U.S. and Canada Defense Update – August 28


Defense Update News Report

U.S. Army Buys Switchblade Small Loitering Weapons

The U.S. Army has awarded AeroVironment a contract worth almost $5 million for the first deliveries of Switchblade agile munition, the company announced today. The contract was awarded two month ago, on June 29, 2011, culminating a selection process for a loitering light weight munition.

DRS To Deliver 27 Observation Towers to the U.S. Navy

August 31, 2011: DRS Technologies will deliver 27 Ground Based Surveillance Systems to the U.S. Navy, under a 8 million order awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The SBSS is mounted on a 30 foot tower, carrying an advanced multi-sensor observation systems.the systems are expected to be delivered by March 2012.

Raytheon Missile Systems Awarded over $700 for AMRAAM, CIWS Orders

August 31, 2011: The Raytheon company’s Missile Systems company has won two contracts from the U.S. Air force and Navy, for the delivery of Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The 569 million order covers 234 AIM-120D, 101 AIM-120D Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) and 203 AIM-120C7 Foreign Military Sales versions of the missile destined for Bahrain. The second contract, awarded by the U.S. Navy allocates 162 million to support Phalanx Close-In-Weapon Systems (CIWS) deployed on U.S. Navy vessels, as well warships of Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Poland, and Bahrain. The support covered by this contract will continue through 2016.

GDC4S Wins $3.7 Billion to to Deliver CHS-4 Electronics Hardware

August 30, 2011: General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., was awarded a $3,700,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the Command Hardware Systems-4. (CHS-4) Work will be performed in Taunton, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 26, 2016.