UNITED KINGDOM AND NATO
15 June 22. Oxley Wins Contract on the British Army’s Boxer Programme. Oxley Group has secured its position as leading the global market in vehicle lighting following the award of the contract for LED lighting on the British Army’s new Boxer vehicles. The contract is worth £3.7M and has been jointly awarded by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall Landsysteme (RLS). Oxley Group will be providing internal lighting, directed lighting, search lights and IR lights on to Boxer vehicles until 2030, as part of the UK MOD’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. The end-to-end design and manufacture of the lighting will be undertaken by a skilled team of 150 engineers and support staff at the Oxley site in Ulverston, Cumbria. This contract will support further growth and protect key manufacturing skills in the UK, including the apprentices currently receiving training within the organisation.
14 June 22. General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is awarded a $28,659,148 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (P00002) to exercise options under a previously awarded contract (N0003022C1005) for fiscal 2022-2025 U.S. and U.K. Trident II (D-5) SSBN Fire Control System and SSGN Attack Weapon Control System support. Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (98%); and Rhode Island (2%). Work is expected to be completed April 30, 2025. Fiscal 2022 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $26,943,315; fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,158,935; and fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $556,898 are being obligated on this award. Of this amount, only fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds 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 System for Award Management online portal. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
13 June 22. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) agency Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S) has awarded a contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to provide the Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS2) solution. As per the terms of the £7.2m contract, BISim will deliver its VBS4 and VBS Blue image generator (IG) tools as part of the DVS2 solution. A common virtual simulation software of the Ministry of Defence, DVS2 provides interoperable and accessible virtual simulations. (Source: army-technology.com)
15 June 22. Senop Oy has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command for deliveries of laser sights and image intensifiers. The order is significant and is a continuation of the procurement contracts made in 2020 and 2021. With this acquisition the Finnish Defence Forces further develops soldiers’ capability to fight effectively 24/7 in demanding environments. The order value is more than €24 M excluding VAT and delivery of the new systems is scheduled for the years 2023 and 2024. The order consists of Soldier’s Laser sights, Tactical Laser sights, and NVG Monocular image intensifiers. The Senop LUKE Soldier’s Laser Sight is a light, simple, and robust laser sight to withstand high recoils and extremely challenging use in military conditions. The Senop LUKE Tactical Laser Sight is a multi-functional laser sight with a visible laser, an IR laser, and an IR illuminator. The Senop EVA 40 NVG is one of the lightest high-performance NVGs on the market. The Senop EVA 40 utilises cutting-edge aspheric, high-precision glass optics combined with the state-of-the-art composite materials to provide a high level of usability and performance.
15 June 22. Teledyne FLIR Defense is delivering 127 PackBot 525 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the German Army (Deutsches Heer). At Eurosatory 2020, the company revealed that the deliveries will conclude in July. The European Logistic Partners (ELP) of Germany, a partner of Teledyne FLIR, has facilitated the contract award and deliveries. ELP managing director Simon Weiss said: “These ground robots are vital to future security efforts within and outside of Germany.” PackBot is Teledyne FLIR’s field-tested, counter-improvised explosive device (IED) robot. It has been serving various defence forces since 2001. (Source: army-technology.com)
15 June 22. Lithuania to purchase 18 Caesar MarktII howitzers from France. The new generation of self-propelled wheeled 155mm howitzers will help strengthen the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ capabilities. The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MoD) has signed a Declaration of Intent to procure 18 new-generation Caesar MarktII self-propelled wheeled 155mm howitzers from France. The ministry will join the General Directorate for Armament of France in developing the Caesar Mark II artillery system. According to the MoD, the entire procurement process may see an expenditure of up to €150m, including the development of the artillery system, acquisition, and integration into the armed forces. Details about how many howitzers Lithuania plans to purchase remain unknown. (Source: army-technology.com)
17 June 22. MilDef Integration Sweden AB, a subsidiary of MilDef Group AB, a global supplier of tactical IT, has received two orders with a total value of SEK 15 m for the upgrade of navigation systems in the Swedish Amphibious Corps’ Combat Boat 90. The orders are follow-on contracts to previously completed integration work. Delivery will take place in 2022 and 2023. Further orders within the same project are likely. The orders include design, integration and integrated logistics support of new navigation systems to around fifty of the Swedish Armed Forces’ combat boats. MilDef has previously delivered similar projects for the Swedish combat boat fleet and these new orders emphasize MilDef’s role as an important partner to both the end customer and the contracting authority.
17 June 22. Netherlands selects Millennium to replace ageing Hercules. The Netherlands has selected the Embraer C-390 Millennium to replace its ageing fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules airlifters. The country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the decision on 16 June, saying that it is to order five of the Brazilian-made C-390 jet transport aircraft to replace the four US-built C-130s that have reached the end of their service lives. Deliveries are to commence in 2026. (Source: Janes)
14 June 22. NHIndustries has signed an innovative NH90 support contract with the NATO agency NAHEMA, acting as the contracting authority on behalf of the Direction générale de l’armement (the French Armament General Directorate) and the Direction de la maintenance aéronautique (the French Aeronautics Support Directory) for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces and the BAAINBww for the German Ministry of Defence. This contract will improve the availability rates of the NH90 naval (NFH) and tactical (TTH) helicopters.
The NH90 Operational Support (NOS) contract, which will be performance based, will see both nations delegating a major part of their logistics and maintenance activity to NHIndustries, enabling them to focus on their operations. The agreement was also designed in a way that allows additional nations to join at any time. (Source: ASD Network)
14 June 22. Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran Electronics & Defense to supply SkyNaute navigation systems to equip future H160M helicopters, developed as part of the HIL* joint light helicopter program. This contract follows the order from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces for 169 “Guépard” helicopters in December 2021. SkyNaute is an ultra-compact hybrid inertial navigation system based on a disruptive Safran patented technology: the HRG** Crystal. This hemispherical resonator gyroscope offers a virtually unlimited service life, robust design for the most severe environments and ultra-high reliability. Thanks to this new architecture, SkyNaute exhibits significantly reduced size and weight characteristics. With its combination of high integrity and precision, the SkyNaute navigation system guarantees a high level of performance, even when GNSS*** signals are absent or jammed. It will enable H160M crews to perform their missions in the most challenging theaters of operations.
13 June 22. MilDef awarded contract in USA worth more than 50 MSEK. The order, awarded through a global US defense company, is the biggest deal to date in USA for tactical IT. The order value is more than 50 MSEK and deliveries will take place during the second half of 2022. MilDef will deliver 400 customized laptops for use within the US Army, through one of the largest defense companies. The contract is a result of the last year’s strategic efforts that gives MilDef entry to multiple large Programs of Record within the US Army.
13 June 22. U.S. Army Selects SIG SAUER Advanced Sniper Rifle Ammunition. Following the success of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy MK248 300WM Precision Sniper Rifle Contract, SIG SAUER is pleased to announce another U.S. Army award to manufacture the follow-on Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) 300 Norma Mag (NM) and armor piercing 338 Norma Mag (NM) ammunition. The U.S. Army ASR ammunition contract consists of two cartridges: M1163, a 300NM, 215 grain round, and M1162 an armor piercing 338NM, 300 grain round. The $157MM maximum value contract includes 4.5MM rounds for the first delivery order. All SIG SAUER Ammunition, including the Precision Sniper Rifle MK248, the Advanced Sniper Rifle M1162 and M1163, and the new Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) 6.8mm Common Cartridge, is American made and manufactured at our state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas. SIG SAUER announced another U.S. Army award to manufacture the follow-on Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) 300 Norma Mag (NM) and armor piercing 338 Norma Mag (NM) ammunition. The U.S. Army ASR ammunition contract consists of two cartridges: M1163, a 300NM, 215 grain round, and M1162 an armor piercing 338NM, 300 grain round. The $157m maximum value contract includes 4.5MM rounds for the first delivery order. All SIG SAUER Ammunition, including the Precision Sniper Rifle MK248, the Advanced Sniper Rifle M1162 and M1163, and the new Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) 6.8mm Common Cartridge, is American made and manufactured at our state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
17 Jun 22. Huntington-Ingalls Industries – Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is awarded a $240,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2406 for the long-lead-time-material with an option for the detailed design and construction of LPD 32. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi (35%); Beloit, Wisconsin (15%); Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (12%); Ayer, Massachusetts (6%); King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (5%); Tulsa, Oklahoma (5%); Brunswick, Georgia (4%); York, Pennsylvania (4%); High Ridge, Missouri (3%); Irvina, Pennsylvania (3%); Sumter, South Carolina (3%); Walpole, Massachusetts (3%); and Muscantine, Iowa (2%), and is expected to be completed December 2024. Fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $240,000,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $1,560,000,013. If all options are exercised, work will continue through March 2031. This sole source contract modification was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 3204(c)(1), as implemented by Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 – only one responsible source. The Naval Sea Systems Command Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
17 Jun 22. Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wisconsin, is awarded a $536,875,440 fixed-price incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-20-C-2300 to exercise options for detail design and construction of one Constellation-class guided-missile frigate, the future USS Chesapeake (FFG 64), and integrated digital environment support. Work will be performed in Marinette, Wisconsin (51%); Camden, New Jersey (17%); Chicago, Illinois (7%); Green Bay, Wisconsin (4%); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3%); Hauppauge, New York (3%); Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (3%); Cincinnati, Ohio (3%); Kaukauna, Wisconsin (2%); Charlotte, North Carolina (2%); Bethesda, Maryland (2%); Millersville, Maryland (2%); and Atlanta, Georgia (1%); and is expected to be completed by August 2028. Fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $536,875,440 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.
14 June 22. AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced receipt of a $6,166,952 firm-fixed-price contract award for Puma™ 3 AE small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and spares on May 3, 2022, for the U.S. Marine Corps. Delivery is anticipated to be completed in July 2022.
14 June 22. BAE Systems has received a $38m contract from Lockheed Martin for additional guidance systems for Lockheed Martin’s Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program. BAE Systems’ advanced radio-frequency sensor enables LRASM to strike specific, high-value maritime targets from long range in aggressive electromagnetic warfare environments. The LRASM provides warfighters with a capable precision strike weapon intended for use from airborne platforms including B-1B Lancer bombers, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters, F-35 Lightning II fighters, P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, and surface vessels via the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System. The missile’s diversity of launch platforms, survivability, range, and lethality provide critical capability and flexibility to warfighters – allowing them to project strength and strike when necessary.
15 June 22. The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded a contract to BlueHalo to support the demonstration of on-orbit processing of satellite positioning and timing. As part of the $11m contract, the company will provide a pair of optical laser communications proto-flight terminals and a ground station. BlueHalo chief technology officer Vikram Manikonda said: “As a core area of technological focus at BlueHalo, our Laser Communications Systems division is rapidly expanding capabilities based on robust internal research and development programmes. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
14 June 22. Dzyne Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded an $89,365,202 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Small Payload Precision Air-Launched Inexpensive Delivery System research and development. This contract provides for the development, maturation, testing and demonstration of unmanned aerial system swarming technologies and associated systems so that they can be transitioned to military end users. Work will be performed in Irvine, California, and is expected to be completed by June 15, 2027. The award is the result of the Small Business Innovative Research Program. Fiscal 2021 and 2022 research and development funds in the amount of $3,918,530 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-22-C-1175).
13 June 22. Hoverfly Technologies Inc. has announced another order for 43 LiveSky systems for the US Army, now surpassing over 300 LiveSky tethered drones sold to the U.S. government. LiveSky is a turnkey tethered UAS platform with infinite flight time, offering on-demand persistent ISR capabilities and communications relay solutions. National defense, intelligence, and homeland security customers have all benefited from LiveSky solutions as a force multiplier in mission-critical situations. LiveSky Sentry and LiveSky Defender, often referred to as the Variable Height Antenna (VHA) for network range extension, have been deployed both domestically and internationally in all-weather environments. Hoverfly’s new LiveSky HL Spectre caught the eye of DoD and USG agencies in recent months due to its multi-payload capability. LiveSky HL Spectre can carry up to three payloads, offering both persistent ISR and broadband network communications relay solutions at the press of a button. All LiveSky platforms are payload agnostic, allowing integration of a variety of third-party payloads. USG customers employ Silvus, Trellisware, Persistent Systems, and other tactical radios on LiveSky platforms for broadband network range extension, giving our troops unparalleled situational awareness on the battlefield. Equipping LiveSky with ISR payloads provides live full-motion video streams that can be viewed locally, by operators using Tactical Awareness Kit (TAK), and over networks anywhere in the world. LiveSky does not operate using any radio frequency (RF) signals, making it impossible for the data within the system to be jammed, hacked, or intercepted. Additional payloads are available for integration, to include 5G, C-UAS, and EW systems that are more effective at 200′. (Source: UAS VISION)
16 June 22. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, has been awarded a $130,527,339, contract modification (P00032) to previously awarded contract FA8210-17-C-0001 for the Advanced Radar Threat System – Variant 2 (ARTS-V2). The contract modification is to provide for the exercise of Options Three and Four for an additional quantity of eight ARTS-V2 systems being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, and is expected to be completed by June 16, 2024. Fiscal 2021 and 2022 other procurement funds are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $589,806,917. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.
14 June 22. Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $450,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support. The contract will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by June 10, 2027. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682‐22-D-B001). (Awarded June 13, 2022)
14 June 22. Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $4,385,492,639 undefinitized modification (P00005) to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price incentive (firm-target) contract (N0001920C0011). This modification adds scope for the production and delivery of Lot 15 and 16 F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter propulsion systems to include 152 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems (108 for the Air Force, 29 for the Navy, and 15 for the Marine Corps); and 26 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps, as well as long lead-time components, parts, and materials associated with F135-PW-100 and F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Additionally, this modification provides global spares requirements to include spare engines, power modules, and other hardware. This modification also provides a Block 4 Short Take-Off Vertical Landing developmental test engine for flight test efforts. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (17%); Indianapolis, Indiana (10%); Middletown, Connecticut (8%); Kent, Washington (7%); North Berwick, Maine (4%); El Cajon, California (3%); Cromwell, Connecticut (3%); Whitehall, Michigan (3%); Portland, Oregon (2%); San Diego, California (2%); South Bend, Indiana (2%); Columbus, Georgia (1%); Hampton, Virginia (1%); Manchester, Connecticut (1%); Cheshire, Connecticut (1%); Elmwood Park, New Jersey (1%); various locations within the continental U.S. (27%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (7%), and is expected to be completed in September 2024. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $533,202,564; fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $486,934,274; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $499,194,377; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $379,564,738; fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $5,355,067; fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,355,066; non-U.S. DOD participants funds in the amount of $636,195,308; and FMS customer funds in the amount of $355,166,432 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.
17 June 22. BAE Systems and Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $698,967,197 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Defense Supercomputing Resource Center operations, maintenance, and management services, including program-wide services for high-performance computer users. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2027. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-22-F-0105).
15 June 22. Viasat has today announced that it has received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) through the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) to conduct research on the use of 5G to support communications for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO), including needs for Long Range Precision Fires, Forward Arming and Re-Fueling Points (FARP), and persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability. The research will include 5G dynamic radio frequency (RF) spectrum and adaptive network planning and management to enable Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Detection (LPI/LPD) through enhanced deployment of 5G nodes for EABO. In addition Viasat will look at how to enhance 5G RF and network planning with digital twin models, use 5G mobile edge compute (MEC) to enable tactical edge compute with artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as how to rapidly deploy and operate a mobile infrastructure in a dynamic and contested environment. This is the third award Viasat has received as a part of the DoD’s $600m research initiative partnering with industry and academic leaders to explore and advance the use of 5G technology on the battlefield.
REST OF THE WORLD
06 June 22. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced that the firm’s trusted Location Group, a division of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded an agreement with a tier one operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to support their 5G standalone network — this is the second 5G project for Trusted Location in the KSA. This mobile network operator will expand their current location technology platform for emergency response, safety, security, and value-added services. The operator will grow the 5G network within KSA, providing better performance to end users and meet new government mandates. The Trusted Location group of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is a provider of precise device location, mapping and messaging solutions for public safety, mobile network operators and enterprise solutions. Sold around the world to mobile network operators, government agencies, and Fortune 100 enterprises, these platforms locate, map, track and message. (Source: Satnews)
14 June 22. Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a contract to supply an Asian army with a significant number of SOVERON tactical vehicular communications systems. Under this extension contract, the company will deliver SOVERON VR, which is optimized for use in vehicular applications and meets stringent requirements for vibration and size, weight and power consumption (SWaP). The vehicular software defined radios are fully interoperable with existing tactical communications systems and will enter service after being installed in vehicles by local industry. SOVERON VR is an operationally proven and successful communications solution with multiband capability in the VHF/UHF frequency range from 30 MHz to 512 MHz. The ruggedized hardware meets applicable MIL-STD environmental and EMC requirements, allowing the radio to be used under extreme conditions such as in armored wheeled vehicles and tracked vehicles. The SOVERON WAVE embedded waveform suite provides increased situational awareness through adaptive high bandwidth IP networking. Mobile ad hoc networking enables continuously stable communications within agile networks.
13 June 22. TAG wins Israeli 4×4 light armoured vehicles “AMITAY” competition. The 4×4 light armoured vehicles will help enhance the combat readiness of the armed forces. The Armored Group (TAG) has been selected by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as the winner of the 4×4 light armoured vehicles (LAV) “AMITAY” competition. As part of this, the company will provide the LAVs to support the IDF’s mission. Although TAG did not disclose details such as the number of vehicles to be delivered, the company said that it secured a significant order. The armoured vehicles will be procured to enhance the safety and combat readiness of the armed forces. The procurement is expected to improve the combat effectiveness of the armed forces and support its military missions. TAG also partnered with Grey Raven Group for the order. (Source: army-technology.com)
10 June 22. Thales has been selected by Airservices Australia, an Australian Government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace, as the prime systems integrator to launch an Integrated Drone Surveillance Trial utilising the company’s advanced drone surveillance solution. With the use of drones for commercial and leisure purposes expected to grow exponentially, it is becoming a necessity to identify and efficiently manage their activity near airports. A world leading systems-of-systems and solutions integrator for over 50 years, Thales is pushing technology boundaries with partners and airports to deliver advanced integrated drone surveillance systems for any airport configuration. Thales will commence a trial in 2022 at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, one of the busiest aerodromes in the world. Thales’ solution uses a multi-layered sensor approach and advanced command and control for the detection, monitoring and identification of drones, as well as being able to pinpoint the location of the drone pilot. The entire system provides a comprehensive picture of the airspace in real time around the airport. At the core of the system is a radar, designed to detect, track and classify small, slow, low UAVs from the smallest remote-piloted drones to more sophisticated (Source: ASD Network)
10 June 22. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible FMS to Taiwan. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress that the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy unclassified spare and repair parts for ships and ship systems; logistical technical assistance; U.S. Government and contractor representative technical and logistical support; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $120 m. The equipment will be sourced from approved U.S. Navy vendors and/or U.S. Navy stock. There is no prime contractor. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives. (Source: glstrade.com)
08 June 22. Ares Shipyard secures Qatar contract for fast interceptor craft. The Ministry of Interior Qatar has signed a contract with Ares Shipyard for the procurement of three Ares 40 fast interceptor craft (FICs), the Turkish shipbuilder announced on 6 June. Under the terms of the contract, which was signed during the MILIPOL exhibition in Doha on 25 May, the vessels are to be delivered to Qatar by early 2023. The construction of the boats is set to begin in July, with Qatar being the first customer of the vessels, an Ares shipyard official told Janes. The advanced composite hull and IACS-classed ARES 40 fast interceptor craft have a top speed of 60 kt, and will be used to conduct fast interception, boarding, escorting missions, as well as anti-human trafficking and anti-smuggling operations. According to Ares Shipyard, the craft can be armed with 12.7 mm remote-controlled stabilised weapon stations supported with electro-optic sensors on the roof-top. (Source: Janes)
15 June 22. Brazil signs contract for Antarctic support ship. The state-controlled Brazilian company Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON) signed a contract with Polar 1 Construção Naval worth USD150 m on 13 June for the Navio de Apoio Antártico (NApAnt) Antarctic support ship and related life-cycle support, the Brazilian Navy said. The contract marks a major milestone in its effort to acquire a new offshore support ship, capable of operating in the Antarctic continent, where the country has a permanent research station, the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station (EACF). The Brazilian Navy plans to commission the ship in late 2025, the service said. (Source: Janes)
13 June 22. The Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a not-to-exceed $67,400,000 modification (P00012) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm-target) advanced acquisition contract (N0001920C0009). This modification increases the scope to procure long lead-time materials, parts, components, and effort for the production of eight Lot 17 F-35A aircraft for one Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57%); El Segundo, California (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Florida (4%); Nashua, New Hampshire (3%); Baltimore, Maryland (3%); San Diego, California (2%); Nagoya, Japan (2%); and various undisclosed locations outside the continental U.S. (2%), and is expected to be completed in May 2026. FMS funds in the amount of $67,400,000 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.
14 June 22. Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a sole-source, hybrid (cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee) contract for $866,628,225 to perform the manufacture and assembly of Standard Missile-3 Block IIA All-Up Rounds for the U.S. government and Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case requirements. The work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; and Huntsville, Alabama, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2021 procurement, Defense wide funds in the amount of $250,391,077; and fiscal 2022 procurement, Defense wide funds in the amount of $384,131,553, will be obligated at time of award. JMOD FMS funds in the amount of $195,756,091 are available for obligation at the time of option exercise. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HQ0851-22-C-0001).