The British defence procurement minister Philip Dunne announced two orders worth about £390 million on the second day of DSEi 2013 show.
The first order is worth £367 million deal for a six-year term won by Rolls Royce Turbomeca to support the RTM322 engine to power British Army’s Apache attack helicopter and Merlin machines used by the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.
Dunne also announced a further £23 million order for 24 Foxhound protected patrol vehicles from General Dynamics, making it 400 total vehicles ordered with 350 of the 376 vehicles has been delivered earlier.
Also a plan to create a ceramic armor development center in Newport, South Wales, involving the MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Kennametal Manufacturing was announced.
The joint funding of a £2 million specialized manufacturing center will enable the partners to develop full-size ceramic armor components for personnel and vehicle protection in sufficient quantity to enable full-scale impact tests.
MBDA announces £250 million (US $391 million) Sea Ceptor missile deal at the DSEi 2013 show for the Royal Navys Type 23 and later Type 26 frigate fleet. The contract follows a £483 million development deal, signed in December 2011 with Britain, to get the missile into service in 2016
Oshkosh Defense is all set to unveil its unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology at DSEi 2013. It will present the “TerraMax UGV: Enabling Advanced Autonomy for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles” at the DSEI Unmanned Theatre, which will feature the latest capabilities and innovations in the unmanned technologies domain
BAE Systems Terrier Combat Engineer Vehicle, the most advanced combat engineer vehicle, will be showcased at DSEi 2013. The latest vehicle to be accepted into service with the British Army, Terrier has been designed with an integrated electronic architecture which facilitates ‘drive-by-wire and remote control making the vehicle highly capable, survivable and adaptable
Exelis will showcase geospatial intelligence, networked communications and situational awareness at the 2013 DSEI Conference in London on Sept. 10-13
Denel Systems will debut the GI-30 30mm CamGun and the M10 – 60mm breech–loading mortar at DSEi 2013 show. Stephan Burger the CEO of Denel Land Systems (DLS) says both the GI-30 and the M10 mortar system are global leaders in their fields with unique features that are not yet available on other systems
Rolls-Royce announced Monday that it has won a series of contracts worth $224 million to supply and maintain aircraft in service with air forces in America, Kuwait and Norway. Under the arrangements, the Derby-based business will provide design modifications, logistics support, engineering, parts, repairs and field services that mean Rolls staff could be maintaining aircraft in war zones
New Delhis investigation into alleged corruption charges against Rolls Royce in the supply of engines to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for use on the Hawk aircraft could impact the Indian Air Force and Navys pilot training program. The Indian Navy has yet to take delivery of approximately 17 aircraft from BAE Systems with the remaining 40 allotted to the IAF as part of a $780 million contract signed in 2010 for 57 aircraft
General Dynamics will provide technical support to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability laboratory. The FAA task order, under its Systems Engineering Support 2020 Program, is for five years and carries a value of $12 million
Oshkosh, BAE Systems, Patria, Nexter Systems and AmSafe display new generation of armoured vehicles with a variety of features aimed at urban and close-combat warfare. DSEi 2013 began with the unveiling of Oshkosh Defenses TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that the company developed as part of a U
Serco has been awarded by British Army a one-year extension to its Contemporary Operating Environment Force (COEFOR) training contract. The military services company announced the contract at the DSEI exhibition stating that it will now deliver services to the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force out to December 2014 and the total value is £55 million with the one-year option
Nexter Systems, a European leader of land defence unveiled TITUS, a new armoured wheeled vehicle at the DSEi 2013 show. Through its unrivaled level of modularity based on combat missions kits, operational environment kits and a wide family of variants, TITUS is able to fulfill the full range of missions from Infantry transport to combat missions, combat support and combat service support functions, in any kind of type of commitments likely to occur in a hybrid conflict
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