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18 May 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for May 18, 2011
  • General Dynamics Awarded $34 Million for Development of Advanced Submarine Technologies General Dynamics 18 May 2011 -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $33.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • DCNS floats Gowind OPV DCNS 18 May 2011 -- The first DCNS Gowind-type offshore patrol vessel has been launched just one year after construction work began. Meeting this milestone highlights the programme’s excellent progress.
  • IAI/Tamam MINIPOP sight mounted on Rafael's weapon station RCWS, delivered to Czech Army KBVP fighting vehicle Israel Aerospace Industries 18 May 2011 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced that it has delivered the new MiniPOP lightweight EO/IR sights for Rafael's Samson 30 RCWS (Remote Controlled Weapons Station) in a deal worth several millions of dollars.
  • L-3 Awarded Contract for C-17 Training System Program L-3 Communications 18 May 2011 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) unit has been awarded a contract to operate the U.S. Air Force's C-17 Training System (TS) program.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $45.3 Million Contract to Upgrade Finland's Precision Fires Capability Lockheed Martin 18 May 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $45.3 million contract to upgrade 22 Finnish Army M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) launchers, incorporating the Universal Fire Control System and other enhancements. The upgrade enables the launchers to fire precision GPS-guided munitions for the first time.
  • Northrop Grumman to Develop New Micro Gyro Technology for DARPA Northrop Grumman 18 May 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected to develop a new type of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) gyroscope technology for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Microscale Rate Integrating Gyroscope program.
  • SAIC Awarded Modeling and Simulation Contract by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) SAIC 18 May 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a follow-on contract by the Department of the Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center, Fort McPherson, Georgia to support the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) by providing planning, modeling, simulation and training services and solutions to the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a performance period consisting of a one year base period and four one-year option periods with a total contract ceiling value of $2.5 billion.
  • Sweden Becomes 1st European Nation To Procure UH-60M Helicopters Sikorsky 18 May 2011 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the U.S. Government has agreed to sell 15 Sikorsky UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (or FMV, which is the Swedish acronym) for operation by the Swedish Armed forces. The transaction will take place under the U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program, and represents the introduction of the latest and most technologically advanced BLACK HAWK model into Europe. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers Three VVIP S-92 Helicopters to Royal Thai Air Force Sikorsky 18 May 2011 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered three VVIP S-92® helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force, introducing the first high-end LifePort medical system into an S-92 aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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