16 May 19. THIELMANN WEW has received an order to deliver a self-contained 10,000 liter (2,642 US gallon) water transport and dispensing unit for the Croatian armed forces. The order, placed in February 2019, will see THIELMANN WEW deliver a single unit for testing and evaluation by the Croatian land forces. Delivery will take place by the end of 2019. Based on the company’s Heavy Vehicle Module (Water) concept, the Multi Water Tank Container is a self-contained ‘drop and go’ drinkable water storage and distribution system fitted within a low profile 20ft ISO frame. With integrated heating, pumping and 2.4kW generator system, the system can pump 150 liters per minute and can be transported on military logistics vehicles with DROPS/Hooklift capability. The system requires no site preparation prior to its deployment and can provide a stand-alone capability or be integrated into a wider camp infrastructure. THIELMANN WEW will work with its Croatian partner, Hidraulika Kurelja, on this order. Hidraulika Kurelja is prime integrator for a wider land logistics programme for the Croatian military.
10 May 19. Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of four AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $205m. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested to buy four (4) AH-1Z attack helicopters, eight (8) T700-GE-701D engines (installed), eight (8) Honeywell Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (EGI) and Precise Positioning Service (PPS) (installed), and fourteen (14) AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. Also included is communication equipment, electronic warfare systems, M197 20mm machine guns, Target Sight System, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $205m. (Source: ASD Network)
10 May 19. Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of twelve UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800m. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested to buy (12) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with twenty-eight (28) T700-GE-701D engines (24 installed and 4 spares), twenty-nine (29) H-764GU Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation and Country Unique SAASM (24 installed and 5 spares), twenty-four (24) M240H machine guns, one-hundred fourteen (114) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS), and fifteen (15) AN/AAR-57(V)3 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) (12 installed and 3 spares). Also included are four (4) Aviation Mission Planning Systems (AMPS), twenty-nine (29) AN/ARC-231 UHF/VHF Radios with RT-1808A, twenty-nine (29) AN/ARC-201D SINCGARS Airborne Radios System with RT-1478D, fifteen (15) AN/ARC-220(V)3 HF Radio, twelve (12) Federated Advanced Navigation System (FANS) with RNP/RNAV, fifteen (15) AN/APX-123 IFF with Mode 4/5 Transponder (12 installed and 3 spares), fifteen (15) AN/ARN-147(V) (12 installed and 3 spares), fifteen (15) AN/ARN-149(V) Automatic Digital Frequency (12 installed and 3 spares), fifteen (15) Tactical Airborne Navigation System (TACAN) AN/ARN-153 (12 installed and 3 spares), fifteen (15) AN/APR-39C(V)l/4 Radar Warning Receiver, fifteen (15) AN/AVR-2B(V) Laser Warning System (12 installed and 3 spares), sixty (60) Military Grade AN/AVS-6 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), four (4) EBC-406HM Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), Aircraft Wireless Intercom System (AWIS), forty-eight (48) Machine Gun Mounts, twenty-four (24) M134D Mini Gun, four thousand (4,000) M-134 Inert Training Rounds, twenty-four (24) M-134 Power Supply Pack, twelve (12) GP-19 Machine Gun Pods, twelve (12) GAU-19B Machine Guns, twenty-four (24) M-134 Power Supply Pack, one hundred forty-four (144) M-134 Spare Barrels, four thousand (4,000) M-134 Training Rounds, twelve (12) M-134 Mount Systems, twelve (12) Packaging Crating and Handling Mount System in Support of M-134, twelve (12) M261 Rocket Launchers, one hundred thousand (100,000) 7.62MM 4 Ball M80 1 Tracer M62 Linked, five hundred one thousand (501,000) Cartridge 7.62MM 4 Ball 1 Tracer, ten thousand (10,000) Cartridge 50 Caliber Ball, ten thousand (10,000) 50 Caliber 4 Ball 1 Tracer, ten thousand (10,000) Cartridge 50 Caliber 4 Armor Piercing Incendiary 1 Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer Linked, three Hundred (300) Cartridge 25.4 Millimeter Decoy M839, four (4) Cartridge Impulse CCU-92/A, three hundred eighty-four (384) Rocket 2.75 Inch High Explosive Warhead M151 Fuze M423 Motor MK66-4, two hundred forty (240) Warhead 2.75 Inch Rocket M151HE, one hundred eighty (180) Rocket Motor 2.75 Inch MK66-4, four hundred (400) Flare Aircraft Countermeasure M206, Two (2) Airborne Command and Control Systems includes three (3) PRC-117s (two (2) as line-of-sight and one (1) as beyond line-of-sight, one (1) iridium phone, one (1) ROVER 4 (to UAS), DAGAR (GPS)), twelve (12) AN/APN-209 Radar Altimeter, twenty-four (24) Upturned Exhaust System, thirteen (13) MX-10D EO/IR Sensor with Laser Designator (12 and 1 spare), thirteen (13) IZLED 200 PIR Laser (12 installed and 1 spare), thirty (30) User Data Modules (UDM) for Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) Classified Software Updates, Machine Gun Component Spare Parts, Operation Mission Data Set (MDS) in support of the AN/APR-39C(V)l/4, twelve (12) AN/AVS-7 Heads-Up Display, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support, calibration services, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, weapons, ammunition, night vision devices, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training devices, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $800m. (Source: ASD Network)
16 May 19. Comtech receives additional funding from US Army. Comtech Telecommunications’ Command and Control Technologies will continue providing sustainment services for the US Army’s AN/TSC-198A SNAP and baseband equipment, the company announced on 13 May. The company has received additional funding of $15m from the army on the previously announced three-year $124.2m contract. The contract has been funded $65.6m to date. SNAP terminals provide quick and mobile satellite communications capabilities to personnel in the field. (Source: Shephard)
10 May 19. LiteFighter System LLC,** Canton, Georgia, has been awarded a maximum $200,000,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial-off-the-shelf shelters and tents. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a 12-month base contract with three one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia, with a May 9, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1130).
10 May 19. Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $10,508,635 modification (P00049) to contract W31P4Q-16-C-0102 to develop and qualify a modular rocket pod and launch tubes for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System that will be adaptable to future munitions. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2018 missile procurement, Army funds in the amount of $10,508,635 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
16 May 19. American firm PathFinder Digital has secured a follow-on contract from General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) for the manufacture and delivery of BAT-750 MVSAT terminals for integration and use on the US Army Prophet programme. The company’s BAT-750, a fly-away and / or vehicle-mount satellite communications terminal, operates in Ku band while the BAT-1214 and BAT-850 terminals operate in Ka, Ku and X bands. PathFinder began supplying MVSAT solutions for the Prophet programme in 2010. The company was asked to develop Tri-band (Ku, Ka and X) mobile ground system very small aperture terminals (VSAT) for deployment on the Trojan network, as well as future deployment on WIN-T. The company has also secured a follow-on contract from General Dynamics Mission Systems to carry out upgrades and resets to PathFinder’s BAT-750 satellite terminals. As part of the upgrades, an antenna control unit and modem will be integrated, EMI filters will be installed, and enhancements will be made to reduce vibration of the antenna while operating on military M-ATVs in harsh terrain. Work includes resetting the terminals to fully operational condition. (Source: army-technology.com)
10 May 19. Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $101,333,802 modification (P00014) to contract W31P4Q-17-C-0194 to procure Tactically-Launched Optically-Tracked Wireless-Guided missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2017 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $101,333,802 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
16 May 19. BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, is awarded a $36,726,784 firm-fixed-price contract for the demonstration and development of the Dual Band Decoy capability which will leverage existing and projected contractor technologies and expand capabilities relative to the currently fielded Integrated Defense Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55 Fiber Optic Towed Decoy and AN/ALE-50 Advanced Airborne Expendable Decoy used on the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed in August 2021. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $12,000,000 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via broad agency announcement; three offers were received. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-1025).
15 May 19. The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems a USD10.9m contract to upgrade the guidance section of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) 70mm (2.75 inch) guided rocket. According to a US Department of Defense contract announcement on 7 May, the contract provides for BAE “to combine the Rotary Wing APKWS II and the Fixed Wing [FW] APKWS II guidance sections into one hardware and software solution”. Work is expected to complete in April 2021. BAE Systems declined to comment on the detail of the upgrade contract or specifics of the single-hardware and software solution – as possibly an APKWS III – from the combination of the Rotary Wing APKWS II and FW APKWS II guidance sections. NAVAIR did not respond to a request for clarification from Jane’s. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
13 May 19. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $139,808,430 for modification P00009 to a previously awarded, fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-16-D-1002). This modification increases the ceiling of the contract to procure up to 12,000 additional Precision Laser Guidance Sets for the Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (68.23 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (10.1 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (9.38 percent); Odessa, Missouri (4.37 percent); Simpsonville, South Carolina (4.03 percent); Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.68 percent); and various locations within the continental U.S. (2.21 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2020. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
15 May 19. Boeing has awarded a contract to Cobham to supply the complete oxygen system for the new T-X jet trainer. Under the contract, Cobham will supply the system, comprising SureSTREAM oxygen concentrator, pilot breathing regulators and a back-up oxygen system with a fill valve. Cobham’s SureSTREAM is designed to automatically adjust the concentration of oxygen delivered to the pilot during flight. This will ensure improved oxygen delivery and pilot safety. SureSTREAM was previously used on three other military aircraft. According to the company, the system was selected because it meets oxygen system operating requirements for the T-X Trainer’s advanced pilot training programme specifications. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
14 May 19. General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a sole-source, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (HC1013-19-D-0004) with the Defense Information System Agency (DISA). This contract will provide enhanced mobile satellite services secure voice equipment. The cumulative face value of this action is $32,600,000. Performance will be at the contractor’s facility. In accordance with the pre-solicitation notice posted to FedBizOpps on Sept. 10, 2018, a proposal was solicited directly from General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., on a sole-source basis under the statutory authority of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The period of performance is 12 months, or May 14, 2019, through May 13, 2020, with four 12-month option periods. The DISA/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1013-19-D-0004).
14 May 19. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a $46m delivery order for eight Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) Units. This award is a part of the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity JTE Enhanced Delivery Initiative contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force in December 2018. JTE is a mobile air defense electronic warfare threat simulator that provides high-fidelity replication of surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery threats for aircrew training. Awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, this award includes the delivery of eight wide-band variants of the threat emitter unit, as well as retrofit kits for some existing systems. Deliveries are slated for U.S. training ranges across the country and to select international locations. This will mark the second set of JTE systems delivered internationally. All work under this contract will be performed in Buffalo. Northrop Grumman’s JTE is the current U.S. Air Force program of record with 30 systems fielded both domestically and internationally. The JTE provides a modern, reactive battlespace war environment, designed to help train military personnel to identify and effectively counter enemy missile or artillery threats.
16 May 19. Peraton Government Communications Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00011), 47QTCA18D00FD/HC101315F0023, for commercial satellite communications service. The face value of this action is $7,479,248 funded by fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds. The total cumulative face value of the task order is $37,406,240. Performance directly supports the U.S. Central Command commercial satellite bandwidth support. Quotations were solicited via the General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule, Information Technology Schedule 70, and one quotation was received from 25 offerors solicited. The period of performance for Option Period Four is June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020; there are no remaining unexercised option periods for this task order. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.
15 May 19. Perspecta to provide cyber EW support to US Army. Perspecta has been awarded a contract to deliver cyber electronic warfare (EW) support to the US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (IEW&S), the company announced on 8 May. The contract is a 10-year R4 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple-award contract valued up to USD982m. Under the contract, the company will develop and deploy a suite of non-kinetic cyber EW tools to support the army’s cyber-electromagnetic activities (CEMA) mission. The aim of the programme is to enhance IEW&S’ integrated intelligence, electronic, and cyber warfare capabilities that provide spectrum and cyber space superiority to guarantee the US forces a greater degree of freedom of manoeuvre on the battlefield. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
REST OF THE WORLD
15 May 19. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, was awarded a $92,400,000 modification (P00003) to Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract W15QKN-18-D0020 for 120mm munition high explosive with tracer tank ammunition cartridges. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 16, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.
17 May 19. Perth-based Chironix has secured a contract with the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop and demonstrate a technology system that will significantly improve outcomes for casualties in the field. Chironix will utilise its robotics expertise to transport a medical litter on an autonomous ground vehicle to facilitate the saving of lives in the field. In addition, Chironix will use Glass Enterprise Edition to connect medical physicians at the hospital to field personnel to extend the level of care available to casualties in conflict zones. Chironix developed autonomous systems that will be executed on an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for navigating unstructured terrains, difficult gradients and challenging environments. This autonomous robotic vehicle will transport a person on a NATO grade stretcher to receive critical care. This allows patients in the field to receive necessary medical attention while being transported to a medical node in dangerous environments. The project is named after the Anzac stretcher bearer, Jack Simpson, in order to memorialise the importance of saving lives as part of Project Simpson for ONR. (Source: Defence Connect)
15 May 19. Follow-up order from Brazil for Rheinmetall’s Fieldguard 3 measurement system. Rheinmetall Air Defence, the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group’s Swiss subsidiary, has won an order for a further Fieldguard 3 military measurement system from a major Brazilian defence contractor. Fieldguard is an active fire control system whose special sensors enable it to measure the trajectory of projectiles, thus assuring maximum precision when engaging targets. A current customer is expanding its capacity by two more systems, with Rheinmetall serving as a subcontractor to Brazil’s Avibras, the general contractor under an existing framework agreement. The new order, booked in March 2019, is worth a figure in the low double-digit million-euro range. The programme was taken up in 2012 in partnership with Avibras of Brazil in order to realize the ASTROS 2020 multiple rocket launcher system. The Fieldguard 3 measurement system can cover ranges of up to 100 kilometres. Rheinmetall’s open and professional cooperation with Avibras has been hailed as a classic example of effective international defence cooperation. Both companies see additional growth potential for the system in various customer countries, especially in Asia and the Arab world. The order underscores once again Rheinmetall’s outstanding expertise in the field of air defence and related sensor systems.
14 May 19. Survitec’s Novenco Fire Fighting (NFF) X-Flow water mist system will be retrofitted to Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) 12-Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessels (MCDV), to address a known firefighting deficiency. SNC-Lavalin, as the prime contractor for the maintenance of the vessels, contracted Survitec’s partner in Canada, Don Brenton’s Fire Protection, to carry out the work. The first two MCDVs – Goose Bay and Brandon – have taken delivery of the NFF X-Flow total flooding water mist system, designed for the protection of Category A machinery spaces. Installation is expected to complete this year. Retrofit installation to the remaining ten vessels is scheduled to follow delivery of the systems currently under construction by Survitec Fire Solutions, Poland.
09 May 19. Qatar – AH-64E Apache Helicopters with Spare Parts and Related Equipment. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of twenty-four (24) AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.0bn. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Qatar has requested to buy twenty-four (24) AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters; fifty-two (52) T700-GE-701D engines (2 per aircraft, 4 spares); twenty-six (26) AN/ASQ-170 Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight (MTADS) (1 per aircraft, 2 spares); twenty-six (26) AN/AAQ-11 Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensors (1 per aircraft, 2 spare); eight (8) AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars (FCR) with Radar Electronics Unit (LONGBOW component); eight (8) AN/APR-48 Modernized-Radar Frequency Interferometers (MRFI); twenty-nine (29) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) (1 per aircraft, 5 spares); fifty-eight (58) Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (EGI) (2 per aircraft, 10 spares); two thousand five hundred (2,500) AGM-114R Hellfire missiles; and twenty-five (25) Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) (1 per aircraft, 1 spare). Also included are twenty-eight (28) M230 30mm automatic chain guns (1 per aircraft, 4 spares), AN/AVR-2B laser detecting sets, AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Sets, AN/AVS-6 Night Vision Goggles, M299 Hellfire missile launchers, 2.75 inch Hydra Rockets, 30mm cartridges, CCU-44 impulse cartridges, M206 and 211 countermeasure flares, M230 automatic guns and associated components, 2.75 inch rocket launcher tubes, AN/ARC-231 and AN/ARC-201D radios with associated components, AN/APX-123 transponders, image intensifiers, MUMT2i systems, AN/ARN-153 tactical airborne navigation systems, chaff, spare an repair parts, support equipment, training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $3.0bn. (Source: ASD Network)
15 May 19. CAE has announced Boeing has ordered simulator hardware for an additional P-8A operational flight trainer (OFT) for the UK Royal Air Force. The P-8 OFTs for the RAF are similar to the same systems that CAE and Boeing have developed for the Royal Australian Air Force, with delivery scheduled for the RAF in 2021, at RAF Base Lossiemouth in Scotland. (Source: Defence Connect)