BAE Systems’ Electronic Solutions division in Nashua, NH won a $42 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply 1,203 night vision goggles, known as laser target locator modules (LTLMs), to the US Army.
The LTLMs are handheld goggles that enable soldiers to identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at nighttime, and in obscured-visibility conditions such as fog and smoke.
On Aug 10/09, BAE Systems announced that it had partnered with Vectronix to supply 200 LTLMs per month to the Army under a 5-year indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $347 million…
A total of 4.6 million shares of common stock were sold at a price $13 per share. Of that amount, 3.0 million shares were sold by the company and 1.6 million shares were sold by unidentified stockholders. The company is listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GTEC.
Part of British firm Global Strategies Group, Global Defense Technology & Systems provides IT and C4ISR systems and services for the US Department of Defense and other US national security agencies…
State-owned DCNS is France’s only warship supplier, just as BAE Systems has become Britain’s sole warship supply and maintenance source. In November 2009, DCNS received 2 major contracts for through-life support services of France’s nuclear-powered submarine fleets. The 1st is covers France’s 6 nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSNs) for 5 years; the 2nd covers French nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) for 5.5 years.
The contracts have a of number provisions related to specific ships. They break down as follows:
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in Mitchel Field, NY received a $62.9 million cost-plus incentive fee/ cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide navigation subsystem engineering support services to the US and UK fleet of Trident II (D5) ballistic missiles. The contract contains options, which if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $141.4 million.
The Trident II D-5, the sixth generation member of the US Navy’s fleet ballistic missile program, is a 3-stage, solid propellant ballistic missile with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles.
Deployed aboard Ohio Class SSBNs and British Vanguard Class SSBNs, the Trident II uses the Mk 6 LE inertial guidance system for navigation.
Raytheon in Tucson, AZ received a $34.3 million order on a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0001) for the full recertification of up to 172 All-Up-Round (AUR) BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles for the US Navy (162) and the government of the United Kingdom (10). All-Up Rounds are missiles encased in a container that is ready to fire.
For recertification, the missiles are returned to the depot for overhaul. Approximately 250 Tomahawk missiles per year are recertified at a cost of $180,000 per missile.
Honeywell Technology Solutions in Jacksonville, FL received a not-to-exceed $45 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee task order to provide prepositioning and logistics support services to the US Marine Corps.
Honeywell’s logistics support efforts include maintenance, supply, and inventory management of prepositioned combat assets aboard ships.
Under the original $707 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (M67004-09-D-0020), Honeywell supports the Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Program and the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway…
LaBarge in St. Louis, MO received a $7.3 million order from Raytheon Missile Systems to provide complex wiring harnesses for the US Army’s TOW (tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided) weapon system.
TOW is a long-range, anti-armor family of attack missiles designed to destroy a range of targets, from reinforced tanks to bunkers and urban fortifications.
The wireless TOW missiles receive commands from the gunner through a wireless data link, instead of the wire connection that the system used for over 30 years. Because the wireless system is built into the missile and the missile case, wireless TOW works with all existing launch platforms…
In July 2009, The Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) bought 4 more Mi-17 variant helicopters and related tool kits from Defense Technology Inc. (DTI), who provides military hardware from the former Soviet Union to the U.S. Department of Defense and the defense ministries of other NATO Governments. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, with 4 offers received. “Medium Mainstay: Mi-17s for Iraq” examines a controversy over sole-source orders of Mi-17 helicopters from ARINC; this procurement appears to have been run differently.
The Mi-17 is an upgraded version of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter, and now that they’ve arrived, these are the first new helicopters Afghanistan has received…
The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) in China Lake, CA awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to 4 small business qualifiers for advanced technology products in support of NAWCWD’s Weapons Prototype Division. The aggregate maximum for these multiple award contracts is $8.2 million.
Products and support to be provided include electronic components and systems, mechanical components and systems, energetic materials and systems, chemical materials and components, fabrication, assembly, plating/ painting/ finish, and packing and shipping.