29 Jul 21. L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has been awarded a five-year, logistics support/sustainment contract, with options to extend through Babcock International Group, as prime, to provide support and maintenance for the tri-service fleet of 50,000 in-service Bowman and Multi-Mode radios for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). All support and maintenance will be performed in the UK at the new L3Harris Communication Systems facility in Farnborough.
27 Aug 21. Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) and its technology partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have been awarded a contract to deliver four Remote Patrol Vehicles (RPVs) to Spiral 2 of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s RPV Experimentation Programme. The contract will support and enhance experimentation and capability development for UK land operations and see MCL become a major contractor to the UK MoD RPV Framework Group. Spiral 2 is aimed at delivering RPVs to support troops on the ground and limit their direct exposure to danger. MCL will supply versatile and upgradable RPVs that include different capabilities and incorporate sensors as part of a technology package with significant durability for use in front line combat. MCL’s new technology partner IAI, the Israeli-based advanced systems provider, has more than 15 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing land operational autonomous systems. The RPVs, designed and manufactured by IAI’s ELTA Systems group, are robust, versatile multi-purpose/multi-mission platforms that support and complement troops on the ground and enhance force protection in battlefield conditions. In addition to their ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) capabilities, the RPVs can provide logistical support including carrying platoon equipment, supplying ammunition and extracting casualties. They can be operated in manual, remote or autonomous modes for enhanced flexibility.
24 Aug 21. Wincanton has extended its framework agreement with BAE Systems for five-years. The contract extension builds on existing services provided by Wincanton for BAE Systems, incorporating supply chain solutions across its Air Sector and UK shipbuilding operations, extending a 23-year relationship. Wincanton will continue to provide transport, warehousing, materials management, packing and inspection services to BAE Systems, underpinned by the delivery of continuous operational improvement and efficiencies. Over the course of its relationship, Wincanton and BAE Systems have worked together in partnership to create technology solutions. Wincanton will continue to integrate its track and trace portal for material movements with BAE Systems’ purchasing systems, improving supply chain visibility.
Wincanton will also support BAE Systems to achieve its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 through increased alignment of operations and services. (Source: Defence Online)
25 Aug 21. General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $42,555,776 option (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8620-19-C-2003 for MQ-9 Reaper contractor logistics support. The contractor will provide an additional period of support for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2022. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Aug. 11, 2021)
25 Aug 21. General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded an $8,113,085 option (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA8620-20-C-2016 for MQ-9 Reaper support equipment and spare parts. The contractor will provide support equipment and spare parts for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2022. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition, and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WIIK, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contract activity. (Awarded Feb. 10, 2021)
25 Aug 21. Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $16,714,168 modification (P00025) to contract W31P4Q-19-C-0092 for the Army Tactical Missile Systems Guided Missile and Launching Assembly Service Life Extension Program. Work will be performed in Clearwater, Florida; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; St. Louis, Missouri; Lufkin, Texas; Williston, Vermont; Boulder, Colorado; Camden, Arkansas; and Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2024. Fiscal 2019, 2020 and 2021 missile procurement, Army funds; and Special Defense Acquisition Funds (Romania) in the amount of $16,714,168 were obligated at the time of the award in the amount of $16,714,168 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
24 Aug 21. HENSOLDT wins contract to equip German F124 frigates with new radars. Entry in Ballistic Missile Defence capabilities. Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT, together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is supplying new radars to the German Navy to modernise the sensor technology of the F124 air defence frigates. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and Operation (BAAINBw) has placed an order worth approximately 200 m euros for the delivery and installation of four sensor systems consisting of radar and IFF system respectively. With this order the F124 frigate’s radars will be refurbished to overcome obsolescence of electronics components. The order also marks the start of the development of national capabilities in the field of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD). It includes a shore facility that is a fully functional copy of the ship’s radars. It not only enables training for users and service technicians, but also allows further developments to be tested on land prior to onboard installation. To this end, HENSOLDT has entered into a strategic cooperation in the field of BMD-capable wide-range radars in S-band with IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems Ltd. This supplies the German customer with a combination of a national partner for certification and long-term support, as well as market-available systems that have been tried and tested in the field. Previously, the contract for the modernisation of land-based air surveillance in the HADR NF programme, also based on a cooperation with IAI’s ELTA, was awarded to HENSOLDT. The radars used in both projects are largely identical in construction and thus also offer the customer advantages in terms of logistical supply and thus the long-term operation of the systems. In this way, further developments can also be used cross-sectionally and thus be introduced more cost-effectively.
25 Aug 21. Securing Bundeswehr bases abroad. High-altitude “eye in the sky” from Rheinmetall to protect forward operating base – order worth over €21m. The German Bundeswehr has ordered a tethered balloon-based area reconnaissance system for protecting a forward operating base in Niger. For Rheinmetall, the order represents sales of over €21m net. Group subsidiary Rheinmetall Canada will be in charge of integrating the surveillance balloon’s sensors into the existing military C4I architecture. The system – also known as an aerostat – is already familiar to numerous soldiers and observers from previous deployments: the US armed forces have been using such area surveillance solutions for years to protect their forward operating bases. Capable of remaining aloft above the installation to be protected for extensive periods, the balloons’ highly sensitive sensors enable them to spot hostile elements even at great distances. These tethered surveillance balloons will give the Bundeswehr a new means of protecting its forces deployed in Niger. The Bundeswehr will be able to deploy this solution day and night to identify potentially hostile elements several kilometres away, making it possible to initiate necessary countermeasures on a timely basis. Experience shows that systems of this type – if only because the possibility of being detected is plain to see – reduce by fifty percent the likelihood of an attack by hostile forces. Under the operator solution awarded by the Bundeswehr, Rheinmetall has undertaken to run the system in Niger around the clock, seven days a week. Soldiers in special workstations on the ground will operate the system’s sensors. Under the contract, Rheinmetall will train these troops to perform their future tasks prior to deployment.
25 Aug 21. Thales Alenia Space and The EU Agency for Space Programme Sign a First EGNOS Contract. Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has signed its first contract with the EU Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA), to provide new capabilities to Europe’s EGNOS satellite navigation system. With this contract, Thales Alenia Space will start the development for Europe of a new EGNOS version introducing a new generation uplink station (NLES, Navigation Land Earth Station) allowing the introduction of new GEO satellites in the system for improved redundancy. This new generation of station would be also compatible with the future emission of Dual Frequency & Multi-Constellation messages (i.e. future introduction of dual frequency algorithms and usage of the Galileo and GPS constellations). (Source: ASD Network)
26 Aug 21. American Rheinmetall Vehicles has signed a Master Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC). This CRADA allows the DEVCOM AC and American Rheinmetall Vehicles to collaborate on a regular basis to develop integrated combat vehicle weapon, fire control, and ammunition technologies. Among other research and development tasks, the CRADA provides a conduit for the team to explore integration of the U.S. Army’s XM913 50mm cannon on platforms that are potential candidates for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program. American Rheinmetall Vehicles has submitted a proposal in the Army’s Phase II of the OMFV program. American Rheinmetall Vehicles and DEVCOM AC will leverage their respective expertise to develop armaments solutions which may also be applicable to future weapons systems for other military services, international military markets, and further spin-off applications. The effort may include, but is not limited to, digital engineering, modeling and simulation, and prototyping throughout the design, development, and testing of direct fire armaments systems, cannon mounts, vehicle/armament system interfacing, active/reactive protection systems, programmable munition lethality, ammunition handling, fire control, secondary armaments, robotics, logistics, power management, and manufacturing science.
24 Aug 21. BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems Integration, Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded an $843,894,209 modification (P00006) to contract W58RGZ-21-D-0023 for life cycle contractor support for the Limited Interim Missile Warning System Quick Reaction Capability. 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 Feb. 2, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
24 Aug 21. DiSTI to upgrade Stryker DTT virtual trainers for US Army. Stryker DTT trainers will be upgraded to the latest FMT architecture and Common Core software elements. Virtual training solutions provider DiSTI has secured an order to modernise the Stryker Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) for the US Army. Under the $5.4m delivery order, the company will upgrade the Stryker DTTs to the latest family of maintenance trainers (FMT) architecture and common core (CC) software elements. These elements include the virtual environment graphical user interface (GUI), student performance monitor, simulation engine, training management system (TMS) and message manager interface, instructor/operator station (IOS). Furthermore, classroom hardware is included under the FMT programme. (Source: army-technology.com)
20 Aug 21. US homeland security department funds Echodyne research into MESA to detect small unmanned vehicles. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded USD545,009 to Echodyne Corporation to continue research and development on new radar systems using metamaterials. DHS awarded the funds through a Phase 5 Other Transaction Agreement with S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). S&T will begin integrating the radar with other sensors into a system-of-systems that will be tested later this year to evaluate its ability to detect and track small unmanned aircraft systems. (Source: www.unmannedairspace.info)
18 Aug 21. Fortem Technologies, leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, today announced one of the nation’s top communication providers as a new customer. The customer purchased the SkyDome® System, including TrueView® R-30 ground-based radar and SkyDome Manager software to better understand what is in the airspace and whether it poses a threat to their infrastructure. TrueView is the world leader in low size, weight and power consumption (SWaP-C), and is an active electronically scanned phased array radar (AESA). With a powerful combination of multi-channel beamform on receive, 16 digital channels, and multi-dimensional deep learning, TrueView radar can discern patterns of life and anomalies in the scene in order to accurately identify targets. It delivers superior 3D detection of targets using real-time AI at the Edge with a screaming fast graphics processing unit (GPU). A key component of the SkyDome System, TrueView easily scales for complete coverage in topologically complex environments.
25 Aug 21. MZA Associates Gets $19m US Navy C-UAS Laser Weapon Contract. Officials of the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., announced an $18.7m contract to MZA Associates to develop the counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAS) High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS). MZA engineers will design, develop, deliver, integrate, test, and demonstrate a compact, portable, low-cost and reliable C-UAS HELWS using the latest available commercial components. On this contract MZA Associates will do the work in Albuquerque, N.M., and Dayton, Ohio, and should be finished by August 2023. With options, the project could continue through August 2025. (Source: UAS VISION/Intelligent Aerospace)
26 Aug 21. TCOM L.P., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a $217,270,662 firm-fixed-price contract for Meter Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with an estimated completion date of March 23, 2027. Fiscal 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) funds in the amount of $217,270,662 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-21-C-0021).
20 Aug 21. The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $487,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Apache AH-64 engineering services and technical support. 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 Feb. 6, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-21-D-0077).
20 Aug 21. Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision LLC, Roanoke, Virginia (W91CRB-21-D-0017); and L3 Technologies Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire (W91CRB-21-D-0009), will compete for each order of the $92,440,406 firm-fixed-price contract for the Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System III. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 22, 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
13 Aug 21. NFA wins US DoD NSIC funding for 3D printed Mach 8 hypersonic aircraft. NSIC funding for the contract will mainly support the development of the Mjölnir rocket engine. US-based New Frontier Aerospace (NFA) has been awarded a contract to advance the development of its 3D printed, Mach 8 hypersonic aircraft. The aircraft is a renewably fuelled hypersonic vertical landing jet designed to transport people or cargo to any vertiport on Earth quickly and safely. When compared to other existing jets, the aircraft emits fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs). (Source: airforce-technology.com)
23 Aug 21. PteroDynamics, an aircraft design and manufacturing company that develops innovative vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, is today announcing it has secured a contract with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to deliver 3 VTOL prototypes for the Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) program. In 2018, Military Sealift Command and Fleet Forces Command identified a need for the United States Navy to develop a capability to autonomously deliver cargo with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to and from ships at sea. Their analysis found that 90% of critical repair cargo delivered at sea by helicopters and V-22 aircraft weighed less than 50 pounds. A VTOL UAS can fill this critical need and free the manned aircraft to perform other higher priority missions.(Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
26 Aug 21. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,895,498 modification (P00197) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for production of UH-60M Black Hawks. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2022 special funds in the amount of $53,895,498 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
25 Aug 21. Xplore has secured a follow-on contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to continue developing the service’s positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution. The solution will be provided as a commercial service for the USAF to allow precision missions to be conducted on the moon and in the cislunar space region. The current Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort will culminate in a hardware in the loop (HIL) testbed that will showcase the required performance to allow advanced operations. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
23 Aug 21. GA-EMS Awarded ONR Contract for LDUUV Motor and Energy Storage System. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a design contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a concept for integrating a unique GA-EMS motor and next generation power system into a Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (LDUUV). The planned systems will provide the LDUUV with power for propulsion and an energy storage system to support improved system performance necessary for future LDUUV operations. Development and testing of both motor and power systems continues in order to optimize performance. An LDUUV with the integrated motor and power propulsion system eventually will undergo at-sea testing during a later phase of the program. (Source: ASD Network)
20 Aug 21. Kumu to build 100dB self-interference cancellation module for US Army. Kumu will also include MIT Lincoln Laboratory adaptive antenna cancellation and receive beamforming technology. Technology company Kumu Networks has won a $1.5m task order from the US Army for a Phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) project. The company will use its Self-Interference Cancellation platform to develop more than 100dB Full-Duplex Module, which will be the highest performing module created so far. Under the project, Kumu’s ‘Self-Interference Cancellation’ technology will be integrated to develop radios capable of suppressing in-band self-interference from friendly, co-located jammers. (Source: army-technology.com)
25 Aug 21. Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $12,619,647 modification (P00023) to previously awarded FA8523-16-F-0049 for Miniaturized Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver 2K-M development. This contract modification implements a period of performance extension due to a program delay with the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Program. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California; and Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2024. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,399,487 were obligated at the time of award, and the total cumulative face value of the contract is $89,331,098. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contract activity.
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24 Aug 21. India to purchase 70,000 AK-203 assault rifles from Russia. The deliveries of AK-203 assault rifles are expected to begin within three months from the first payment. India has reportedly finalised a deal to purchase around 70,000 AK-203 assault rifles from Russia. The assault rifles will be procured off-the-shelf in a bid to meet the immediate requirements of the armed forces. In 2019, India and Russia signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to manufacture the rifles. Subsequently, a joint venture called Indo-Russia Rifles (IRPL) was formed with India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) holding a 50.5% stake in the company. Kalashnikov Concern and Russian state agency for military exports Rosoboronexport own the remaining stake. (Source: army-technology.com)
26 Aug 21. Rheinmetall wins 5G innovation grant. The defence contractor is set to leverage government funding to develop autonomous vehicle technology with 5G capability. The Commonwealth government has awarded a grant to Rheinmetall Defence Australia under its 5G Innovation Initiative, aimed at supporting the testing and development of 5G uses, applications, services and products. Rheinmetall has confirmed the grant would help fund its Advanced Firefighting Concept (AFC) program, focused on developing autonomous vehicle technology with 5G and drone-based communication relay systems. The AFC, developed in response to the 2019-20 bushfires and modelled on the German Army MARDER platform, aims to reduce the risk to frontline firefighters. (Source: Defence Connect)
26 Aug 21. Thomas Global Systems wins US defence contract. The company has been tapped to deliver its display technology for integration in armoured fighting vehicles. Thomas Global Systems has been selected to support a major US armoured vehicle program, securing a multi-year contract to deliver digital targeting display systems for installation on the fleet. The company’s BIOC technology leverages fully digital architecture to deliver a display solution free of cathode-ray tube (CRT) obsolescence risks. The technology is expected to enhance unit reliability and cost of ownership, and can be adopted as forward-fit units or integrated into installed systems as part of obsolescence management or technology insertion programs. (Source: Defence Connect)
23 Aug 21. Australia awards $158m contract to Ventia for vehicle upgrades. A major infrastructure services provider has secured a deal to upgrade the ADF’s fleet of engineering vehicles. The Morrison government has awarded a $158mcontract to Ventia, which has been tasked with upgrading the Australian Defence Force’s existing fleet of engineering vehicles, delivering an additional 291 vehicles. The vehicles include cranes, excavators, bulldozers, loaders, telehandlers, forklifts, graders and rollers. The acquisition and sustainment of the Engineer Support Platforms is expected to generate 23 new jobs nationwide, while supporting the continuing employment of an additional 65 Australian workers. The contract is expected to involve local networks and distributors for the supply of the vehicles. (Source: Defence Connect)
26 Aug 21. Israel Shipyards Ltd. – a leading shipbuilding and repair company in the Eastern Mediterranean serving naval and commercial marine markets ‒ announces the signing of an agreement for the detailed design phase for the construction of the Reshef Class Vessel for the Israeli Navy. The agreement was signed with the Ministry of Defense as a final step before the ship’s production phase. During this phase, Israel Shipyards will present an engineering plan, adapted to the needs of the Navy.
26 Aug 21. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sales (FMS) of defence services related to future standard missile (SM) production to Australia. Approved by the US State Department, the total estimated cost of the FMS and associated equipment is $350m. The sale package will include services related to the purchase of SM 6 Block I (SM-6) and SM 2 Block IIIC (SM-2 IIIC) missiles. (Source: naval-technology.com)
23 Aug 21. Ethiopia acquires Iranian UAVs for Tigray War. In the latest effort to halt the advancing Tigray Defence Force (TDF) and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), it appears Ethiopia has purchased several Iranian-made Mohajer-6 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Plant SkySat satellite images analysed by Bellingcat.com identified two Mohajer-6 UAVs and a Ground Control Station (GCS) at Semara airport (now Ethiopian Air Force base) in north-eastern Ethiopia on 1 August. The GCS was then pictured when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the air base days later. The Mohajer-6, yet to be proven in combat, is the latest design in the Mohajer-series. It was unveiled in 2017 and entered production a year later, serving with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. It has an operational range of 200 km and 40 kg payload of two to four Ghaem-1, 5 or 9 precision-guided munitions. It has a 12-hour endurance with a maximum flight altitude of 5 500 metres. The nose of the lightweight UAV is fitted with an EOAS-I-18A forward-looking infrared (FLIR) turret. https://www.defenceweb.co.za/)
20 Aug 21. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has spent R32m on acquiring unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and training 20 pilots for border security, but has failed to acquire additional UAVs. This emerged during a Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans briefing on 18 August, when the Department of Defence (DoD) also revealed that orders worth R32.514m for additional UAVs were cancelled “due to industry’s inability to supply the required equipment. In an endeavoured to ensure optimal spending, the R32.514m was then utilised for the upgrading of border line infrastructure.” By means of reprioritisation from within Joint Operations during the current year, the R32.514m is planned to be utilised for land, air and maritime border technology, the Department of Defence said. (Source: https://www.defenceweb.co.za/)
26 Aug 21. South Korea seeks $258m sale of precision-guided munitions from US. Boeing will serve as the principal contractor for the proposed foreign military sale. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of precision-guided munitions to the Republic of Korea (ROK). Approved by the US State Department, the total estimated cost of the FMS and associated equipment is $258m. The sale package will include up to 3,953 KMU-556 joint direct attack munition (JDAM) guidance kits for GBU-31, 1,981 KMU-557 JDAM guidance kits for GBU-31, GBU-56 and 1,179 KMU-572 JDAM guidance kits for GBU-38 and 1,755 FMU-139 fuse systems. The ROK has also requested DSU-42/B detectors, laser-illuminated target for GBU-56, components and accessories, weapon spare parts, as well as weapons training aids, devices, and spare parts. (Source: army-technology.com)
Aug 21. Frequentis Canada Limited has been selected by the prime contractor Thales Canada Inc. to provide mission critical communication equipment for its Tactical Control Radar (TCR) contract with the Department of National Defence (DND). The contract, to support the future mission success of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), consists of three new TCR systems, to be located in Bagotville, Quebec, and Cold Lake, Alberta. The TCR modernisation project will allow the RCAF to continue to support national and international operations, providing tactical, transportable, long-range air surveillance and aerospace control capability.
25 Aug 21. Lockheed Martin and Indian Air Force renew C-130J fleet support contract. Lockheed Martin teams will manage engineering support elements for IAF’s C-130J fleet sustainment. Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to provide support for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules Aircraft. Under the $328.8m, five-year Follow On Support II (FOS), Lockheed Martin will provide an integrated team and dedicated support to manage the logistics and engineering elements of the IAF’s C-130J fleet. (Source: naval-technology.com)
05 Jul 21. BATM receives $10m cyber security contract. BATM (LSE: BVC; TASE: BVC), a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking solutions and medical laboratory systems, announces that it has received a contract worth $10m from its long-standing government defence department customer for an advanced cyber security solution. The Group will commence delivery on the contract immediately, which is expected to complete in 2023. The contract is for an advanced cyber security solution that comprises hardware and software. It includes a unique cyber defence capability for large volume high speed network traffic combined with elements of virtualisation protection developed under the Group’s NFV offering. The contract was awarded after rigorous and lengthy trials of this solution by the customer and also follows the recent receipt of a $4.1m order for another of the Group’s cyber solutions, as announced on 15 June 2021.