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07 Jan 21. Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence Company, announced a further year contract extension has been agreed to continue in-service support to the Harpoon Missile System for the Royal Navy. Babcock provides specialist air, defence and missiles engineering expertise supporting the availability of the Harpoon Missile System fitted to Type 23 Frigates and Type 45 Destroyers. Its role in the programme covers operational defect support, post design services and the procurement of spares, enabling maintenance of the system and its operational availability to the fleet.

06 Jan 21. Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has secured an agreement with Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support for the Asset Availability Service (AAS), encompassing the support and maintenance of the Domestic Equipment fitted to Royal Navy (RN) ships and submarines. The new around £18m contract provides a 10-year support mechanism for the provision of support to Domestics Master Equipment fitted to RN In-Service ships and submarines. The contract allows for the future inclusion of New To Service and New Build Vessels into its scope at the appropriate time, with the aim of all Domestics Master Equipment support being provided by a single delivery team thereafter – a ‘one stop shop’. The work will support the availability and reliability of Galley, Laundry and Calorifier equipment on-board the RN fleet, helping ensure they are ready to deploy anywhere in the world.

08 Jan 21. Saab has received the first order from prime contractor Thales, acting as System Integrator of the end to end solution, for the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS). The order value is approximately 300 MSEK and deliveries of the first systems will take place in 2022. The order received from Thales is part of the Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) programme, where Saab will deliver state-of-the-art mine identification and disposal systems operated from unmanned surface vessels. These will serve with the Royal Navy and French Navy. MuMNS delivers a new generation of mine identification and disposal in a powerful, modular system based on proven unmanned Saab technology and Mine Countermeasures solutions. This means unparalleled operational capability with greater flexibility that significantly improves operational tempo, and reduces the cost of Mine Countermeasures operations and risk to personnel.

AIR

07 Jan 21. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is awarded an $8,756,417 modification (P00005) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-19-F-4058 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001.  This modification exercises an option for contractor logistics support for the P-8A Poseidon in support of the government of the United Kingdom.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (60%); and Lossiemouth, Scotland (40%), and is expected to be completed in December 2021.  Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $1,200,000 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.

06 Jan 21. SPEAR3 F-35 missile contract signed. A £550m contract for new surface-attack missiles will secure hundreds of UK jobs and provide unrivalled lethality for the UK’s F-35B Lightning jets, Defence Minister Jeremy Quin announced today. Known as SPEAR3, the next-generation missile can travel long distances at high-subsonic speed and over the next decade will become the F-35’s primary air-to-ground weapon.  (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)

04 Jan 21. QinetiQ has secured a new five-year contract from the UK MOD, through the Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) framework, to provide engineering services for the Typhoon combat aircraft. The new £127m contract will see QinetiQ delivering a wide range of services in support of the multi-role fighter from planning and acceptance through to regulatory assurance and trials support, as well as initiatives to optimise the in-service capabilities of the aircraft. The company’s knowledge and expertise will play a central role in the Typhoon radar development programme and data analytics for operational missions. QinetiQ will be capitalising on specialist skills within EDP’s Provider Network1 to add value and deliver additional service benefits to DE&S and the RAF over the lifetime of the new contract. This award builds on QinetiQ’s long-standing partnership with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) on the Typhoon and will form the second phase of the Phased Enhancement Programme2 for the aircraft, following on from the company’s work on Phase 13 earlier in the year.

EUROPE

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05 Jan 21. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it was awarded an approximately $24m contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence (“Dutch MOD”) to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (“RNLA”) with new vehicular tactical computers. The contract will be performed over a 30-month period.  Elbit Systems will equip various vehicular platforms with its seventh generation Enhanced Tactical Computers (“ETC”) MK7 replacing legacy ETCs that were provided by the Company to the RNLA over a decade ago. The new ETCs provide enhanced and more robust Command and Control (C2) and tactical data processing capabilities, improved security for processing and storage of secured mission information, as well as solid growth path for advanced C2 applications.

06 Jan 21. Rheinmetall to supply Bundeswehr with additional logistic vehicles – total volume tops €500m, with almost €390m coming from Germany’s pandemic recovery package. Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support, or BAAINBw, has placed an order with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) for a further 1,401 military trucks with a gross total value of €543m. The trucks come under the Bundeswehr rubric of Unprotected Transport Vehicles, or UTFs. Funding for the extra procurement of a thousand of these vehicles comes from the German federal government’s pandemic recovery package. Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2021 and 2022. A framework contract for the procurement of modern military trucks signed in July 2017, which originally envisaged the purchase of 2,271 vehicles, has now been augmented to enable procurement of a further 1,000 trucks, bringing the current total to 3,271 UTFs. A current call-off from the original framework contract comprises a total of 292 5-tonne trucks and 109 15-tonne trucks. Including related services, the 401 vehicles in this call-off come to €154m, including value added tax. Delivery is to be complete by the end of 2021. Furthermore, another 1,000 trucks – including 150 5-tonne vehicles and 850 15-tonne models – are to be purchased in 2021 and 2022. They represent sales of €389m, including VAT. Funding will come from the German government’s economic recovery package, with delivery to be complete by the end of 2022.

SEA

31 Dec 20. BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded a $63,318,190 firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-20-C-5380 to exercise options to procure MK 41 Vertical Launching System canisters and ancillary hardware. Work will be performed in Aberdeen, South Dakota (90%); and Minneapolis, Minnesota (10%), and is expected to be completed by December 2023. This contract modification combines purchases for the Navy (99%); and the government of Netherlands (1%) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) ($46,466,921; 73%); 2021 Defense-wide procurement ($16,267,669; 26%); and FMS Netherlands ($583,600; 1%) funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR

05 Jan 21. Cobham Mission Systems Selected by Sabena Technics for KC-135 Fleet Through-Life Support Contract. Cobham Mission Systems, the world leader in air refuelling solutions and support, announced today it has secured a three-year agreement with Sabena technics. The contract provides comprehensive through-life support (TLS) and air-to-air (AAR) equipment maintenance to help Sabena technics ensure effective continued operations of the French Air Force’s KC-135 refuelling tankers. Under the contact, Cobham Mission Systems will continue to provide dedicated in-service support to the air-to-air refuelling pods fitted to the French KC-135 fleet. This includes exclusive repair and overhaul services, engineering support, obsolescence management and guaranteed availability of spares and consumables, during later stages of the aircraft service life. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

05 Jan 21. Greek Government Approves an Expansive Defense Agreement Between the Israeli and Greek Ministries of Defense. The agreement, which will be signed by both defense ministries, includes the establishment and operation of a flight school for the Hellenic Air Force, by Elbit Systems. It also includes the procurement of ten M-346 aircraft (Lavi), the maintenance of T-6 aircraft (Efroni), as well as the provision of simulators, training and logistic support. The G-to-G agreement amounts to around $1.68bn and will span over 20 years.

07 Jan 21. Lockheed Martin Corp., a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $13,125,284 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract N00019-20-C-0052.  This modification exercises an option to procure continued maintenance and sustainment operation support for Norway Italy Reprogramming Laboratory systems and consumables in support of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the governments of Norway and Italy.  Work will be performed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  Non-Department of Defense participant funds currently obligated on this contract in the amount of $4,214,678 will be realigned at the time of award to fund this effort, 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.

05 Jan 21. Teledyne CML Composites announces the award of a contract with Airbus in Madrid for the “Life Of Program” supply of composite wing components & assemblies on the A400M Tactical Airlifter. Designed making extensive use of advanced composite materials, the awarded package of parts includes a range of Thermoplastic and Pre-Preg composite components to be supplied to the Airbus A400M composite wing box assembly line at the Filton facility in Bristol in the United Kingdom. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE/Google)

TECHNOLOGY

06 Jan 21. TMD provides innovative accelerator structures for CERN Compact Linear Collider Collaboration (CLIC). TMD Technologies Limited, (TMD) world-class, West London based manufacturer of hi-tech microwave and RF products, has won a contract to produce the latest CERN prototype CLIC accelerating structure. TMD has long been associated with the supply of RF components to CERN, and this latest, prestigious order is the result this successful relationship.

USA

SEA

31 Dec 20. Serco – IPS Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded an $18,325,525 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00174-18-C-0015) to procure professional support services for the Naval Sea System Command’s deputy commander for surface warfare. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (55%); Norfolk, Virginia (19%); San Diego, California (18%); Mayport, Florida (2%); Yokosuka, Japan (2%); Sasebo, Japan (1%); Manama, Bahrain (1%); Pascagoula, Mississippi (1%); and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1%), and is expected to be complete by April 2021. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,350,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

31 Dec 20. Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC,* Houma, Louisiana, is awarded a $178,082,877 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously-awarded contract (N0002419C2216) to exercise options for the detail design and construction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research Variant (NAV) Ship 1 and Ship 2. This award completes Phase II of the NAV two-phase, down-select competition. This option exercise is for the detail design and construction for the NAV Ships 1 and 2. Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC will be the shipyard responsible for the ship construction of the two NAV vessels (lead ship and additional ship). Work will be performed in Houma, Louisiana (60%); Alpharetta, Georgia (15%); Lynnwood, Washington (7%); New Orleans, Louisiana (6%); Gray, Louisiana (5%); Crozet, Virginia (3%); Alesund, Norway (2%); Amelia, Louisiana (1%); and various locations across the U.S. (each less than 1%), and is expected to be completed by June 2024. Procurement, acquisition, and construction (NOAA) funding in the amount of $178,082,877 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR

05 Jan 21. BAE Systems received a $4m contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system for the P-8A Poseidon. The pod-mounted RFCM system is a leading-edge, lightweight, high-power system that will add a new self-protection capability to this next-generation U.S. Navy aircraft. The rapid response is the result of collaboration among small focus teams who developed an innovative approach to the design and fabrication of the system’s mechanical parts. As a result, BAE Systems will design, build, integrate, and ship the RFCM system in approximately five months, followed by two months of flight testing on the P-8A Poseidon platform. Testing will begin early in 2021. The RFCM system consists of a small form factor jammer, a high-powered amplifier and the AN/ALE-55 Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy. Work on the contract will be performed at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Nashua, New Hampshire. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

31 Dec 20. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $189,266,657 predominately firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to contract FA8634-21-C-2702 for F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) low-rate initial production (LRIP). This contract modification adds government furnished property repair as well as acquisition of Group A and B kits, support equipment, mod line standup, technical orders and interim contractor support efforts for the LRIP of the EPAWSS systems which will be installed on existing F-15 aircraft. Work will be performed in San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2020 production funding in the amount of $92,624,357 are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $268,836,240. Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

30 Dec 20. GomSpace has signed a contract with an existing customer in the North American market in the geo-intelligence industry for the delivery of software defined radio (SDR) modules and antenna systems. The contract is worth 5,1 MSEK and will be fully delivered in 2021. GomSpace has, over the years, built a strong product portfolio and a positive on-orbit track record with the company’s SDR and antenna modules, helping customers realize many different applications. (Source: Satnews)

 

30 Dec 20. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems business recently received approximately $10.5m in system and product orders from United States Government (USG) national security related customers.

Kratos’ C5ISR business manufactures systems, products and hardware in support of Unmanned Aerial, High Power Directed Energy, Missile, Radar, CBRNE, Strategic Deterrent and other national security programs for the United States and its allies. Work under these recent contract awards will be performed in secure Kratos facilities. Due to competitive, customer related and other considerations, no additional information will be provided. (Source: Satnews)

 

05 Jan 21. LMS to Develop Fuel Gauging for Stratolaunch Talon-A Hypersonic Test Vehicle. Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc. (LMS) has been awarded a contract to design, develop, qualify, and deliver the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) for Stratolaunch’s Talon-A hypersonic flying testbed. Stratolaunch designs, manufactures, and launches aerospace vehicles and technologies to fulfill several important national needs, including the need to significantly advance US hypersonic flight test capabilities and help improve the nation’s ability to design and operate cutting edge hypersonic vehicles.  (Source: ASD Network)

 

06 Jan 21. The F-35 Joint Program Office awarded the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) industry team a $1.28bn Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30, 2021.  The UCA provides initial critical sustainment activities for a worldwide fleet while negotiations continue on a long-term contract to build enterprise capacity and affordability to support the future fleet of more than 3,000 F-35 aircraft. The UCA funds industry sustainment experts supporting operations worldwide, individual bases, depot maintenance, pilot and maintainer training, and sustainment engineering across the globe. It also covers fleet-wide data analytics and supply chain management for part repair and replenishment to enhance overall supply availability. The F-35 Joint Program Office, together with each U.S. Service, international operators and the F-35 industry team, leads F-35 sustainment and the Global Support Solution.

 

04 Jan 21. Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $4,934,360,150 undefinitized modification (P00034) to contract FA8810-18-C-0005 which consists of all work associated with the manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, and delivery of three Next Generation Geosynchronous (NGG) Earth orbiting space vehicles (SV), and delivery of ground mission unique software and ground sensor processing software.  Additionally, this modification includes engineering support for launch vehicle integration and launch and early on-orbit checkout for all three NGG SVs.  Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed May 31, 2028.  Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $99,000,000 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).

06 Jan 21. Metawave awarded USAF prime contract to participate in AGILITY PRIME, an initiative to advance the capabilities of electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft Metawave Corporation has been awarded a prime, Phase One contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to provide a high-precision, all-weather sensing solution for electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The initial Metawave study outlined by the contract will identify modifications needed for the company’s existing “SPEKTRA” radar for aerial operations, all of which will be applied to development of next-generation eVTOL air-vehicles. (Source: PR Newswire)

31 Dec 20. Space Exploration Technologies Inc. (SpaceX), Hawthorne, California, has been awarded a $150,450,000 firm-fixed-price contract for launch services from Vandenberg Air Force Base for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 Transport and Tracking Layer space vehicles. This award was made based on the Tranche 0 Launch request for proposal (HQ085021R0001) released Oct. 6, 2020, to which responses were due Nov. 9, 2020. SpaceX will provide standalone launch services via two launches, with the first launch occurring in September 2022, and the entire constellation on orbit no later than March 31, 2023. Work will be performed in Hawthorne, California; Vandenberg AFB, California; and McGregor, Texas. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 defense-wide research, development, test and evaluation funds will be obligated at the time of award. The Space Development Agency, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (HQ085021C0005).

05 Jan 21. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)-Aviation at Warner Robins has awarded a $306M 10-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to Terma North America in support of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide self-protection hardware, sustainment and engineering services under the Enterprise Contract for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC). The DLA IDIQ contract allows Terma to quickly receive and respond to task orders and provides the USAF a more streamlined option for integrating new Electronic Warfare technology onto numerous USAF platforms. This contract provides a more flexible, efficient means of ordering defensive systems and providing logistical and technical support. Under the DLA IDIQ contract, Terma will provide a wide range of products including Terma’s family of AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Controllers and other associated components.

REST OF THE WORLD

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06 Jan 21. BEML, a public sector undertaking, has secured orders from the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply high-mobility vehicles to the Indian Army. The orders have a combined value of Rs7.58bn ($103.75m). In a regulatory filing, the company said that high mobility vehicles will support logistics management and will enable transporting armoured fighting vehicles, troops, ammunition and stores through rough and difficult terrain to remote operating regions. BEML will manufacture the equipment at its Palakkad Plant in Kerala and will supply the vehicles to the Indian Army within a period of one year. Notably, the order comes as the armed forces of India and China have been engaged in a military standoff in the Ladakh region since May. The face-off flared up in June with both sides incurring casualties. The two military forces have conducted several rounds of meetings to disengage from the disputed border. However, India had ramped up defence spending following the standoff to procure and upgrade military equipment. (Source: army-technology.com)

SEA

04 Jan 21. India’s state-owned defence and aerospace firm Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received a contract to supply light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation dazzlers (laser dazzlers) for the Indian Navy. India’s state-owned defence and aerospace firm Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received a contract to supply light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation dazzlers (laser dazzlers) for the Indian Navy. Under the contract, BEL will initially supply 20 Laser Dazzlers, which would be manufactured at the company’s Pune facility. The laser dazzler is used as a ‘non-lethal method’ for stopping suspicious vehicles, aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from approaching secured areas. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the weapon has been ‘indigenously designed and developed’ for the first time for the military forces. Laser Dazzlers are also capable of ‘dazzle’, helping in the suppression of the person’s or optical sensor’s action with ‘disability glare in case of non-compliance to orders’. The weapon system is portable, shoulder operated, and is ruggedised for military use. The technology of the laser dazzler was developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). (Source: Google/naval-technology.com)

05 Jan 21. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, was awarded a $731,132,618 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only contract for engineering and technical services for Aegis in-service combat systems engineering, ship integration and test engineering, computer program maintenance, integrated logistics support and planning and in-country support for multiple international partners employing Aegis.  This contract provides in-service lifetime support efforts, including engineering, technical and logistical support related to the maintenance and modernization of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Aegis Combat System and Aegis weapon system equipment and computer programs.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $750,000,000.  This contract involves FMS to Japan, Australia, Republic of Korea, Norway, Spain and Canada.  Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey (81%); Mount Laurel, New Jersey (7%); Changwon, Republic of Korea (2%); Tokyo, Japan (1%); Maizuru, Japan (1%); Yokosuka, Japan (1%); Nagasaki, Japan (1%); Adelaide, Australia (1%); and various other locations less than one percent each (5%), and is expected to be completed by December 2024.  If all options are exercised, work will continue through December 2024.  FMS (Canada); FMS (Japan); FMS (Australia); FMS (Republic of Korea); FMS (Norway); and FMS (Spain) funding in the amount of $113,612,854 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements); and 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4) (International Agreement).  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-21-C-5119). (Awarded Dec. 30, 2020)

AIR

05 Jan 21. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $20,864,609 modification (P00008) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-19-C-0033.  This modification adds new scope for integrated logistics support for 22 F/A-18E and six F/A-18F Super Hornets in support of the government of Kuwait.  Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (86%); San Diego, California (8%); China Lake, California (5%); and Fort Walton, Florida (1%), and is expected to be completed in December 2023.  Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $20,864,609 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.

04 Jan 21. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $21,670,000 fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and time and materials undefinitized contract action for F-15S to F-15SA conversion support.  This contract provides support for the conversion of the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S into an F-15SA aircraft, which includes program management, reach-back support for the 48 continental United States and Washington, D.C.; temporary on-site for outside the continental U.S. assistance (if needed); and round robin repairs.  Work will primarily be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 30, 2022.  This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  FMS funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8575-21-F-0001). (Awarded Dec. 31, 2020)

04 Jan 21. Two More P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Boosts Maritime Patrol Capability. Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14. The Government has also approved sustainment funding for the current approved fleet of three MQ-4C Triton aircraft. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the announcement is part of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented $270bn investment in defence capability over the next decade.  (Source: ASD Network/MoD Australia)

04 Jan 21. Saab has today received a follow on contract with the United Arab Emirates regarding the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system. The order value is USD 1.018bn and the contract period is 2020-2025. The original contract with the United Arab Emirates for GlobalEye was signed in 2015. This contract is an amendment to that signed in 2015. The work will be carried out in Gothenburg, Linköping, Arboga, Järfällaand Luleå in Sweden and in Centurion, South Africa. The contract was signed by the customer on the 30th of December 2020, hence the order was booked during the fourth quarter 2020. GlobalEye provides simultaneous air, maritime and ground surveillance. It combines sophisticated radar technology with the ultra-long range Global 6000 aircraft from Bombardier.

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