Dynetics has secured an $8.3m contract to develop small satellites as part of the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command Technical Centre’s Gunsmoke-L programme.

The company will design, develop, test, integrate and demonstrate two tactical space support vehicles (TSSVs) as part of the programme, which includes a two-year base period and a 12-month option period.

Dynetics will perform hardware-in-the-loop test and simulation with Space and Strategic Systems Directorate at the command’s Payload Development Laboratory to increase the performance and reliability of the TSSVs.

The company will also support on-orbit demonstrations utilising the satellite ground control system at Arsenal during the one-year optional period of the contract.

Raytheon Company has secured a $191m contract from the US Army for providing Ku-band radio frequency radars (KuRFS).

The procurement of KuRFS caters to the immediate operational needs of the US Army’s counter-unmanned aerial vehicle radar.

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KuRFS are capable of providing precision fire control along with warning alerts for intruding rockets, artillery, mortar, and swarming threats. They can deliver 360o situational awareness, high precision, and mobility.

“The US Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime has awarded a $25.66m contract to General Dynamics Land Systems.”

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $74.57m modification contract to Northrop Grumman Technical Services for the extension of Hunter contractor logistics support.

Work will be performed at Sierra Vista, Arizona, US, until April 2019.

The Northrop Grumman subsidiary provides training and communication services for the military.

The Romanian Government has entered an agreement with the US Army to receive three additional Patriot integrated air and missile defence systems.

Patriot is an advanced new-generation tactical ballistic missile system with a proven battle record.

The missile defence system can detect, identify and neutralise the intruding aircraft, missile or drones. It includes radars, interceptors, and command-and-control technology.

The current deal will help the Romanian Air Force’s plan to procure four fire units.

The US Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime (DLA Land and Maritime) has awarded a $25.66m contract to General Dynamics Land Systems.

General Dynamics will supply electronic system components for the M1 Abrams tank under the five-year contract.

Contractual work will be performed in Michigan and Florida, US.