Technical Information Center. Because this is an ID/IQ, the location of performance is not known at this time and will be cited on individual delivery orders. Generally, work will be performed at government facilities and is expected to be completed Sept. 29, 2027. For Pool 1 unrestricted full and open, the 15 contractors may compete for task orders valued over $15m under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $54,000 will be obligated at the time of award for the minimum-order guarantee. This contract was competitively procured via request for proposal and publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity (FA8075-17-R-0001).
09 Aug 18. Spectranetix, Inc. headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $28,763,141 Firm Fixed Prototype Project Agreement entitled “C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) Electronic Warfare, Offensive Cyber and SIGINT” through an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with Consortium Management Group, Inc. (CMG) on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5). The scope of this effort for the U.S. Army is development of a software-defined CMOSS Family-of-Systems for fixed site, mounted, and dismounted EW, Offensive Cyber, and SIGINT missions. These Army CMOSS Standard (and Air Force SOSA Standard) SDR systems will be adaptable to rapidly add capabilities to the field to combat evolving threats. Work will be performed in their California State and Washington State facilities. It is expected to be completed by Nov. 29, 2020. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
REST OF THE WORLD
10 Aug 18. HENSOLDT Delivers Radars for Australian Air Traffic Control. The installation of HENSOLDT’s ASR-NG Air Traffic Control systems in Australia takes up speed. Recently, the second Final System has completed site installation joining one Interim System and another already installed Final System. The Royal Australian Air Force, through the Department of Defence, have purchased 9 ASR-NG based Fixed Defence Air Traffic Control Surveillance Sensors (FDATCSS programme also referred to as AIR 5431 Phase2) and one Operational Maintenance Trainer (OMT). Due to the location requirements for the Final systems at two of the sites, two Interim systems are being installed to provide the customer with continuous radar coverage while the legacy radars are removed and replaced in situ with the new Hensoldt solutions. (Source: ASD Network)
17 Aug 18. Rheinmetall wins contract worth over €2bn: Australia orders 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles. Australia has awarded Rheinmetall an order for 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles worth a total of €2.1bn (AUD3.3bn). The contract was signed at Parliament House in Canberra today by the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and the Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia Gary Stewart. Delivery of the advanced 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) will take place between 2019 and 2026.
13 Aug 18. Austal announces Philippines Navy OPV win. Following an announcement by Filipino Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Austal has confirmed that the Philippine Navy will acquire six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) from the Australia-based company. Austal confirmed that it submitted a design based on the company’s highly successful Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) to the Philippine Navy as part of the acquisition process announced during a press conference by Defence Secretary Lorenzana over the weekend. The submitted design is for a larger, more capable variant of Austal’s Cape Class vessels, which are currently in operation with the Australian Border Force and Royal Australian Navy, and were recently announced by thegovernment of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago as its next maritime protection asset. (Source: Defence Connect)
09 Aug 18. Australia re-appoints ASC for Collins-class submarine training. The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has re-contracted state-owned company ASC to deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Collins-class submarine training programme. Services that will be delivered in the contract include operator, maintainer, and operational training for all submariners throughout their submarine career. The contract is for an initial period of five years, with options for two possible extensions of three years each. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
16 Aug 18. Israel Orders Barak-8 Defense Systems – Jointly Developed with India – for Its Navy. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) has entered into an agreement to provide Barak-8 advanced defense systems – jointly developed by Israel and India – to Israel Navy’s Sa’ar-6 corvettes to protect its economic zones and strategic facilities faced with diversified marine threats, The Economic Times reported Thursday. Barak-8 is an operational air and missile defense system deployed by the Israeli navy, as well as by India’s navy and air forces. Designed to defend against a variety of short-to-long-range airborne threats – including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, drones and projectiles – the advanced defense system incorporates a state-of-the-art phased array multi-mission radar, two-way data link, and a flexible command and control system, enabling users to simultaneously engage multiple targets day and night and in all weather conditions. The Barak-8 was developed by IAI in collaboration with Israel’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, as well as the navies of both countries, RAFAEL, IAI’s ELTA Group and local industries in India. (Source: theisraelproject.org)
11 Aug 18. Missiles for Mexico gets US approval. The U.S. State Department has approved a potential sale of Evolved Seasparrow missiles for Mexico’s Navy, the first time that country has purchased the Raytheon-produced weapon. The potential sale — covering six Evolved Seasparrow tactical missiles and two Evolved Seasparrow telemetry missiles, as well as one MK 56 VLS launcher, for an estimated cost of $41m — is fairly small, but notable as the first such buy from Mexico. The intention is to equip the weapons on Mexico’s new Sigma 10514-class frigate, per an announcement from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. (Source: Defense News)
09 Aug 18. New Zealand orders flight simulator for NH90 helicopters. The government of New Zealand has approved the purchase of a flight simulator from Canadian company CAE to train the pilots of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF’s) fleet of NHIndustries NH90 multirole medium helicopters. Currently, training for the RNZAF’s NH90 pilots includes simulator-based training in Germany and Australia, combined with training flights in the NH90s in New Zealand. The budget for the purchase and installation of the 10 m-tall flight training device is NZD42.73m (USD28.42m), said the minister. A large facility will be required to house the new simulator and land at RNZAF Base Ohakea has been earmarked for the construction site. The simulator will be constructed in Montreal, Canada, over the coming year, with the new facility at Ohakea expected to be ready for training activities by July 2020, according to the minister. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
16 Aug 18. Chilean Navy buys Chinese UAV to secure facilities. The Chilean Navy’s Marine Corps has ordered a Mavic Pro four-engine, rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Chinese manufacturer DJI to address a security requirement following an open tender. The UAV, which has no infrared capacity but features good low-light performance, will be used to increase surveillance around the grounds of Fort Felix Aguayo: the corps’ main training and depot base at Con-Con to the north of Valparaiso. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
09 Aug 18. Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $110,000,000 total-package approach, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Paveway Family of Weapons. The contract action provides a total-package approach for Paveway-specific activities including but not limited to: studies, production, certification, integration, and sustainment. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Feb. 9, 2029. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to the Philippines and countries with active cases to acquire Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway Family of Weapons. FMS funds in the amount of $1,554,527 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8681-18-D-0001).
08 Aug 18. Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems for India’s Dhruv Helicopter. Saab has received a follow-on order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the IDAS-2 self-protection suite for the Indian Army’s Dhruv helicopter. The order amounts to approximately MSEK 350. The order includes the IDAS-2 (Integrated Defensive Aids Suite) and the production will take place at Saab’s facility in Centurion, South Africa. Deliveries will begin during 2019. IDAS is designed to provide platform self-protection for rotary and fixed wing aircraft in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments. It has achieved outstanding operational success with a growing list of customers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The product is in operational use in many countries on helicopters, commercial transport aircraft as well as fighters. (Source: ASD Network)