Deals this week: Leonardo Helicopters, Fujitsu, FLIR Systems

25 January 2019 (Last Updated January 24th, 2019 11:04)

Leonardo Helicopters has secured a £293m ($333.7m) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide maintenance services in support of Apache AH MK1 Integrated Operational Support (IOS) programme.

Leonardo Helicopters has secured a £293m ($333.7m) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide maintenance services in support of Apache AH MK1 Integrated Operational Support (IOS) programme.

The company will perform maintenance activities on a fleet of 50 Apache attack helicopters in service with the British Army.

It will also provide engineering, technical, maintenance, repair, and overhaul services at its Yeovil site in the UK until 2024.

Leonardo is the prime contractor of the Apache IOS contract, while Lockheed Martin and Longbow International are providing support services.

Leonardo is also involved in a £271m ($308.66) Wildcat integrated support and training contract to support the Royal Navy’s Wildcat maritime helicopters.

Fujitsu has secured a $99m support services contract from the Australian Department of Defence.

The company will provide desktop services, VIP support, audiovisual services, warehousing, and asset management under the three-year contract.

Fujitsu will collaborate with multiple small and medium-sized enterprises to provide its services to approximately 100,000 defence personnel across more than 450 locations in Australia.

Fujitsu is an information technology equipment and services provider based in Tokyo, Japan.

“Saab has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support and services associated with Giraffe AMB radar systems used by the UK Armed Forces.”

FLIR Systems has been awarded an $89m contract by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) for the delivery of FLIR Black Hornet 3 nano unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in support of the French Operational Pocket Drone (DrOP) programme.

The company will deliver FLIR UAVs and personal reconnaissance systems along with the associated support services as part of the contract.

FLIR Systems is a drone and high-definition thermal imaging infrared camera manufacturer based in Norway.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation has secured an $86.20m contract from the US Army Contracting Command.

The contractor will deliver Starlite system support services to the US Army, under the contract.

Contractual work will be performed at multiple locations until January 2023 based on orders.

Saab has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support and services associated with Giraffe AMB radar systems used by the UK Armed Forces.

The company will provide design assurance and configuration management in addition to repairs, maintenance, spares, and field service representative services.

Contractual work will be carried out at Baker Barracks, UK, and at Saab’s unit in Sweden until 2024.