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30 Mar 17. Nato set to tender 40 Satcom and technology contracts worth €3bn. Nato is preparing to tender 40 Satcom and technology contracts, as part of its €3bn technology refresh programme. In the next 18 to 24 months, the agency is expected to put all the contracts out to tender.
The contracts that will be put out to tender include the expansion of Satcom bandwidth that is vital for deployed forces, a revamp of Nato’s cyber shield as part of investments in Cyber Security Services, and a continuing upgrade of the agency’s networks.
Nato will also issue contracts for command and control and advanced software to improve its situational awareness in operations.
“The contracts are being supported by Nato’s common funding, which is financed by all 28 nations.”
The contracts are being supported by Nato’s common funding, which is financed by all 28 nations.
Nato stated that the current business opportunities represent a steady, continuing and significant investment in maintaining the agency’s technological edge, the ability to rapidly deploy and sustain forces and to address new threats and challenges such as cyber threats.
The Nato Communications and information Agency will preview the details of these business opportunities at its annual industry conference, NITEC17, to be held in Ottawa, Canada, next month.
The NITEC17 conference seeks to further expand Nato’s industry partnerships to engage small and medium enterprises, businesses, particularly in the light of cyber threats.
During the three-day event, participants will have an opportunity to take part in one-on-one meetings with NCI Agency acquisition experts. (Source: army-technology.com)
30 Mar 17. Revolution Lighting Technologies Awarded Contract for LED Retrofit of Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial. Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (RVLT) (“Revolution Lighting”), a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced that its operating division, Tri-State LED, has been awarded a contract for the LED retrofit of The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial. The retrofit includes the installation of Revolution Lighting’s high performance Buy American Act (BAA) compliant LED tubes throughout the historic battleship that will reduce lighting energy use by more than 72%.
“This is tremendous work by the Battleship New Jersey and Revolution Lighting to produce an energy efficient way to keep one of our most famous warships proudly lit,” said Gary Finger, Ombudsman, Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy. “The people of New Jersey will be privileged to enjoy the ship as a historical landmark and museum as it operates in an energy efficient manner.”
“We are proud of our work to help make the Battleship New Jersey, one of our state’s prized landmarks, more energy efficient while also providing a more attractive light to all of its visitors,” said Philip Rowan, Executive Director, Battleship, NJ. “We could not be happier with the work and lighting solutions from Revolution Lighting, and are excited for the opportunity to show off our new look.”
The lighting retrofit for this iconic memorial, which currently serves as a museum and event space, located in Camden, New Jersey, began with a comprehensive assessment by Tri-State LED to establish the most energy efficient program, replacing the ship’s antiquated T-12 fluorescent lighting with Revolution Lighting’s high performance BAA Compliant LED tubes. The superior efficiency of LED lighting will also increase light output to enhance safety for museum patrons and staff. Additionally, LED lighting lasts three times longer than conventional fluorescent lighting, combined with Revolution Lighting’s market leading 10-year warranty to provide significant long-term operational and maintenance cost savings.
“We are honored for the opportunity to work with one of