The Finmeccanica has won three new contracts of total $540 Million to provide equipment to the Canadian Army armoured vehicles and to U.S. Navy submarines and vessels.
The Finmeccanica announced in its press release on Wednesday that the first contract, worth $100 million, has been signed with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and concerns the production of surveillance systems to equip the armoured vehicles LAV 6.0 (produced by General Dynamics) used by the Canadian Army.
The eight-year agreement includes the supply of mast mounted, long-range surveillance suites and service support within the Canadian Army LRSS (Light Armoured Vehicle –Reconnaissance Surveillance System) project.
The other two agreements, signed with the US Navy have a total ceiling value of about $440 million. The first order, with a potential ceiling value of $384 million, includes development, production and integration of latest generation electronic equipment to modernize systems currently installed on various classes of U.S. Navy submarines.
This agreement moves the company into a prime-contractor role with the US Navy and expands DRS’s role as a major submarine combat systems supplier.
The other agreement, signed with the US Navy, has a potential ceiling value of $55 million and concerns the modernization of integrated voice communications systems (IVCS) for the US Navy AEGIS cruisers and destroyers.
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has delivered the first C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft to Peruvian Air Force. The delivery of the tactical transport aircraft is the result of an agreement between Alenia Aermacchi and the Peruvian Air Force made of two contracts, the company announced in its press release on Friday
The ENAER Chile and Italy's Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi have signed Memorandum of Understanding in the logistical support of medium tactical transport aircraft C-27J, and the new M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer). The MoU was signed under the first visit to Chile Defence Minister Italy, Roberta Pinotti, the company announced in its press release on Friday
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has signed a £580 million contract to provide an availability based support package for the UK MoD's fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2020. UK Defence Minister Philip Dunne said, “Our fleet of Merlin helicopters has benefitted from considerable investment by the MOD through major upgrades in recent years
Finmeccanica will be exhibiting AW189 helicopter and GrandNew light twin engine helicopter at LIMA 2015, the company announced in its press release on Tuesday. The first AW189 helicopter is supposed to be delivered to Weststar Aviation Services
Italian Air Force will start testing the capability of Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchis M-346 Master, a military transonic trainer aircraft, as an "aggressor" in dissimilar combat training missions with the Eurofighter aircraft. Starting next August the students of the Italian Air Force who are to fly on the combat aircraft will accomplish the trainings phase IV on the new M-346, the final step before the passage to the operational airplanes
Finmeccanica announced Monday that it along with Thales has jointly launched the military telecommunications satellite, SICRAL 2 on April 26 from French Guiana. The satellite was launched with an Arianespace launch vehicle by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the Space Alliance created by Finmeccanica and Thales
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi announced Tuesday that it is presenting the M-345 Ground Based Training Demonstrator Device(GDD) at ITEC on 28-30 April 2015 in Prague. The M-345 GDD is an advanced flight simulator, representative of the flight qualities of the Alenia Aermacchi M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) aircraft and offering a replica of the cockpit and the main flight controls of the aircraft
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