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Britain’s Next Search-and-Rescue Helicopters: Civilian Contractors

UK Sea King SAR(click to view full) The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) provide a 24-hour military and civil helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) service for the UK and local regions from 12 bases, typically at 15 minutes notice. A wide range of air and naval assets could be […]

F-35 Fleet Displacing Older Fighters into Secondary Market | MoD Eager for New Radios | Raytheon Working New Jammer Project

Europe The British Ministry of Defence is looking to develop a replacement for the problematic Bowman radio system. The MoD has invited academics and industry to suggest new solutions to land and littoral communications, with the project known as Morpheus. The hope is that innovative solutions will be borne from the open discussion and collaboration, […]

Hungary Sells T-72 Tanks to…?

Hungarian T-72(click to view full) The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has announced that they’ve sold 58 T-72 tanks to a Czech company, Excalibur Defense Ltd., who has begun transporting them into the Czech Republic. Under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty), the Czech firm will face resale limitations, and they must […]

UK MoD’s Umbrella Contract for Small Boat Maintenance

Pacific 24 RIB(click to view full) Britain’s Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army, and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Police have about 1,450 small boats that need to be maintained. They include offshore raiding craft, pontoons up to 50 metres in length, police launchers, Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), and inflatables. Large ships get […]

SSOP: Britain Extends Contracting Innovations to Naval Sensors

HMS Astute & Type 45(click to view full) In late May 2013, Thales UK signed a 10-year, GBP 600 million Sensor Support Optimisation Project (SSOP) with the Ministry of Defence. It extends the 2003 Contractor Logistics Support deal that covered electronic warfare/ ESM and sonar system support on an array of submarines and surface ships. [...]

Britain’s Defence Equipment Plan

Through a glass, darkly(click to view full) As part of the current coalition government’s defence reform efforts, the UK Ministry of Defence has begun issuing a bare-bones 10-year equipment plan of expected budgets, and graphics of planned expenditures by category. A fuller plan is submitted to Britain’s National Audit Office for review. The plan itself [...]

Rapid Fire Jan. 23, 2013: Get Used to Redundancy and Diversification News

Rolls Royce intends to cut or relocate 378 defense-related jobs at its plant in Ansty, UK, or almost half its staff. This follows the confirmation by the Ministry of Defence of a third tranche of redundancies affection 5,300 Army soldiers. The SPEEA trade union explains [PDF] why it rejected Boeing’s latest (of many) contract proposal [...]

Stryker DVH Armored Vehicles for Colombia

Stryker DVH(click to view full) In January 2013, the Colombian Ministry of National Defence awarded a $65.3 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, for 24 of the firm’s double-V hulled LAV-IIIs with add-on armor. In the USA, this LAV-III is known as the M1126 Stryker DVH, but Colombia’s new armored personnel carriers won’t have [...]

Britain: A Long-Term Contract to Support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

RFA Gold Rover (click to view full) The UK Ministry of Defence’s concerted effort to reform its defense support operations continues. Overall, “future contracting for availability,” rather than paying for parts and labor hours, remains the overall direction. The Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service, which provided a number of services in and around the Royal Navy’s major ports, [...]

Rapid Fire August 6, 2012: Indian Offsets | AWOL ANA

India’s Ministry of Defence announced last week that it was easing offset rules, confirming earlier reports that Transfer of technology (ToT) would be made eligible for offsets. The policy is effective since August 1 and a new office – the Defense Offset Management Wing (DOMW) – has been created to administer them. Perception of these [...]

Fearless: Oman’s New Patrol Boats from Singapore

Fearless-75 (click to view full) ST Kinetics subsidiary Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd. has won a EUR 534.8 million (about USD $700 million) competitive contract from the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman, to bolster that country’s inshore and mid-range patrol fleet. The 4 patrol vessels will based on ST Marine’s Fearless 75 Class of 75m [...]

Rapid Fire 2011-12-29

DID would like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! So, what milestones does India’s Ministry of Defence want to highlight from 2011? Dynamint Nobel is still working on its classic Panzerfaust, whose modern versions have proven quite popular. The lightweight versions are strong urban warfare weapons, and the next step is integrating them [...]

Rapid Fire 2011-10-11: Single Source MOD Contracting | Cyber-Consolidation

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) reviewed its single-source contracts which account for about 40% of its total procurement. While single-source sourcing often actually makes sense, MOD hopes to get standardized cost data from contractors...Show More Summary

Rapid Fire 2011-10-04: Valiant Jetty on Watch List | JSF Lands on LHD

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Major Projects Review Board (MPRB) got to work back in June and the first results are in: The Valiant Jetty project is officially considered to be underperforming and has been put on the “Projects of Concern” list. The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) released a report on why and [...]

Rapid Fire: Evening 2011-06-27

UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox is confident that the findings of the Defence Reform Unit’s report [PDF] will help tackle the financial and structural problems endemic across the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The Opposition gives its tacit...Show More Summary

Rapid Fire: Morning 2011-06-27

UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox is due to unveil the findings of the Defence Reform Unit’s Report. It is likely the report will lead to an overhaul in the number of Armed Forces senior officers and a radical shake-up of the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) senior decision making body, the defence board. The Pentagon is to send [...]

Rapid Fire: Morning 2011-06-24

The UK’s RUSI think tank and Cranfield University publish their joint paper [PDF] on reform of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Proposed changes outlined in The Defence Reform Agenda include military reorganization away from single service...Show More Summary

Rapid Fire: Evening 2011-05-31

As a British Government Minister declares that offensive cyber warfare is an integral part of the UK’s armory, the Ministry of Defence outline their new Materiel Strategy. Cassidian win contract to provide the Canadian Navy new technologies to detect and counter laser-based threats against its vessels. The U.S. Show More Summary

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