25 Mar 22. Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) marks start of Challenger 3 supply chain production following steel cutting ceremony with Pearson Engineering. RBSL has awarded a circa £25m supplier contract to Pearson Engineering to fabricate the turret structures for the British Army’s Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank. The two companies marked the announcement with a steel cutting ceremony at Pearson Engineering’s facility, Armstrong Works, in Newcastle.
03 Mar 22. Sweden-Stockholm: Artillery, 2022/S 057-150654. Contract award notice for contracts in the field of defence and security
Supplies Underhållsavtal Archer
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
35322000 Artillery, 35322000 Artillery
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 272998813.00 SEK
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
Official name: BAE Systems Bofors AB
Postal address: Dammbroplan
Postal code: SE-69180
V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 272998813.00 SEK
Excluding VAT (Source: Europa TED)
21 Mar 22. Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $27m by the Swedish Defence Material Administration, to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with M339 rounds, a 120mm ammunition, and Data Setting Units, for its Leopard Main Battle Tanks (MBTs). The contract will be performed over a period of ten months.
Suitable for all NATO 120mm smooth bore gun MBTs, the M339 is a high-accuracy, multi-purpose 120mm tank ammunition that complies with the applicable standards of the U.S. Military and NATO. The Swedish Armed Forces selected the M339 to improve the firepower and the ability of the battle tanks to engage different types of targets.
22 Feb 22. Lithuania-Vilnius: Electronic warfare systems and counter measures, 2022/S 057-150656, Contract award notice for contracts in the field of defence and security
Supplies. Official name: Gynybos resursų agentūra prie Krašto apsaugos ministerijos
National registration number: 304740061
Postal address: Šv. Ignoto g. 6
Postal code: LT-01144
KOVOS SU BEPILOČIAIS ORLAIVIAIS SISTEMŲ PIRKIMAS
35730000 Electronic warfare systems and counter measures
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 3988861.80 EUR
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
Number of offers received by electronic means: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
Official name: UAB “NT Service”
National registration number: 135188876
Postal address: Ateities pl. 34,
Postal code: LT-LT-52165
Country: Lithuania (Source: Europa TED)
22 Mar 22. Denmark Selects Saab’s Live Training Systems. Saab and the Danish Ministry of Defence, Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) are entering into a Framework Agreement for live training solutions. The framework agreement has a duration of 15 years, with an option for a further 5 years. The potential order value is approximately DKK 550m over the period. The framework agreement will enable the Danish Armed Forces to place orders for all the necessary equipment for Saab’s live training solutions to establish a Mobile Exercise Control (EXCON). The agreement also covers onsite support, service, spare parts, repair and education. The aim for this agreement is to enable the Danish Army to conduct live training exercises where the weapons effect will have a realistic, simulated impact on manoeuvres to boost the Army’s training. (Source: ASD Network)
22 Mar 22. Cohort plc, German subsidiary ELAC Sonar, has been awarded a contract to supply hydroacoustic equipment by Fassmer Shipyard, working on behalf of BAAINBw (the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support). The contract, worth around €4m, will see the equipment fitted in two SVK Boote vessels for the German WTD 71 (Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research). The contract is expected to be completed by Q4/2023. ELAC Sonar are specialists in advanced sonar systems and were selected by the domestic customer as part of a competitive tender for the hydroacoustic equipment and associated technical services. The SVK Boote vessels will be used for military operations such as protection during the salvage of torpedoes and escorting of submarines during trials in shallow waters, as well as for the deployment of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV´s). The equipment includes ELAC’s Pinger Locating Sonar (ELAC PILOS 2.0), a passive sonar used to detect and track underwater noise and signals mainly generated by sonar systems or other acoustic sources. ELAC’s Underwater Communication System (ELAC UT 3000 2G) will provide analogue and digital communications for the vessels.
22 Mar 22. The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has selected Leonardo to equip its new naval units with the Lionfish family of defence systems. The system will be equipped on the navy’s Holland-class patrol vessels, HNLMS Johan de Witt landing platform dock (LPD), joint logistic support ship (JSS), Den Helder-class combat support ship and Karel Doorman-class frigates. The Royal Navy has selected a 12.7-calibre-turret Lionfish Top system, which is one of the three variants of a remotely controlled gun system. The gun system can be controlled through its local control console along with external rear handles for manual gun firing during emergencies. The Lionfish Top variant weighs less than 300kg and is effective against close threats and in asymmetric warfare. The gun system can be used for different operations including maritime traffic interdiction and border control. The maximum detection range of Lionfish Top is 12km, based on the technology being implemented. (Source: naval-technology.com)
18 Mar 22. Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the third Gotland-class submarine, HMS Halland. The total order value is SEK 1.1bn. Saab will conduct an extensive MLU on Sweden’s Gotland-class submarine HMS Halland, including an overhaul and upgrade of the combat system. (Source: ASD Network)
24 Mar 22. Thales welcomes Greece’s decision to acquire the Belh@rra® export variant of Naval Group’s FDI defence and intervention frigate for the Hellenic Armed Forces. A firm order for three frigates, with another one on option, has been signed by the Greek authorities. Designed to conduct a broad range of naval missions and to adapt to new technology and changes in the operational context, Greece’s Belh@rra® frigates will be equipped with a complete set of primary sensors developed by Thales and integrated with the warship’s combat system. Thales will provide its Sea Fire radar, a fully solid-state multifunction radar with a fixed, four-panel antenna that simultaneously performs long-range air and surface surveillance as well as guidance for anti-air missiles. This is the first export success for the Sea Fire radar, which is designed to deliver outstanding performance in high-intensity combat situations. The frigates will also be equipped with an IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) solution and fire control radar. In addition, Greece’s FDI frigates will rely on a complete Thales sonar suite comprising the Kingklip MK2 hull-mounted sonar and the Captas-4 Compact towed-array sonar, as well as a digital electronic warfare suite and a full range of integrated naval communication systems to guarantee interoperability and seamless connectivity for the frigates and their crews. The contract will sustain employment at Thales’s industrial facilities, particularly in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Greece.
14 Mar 22. Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), the prime institution responsible for defense-related research in Norway, has awarded a contract to Exolaunch to launch the organization’s ARCSAT satellite aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9. The teams of Exolaunch and GomSpace, the ARCSAT’s satellite manufacturer, have just completed a successful integration of the ARCSAT satellite into the satellite’s deployer at Exolaunch’s headquarters in Berlin, prior to shipment for the launch campaign at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite is scheduled for launch to SSO with Falcon 9 NET, April 2022, as part of SpaceX‘s SmallSat Rideshare Program. ARCSAT is a 6U smallsat designed to demonstrate the use and relevance of a satellite relay for UHF communication at high latitudes. For a polar orbit above 500 km., the satellite will be able to cover any point on the Earth’s surface ranging from 4 up to 15 daily passes at higher latitudes. Exolaunch, a global launch integrator working under a Multi-Launch Agreement with SpaceX, is providing launch services, satellite integration and deployment services for the FFI’s satellite aboard Transporter-4 mission. To date, Exolaunch has arranged launches for 200 satellites for NewSpace industry leaders, start-ups, space agencies and academia. FFI will benefit from Exolaunch’s proprietary deployment technologies, technical expertise, and decade-long unique flight heritage, to launch their satellite into a destined orbit. (Source: Satnews)
22 Mar 22. The Bundeswehr has contracted with Rheinmetall to look after, maintain and repair Germany’s Sikorsky CH-53G transport helicopters at two additional bases. Starting in March 2022, the company has been supporting the German Air Force at Laupheim in Baden-Württemberg and Holzdorf-Schönewalde on the border of Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, conducting pre-flight inspections and operating a total of three service bays for partial work phases at the 64th Helicopter Squadron. Worth a figure in the lower two-digit million-euro range, the contract with Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH runs for three years in two lots. Rheinmetall has been maintaining CH-53G helicopters on behalf of the German Air Force ever since November 2020. As planned, the company took over maintenance operations at Diepholz Air Base in Lower Saxony in March 2021. The 64th Helicopter Squadron is stationed in Laupheim where, together with its air transport group at Holzdorf-Schönewalde, it operates 66 CH-53G helicopters, an aircraft which has been in the Bundeswehr inventory since 1972. In all cases, the work Rheinmetall carries out is directly embedded in the structures of the 64th Helicopter Squadron. Overcoming rival bids in a request for tenders, the Düsseldorf-based integrated technology group’s subsidiary Rheinmetall Aviation Services GmbH (RAS) will now be carrying out maintenance operations at Laupheim and Holzdorf-Schönewalde.
19 Mar 22. BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a $34,912,966 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00143) to previously awarded contract (M67854-16-0006) for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,560,167,294. This contract modification procures labor and material for the design and development of the ACV maintenance/recovery Mission Role Variant. Work will be performed in San Jose, California (56%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (15%); York, Pennsylvania (8%); Bolzano, Italy (7%); Stafford, Virginia (6%); Inglewood, California (5%); Wilson, North Carolina (2%); and Aberdeen Providing Ground, Maryland (1%), with an expected completion date of October 2023. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $3,500,000 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-16-C-0006).
25 Mar 22. BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a $173,592,903 firm-fixed-price modification (P00144) to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,733,760,197. This contract modification provides for the exercise of options for the procurement of 36 full rate production ACVs and associated production, and fielding and support costs. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (60%); Aiken, South Carolina (15%); San Jose, California (15%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%), with an expected completion date of March 2024. Fiscal 2022 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $173,592,903 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-16-C-0006).
21 Mar 22. Foster Miller, doing business as QinetiQ North America, Waltham, Massachusetts, is awarded a $10,629,850 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00174-21-D-0019 to exercise Option Year One for production, engineering support and post production support of the MK 2 Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) series systems and Talon systems. The services under this contract cover the production of systems, depot level repair parts, initial spares kits, consumables, repair parts and approved accessories. Engineering support services such as configuration management, engineering enhancements, reviews, reporting and shipping are also included. The location of the work to be performed will be determined on individual task orders and is expected to be completed by March 2026. No funds are being obligated. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
22 Mar 22. NanoGraf, an advanced battery material company and enabler of the world’s most energy-dense 18650 lithium-ion cell, today announced that it won a $1m development contract from the Department of Defense to produce a more powerful, longer-lasting 4.3Ah lithium-ion battery. The cell will provide U.S. military personnel with enhanced run-time for the equipment they rely on to operate safely and efficiently.
25 Mar 22. Thales Defense and Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland (W15P7T-22-F-0080); and L3Harris Technologies Inc., Rochester, New York (W15P7T-22-F-0079), will compete for each order of the $6,108,734,590 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to modernize Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios to align with the National Security Agency crypto modernization requirements. 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 March 24, 2032. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
24 Mar 22. The US Navy has awarded a contract to Fincantieri Marine Systems North America (FMSNA) to maintain its Avenger-class minesweepers fleet. Total value of the programme is approximately $78m. FMSNA is a US subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG). Homeported in Japan and Bahrain, the US Navy operates eight Avenger-class mine countermeasures (MCM) ships. The ships include USS Sentry (MCM 3), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Patriot (MCM 7), USS Pioneer (MCM 9), USS Warrior (MCM 10), USS Gladiator (MCM 11), USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and USS Chief (MCM 14). The Avenger-class ships are mine hunter-killers designed to detect, classify, and destroy bottom mines. They are also capable of using conventional minesweeping methods. Designed to clear mines from waterways, MCM ships use a mine detonating device that can be controlled by a remote for releasing and detonating actions. (Source: naval-technology.com)
18 Mar 22. General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Navy worth $92.9m to design, test and deliver the Hammerhead Encapsulated Effector system and produce prototype articles and other related equipment. Hammerhead is a moored anti-submarine mine delivering new capabilities and effects for the U.S. Navy. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $275,603,495. Work will be performed in Taunton, Braintree, Pittsfield, and Quincy, Massachusetts, Andover, Maryland; Fairfax, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Groton, Connecticut; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Bloomington, Minnesota; and is expected to be completed by September 2023. If all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2026. General Dynamics Mission Systems leads a team comprised of General Dynamics’ Applied Physical Sciences and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Raytheon Technologies Corp., Physical Sciences Inc., and Ultra serve in key subcontractor roles. (Source: ASD Network)
23 Mar 22. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $93,554,802 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-21-C-5406 for MK15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware. Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky (33%); El Segundo, California (10%); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6%); Williston, Vermont (5%); Tucson, Arizona (5%); Hauppauge, New York (2%); Andover, Massachusetts (2%); Melbourne, Florida (2%); Radford, Virginia (2%); Palo Alto, California (2%); Joplin, Missouri (1%); Tempe, Arizona (1%); Van Nuys California (1%); Anaheim, California (1%); Valencia, California (1%); Irvine, California (1%); East Syracuse, New York (1%); and various locations with less than 1% each (24%). Work is expected to be completed by September 2026. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $70,189,392 (74%); 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $22,550,880 (24%); 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $587,187 (1%); and 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $227,343 (1%) will be obligated at time of award, of which, $70,416,735 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
22 Mar 22. Hughes Selected to Deploy Private 5G Network for DoD. Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, today announced the award of an $18m contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy a standalone 5G network at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state. The Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) was issued through the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) consortium, a collaboration to engage industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of information warfare that enhance Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness. Hughes will serve as the prime contractor connecting the base with a secure 5G network to support operations, maintenance and flight traffic management. The Hughes 5G network will utilize spectrum from DISH Wireless, the only carrier capable of providing the right combination of low band, mid band, and high band (mmWave) spectrum. This work is part of on-going DoD 5G experimentation led by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (Source: ASD Network)
21 Mar 22. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $318,933,722 firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8682-21-C-0001 for the exercise of an option to add 308 Lot 20 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range missiles with containers. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida; and Troy, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2026. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 missile procurement funds in the amount of $318,933,722 are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $988,545,063. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity. (Awarded March 17, 2022)
24 Mar 22. Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced it received a $24m contract award from a leading defense prime contractor for avionics systems to be used in a rotary wing platform for the vertical heavy lift market. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2022 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.
24 Mar 22. C3 AI (NYSE: AI), the Enterprise AI software company, today announced that the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has selected the C3 AI Application Platform to advance their digital transformation. The C3 AI Application Platform will enable next-generation AI applications to accelerate DCSA’s initial awards and ongoing maintenance of security clearances, helping to maintain a stable inventory of background investigations critical to U.S. national security. DCSA is responsible for background investigations, continuous vetting, and clearance adjudications across the federal and contractor workforce. DCSA conducts background investigations for 95 percent of the federal government, including 105 departments and agencies, and handles 70 percent of the federal government’ (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
22 Mar 22. Emergent, LLC was awarded a five-year $419,737,159 contract on February 28, 2022 for the U.S. Department of the Air Force’s Oracle Enterprise Software License Agreement (“ESLA”) II. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Alabama, is the contracting activity (FA8771-22-F-0022). The U.S. Department of the Air Force Oracle ESLA II provides an unlimited license agreement for a core set of 15 Oracle technology products as well as Java SE. It consolidates the vast majority of the Air Force’s core technology maintenance stream. Oracle Advanced Customer Services are available and the contract provides an agency catalog with established discounts for any Oracle core technology products not available via the unlimited license agreement. The ESLA II allows for improvements in Oracle license management and accommodates the use of Air Force’s Oracle software in a collaborative environment. (Source: PR Newswire)
18 Mar 22. GDIT has been awarded the User Facing and Data Center Services (UDS) contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Under this contract, GDIT will provide hybrid cloud services, including commercial clouds and data center, and innovative IT design, engineering, implementation and operations and sustainment to NGA and its mission partners. The company will advance geospatial intelligence capabilities and support global users by delivering a full range of enterprise services, including application services, high-performance computing, virtual desktop, unified communications, DevOps, Platform as a Service, and mobile secure wireless across multiple networks and agency locations worldwide. The technology implementation will also support the IT infrastructure at NGA’s new campus in St. Louis, Next NGA West. (Source: PR Newswire)
21 Mar 22. DoD Announces $2.1m Defense Production Act Title III Agreement with Nalas Engineering Services to Strengthen the Domestic Critical Chemicals Industrial Base. As part of the nation’s effort to sustain the critical chemicals manufacturing capability necessary for national and economic security, and in support of Executive Order 14017, America’s Supply Chains, the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded $2.1m to Nalas Engineering Services (Nalas). The award enables Nalas to be classified as a domestic merchant supplier of aminoguanidine bicarbonate (AGB), a chemical precursor used in the energetic materials of DoD armament systems. Through the Defense Production Act (DPA) agreement, Nalas will establish the capability to produce 17,000 lbs. of DoD compliant AGB per year. This effort is part of a larger strategy to on-shore the production of high priority chemicals, reducing foreign dependency for critical materials required for DoD missiles and munitions. Nalas is headquartered in Centerbrook, Connecticut. The final production capability will be established at the company’s manufacturing facility in Norwich, Connecticut. To date, Nalas has invested over $2m into retrofitting the facility for advanced chemicals manufacturing. (Source: US DoD)
23 Mar 22. Striveworks, a leader in MLOps for highly regulated industries, announces its award of a basic ordering agreement (BOA) for The Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development (DRAID). The award, which has a $242m ceiling across its recipients, was made by the U.S. Army Contract Command on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). The BOA is a contract vehicle established for decentralized ordering and will remain active for Striveworks for five years. Through this award, Striveworks’ proven MLOps capabilities will be readily available to support the agile delivery of AI data readiness capabilities for the DoD, including:
- Data Science
- Data Engineering
- Data Architecture
- Synthetic Data Generation and Data Anonymization
- Software Development, Modification, and Configuration
- Cloud Integration and Alignment (Source: PR Newswire)
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22 Mar 22. DroneShield secures international order. The ASX-listed company has been tapped to deliver its counter-UAS platforms to an international customer. DroneShield has announced its receipt of a $2m contract to supply an undisclosed international government agency with several of its counter-UAS offerings. The order, set to be funded over the March and June quarters, includes an upfront purchase of $2m with an additional recurring subscription element — potentially representing a “material” increase in the contract value. (Source: Defence Connect)
23 Mar 22. Leonardo to Enhance Naval Surveillance of Qatar. Leonardo will develop a Naval Operation Centre for coordinating operations at sea. The agreement falls in the framework of current MBDA programmes and activities in the Country. Technologies for a full at sea situational awareness, covering all spectrum of security, to support decisions and enhance cooperation with national agencies With a strong presence onsite, which dates back since 25 years, Leonardo aims to strengthen its technological footprint, also thanks to the increasingly close strategic relations between Italy and Qatar Leonardo will provide the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with a Naval Operation Centre (NOC) to ensure monitoring and control of territorial water, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and adjacent waters and, at the same time, to enhance cooperation with other national agencies in charge of maritime security. The Centre leverages on innovative systems and technologies as well as the full integration of air and maritime components. The announcement has been done today at DIMDEX, the flagship regional event for the international maritime defence and security, going on in Doha until March 23rd. Under the agreement, the NOC will provide command, control and coordination of operations at sea allowing the Armed Force to carry out integrated monitoring by exploiting the high level of cooperation between all the sensors on the field. QENF will thus have a full integrated situational awareness to support all operational and tactical stakeholders’ decision making process and rapid interventions along the entire chain of command. Leonardo is playing a key role in the protection of Qatar. Its presence in the Country dates back since almost 25 years. Maritime domain is a strong focus for the company, which is equipping, also as combat system integrator, the Navy’s new ships with its naval capabilities, ranging from turnkey combat management systems for all classes of military vessels, to naval defence systems. (Source: ASD Network)