Australia

October 4, 2012
George Seffers

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haifa, Israel, was awarded a contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for the supply of Battle Management Systems (BMS) for the Royal Australian Navy's landing craft. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems. The systems are to be integrated into landing craft installed on board the Canberra Class Amphibious ships (LHD).

August 17, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin MS2, Owego, New York, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $23,226,087 for radar equipment. Using military service is Navy. The company also was awarded a maximum $14,210,262 for radar equipment to be provided to the Royal Australian Navy. The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity for both awards.

August 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $10,798,942 contract modification for production of Defense Advanced GPS Receivers  (DAGRs). Foreign military sales are 3.9 percent of the current effort and include Australia, France, and Italy. Space and Missile Systems Command, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

July 30, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $27,876,524 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services in support of the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System for U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence (ADF) has selected ViaSat Incorporated, Carlsbad, California, to supply the Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communication (Satcom) Mission System for its recently-launched UHF capacity on Intelsat IS-22. The system is designed to provide voice and data military satcom covering a region from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Australia. The value of the award to ViaSat is approximately $35 million.

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

The Board of LongReach Group Limited recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, C4i Pty Limited, signed a $2.2 million Priority Industry Capability (PIC) grant with the Australian Department of Materiel Organisation (DMO). The grant allows C4i to accelerate development of its world leading SwitchplusIP communications system in a number of key technology areas specifically aligned with Australian defense priorities. 

July 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,722,785 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for upgrades to the F/A-18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar commercial depot. These upgrades will provide the depot with the capabilities to diagnose and validate repairs of the Royal Australian Air Force APG-79 AESA radar under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,722,785 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for upgrades to the F/A-18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar commercial depot. These upgrades will provide the depot with the capabilities to diagnose and validate repairs of the Royal Australian Air Force APG-79 AESA radar under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

April 23, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $126,512,656 contract modification for the production and delivery of 24 mission avionics systems and common cockpits for the MH-60R for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded a $48,663,690 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software development support of the ALR-67(V) 3 radar for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and various other future foreign military sales customers. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

February 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded an $11,611,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure up to 56,488 hours of sensor system software and hardware support in order to update, improve, and enhance tactical capabilities of the F/A-18 A-F/EA-18G aircraft.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy; and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Malaysia, Finland, Switzerland, Australia and Kuwait. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

January 30, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Bloomington, Minnesota, is being awarded a $20,585,146 contract modification to exercise an option for the full-rate production of 80 Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the Navy F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of three Type-3 AMC spares for the Royal Australian Air Force. This modification combines purchases for the U.S.

January 6, 2012
By George Seffers

QinetiQ, Reston, Virginia, recently today announced that the Dragon Runner 20 (DR20) robot has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to support military robotic missions. DR20 provides situational awareness and critical information and also can disrupt threats and deploy countermeasures.

December 9, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $121,279,103 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the wideband satellite communications missions identified in the Operational Management System. Work will be performed in various U.S. locations; Landstuhl, Germany; Okinawa, Japan; and Canberra, Australia. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

December 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, is being awarded a $67,407,373 modification to previously awarded contract for design agent and engineering support services in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capabilities (CEC) Program. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G Global Positioning System-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2 System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce the risk of detection and interception. Twenty-eight countries are now using HOOK2 radios for their combat search and rescue operations.

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence and Support, Electronic Solutions, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a more than $36 million contract modification to exercise an option for the full-rate production, lot one, of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55 subsystems for the F/A-18E/F aircraft, including associated technical support for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the government of Australia. In addition, this option provides for recurring and non-recurring engineering efforts in order to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver the component hardware of the AN/ALE-

July 22, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an approximate $18 million contract modification for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships' defenses. The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.  Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is

July 15, 2011
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Carlsbad, California, is being awarded more than $27 million for multifunctional information distribution system-low volume terminals (MIDS-LVTs). Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a nearly $24 million contract delivery order for MIDS-LVT. The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for U.S.

March 27, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $10 million delivery order against a basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 741 Honeywell model GG1320 ring laser gyros for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (714) and the government of Australia (27 spares). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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