21 Oct 20. Cohort plc, the independent technology group, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Chess Dynamics Ltd (“Chess”) has been awarded three new contracts with UK and European customers, with a combined value of approximately £16m. The three contracts cover its Naval, Land and Custom business areas. Initial work will commence in the Group’s current financial year, and deliveries will take place from 2021 through to 2028.
16 Oct 20. Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) announced its Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) business division was awarded a contract to deliver a P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) ground subsystem with live monitoring to support Royal Air Force (RAF) training and a Royal Navy (RN) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) exercise, taking place in the United Kingdom this fall. The ground subsystem is a foundational element for air combat training exercises as it will enable combined training for squadrons from the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and U.K. partner nations. It incorporates the Individual Combat Aircrew Display System (ICADS), which supports individual pilot debriefs at homestations or mass debriefings in theater environments. The ground subsystem will be installed by Cubic at the MOD Hebrides Range and will add another training range to P5CTS’ global network. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
20 Oct 20. Rheinmetall to modernize the Bundeswehr’s Marder infantry fighting vehicle The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall a further order for modernizing the tried-and-tested Marder infantry fighting vehicle, or IFV. Under the contract, Rheinmetall Landsysteme will now be supplying the Bundeswehr with over 170 driver’s night observation devices for the Marder fleet. Worth around €24 million (including valued added tax), the order also encompasses logistical support, training and other services. Delivery begins at the end of 2021 and is to be complete by the end of 2022. The new driver’s night observation device is the Spectus II. It fuses the image from a residual light amplifier camera with one produced by a thermal imaging device, improving the driver’s ability to see even in conditions of poor visibility. In addition, the system features a rear-view camera. Cooperation partners taking part in the project include Rheinmetall Technical Publications and the Rheinmetall subsidiary benntec Systemtechnik GmbH. In response to an urgent operational requirement for the ISAF mission in Afghanistan, Rheinmetall previously integrated the Spectus I – the Spectus II’s forerunner – into the Marder 1 A5A1 fleet. Now official, this order constitutes a continuation of successful efforts to extend the Marder’s service life. In December 2019 the German armed forces contracted with Rheinmetall to carry out a comprehensive modernization of part of the Marder fleet. Moreover, the current contract could result in further orders from customers both at home and abroad, thanks, for instance, to the budget committee of the Bundestag giving a green light on 7 October 2020 to procurement of a thermal imaging aiming device for the gunner and commander in Bundeswehr Marders. Besides Germany, the Marder IFV is in service with the armed forces of Chile, Indonesia and Jordan.
22 Oct 20. Chess Dynamics has been awarded a contract by French shipbuilders KERSHIP for the supply of electro-optical surveillance systems across 12 innovative new Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV), which are being supplied to the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies. News of this contract award gives Chess its fourth and fifth European naval customers for the Sea Eagle FCEO product. Working through Naval Group, responsible for naval systems design for KERSHIP, Chess has beaten strong competition for this key European naval electro optical systems contract. MCMV is a new concept 2800-ton militarized ship specialised in mine warfare innovatively built around a ‘toolbox’ of autonomous mine countermeasures drones. The MCMV procurement programme is well underway and has achieved its ‘Systems Functional Review’ (SFR) milestone in May. Providing an all-weather, 24-hour surveillance, tracking and target data solution, Chess Dynamics will be delivering its Sea Eagle FCEO systems which will be interfaced with the ships’ combat management and gun fire control systems. This contract will bring the number of Sea Eagle FCEO systems delivered to over 110 worldwide. The solution for two systems for each of the 12 ships, is to be fully integrated with other sensors on the vessels through the combat management system. It will also supply tracking and targeting data with merged stabilised TV and infra-red images to enable enhanced visual surveillance for the various roles that these vessels will be conducting. As part of the Chess Dynamics’ Sea Eagle family of systems, the FCEO offers a stabilised integrated electro-optical and tracking system comprising a high-power thermal imaging camera, powerful HD TV camera and an eye-safe laser range finder. This in turn delivers 360˚ azimuth coverage, facilitating continuous electro optical verification of contacts.
20 Oct 20. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and the global market leader in RPAS services, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services. The service will be delivered in Greece, and/or Italy and/or Malta within a Framework Contract. The service include the provision of a RPAS platform, payload, communication equipment and capacity, mission storage and all necessary experts managing the system and providing operational support. Under the contract, Airbus and IAI will provide the service for pre-planned assignments as well as for ad-hoc calls. The maritime Heron RPAS from IAI serves a range of customers worldwide and is a part of the well-known “Heron family” which accumulates over 450,000 flight hours, day and night missions under all weather conditions. The system is capable of flying more than 24 hours in full operational configuration and creates a comprehensive, real time, naval picture in geographical areas for potential surveillance interests, e.g. in the context of coordinated European monitoring activities. The RPAS will be fitted with versatile dedicated payloads (e.g. electro-optical for day and infrared for night purposes, maritime patrol radar made by IAI and automatic identification system), relevant communication equipment, and corresponding ground mission control and support. The surveillance platform Heron uses a direct link when flying within Line of Sight (LOS), changing seamlessly to a satellite link when flying Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) to transmit real time information or when needed to fly in low altitude over sea. This information is being transmitted to Frontex command and control centre as well as to centres of the respective Coast Guards. Numerous trials were successfully held over the past years to confirm and highlight the benefits of unmanned aerial systems in terms of precise and long endurance surveillance. The maritime Heron is being used amongst others by the Israeli navy as its key patrolling tool, successfully performing reconnaissance and security assignments since many years.
20 Oct 20. Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply new-generation Euroflir™410 observation systems for ten NH90-TTH Caiman helicopters deployed by French Special Forces. These new Standard 2 helicopters will allow French forces to handle the full range of utility missions. The new-generation Euroflir™410 is capable of detecting and identifying threats at a distance of several kilometers, thus boosting the operational capabilities of French Special Forces and enabling them to carry out even the most demanding missions day or night, and in the worst weather conditions. Designed and produced in France by Safran, the EuroflirTM 410 is a compact and modular optronic (electro-optical) system that offers unrivaled observation capability under any conditions of visibility, in large part due to its very-long-range multispectral telescope and high-performance line-of-sight stabilization. Furthermore, because it can be easily integrated with mission systems and used in conjunction with wide-field-of-view Eurofl’eye™ optronics, pilots can take full advantage of all its functions to reduce their workload in the cockpit. This latest contract win confirms Safran’s European leadership in the highly demanding market segment for onboard optronics. Ten NH90 TTH Standard 2 helicopters will be delivered to the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment starting in 2025, and will gradually replace the French army’s Puma helicopters. Safran
07 Jan 20. Tp Group plc announce continued working relationship with the European Space Agency, establishing a key role within the European space community. ESA Agreement For Eclipse Software Suite. TP Group subsidiary, Sapienza Consulting Ltd has signed a €2.2m Master Service and License Agreement with ESA, the European Space Agency, to renew its service provision and related licensing for the ECLIPSE software suite.
24 Mar 20. Tp Group subsidiary Sapienza Consulting has been awarded an extension to its framework contract with the European Space Agency (“ESA”). The framework agreement will now run until the end of December 2022. The contract was initiated 1 July 2017 to supply resources and services to the European Space Technology Centre (“ESTEC”) at Nordwijk in the Netherlands. At the end of March 2020, the contract will have generated approximately €31m of revenue to the business. This extension adds a further 30 months to the framework agreement and is anticipated to run at a similar business volume over that term.
21 Jul 20. Tp Group subsidiary Sapienza Consulting has received a further series of work orders under its extended framework contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), that was announced 24 March 2020. The newly received work orders are worth in excess of €9m and relate to a range ESA programmes at the European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC) at Nordwijk in the Netherlands. This is in addition to the €18m of works orders announced on 18 June 2020. Further work orders are expected to be received under this framework agreement.
18 Jun 20. TP Group (AIM: TPG), subsidiary Sapienza Consulting has received a series of work orders under its framework contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), the extension of which was announced on 24 March 2020. The work orders, worth approximately €18m, cover tasks until the end of 2022 on a range of ESA programmes at the European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC) at Nordwijk in the Netherlands. Further work orders remain in discussion under the extended framework contract.
20 Oct 20. XMReality announced that it has signed a three-year contract with Saab AB, a Swedish defense and security company, which serves the global market with services and solutions within military defense and civil security, for Remote Guidance™. The initial order value is approximately $180,000 USD. The initial order covers the upcoming nine months; after this period the number of licenses will be reviewed. The contract and order cover software licenses and server maintenance without any hardware content. As a strong player within defense and security, Saab has very high standards for its operations, which has led to a thorough evaluation of XMReality Remote Guidance, which has been evaluated both for software and potential use cases. The software evaluation also covered a safety accreditation. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
16 Oct 20. Barbaricum LLC, Washington, D.C. (H92401-21-D-0001); iGov Technologies Inc., Reston, Virginia (H92401-21-D-0002); and NexTech Solutions LLC, Orange Park, Florida (H92401-21-D-0003), were awarded three indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with a maximum combined ceiling of $780,000,000 under the Targeted Requirement Execution multiple award contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance related equipment solutions as well as related incidental development and/or other services in the following four categories: system integration, hardware and modifications, specialized communications solutions, and networks and signal processing capabilities. Fiscal 2020 procurement funds in the amount of $2,500 are being obligated for each contract at the time of award. The majority of the work will be performed at the contractors’ facilities and is expected to be completed by October 2025. The contracts were competitively awarded using Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 procedures. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity.
21 Oct 20. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), was awarded an Other Transaction Authority (“OTA”) contract from the U.S. Army for Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (“ENVG-B”) systems. The potential contract value under the OTA contract could reach a maximum of approximately $442m. The U.S. Army did not define an overall time-frame for performance of the OTA contract. An initial order in the amount of approximately $22.5m for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of systems has been placed under the OTA contract, with a period of performance through December 2021, to be executed in Roanoke, Virginia. The ENVG-B systems provide U.S. warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness during limited visibility conditions and increased lethality through faster target acquisition. The ENVG-B systems will undergo various qualification phases, including field trials and system testing.
22 Oct 20. The U.S. Army has selected L3Harris Technologies’ (NYSE:LHX) Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) to enhance situational awareness and increase soldier mobility and protection. L3Harris received an initial multi-million dollar Other Transaction Authority (OTA) award from the US Army for the ENVG-B Program of Record, which has a total value of $442m. L3Harris is one of two companies to receive initial funding under this OTA. The ENVG-B delivers imagery and data from the battlefield directly to the soldier’s eye. The system includes a new, high-resolution display and an embedded soldier wireless personal area network, rapid target acquisition and augmented reality algorithms to interface with the Army’s Nett Warrior. The complete system will interface with the Army’s family of weapon sights, while enhancing interoperability and data sharing. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
16 Oct 20. Navistar Defense, Melrose Park, Illinois, was awarded a $44,817,631 modification (P00013) to contract W56HZV-15-D-0037 for technical support services for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MaxxPro family of vehicles. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2023. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity is the contracting activity.
16 Oct 20. The Army signed an $87m deal with Saab to arm its soldiers with the latest version of the Swedish manufacturing company’s powerful 84mm bunker-busting, Carl-Gustaf anti-tank weapon. The seven-year contract calls for Saab to provide an indefinite number of the shoulder-fired weapons, designated as M3E1, to the military. They will be used by the Army, Marine Corps and elements of U.S. Special Operations Command, company officials said. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/ Washington Times)
16 Oct 20. BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Armament Systems Division, Louisville, Kentucky, is being awarded a $33,673,319 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00174-19-C-0004 for two overhauled/upgraded MK45 Mod 4 gun mounts, and their associated components, to include Mk63 Mod 1 weather shields, Mod 4 manufacture kits, and Mod 0 gun barrels. Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed by October 2025. Fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $33,673,319 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
19 Oct 20. L3Harris Technologies has received a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding Group to provide the integrated communications system for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), L3Harris announced in an Oct. 19 release. The Coast Guard has said that the OPC program is the highest acquisition priority in the Coast Guard, providing the capability bridge between the National Security Cutter and Fast Response Cutter. The initial award to L3Harris includes the design, development and production of the first two ship systems with options for up to as many as four OPC systems. L3Harris integrates its MarCom voice communications system, K2 tactical terminal and Symphony communications manager products. The L3Harris integrated system is also designed to support the Department of Defense’s cyber risk management framework requirements, providing Eastern Shipbuilding and the Coast Guard with a lower-risk solution. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/https://seapowermagazine.org/)
22 Oct 20. BAE Systems has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop an attritable air vehicle system for the Skyborg program. Under this program, which has a contract ceiling of up to $400m, the company will compete to develop a digital design for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of autonomous functions. The Skyborg program is intended to create a low-cost autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle that will partner with manned aircraft to increase air combat power. Teamed with a manned aircraft, the UAVs will leverage autonomy to disrupt and defeat adversaries in contested environments.The UAVs will be designed with BAE Systems’ autonomous systems, which include sensors and payloads that communicate across a shared network with manned aircraft. This modular and common system approach provides the foundation for rapid updates and integration to ensure the fleet is fielding the latest capabilities to defend against emerging threats. The shared network enables manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T), which allows UAVs and manned aircraft to work together and complete missions more effectively. The network extends the reach of the fleet, while keeping the manned aircraft and personnel out of harm’s way. It will allow the UAVs to serve as the eyes and ears for pilots, collecting and sending data from the battlespace to a manned fighter. BAE Systems has been at the forefront of autonomous system development for more than 20 years. The company has been the autonomy systems provider of choice for nearly every significant U.S. Department of Defense program in the last century. The program’s development work will be conducted at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Endicott, New York. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
20 Oct 20. L3 Technologies Inc., Global Communications Solutions Division, Victor, New York, is awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $87,712,000 for the purchase of up to a maximum 169 production Marine Corps Wideband Satellite – Expeditionary systems. Work will be performed in Rochester, New York, and is expected to be complete by October 2025. Fiscal 2020 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $20,673,900 will be obligated on the first delivery order immediately following contract award and funds will not expire at the end of current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the beta.sam.gov website, with four offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-21-D-2025).
20 Oct 20. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $138,769,282 modification (P00027) to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract N00019-19-C-0010. This modification adds scope to continue the development of pilot training device software to align the F-35 air system with continued capability development. Additionally, this modification provides for testing and continuous re-certification activities for dual capable F-35 aircraft as Block 4 capabilities are developed, matured and fielded in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (51%); and Fort Worth, Texas (49%), and is expected to be completed in June 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $4,623,119; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,325,900; and non-DOD participant funds in the amount of $1,071,980 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
21 Oct 20. Department of Defense Releases 2020 Military Intelligence Program Budget. The Department of Defense released today the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) appropriated top line budget for FY 2020. The total MIP budget, which included both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, was $23.1bn and is aligned to support the National Defense Strategy. The department has determined that releasing this top line figure does not jeopardize any classified activities within the MIP. No other MIP budget figures or program details will be released, as they remain classified for national security reasons.
20 Oct 20. The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center awarded five five-year contracts, each with a $100m ceiling, to Redhorse Corp., Cyber Point International LLC, Elder Research Inc., Barbaricum LLC and Enterprise Resource Performance Inc. According the Oct. 15 contract announcements, the companies will provide “software development, machine learning, cognitive and systems engineering, operations research, and user experience design” services. The ordering period started Sept. 25, 2020, and runs through Sept. 24, 2025. Several of the companies have experience working with Defense Department partners. Redhorse, an AI and machine learning specialist, has supported the Army, Navy and the department itself. Cyber Point, a cybersecurity company, has won several smaller Pentagon contracts over the last five years, while Elder Research has worked with the Defense Department, the Army, the Navy and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Barbaricum, a defense consulting firm, has experience supporting special operations forces across the globe. Enterprise Resource Performance, an IT service provider, has worked with the Army and the Navy. (Source: glstrade.com/https://www.c4isrnet.com/)
20 Oct 20. Greystones Group was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. Under the 1-year contract sponsored by Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), Greystones will deliver real-time, AI/ML/NLP-based analysis of Multi-Domain data to the AF, DoD & Allied Forces using GreyRAVEN© – a TRL 9, COTS-based platform providing real-time analysis and decision support via Knowledge Graph-driven AI, deep learning neural networks and Natural Language Processing technologies. The open architecture platform is optimized for scalability, interoperability with legacy infrastructure/systems and the rapid operationalization of mission solutions – at the tactical edge and enterprise level – generating AI/ML-derived actionable insights in days versus months/years. The platform includes thousands of highly customizable data sources (including all major social media venues), algorithms, applications and user interface templates and is currently globally deployed and supports 1B+ notes and edges, 1M+ edge densities, 1B+ writes/day and 100+ instance clusters. The GreyRAVEN architecture is recognized by AFCEA as the “Big Data architecture of the future,” and GreyRAVEN was selected as finalist for both the AF Multi-Domain Operations Challenge and CYBERCOM Challenge and selected to exhibit at the SOFWERX Data Engineering Lab opening event. “Our people and technology are highly sought after around the world to solve the difficult AI/ML challenges. With the recent addition of Mike Murphy our new COO, a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in growing Intel and DOD mission solutions programs, I am excited to expand this expertise within the DoD,” said Sheila Duffy, Greystones Group CEO and Founder. “Given the logarithmic increase in speed and volume of data collection, DoD recognizes the value and critical importance of proven technology that can integrate and adapt quickly, cost-effectively and securely with existing DoD infrastructure. Greystones Group is an EDWOSB headquartered in the Washington DC area, proudly supporting IC, DoD & Civilian agency clients since 2000. (Source: PR Newswire)
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22 Oct 20. HENSOLDT will equip the Royal Thai Army with its TRML-3D. This is the third TRML-3D ordered by the Royal Thai Army. The radar will be delivered in 2022. The mobile systems TRML-3D is used in surveillance and air defence missions supporting short-range air defence weapon systems. It is a fully coherent multi-mode phased array surveillance and target acquisition radar system designed for detection and air defence. The 3D radar is capable of detecting, tracking, and classifying various types of targets with a particular emphasis on small, fast and low-flying aircraft, missiles and hovering helicopters. TRML-3D has been in service since 2004 and is in operational use with different armed forces worldwide.
20 Oct 20. Canberra-based SME Kord Defence has been awarded a $3.4m contract through the Defence Innovation Hub. Kord Defence develops and produces control and shot recording technologies for the military, law enforcement, homeland security and commercial shooting markets. (Source: Defence Connect)
22 Oct 20. TECRO (Taiwan) has requested to buy eleven (11) High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) M142 Launchers; sixty-four (64) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary Missiles; seven (7) M1152Al High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); eleven (11) M240B Machine Guns, 7.62MM; and seventeen (17) International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (IFATDS). Also included are fifty-four (54) M28A2 Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rocket Pods (LCRRPR); eleven (11) M2Al machine guns, .50 caliber; twenty-two (22) AN/NRC-92E dual radio systems; seven (7) AN/NRC-92E dual radio ground stations; fifteen (15) AN/VRC-90E single radio systems; eleven (11) M1084A2 cargo Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) Resupply Vehicles (RSV); two (2) M1089A2 cargo wrecker FMTV RSV; eleven (11) M1095 trailer cargo FMTV, 5-ton; support equipment; communications equipment; spare and repair parts; test sets; laptop computers; training and training equipment; publication; systems integration support; technical data; Stockpile Reliability Program (SRP): Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance Teams; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $436.1m. The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX. The purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor. (Source: glstrade.com)
22 Oct 20. Rohde & Schwarz tapped for Navy AOR support. Rohde & Schwarz has been contracted by Navantia to provide secure communications capabilities for the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships. Shipbuilding company Navantia has tasked Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) with delivering line of sight and beyond line of sight communication capabilities for the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships (AOR) — HMAS Supply and HMAS Stalwart. The sub-contractor’s systems consist of R&S M3SR software defined radios (R&S Series4100 HF and R&S Series4400 VHF/UHF). According to R&S, all HF transceivers and receivers are HF wideband ready for future data communications, with system racks were delivered to Navantia’s shipyard in Ferrol, Spain, for integration and testing onboard the ships. (Source: Defence Connect)
22 Oct 20. BAE Systems Australia has received a purchase order from Norway’s Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for Joint Strike Missile sensors. Norwegian defence company Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace has placed a purchase order with BAE Systems Australia for an initial batch of passive radio frequency sensors for the Joint Strike Missile (JSM). The order, which is the first full-rate production order of the sensors, is part of a broader co-operation agreement between Kongsberg and BAE Systems Australia. Since receiving initial funding from the Australian government in 2013 via the Australian government’s Priority Industry Capability Program, Kongsberg and BAE Systems Australia have invested in the qualification and integration of the Australian sensor into the JSM, in a bid to provide additional capability to the fifth-generation, long-range, precision-guided, stand-off missile system. The purchase order follows a set of flight trials, which according to BAE Systems, demonstrated the “successful integration” of the electronic systems into the missile. (Source: Defence Connect)
22 Oct 20. TECRO (Taiwan) has requested to buy one hundred thirty-five (135) AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) Missiles; four (4) ATM-84H SLAM-ER Telemetry Missiles; and twelve (12) CATM-84H Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM). Also included are one hundred fifty-one (151) containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representatives’ technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The total estimated program cost is $1.008bn. The principal contractor will be the Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
22 Oct 20. TECRO (Taiwan) has requested to buy six (6) MS-110 Recce Pods; three (3) Transportable Ground Stations; one (1) Fixed Ground station; spare and repair parts; repair and return; site surveys; integration and test equipment; system support and equipment; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $367.2m. The principal contractor will be Collins Aerospace, Westford, MA. The purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor. (Source: glstrade.com)
20 Oct 20. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $13,739,845 modification (P00152) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2020. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan) funds in the amount of $13,739,845 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity