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EUROPE

03 Aug 05. Leading Spanish IT firm Indra has secured a contract work on the Galileo satellite system. Under the terms of the contract, worth 4m euros, Indra will develop emergency signal reception and processing stations for search and rescue systems for Galileo. Indra will undertake this work in conjunction with an international consortium comprising four companies from France, one from the UK, one form Portugal and other form the Czech Republic. The Spanish technical aerospace institute, Inta, will also be involved, as well the French national space studies centre. (Source: FT.com/Abstracted from Expansion)

14 Jul 05. General Dynamics UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy to supply the New Integrated Marines Communications and Information System – NIMCIS – which has a programme value of €94m ($113.6m). NIMCIS is a two-year programme to equip the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (RNLMC) with the BOWMAN C4I system, which is being rolled out to the UK Armed Forces by General Dynamics UK Limited.
NIMCIS will provide the RNLMC with a secure voice and data communications infrastructure capable of supporting a range of network-enabled command, control, communications, computing and intelligence systems. In addition to a standalone system capability for the Marines, a key feature of NIMCIS will be the interoperability it provides between the Netherlands and UK forces, as allies and as part of the UK/NL Amphibious Force, as well as interoperability with other allied forces. NIMCIS replaces a variety of legacy communications systems within RNLMC.

USA

03 Aug 05. Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded July 29, 2005, a $477,101,260 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for engineering services to the command, control and communications and for the modification, maintenance and enhancement for avionics and the avionics architecture for following helicopters: CH-47, MH-47, MH-6, MH/UH-60 and other variants. The work will be performed at Rockwell Collins’ Cedar Rapids facilities and will be completed by Sept. 30, 2009. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. Army Public Affairs can be reached at (703) 692-2000. (DAAH23-03-D-0015)

04 Aug 05. FLIR Systems Inc., North Billerica, Mass., is being awarded a
$9,865,635 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for repairs, upgrades and application engineering services and spares for the Maritime Forward-Looking
Infrared AN/KAX-1 and AN/KAX-2 systems. The contract is for both Coast Guard and Coastal Patrol customers. This effort is a follow-on repair and upgrade contract. Work will be performed in North Billerica, Mass., and is expected to be completed by August 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-05-D-8565).

01 Aug 05. Lockheed Martin was awarded three contracts totaling $15.2m by the U.S. Marine Corps, including a follow-on order for Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers (VCCT) and two orders for Advanced Gunnery Training Systems (AGTS).
The order for two VCCT simulators follows the service’s initial order in January for four trainers, which currently are in service at the Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA. The two additional trainers are scheduled for delivery to selected bases in September 2005.

02 Aug 05. Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. has received a contract worth approximately $4m from General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich. Curtiss-Wright Controls will produce the Autoloader Controller, Replenisher Controller and Turret System Electronic Unit (TSEU) for the Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS). The Stryker MGS variant uses a 105mm cannon mounted in a low-profile turret integrated in the Light Armored Vehicl

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