Deals this week: RT Logic, Supacat, JetPack Aviation
RT Logic, a unit of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, has been selected to supply two BE-CDL (bandwidth-efficient common data link) test sets to the US military.
The BE-CDL test sets will provide interoperability between joint war-fighting IT capabilities assessment teams.
The contractor will produce BE-CDL-supported radios for integration onto small unmanned aerial systems.
Supacat and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Netherlands (RMMV NL) have executed a teaming agreement to supply protected vehicles to the Royal Netherlands Army, under the defence-wide wheeled vehicle replacement programme.
Under the deal, RMMV NL will manufacture protected vehicles, designed by Supacat, for a Dutch Army requirement, which includes 500 12kN air assault and 900 12kN lightweight protected vehicles.
The General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces placed a $544m order with Al Jasoor, a joint venture between Otokar land Systems UAE and Heavy Vehicles Industries, for 8x8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles.
The combat vehicles to be supplied under the deal will feature an amphibious kit and mine protection capabilities.
Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and JetPack Aviation have entered a partnership to jointly develop a soldier vertical mobility system (SVMS).
Under the deal, JetPack Aviation will produce vertical take-off and landing technology, while GTRI will develop electronic subsystems for the SVMS.
The initial phase of the GTRI internal research and development project includes the production of an autonomous control system, as well as a heads-up display helmet and exoskeletons for pilots.
Omega Container has secured a contract worth $14.92m to supply PA-55 and PA-71/A ammunition storage containers to the US Army by September 2022.
The fibre containers to be supplied under the deal will be used to store 105mm artillery cartridges.