16 Mar 21. BeaverFit, the leading manufacturer of military outdoor fitness equipment and container gyms, today unveiled its biggest-ever contract to provide strength and conditioning shelters to the British Army in a deal worth £5m. The company, based in Church Stretton, Shropshire, is, creating innovative training solutions for modern-day tactical operations around the world. While its US arm is one of the biggest suppliers to the American military, this five-year deal for the Field Army division represents the largest contract in BeaverFit UK’s history. https://www.clock.co.uk/work/times-plus-redesign-launch
16 Mar 21. Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) has been awarded two contracts to supply hearing protection equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), maintaining MCL’s position as the UK MoD’s leading supplier of hearing protection systems for the military. MCL partners with Danish-based INVISIO Communications to supply its S10 Tactical Hearing Protection System (THPS) for the Dismounted Close Combat User (THPS DCCU) and has won a further order within an existing contract. The system is an in-ear hearing protection and communication system for use on a single radio and consists of an in-ear headset with control unit housing the electronics for situational awareness and impulse noise protection. It is made up of two components – the X5 Bone Conduction Hearing Protection Headset and the inline control unit. The second contract is a midlife enhancement order for INVISIO hearing protection and radio ancillaries, as well as the new INVISIO T7 lightweight and submersible hearing protection headset. Submersible to 10 meters and ruggedised for use in the most demanding environments, the INVISIO T7 provides enhanced safety and comfort, as well as unparalleled situational awareness. Combined with INVISIO’s latest software release, the T7 offers noise cancellation when mounted on platforms and, when required, Voice Operated Transmit (VOX).
12 Mar 21. Lockheed Martin Space, Titusville, Florida, is awarded a $558,841,361 fixed-price-incentive and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00007) to exercise options under previously awarded contract N00030-20-C-0100 for Trident II (D5) missile production and deployed systems support. Work will be performed in Magna, Utah (30.8%); Sunnyvale, California (13.0%); Denver, Colorado (9.9%); Cape Canaveral, Florida (8.3%); Titusville, Florida (6.3%); Camden, Arkansas (4.3%); Kings Bay, Georgia (4.1%); Kingsport, Tennessee (3.8%); Pittsfield, Massachusetts (2.6%); El Segundo, California (2.4%); Rockford, Illinois (2.1%); Biddeford, Maine (1.5%); Clearwater, Florida (1.4%); Inglewood, California (1.4%); Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1.1%); Elma, New York (1%); and other various locations (less than 1% each, 6% total). Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2026. Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $477,091,291; United Kingdom funds in the amount of $73,747,000; and fiscal 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) in the amount of $8,003,070 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is being awarded to the contractor on a sole-source basis under 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and was previously synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
16 Mar 21. The Government of North Macedonia has requested the possible sale of fifty-four (54) Stryker Vehicles, including M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV), M1130 Command Vehicles (CV), and M1129 Mortar Carrier Vehicles (MCV). Also included are M2A1 .50 cal machine guns; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; Harris radios; Common Remote Operated Weapons Station (CROWS); Defense Advanced GPS Receiver; AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer; spare parts and components; special tools and test equipment; publications and technical manuals; training; field service representatives; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of program and logistical support. The estimated cost is $210m. The principal contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI; vehicles will be produced at GDLS-Canada in London, Ontario. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
16 Mar 21. The Government of Norway has requested to buy one hundred twenty (120) Javelin FGM-148 Missiles and two (2) Javelin FGM-148 Missiles Fly to Buy. Also included are twenty-four (24) Javelin Block 1 Command Launch Units (CLUs) retrofit kits; spare parts; publications and technical documentation; personnel training; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $36m. The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona. Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s). (Source: glstrade.com)
17 Mar 21. MBDA to supply new Teseo Mk2/E anti-ship system to Italian Navy. MBDA will provide the Italian Navy with the new Teseo Evolved Weapon System, namely Teseo Mk2/E. This new generation system builds on the legacy Teseo family, known worldwide as OTOMAT, and will bring a substantial improvement in anti-ship capabilities. Teseo Mk2/E will efficiently engage both sea and land targets at very long range, with full mission control throughout the missile flight. The system will have an innovative integrated mission planning and a new RF seeker, with options for additional features and capabilities in the future. Teseo Mk2/E is the answer to evolving threats that generate the need to evolve operational requirements. This solution is the result of joint MBDA and Italian Navy technical and programme activities over the past three years that matured the concept of this advanced system. The Teseo Mk2/E missile system will equip the next generation destroyer (DDX) and could replace the previous Mk2/A version onboard FREMM and Horizon class frigates. The new multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (PPA – Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura), currently in production, are already fit for Teseo Mk2/E installation in future. In the anti-ship weapon market Teseo Mk2/E will represent a new standard with its very high performance, and will be ready to be tailored for international requirements.
16 Mar 21. The Government of the Netherlands has requested support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64 training program, to include fuel; base operating support; facilities; publications and technical documentation; pilot training; AH-64D to AH-64E conversion training support; personnel training and training equipment; weapon system and software support; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total overall estimated value is $190m. This proposed sale does not contain any principal contractor. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
15 Mar 21. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible FMS of P-8A Aircraft and Associated Support. to Germany. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress that the Government of Germany has requested to buy five (5) P-8A Patrol Aircraft; nine (9) Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS JTRS 5); and twelve (12) LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Inertial Navigations Systems (EGls). Also included are commercial engines; Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS); Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared MX-20HD; AN/ AAQ-2(V) I Acoustic System; AN/APY-10 radar; ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures; NexGen Missile Warning Sensors; AN/PRC-117G Manpack radios include MPE-S type II with SAASM 3.7; Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 524D Precise Positioning System (PPS) for APY-10 Radar; AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Counter Measures; AN/ALE-47 Counter Measures Dispensing Systems; AN/UPX IFF Interrogators; APX-123A(C) IFF Digital Transponders; KIV-78 IFF Mode 5 Cryptographic Appliques; CCM-701A Cryptographic Core Modules; KY-100M, KY-58, KYV-5 for HF-121C radios; AN/PYQ-10 V3 Simple Key Loaders (SKL) with KOV-21 Cryptographic Appliques; aircraft spares; spare engine; support equipment; operational support systems; training; training devices; maintenance trainer/classrooms; publications; software; engineering technical assistance (ETA); logistics technical assistance (LTA); Country Liaison Officer (CLO) support; Contractor Engineering Technical Services (CETS); repair and return (RoR); transportation; aircraft ferry; and other associated training and support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $1.77bn. The prime contractor will be The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
15 Mar 21. Global Air Logistics and Training, Inc. (GALT) announced today that it was awarded a prime contract valued at almost $23.9M to deliver and support advanced networking and communication payloads to the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL). The Fused Integrated Naval Network (FINN) Communications Gateway is a robust communications system prototype intended to be integrated aboard an Unmanned Airborne System (UAS) in order to experiment with concepts involving means to share information between widely distributed forces. This contract is intended to: mature designs, develop emerging communication technologies, and integrate the aforementioned designs and technologies on to hosting platforms. The contract scope includes development and delivery of four prototype airborne systems. The prototypes will be certified for flight for use during DoD Live Force Experimentation. (Source: PR Newswire)
08 Mar 21. Intellian has entered into a $73m contract with LEO satellite network provider OneWeb to develop and supply affordable compact user terminals. These easily-installed antennas will use next-generation technology to provide high bandwidth, low latency connectivity to OneWeb’s global satellite service, delivering to multiple markets, including enterprise and government services. OneWeb is launching a constellation of 648 LEO satellites which, when complete, will deliver affordable, fast, high bandwidth and low latency Ku-band connectivity to every corner of the world. The new low cost compact terminals will be unveiled later in the year and are scheduled to become available in 2022. (Source: Satnews)
16 Mar 21. Jacobs (NYSE:J) was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah. The DPG contract has an anticipated value of more than $60m over a five-year period of performance. As the nation’s leading test center for chemical and biological defense capabilities, DPG leads the United States’ global preparedness and response capabilities for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) threats. The DPG West Desert Test Center is the designated U.S. Army Major Range and Test Facility Base for chemical and biological defense testing and the global leader in preparing Department of Defense, federal civilian, state agency, and allied nation personnel for mission critical CBRNE operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures. (Source: PR Newswire)
15 Mar 21. Peraton has been awarded a U.S. Army contract for Hypersonic Test Engineering, Mission Planning and Systems (HyTEMPS), valued at up to $44m over two years. This award builds upon Peraton’s more than 10 years of experience supporting the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) Technical Center and its mission to develop hypersonic vehicle technologies and provide hypersonic weapon and vehicle flight testing capabilities. Under the contract, Peraton will be responsible for providing comprehensive mission support for interservice flight test missions, deploying whenever and wherever needed to ensure flight test events are successfully executed. To support these test events, Peraton will develop hardware and software solutions associated with the development, maintenance and sustainment, and operations of mission and test systems. Peraton will also continue to support the advancement of the Army’s Portable Range Operations and Test Network (PROTN) and will begin work on new initiatives, including developing and deploying novel collection mechanisms that place a broad array of instrument sensors closer to a hypersonic vehicle’s flight path and point of impact to obtain more testing data. These novel collection mechanisms may include developing a single networked architecture to rapidly share telemetry and test data; developing and operating an open ocean range system that incorporates sensors based on ships, barges and unmanned maritime systems; and incorporating advanced data collection using aerial drones. (Source: PR Newswire)
16 Mar 21. Ricardo Defense Inc., Troy, Michigan, was awarded an $89,826,882 firm-fixed-price contract to procure anti-lock brake/electronic stability control retrofit kits for the High Mobility Multi-Purposed Wheeled Vehicle family of vehicles. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 11, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-D-0008).
17 Mar 21. Viasat, U.S. Navy Renew Contract for Managed Internet, Wi-Fi and Voice Services Worldwide; Expand Relationship with Debut of TV Services and Enablement of MILITARY STAR Card Program. Global communications company Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and the Navy Exchange Service Command’s NEXCOM Telecommunications Program Office, today announced a five-year contract extension, whereby Viasat will continue to deliver managed internet, Wi-Fi, voice and other services for personal use networks across Navy facilities worldwide. The contract also adds the roll-out of interactive satellite-based high-definition TV service at 32 Navy Lodge® sites, to enrich the lives of sailors, their families and guests during their stay. Under this extended contract, Viasat will provide personal-use telecommunications services, in support of multiple programs at Navy and joint base installations, for sailors who live in Unaccompanied Housing (UH) or Family Housing (FH); who visit Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities—including fleet and family service centers, gymnasiums, bowling alleys, liberty centers, libraries and child development centers; and to those who are either staying in or visiting lodging or other temporary living facilities, such as Navy Lodge®, Navy Gateway Inns & Suites®, Navy Get-A-Ways®, Wounded Warrior Program® and Fisher House® facilities.
17 Mar 21. Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $28,764,014 modification (P00004) to previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract N00019-20-C-0030. This modification adds scope to procure full rate production Lot 17 Block Five Tactical Tomahawk all-up round vertical launch system missiles and associated warranties for the Navy. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (41.6%); Pontiac, Michigan (11.4%); El Segundo, California (10.6%); Gainesville, Virginia (9.7%); Berryville, Arkansas (3.5%); Clearwater, Florida (3.3%); Middletown, Connecticut (3.2%); Glenrothes, Scotland (3.1%); Spanish Fork, Utah (3%); Midland, Ontario, Canada (2.4%); Vergennes, Vermont (1.7%); Camden, Arkansas (1.5% ); Anniston, Alabama (1.2%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (3.8%), and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $28,764,014 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.
12 Mar 21. Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $31,950,403 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-5432 to exercise options for encanistered missiles, fire control suite and launching mechanism for the Over-the-Horizon weapon system. Work will be performed in Kongsberg, Norway (75%); Tucson, Arizona (15%); Schrobenhausen, Germany (4%); Raufoss, Norway (3%); McKinney, Texas (2%); and Louisville, Kentucky (1%), and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $28,074,331 (88%); fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,322,864 (7%); fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,161,432 (3%); fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $191,776 (1%); and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $200,000 (1%), 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.
16 Mar 21. AeroViroment Inc.,* Simi Valley, California, was awarded a $44,961,750 modification (P00007) to contract W31P4Q-20-C-0024 for the Switchblade Weapon System. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2023. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (United Kingdom) funds; and fiscal 2020 missile procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $44,961,750 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
18 Mar 21. Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $182,176,913 modification (P00039) to previously awarded, fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0015 for the production and delivery of two CV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Air Force. Additionally, this modification provides for post-production repairs in support of the MV-22B Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization Program for the Navy. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30%); Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (15%); Amarillo, Texas (13%); Red Oak, Texas (3%); East Aurora, New York (3%); Park City, Utah (2%); McKinney, Texas (1%); Endicott, New York (1%); various locations within the continental U.S. (28%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (4%), and is expected to be completed in March 2025. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $168,676,913; and fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $13,500,000 will be obligated at the 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.
15 Mar 21. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded an $81,992,887 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides for sustainment, engineering, logistics, test, mission control, and operator training systems support for MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This effort also includes procurement of field service representatives and technical support to ensure that the MQ-4C Triton UAS aircraft are mission-capable for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions supporting Triton’s early operational capability and initial operating capability. In addition, this effort supports reach-back engineering support for both the Navy and the government of Australia MQ-4C Triton UAS assets. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (36.5%); San Diego, California (22.5%); various locations outside the continental U.S. (12.7%); various locations within the continental U.S. (8.8%); Jacksonville, Florida (7.7%); Mayport, Florida (6.5%); and Baltimore, Maryland (5.3%), and is expected to be completed in March 2022. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $52,700,590, fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,376,000; and foreign cooperative project funds in the amount of $40,880 will be obligated at the time of award, $8,376,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N0001921C0060).
15 Mar 21. Relativity Space was awarded its first orbital launch contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), facilitated by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). This contract was awarded as a Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Enterprise follow-up effort to the DoD Space Test Program (STP) Rapid Agile Launch Initiative (RALI) to identify capable commercial solutions for low-cost, responsive access to space “as a service” using launch systems with capacity between 450-1,200 kg to low-Earth orbit (LEO). Relativity’s entirely 3D-printed launch vehicle, Terran 1, meets the DoD’s needs for disruptive launch solutions to orbit. DIU works to strengthen America’s national security by accelerating the adoption of leading commercial technology and giving innovative American businesses the opportunity to solve high-impact national security problems. This mission aligns with Relativity’s ambitions to revolutionize how rockets are designed, built, and flown with the world’s first entirely 3D-printed rocket. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
17 Mar 21. Secmation, a leading small business in the fields of Cybersecurity R&D and Product Development, received a $1m Phase 2 SBIR award in January 2021. The SBIR was awarded by the Office of Naval Research for the purpose of developing SecMUAS, a modular cybersecure unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platform. SecMUAS incorporates a US designed/manufactured Secure Control Unit with advanced security and performance features, as well as a configuration IDE providing a rapid unmanned system software development capability that automatically incorporates security features needed to implement security policy. The innovative SecMUAS automatically incorporates security features into a modular design framework for unmanned systems opens new market opportunities in both the Industrial and Commercial sectors. (Source: PR Newswire)
12 Mar 21. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that it has been awarded a re-compete contract with the U.S. Navy to maintain hardware, software, and firmware in support of the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) Ashore Sustainment Program. The eight-year, single-award IDIQ contract has a five-year base period and one three-year option period with a contract ceiling value of $600m. The IDIQ award was also issued with a five-year task order with a total value of $153m, if all option years are exercised. Under this contract, Serco will provide work for life-cycle sustainment of physical security/access control and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems in support of Commander Naval Installation Command’s AT/FP program worldwide. Serco will also work with the government to execute targeted technology refresh efforts that will incorporate the latest system capabilities, to include cyber security, with the goal to drive improved system performance. Through this contract, Serco will provide full lifecycle sustainment of AT/FP assets at Navy installations worldwide.
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18 Mar 21. KBR (NYSE: KBR) won two contracts worth more than $100m to provide sustaining base operations services at U.S. military installations throughout the Middle East. KBR’s critical logistics and operations support is a part of a strategic, ongoing effort for the U.S. Navy and Air Force in this region. KBR received a $67.4m contract from Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic to provide key services to four Navy facilities in the United Arab Emirates. The contract has one base year and seven option years. As part of this new work, KBR will integrate digital solutions into its operations by utilizing market-leading asset management software and data analytics. KBR’s responsibilities will include management and administration; logistics; equipment maintenance; force protection; facility support and transportation. KBR also won a task order with an estimated value of $35m from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center to perform power production services at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia. Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee task order, KBR will provide resources necessary for power generation for the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing and partner forces. The Air Force awarded this two-year task order through the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program V. KBR provides critical, sustaining base operations services to the U.S. armed forces throughout the Middle East. Guided by its “Zero Harm” program, KBR promotes a culture of safety and sustainability on all of its projects to protect people and the planet.
15 Mar 21. KBR (NYSE: KBR) was awarded a $25m contract to perform sustainment services for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Secure Deployed Networks, including Naval, Special Operations, Land and Coalition networks. These services include supply-chain management, identity and access management, and technical services to enable convergence of these networks. Under the terms of this contract, KBR will provide Information Communications Technology (ICT), engineering and logistics support for the ADF Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. This work is expected to be performed over three years, with KBR performing technical services to sustain and uplift these warfighter networks. This work represents a new business line for KBR within CIOG, working alongside a number of industry partners.
15 Mar 21. NAV CANADA awards Raytheon UK contract for secondary surveillance radars to manage Canadian airspace. Raytheon UK, a unit of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), will deliver 12 Condor Mk3 next-generation Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar systems to NAV CANADA with an option to purchase additional radar systems as part of a 15-year contract. The first radar system will be shipped in March 2021 and installed by NAV CANADA in April. (Source: PR Newswire)
11 Mar 21. Safran Data Systems has signed a contract with Contec, a Korean company operating in the “New Space” environment, which is developing an international network of satellite tracking ground stations. Contec selects a combination of Safran Data Systems’ compact LEGION 400 antennas, 4 meters in diameter, and the highly miniaturized Satcore DirecT modems. This gives the company a state-of-the-art ground infrastructure to place it at the high end of the Ground Segment-as-a-Service (GSaaS) market, while keeping user costs affordable. (Source: ASD Network)
16 Mar 21. Serco has been awarded a contract to provide support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay, Canada. The initial 10-year period has an estimated ceiling value of C$694m or approximately £400m. We anticipate annual revenue of £20m-£30m in the opening years, which is similar to the level seen in recent years on the existing agreement. The contract has provision for two further 5-year extensions with a potential ceiling value to Serco over the full 20 years, including indexation, of approximately C$1.5bn (~£870m). The contract was awarded after an open tender process and will commence in September 2021. Under the contract, Serco will continue to perform the majority of the non-military operation and maintenance functions at this base, located in Central Labrador. The services include: aviation services, including air traffic control and maintenance of navigational aids; fire and rescue services; logistics services, including, warehouse operations, snow and ice removal, environmental protection, hazardous waste management and inventory management; and facilities management services, including engineering, telecommunications/IT, electrical and airfield distribution systems, water treatment, central heating plant operations, grounds maintenance, security, food services and janitorial services. Serco has been providing services to the Canadian Department of National Defense at 5 Wing Goose Bay since 1998 and is one of the largest private sector employers in the area. The base consists of 115 buildings across 200,000 square meters, extensive civil infrastructure, and two runways along with a large-scale training complex. Serco supports a wide variety of community activities in the area and has a specific focus on indigenous skill development and training.
16 Mar 21. BAE Systems Australia is set to expand its Nulka program, after securing a new five-year contract from Defence. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has announced the award of a new five-year, $150m contract to BAE Systems Australia for in-service support and round production of Nulka decoys and launcher systems. The Nulka program — a collaboration between Australia and the US —aims to deliver rocket-propelled active decoy system launched from a ship, designed to lure anti-ship missiles away from their intended target. The system — first installed in the 1990s — is fitted to 140 warships of the Australian, US, and Canadian navies, including the Canberra Class LHD, Anzac Class frigates and Hobart Class destroyers. Nulka is also expected to be installed on the Royal Australian Navy’s next-generation platforms, including the Hunter Class frigates. BAE Systems has committed to leveraging its local supplier network of Australian SMEs in both metropolitan and regional locations to deliver the required systems, helping to increase export opportunities for local industry. (Source: Defence Connect)
12 Mar 21. Indian Navy has placed an order on Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for the supply of two numbers Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM), main guns standardised for all Warships of the Indian Navy. As per the regulatory filing, BHEL has indigenised these Guns and has established dedicated, intricate manufacturing and inspection facilities at its Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant, Haridwar for production, installation & commissioning and lifecycle support of these Guns. Standardisation of these Guns by the Indian Navy for all major Warships has resulted in optimisation of cost and consolidation of expertise and self-reliance. Also, BHEL is working on an upgraded version of these Guns, with enhanced range, to cater to the future requirement of warships. (Source: Google/https://www.indiainfoline.com/)