UNITED KINGDOM AND NATO
07 Sep 22. Kraken Robotics has been awarded a follow-on contract to deliver mine hunting systems to an undisclosed Nato member nation’s navy. This follow-on contract has an estimated value of $9.0m. The newly signed deal is to provide the equipment for the naval force’s new mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs). As part of the latest contract, the company will supply additional KATFISH system, Tentacle Winch and autonomous launch and recovery system (ALARS) to the customer. The contract also involves Kraken to integrate this KATFISH system onto the new MCMVs. Deliveries associated to this contract are expected to take place between 2023 and 2024. Kraken’s KATFISH is a high-speed synthetic aperture sonar towfish. It provides better area coverage rates at a reduced operating cost and time in comparison to a remotely operated vehicle. Besides, the Tentacle Winch system is used for measuring a surface vessel and its motion to carry out safe deployment and recovery in tough environments. (Source: naval-technology.com)
07 Sep 22. Cohort plc, subsidiary SEA (Systems Engineering and Assessment Ltd) has been awarded a new contract worth around £34m with the UK MOD, to provide systems and equipment upgrade of the Anti-Submarine Warfare and countermeasures systems on some of the platforms crucial to the Royal Navy. Under the contract SEA will also provide in-service support for these systems across the naval fleet for a period of five years with the option to further extend for two years.
08 Sep 22. Airbus Defence & Space UK has signed a contract with the independent UK satellite design, engineering and consultancy SME Company, e2E Group, to further advance its end-to-end military satellite communication services. In May 2022, Airbus initiated a dedicated programme of work with e2E to conduct an independent assessment of the UK’s evolving MILSATCOM requirements through identifying and assessing future operational use cases in order to pre-empt and resolve emergent technical challenges. The collaboration is central to Airbus’ commitment to leveraging local SME engineering expertise in specialist UK systems to directly support the development approach for the future evolution of the Skynet MILSATCOM Capability.
08 Sep 22. EECL, an engineering consultancy providing design, manufacturing and test services to the satellite and aerospace sector, has announced that it has today signed a contract to supply low noise amplifiers (LNA) to Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) for the front-end receiver of the European Space Agency (ESA) HydroGNSS Scout Earth Observation payload. HydroGNSS is planned to carry out important geophysical measurements to assist in the battle against climate change.
05 Sep 22. The Finnish Ministry of Defence has decided to procure additional M17 plate carrier vests and equipment pocket sets for infantry soldiers. The move is aimed at providing the country’s Defence Forces personnel with enhanced personal ballistic protective gear. Apart from improving service safety in training and crisis situations, the protective gear also strengthens the capabilities and combat endurance of soldiers. The Defence Forces will buy the protective vests from local company CPE Production. The purchase deal, without value added tax (VAT), is valued at over €7m. (Source: army-technology.com)
05 Sep 22. Poland to order 48 Krab howitzers for nearly $800m. Poland will order 48 more AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers and 36 accompanying vehicles from local arms producer Huta Stalowa Wola for 3.8bn zlotys ($797m), National Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Monday. In 2016, the Polish military ordered 96 self-propelled howitzers from Huta Stalowa Wola to be delivered by 2024. The AHS Krab has a maximum firing range of 40 kilometres. Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special military operation” has raised security fears among many former eastern bloc countries, and NATO member Poland has vowed to boost defence spending to 3% of gross domestic product and more than double the size of its army to deter any attacks. At the end of May, Polish radio said Poland had given Ukraine 18 AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers. ($1 = 4.7691 zlotys) (Source: Google/Reuters)
08 Sep 22. Estonia on Wednesday signed a deal to acquire the Piorun weapon, a short-range, man-portable air defense system already on order by Poland. Estonia’s Centre for Defence Investment and Poland’s state-owned defense company Mesko signed the agreement, which comes about six months after Russia invaded Ukraine. The deal was inked in the presence of Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Estonian Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur. Since the war’s outbreak on Feb. 24, the Ukrainian military has operated Piorun MANPADS to shoot down Russian aircraft, drones and missiles. The system can hit targets at an altitude of up to 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) and has a range of up to 6.5 kilometers (4 miles), according to its manufacturer. Under the deal, Mesko will deliver 100 Piorun gripstocks and 300 missiles to Estonia, according to the Polish statement. The system is an upgraded version of the Grom MANPAD. (Source: Defense News)
07 Sep 22. Irish Defence Forces Award New Military Bridging Contract to WFEL. WFEL, world leading supplier of rapidly deployable military bridges, has signed a contract with the Irish Defence Forces for the supply of the MGB Medium Girder Bridging System. The Irish Defence Forces have chosen the 31m double storey MGB variant, which can be erected in various configurations to cover the full range of military and emergency bridging requirements and will be supplied complete with handrails, making the system adaptable for use not only during military operations but also in Disaster Relief and Emergency scenarios, such as the severe flooding situations seen in Europe recently.
07 Sep 22. Babcock awarded contracts to drive forward Poland’s frigate programme, MIECZNIK. Babcock, the international defence company, has secured two further contracts relating to Poland’s frigate programme, MIECZNIK (Swordfish). The Class Design Contract and the Transfer of Knowledge & Skills (TOKAT) framework agreement respectively support the further development of the programme and the enhancement of shipbuilding capability in Poland to deliver MIECZNIK to schedule. The two contracts underpin the strong economic and trade relations between the United Kingdom and Poland. Babcock was earlier this year chosen as the platform design provider and technology partner for Poland’s new frigate programme. Babcock is supporting the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium for three Arrowhead 140 frigates to be built in Polish shipyards by a local workforce, drawing significantly from Polish suppliers and Babcock’s global supply chain. The MIECZNIK programme is an important addition to Babcock’s established support to international defence customers across the globe and its continued international growth ambitions. The Class Design contract is key to supporting the maturity of the MIECZNIK frigate and the provision of a design documentation package to Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ S.A) for submission to the Classification Authority. This critical and timely process in the contract will drive forward the next stage of the engineering process and support the programme to achieve cut steel of Ship 1 in 2023. Under the TOKAT framework contract, Babcock will share its technology, engineering expertise and industry know-how with PGZ S.A., PGZ SW and Remontowa Ship Building with the aim to transform their shipyards and deliver the MIECZNIK programme for the Polish Navy. The cooperation will include human resources development and staff training, support in infrastructure upgrades planning and the implementation of tools and technologies. Babcock announced its MIECZNIK frigate programme contracts during MSPO, the 30th International Defence Industry event held in Kielce, Poland.
05 Sep 22. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to continue development and evaluation of tailored configurations of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) as a potential Foreign Military Sale to the French Navy for their next generation aircraft carrier, Porte-Avions Nouvelle Génération (PA NG). (Source: ASD Network)
09 Sep 22. KONGSBERG has received a confirmation that the Spanish Navy will acquire the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to replace the Harpoon missile when this is retired from active service. The Spanish Navy plans to equip both the existing F-100 and the new F-110 with NSM. Additional information will be announced when the contract is awarded. KONGSBERG cannot provide any further comment on the potential size of this contract. (Source: Google/https://www.edrmagazine.eu/)
09 Sep 22. Airbus has signed contracts with the Ministries of Defence of Czech Republic and the Netherlands to provide satellite communications for a 15 year period. The Armed Forces of Czech Republic and the Netherlands will utilise 2 and 3 channels respectively of the Airbus UHF (Ultra High Frequency) military communications hosted payload on-board the EUTELSAT 36D telecommunications satellite scheduled for launch in 2024. With this new UHF payload, Airbus will be able to offer a new UHF communications service to the armed forces, particularly those of European countries and NATO allies. As the UHF frequency band is a relatively scarce orbital resource, this offering will make up for the capacity shortage around the world. Airbus has already signed several firm orders for this capacity, well ahead of the satellite’s scheduled launch. The UHF payload will be operated from Airbus’s Network Operations Centre in Toulouse. Its 18 UHF channels will enable up to 200 simultaneous communications over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, large parts of Asia, as well as the Atlantic Ocean (to eastern Brazil) and the Indian Ocean (to western Australia).
06 Sep 22. Collins Aerospace (Rockwell Collins), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $68,576,036 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for the procurement of Mounted Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Systems. 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. 5, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W56KGY-22-D-0004).
06 Sep 22. Liteye Gets $4.5m Contract for SHIELD to Support US Army RCCTO HEL Systems. Liteye Systems, based in Centennial Colorado, has been awarded a $4,500,000, multiple-year contract to further develop and integrate its Liteye SHIELD C-sUAS payload in the US Army (RCCTO) HEL prototype effort. This second contract continues the work of last year’s award from RCCTO and furthers the SHIELD platform advancements. (Source: UAS VISION)
09 Sep 22. KONGSBERG has received an order for Naval Strike Missiles worth MNOK 328. 9 September 2022 – Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has received an order from Raytheon Missiles & Defence for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH WS) program worth MNOK 328. Raytheon is prime contractor to the US Navy. The order is related to the OTH WS framework agreement announced 31 May 2018 with a total cumulative scope of BNOK 7.8. So far, KONGSBERG has received orders for MNOK 1 762 under this framework agreement. (Source: Google/https://www.edrmagazine.eu/)
08 Sep 22. Persistent Systems announced in early August that it received orders from QinetiQ for its Wave Relay networking devices. These will equip the Common Robotic System – Individual (CRSI) apparatus QinetiQ is supplying to the US Army. The CRSI provides dismounted soldiers with an uninhabited ground vehicle supporting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Wave Relay provides a radio link between the CRSI and its operator. QinetiQ is providing its SPUR system to satisfy the US Army’s CRSI requirement. Persistent Systems’ press release stated that this latest order covers the supply of “thousands” of Wave Relay systems. (Source: Armada)
07 Sep 22. Saab has received an order for Carl-Gustaf® ammunition and AT4CS RS systems for U.S. Armed Forces. The order value is USD 81.8m (SEK 812.7m) and deliveries will take place during 2024. The delivery order is signed within an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework agreement signed in 2019 between Saab and the U.S. Army that allows the customer to place orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the single-shot AT4 shoulder-fired weapon systems during a five-year period. The Carl-Gustaf ammunition and AT4 systems within this order will be used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Marine Corps.
07 Sep 22. SOLUTE, a Sigma Defense Company, announced today that it has been awarded a $32m Department of Defense (DoD) contract modification for the Automated Digital Network Systems (ADNS) Tactical Transport Engineering (ATTE) IDIQ. ADNS provides secure, automated transmission of tactical and strategic Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence (C4I) data through the convergence of voice, video, cyber and data communications between ship, sub, and shore. Under this agreement, SOLUTE will provide continued system, network, cyber, software engineering and program management services to the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific. In addition, SOLUTE will help mondernize the Navy’s information systems architecture. (Source: ASD Network)
06 Sep 22. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has been awarded contracts valued at approximately $120m when fully funded to provide generators for the U.S. Navy’s next-generation Columbia-class submarine. The Columbia-class submarine will replace the fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. The lead ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2027. Curtiss-Wright is performing this work at its Cheswick, Pennsylvania facility within the Company’s Naval & Power Segment.
08 Sep 22. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is awarded a $54,009,718 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-6258 to exercise options for engineering services and other direct costs in support of the Integrated Submarine Imaging System. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (74%); Virginia Beach, Virginia (15%); Northampton, Massachusetts (5%); Fairfax, Virginia (3%); Arlington, Virginia (2%); and Waterford, Connecticut (1%), and is expected to be completed by September 2023. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,201,969 (22%); fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,128,918 (22%); fiscal 2022 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,151,482 (15%); fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,892,000 (14%); fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,751,472 (12%); fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,453,000 (10%); and fiscal 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $716,893 (5%) 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.
09 Sep 22. BAE Systems has secured a contract to provide its advanced global positioning system (GPS) technology for the US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. The $13m contract will see the company integrate its digital GPS anti-jam receiver onto the F-15E aircraft. Once equipped, the DIGAR technology will protect the fighter aircraft from evolving adversaries that jam the GPS signals. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
07 Sep 22. BAE Systems has received a contract from Boeing to produce additional Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability Systems (EPAWSS) for U.S. F-15E and F-15EX Eagle aircraft – providing state-of-the-art situational awareness and self-defense capabilities. This contract brings the total contract value for EPAWSS production to $351m. The Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) lot 2 contracts will initiate the production of additional EPAWSS systems and spares and the delivery of units for test and development. Under the contract, Boeing will continue to install EPAWSS on new F-15EXs and existing F-15Es – providing the jets with critical electromagnetic capabilities. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
08 Sep 22. The US Army has awarded a contract to Collins Aerospace to deliver AN/PRC-162 ground radios to support its handheld, manpack and small form fit (HMS) programme. The second full-rate production (FRP) order seeks to support the Army with a modernised communications network. The AN/PRC-162, part of the TruNet networked communications solution family, is a two-channel networked communications ground radio. The secure system supports the Army’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) by enabling simultaneous operations on independent channels. The radio features narrowband and wideband waveforms, high-speed mobile ad hoc networked communications, point-to-point data, voice and satellite communications, as well as in-theatre IP-based waveform communications. The small form factor software-defined radio is equipped with a high power output, longer battery life, and enhanced signal sensitivity. The system will provide the latest tactical satellite communications through the Mobile User Objective System. In addition, the AN/PRC-162 allows personnel to maintain interoperability with the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, Trellisware’s TSM waveform, and the Warrior Robust Enhanced Network waveform. (Source: Google/airforce-technology.com)
08 Sep 22. Inmarsat Government Inc., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply a commercially managed global satellite capability with failover coverage under the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Satellite Services Contract (CSSCII). The total amount of all orders placed against this contract shall not exceed $979,800,000. The guaranteed minimum amount is $25,000 and will be satisfied through a task order award using fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds. Performance will be identified at the task order level and may be worldwide. Proposals were solicited via sam.gov and two proposals were received. The period of performance, which consists of a three-year base period, three two-year option periods, and one one-year option period, is from Sept. 8, 2022, to Sept. 7, 2032. The Defense Information Technology Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity (HC1013-22-D-0008).
06 Sep 22. Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems has secured a contract to continue providing support for the US Navy’s BQM-177A subsonic aerial target (SSAT). Awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command, the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has an estimated ceiling value of $14.748m. According to the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) contract notification, the work under the award majorly involves providing software engineering support services for the SSAT. It will also include analysis, modification and implementation of the associated software changes for the BQM-177A SSAT. The company will carry out the related work at its facility in Sacramento, California and Phoenix, Arizona. (Source: naval-technology.com)
06 Sep 22. Rocket Lab Signs Agreement with USTRANSCOM to Explore Using Neutron and Electron Rockets to Deliver Cargo Around the World. Rocket Lab USA, Inc. today announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to explore the possibility of using the Company’s Neutron and Electron launch vehicles to transport cargo around the world. The agreement will also see Rocket Lab explore using Photon spacecraft to establish on-orbit cargo depots and deliver re-entry capability. The CRADA enables the collaborative investigation between USTRANSCOM and Rocket Lab to explore Neutron, Electron and Photon capabilities, informing the Rocket Cargo program led by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the U.S. Space Force. Rocket Cargo is one of the Air Force’s Vanguard programs designed to advance emerging systems and concepts through prototyping and experimentation to deliver remarkable new capabilities. The program seeks to explore the viability of space launch to deliver improvements in delivery cost and speed compared to existing air cargo operations. (Source: ASD Network)
05 Sep 22. The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded two contracts, valued at over $1.8bn over the next 5 years, for Rolls-Royce to service engines for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. The contracts show continued confidence in Rolls-Royce and its defense services, which support multiple U.S. and allied military fleets around the world. (Source: ASD Network)
06 Sep 22. Saber has been awarded a $540,000 contract by the US Space Force (USSF) to make improvements to its “Space Cockpit” software, a 3D tool for visualising space domain awareness. The contract, known as a TACFI (Tactical Funding Increase), comes after the Australian-based Saber was awarded $1.8m to initially develop the software in 2019. The software, designed as a space domain awareness aid, was deployed by the USSF on several of its networks in 2020 shortly after the software’s development. Saber’s initial funding for the Space Cockpit software came from “AFWERX”, the USSF’s very own tech incubator for space start-ups. As part of the program, Saber won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase 2 contract to develop the software. The software is a virtual reality space operations centre, designed to assist users to visualise the space environment in which their assets are operating. Saber also received a phase 1 SBIR grant to develop a threat detection software named “Sentinel” in 2021. This software is designed to act as a space traffic management tool, assisting a spacecraft’s ability to analyse onboard data. Sentinel has now graduated to a phase 2 SBIR grant as of March 2022. Sentinel has been active alongside the original version of Space Cockpit in the USSF for the past year. Until now, the two pieces of software operated independently, but one of the key upgrades slated for Space Cockpit will be the ability to integrate and support the Sentinel software. Aside from cross-integration, Space Cockpit has also received upgrades to its algorithms for cislunar spaceflight, improvements to its spacecraft orbit observation capabilities and a new ability to execute spacecraft manoeuvres. (Source: Space Connect)
08 Sep 22. Sierra Space, a leading commercial space company at the forefront of creating and building the future of space transportation and infrastructure for low-Earth orbit (LEO) commercialization, announced today the signing of a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Department of Defense’s Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). The two organizations will work together to develop solutions using Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser® spaceplanes, Shooting Star™ cargo modules, and on-orbit infrastructure that provides unique capabilities for precise, cost-effective and timely global delivery of Department of Defense logistics and personnel. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
08 Sep 22. QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP (eFPGA), and Endpoint AI solutions, today announced it has been awarded a $6.9m Base Contract, beginning this month, to develop and demonstrate Strategic Radiation Hardened (SRH), high reliability Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology to support identified and future Department of Defense (DoD) strategic and space system requirements. The SRH FPGA Other Transactions Authority (OTA) agreement is with the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI) under the authority of the Cornerstone OTA and will be based on a microelectronic fabrication process implemented at a US-owned and continental US (CONUS)-based manufacturing facility. The project is sponsored by DoD’s Trusted and Assured Microelectronics (T&AM) Program, and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane is the Government’s technical lead. (Source: PR Newswire)
07 Sep 22. Silvus Technologies, Inc. (“Silvus”) today announced the award of a $2.4m order from the U.S. Army to provide StreamCaster mobile ad hoc network (MANET) radios for deployment at scale in the Army’s Integrated Tactical Network. As part of the Army’s Capability Set 23 (CS23), StreamCaster radios were selected for their ability to connect Stryker brigade combat team (SBCTs) command posts, creating a self-organizing mesh network designed to operate in multiple spectrum bands at high data rates, with advanced interference avoidance and cancellation waveform capabilities. The order comes just weeks after Silvus StreamCaster radios and version 188.8.131.52 of StreamScape firmware achieved Authority to Operate (ATO) certification from the U.S. Army. (Source: PR Newswire)
REST OF THE WORLD
07 Sep 22. C6 Sistemas de Lançamentos do Brasil (C6 Sistemas) and the Brazilian Air Force Command (COMAER) today signed a contract for the use of goods and services of the Alcantara Space Center (CEA) finalizing a public call in 2021 by the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) and COMAER. This first contract for space launch operations by a private company signed by COMAER represents a new paradigm whereby the Brazilian Federal Government, through COMAER, provides services to a private company. C6 Sistemas will build a new launch area, expand existing infrastructure, and implement new benefits at CEA which will increase CEA’s operational capacity by increasing space operations. At the end of the contract, these become assets of the Federal Government. Construction starts in June 2023 with first launch in Q2 2024. (Source: PR Newswire)
06 Sep 22. IAI to Supply DroneGuard ComJam Systems to an Asian Country. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract to supply DroneGuard ComJam systems for the long-range detection and disruption of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to an Asian country. The contract comprises several dozens of mobile systems. In recent years, the use of UAS has increased dramatically, and they have become a potential threat to borders, sensitive facilities, maneuvering forces and major events. UAS may be used for hostile purposes such as gathering intelligence, smuggling or even carrying armaments. Furthermore, their detection is often difficult because of their small physical size, slow air speed, and low altitude flight. (Source: UAS VISION)
06 Sep 22. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible $1.1bn FMS to Taiwan. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the Congress of the following possible Foreign Military Sales totaling $1.1bn to Taiwan. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy follow-on Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for the Surveillance Radar Program (SRP); program management; minor modifications and upgrades; spares and repair/return parts; publications and technical documentation; and U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, studies, and surveys, as well as other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $665.4m. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Technologies, Andover, MA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
06 Sep 22. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible $1.1bn FMS to Taiwan. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the Congress of the following possible Foreign Military Sales totaling $1.1bn to Taiwan. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy sixty (60) AGM-84L-1 Harpoon Block II missiles and four (4) ATM-84L-1 Harpoon Block II exercise missiles. Also included are Harpoon Guidance Control Units (GCUs); Harpoon Radar Seekers; Harpoon Radar Altimeters; Harpoon Captive Air Test Missiles (CATMs); containers; spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor representatives’ technical assistance; engineering and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated total cost is $355m. The principal contractor will be Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO. The recipient has requested offsets. At this time, agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the recipient and the contractor. (Source: glstrade.com)
05 Sep 22. CAE Australia Pty Ltd. has been awarded the five-year, $50m Platforms and Systems Training Contract (PSTC) by the Royal Australian Navy to deliver improved quality, efficiency, modernisation, and remote capability in training. Under the agreement CAE Australia will support the transformation of future training delivered to mariners across the Canberra-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), Hobart-class Destroyer (DDG), Supply -cass Auxiliary Oiler Replenisher (AOR) and Huon-class Minehunter Coastal (MHC). CAE’s innovative solution will enable the Royal Australian Navy to accelerate training throughput and enhance delivery of sustainable distributed training – on-site, in port, and at sea. (Source: Rumour Control)
08 Sep 22. Saab Australia to deliver CMS offering to RAN. The defence prime has secured work to equip the Royal Australian Navy’s surface fleet with its CMS offering. Saab Australia has officially signed the final stage of an Enterprise Partnering Agreement (EPA), formalising the company’s role as the combat management system (CMS) provider for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) surface fleet. The company will now be tasked with equipping up to six classes of warships with its Australian CMS (AusCMS) offering, while also developing the Australian interface for the future Hunter Class frigates and Hobart Class destroyers. The signing of the EPA follows the company’s nomination by the Commonwealth government as the sovereign CMS provider. (Source: Defence Connect)
06 Sep 22. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible $1.1bn FMS to Taiwan. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the Congress of the following possible Foreign Military Sales totaling $1.1bn to Taiwan. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) has requested to buy one hundred (100) AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder tactical missiles and four (4) AIM-9X Block II tactical Guidance Units. Also included are containers; spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor representatives’ technical assistance; engineering and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated total cost is $85.6m. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, AZ. The recipient has requested offsets. At this time, agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the recipient and the contractor. (Source: glstrade.com)
07 Sep 22. archTIS secures expanded Defence deal. The ASX-listed cyber security company has been tasked with broadening the integration of its NC Protect offering. archTIS Limited has confirmed its receipt of a $138,441 contract from the Chief Information Officer Group within Defence to secure the SharePoint on-premises environment of “a major sustainment program”. This involves the deployment of its NC Protect offering, which is expected to bolster access control and file level security of classified and sensitive information. This is tipped to strengthen Defence’s control over the “releasability” of content in a multinational, joint exercise environment with allied nations. (Source: Defence Connect)