Kaman Develops Logistics Drone Prototype for Marines | Nigeria Acquires Medium Girder Bridge | SEA To Upgrade Duke’s Weapon System
A winner has been selected by the US Marine Corps for its Medium Unmanned Logistics Systems – Air (MULS-A) program. Kaman Air Vehicles will build the logistics drone prototype using a version of its Kargo UAV. The prototype will have to demonstrate its ability to operate from austere environment while carrying 800 pounds of payload.
The US Army has contracted Elbit Systems of America a $107-million contract for its Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) systems. The deal also requires Elbit Systems to supply spare parts, logistics support, and test equipment for the systems for two years starting 2023. “This order attests to the quality of Elbit Systems of America’s technologies and their unique operational contribution, demonstrating the significant potential of our night vision activity,” President and CEO Bezhalel Machlis said.
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According to local media, the Nigerian Army will acquire a Medium Girder Bridge system from the United Kingdom for $2,2 million to improve its logistics capacity. The British-made tactical military bridge is designed by WFEL- a military bridges provider based in the UK – and is 76m, and can handle a Maximum Payload Capacity of MLC 70t. The medium girder bridge (MGB) is a lightweight, modular military bridging system supports various types of military operations, including tactical or disaster response scenarios. T
The UK has awarded Systems Engineering & Assessment (SEA) $37 million to upgrade the weapon systems aboard the Royal Navy’s Duke-class frigates over the next five years. Work involves upgrading the vessels’ Magazine torpedo launch systems and the electronics of the Seagnat threat countermeasure capabilities responsible for protecting the frigates against anti-ship missiles.
Serco has secured contracts to deliver its automatic test solution General Purpose Support Equipment (GPSE) to the UK Royal Air Force and the Spanish Air Force. The first contract will see Serco provide the latest version of the GPSE test sets to refresh the support capabilities of the UK’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet. The second contract requires the integration of additional Pylon and High-Pressure Pure Air Generator test functionality to the existing GPSE capability at Spanish Air Force bases in Morón and Albacete.
The Korea Coast Guard has welcomed its third S-92 search and rescue helicopter from aviation company Sikorsky. The newest addition to the Asian country’s S-92 fleet guarantees an enhanced maritime security capability for safety and life-saving missions. Since 2014, the Korean Coast Guard has completed 195 rescues and has accrued more than 2,700 flight hours.
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