Netherlands

July 3, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $235,485,020 foreign military sales, firm-fixed-price contract for Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) weapon system, procuring 72 radar digital processor upgrade kits: 62 for the United States and 10 for foreign military sales to Kuwait and the Netherlands; it also includes procuring spares for the United States, Kuwait and the Netherlands. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal Missile, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0002).

May 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $237,740,000 modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee (firm target) F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Low Rate Initial Production IV contract for changes to the configuration baseline hardware or software resulting from the JSF development effort. This modification increases the concurrency cap for the U.S. Marine Corps and United Kingdom short take-off vertical landing aircraft; Air Force and Netherlands conventional take-off and landing aircraft; and Navy carrier variant aircraft.

March 21, 2012
By George Seffers

Insitu, Bingen, Washington, recently announced that it has signed a contract to deliver its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Netherlands to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) for the Ministry of Defense (MOD). The Netherlands will use ScanEagle both domestically and abroad. ScanEagle will provide an ISR capability during the second half of 2012, replacing a program that ended in the middle of 2011. Looking forward, Netherlands MOD and Insitu plan to continue to explore the potential for multi-mission ISR capabilities using a next-generation Insitu UAS that carries multiple ISR sensors and enables rapid, robust payload integration.

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems IESI, Greenlawn, New York, is being awarded a $13,480,910 firm-fixed-price contract to procure common (identification friend or foe) digital transponder (CXP) hardware. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and Army and the governments of Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

May 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

May 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Nine NATO nations recently have agreed to share data from costly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets, such as unmanned aerial vehicles. The cooperative effort is expected to enable better sharing for missions outside of Afghanistan, including anti-piracy efforts, and to offer business opportunities for industry.