Sponsored by American Panel Corporation
11 Oct 17. Communications system maintenance services
B2B Quote Ref no: B2B560330
Location: South West
Register Interest Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017
Submit Documents Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017
Support for Submarine Command and Control systems.
10 Oct 17. RAF increases F-35 risk rating. The United Kingdom has increased its risk rating of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter because of delays in delivering representative simulators to the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Details of the issues with the United Kingdom’s F-35 simulators were revealed in a supplementary memorandum to the March 2017 Delivery Carrier Strike study, which was released by the UK Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on 9 October. The memorandum said the “the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for the UK’s Lightning II programme revised his programme delivery confidence, reflecting compression in the schedule, from amber to amber/red in June 2017. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
09 Oct 17. Defence Vehicle Repair
B2B Quote Ref no: B2B559036
Location: West Midlands
Register Interest Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Submit Documents Deadline: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Repair of various Axles, Differentials and Transmissions for the Operational Support Vehicle Programme. Split into 2 lots.
REST OF THE WORLD
11 Oct 17. Warship Designers Scramble to Assemble Boatload of Supporting Documents for Bids. Companies bidding to design Canada’s new warships have to throw in specifications for everything — including the kitchen sink and the paperwork to prove it works. That is one of about 600 technical requirements in the design stage of the $60bn frigate replacement program — the myriad tiny details that some of the 12 companies in the competition say are excessive. One section of the bid documents, obtained by CBC News, lists the appliances and expectations for the ship’s galley. It is an extensive list, including a 40-litre mixing machine, one four-rack convection oven, a single two-compartment steamer cooker, two 80-litre steam kettles and two 0.75-metre griddles, among many other things.
In addition to demonstrating those items fit in their warship design, the bidders are also required to submit technical documentation to prove the equipment works, akin to the owner’s manual you’d find with home appliance purchases. The Department of Public Services and Procurement revealed a few weeks ago that a federal cabinet decision on which off-the-shelf warship design will be purchased for the navy was being delayed until next year. Bids to supply the blueprints and help in constructing the 15 surface combat ships were originally supposed to be submitted last spring, but federal officials recently set a new deadline of Nov. 17.
One of the reasons for the delay, according to two bidders who asked not to be named, is the amount of supporting technical documentation that must be submitted. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/CBC News)
10 Oct 17. South Korea to equip KSS-3 class with indigenous submarine combat system. Key Points:
• South Korea will equip its KSS-3 class submarines with a locally developed combat system
• Platform will also feature a number of indigenous components including sensors and weapons
South Korea’s class of KSS-3 will be equipped with an indigenous submarine combat system that has been developed by the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the agency revealed in a statement on 10 October.
An early version of the system, which has been under development since 2012, has been preliminarily cleared by the country’s defence ministry, and will be installed on the KSS-3 programme’s first-of-class. This vessel is currently scheduled for launch in 2018. (Source: IHS Jane’s)