Deals this week: Spacelabs Healthcare, AC FIRST, General Dynamics

21 December 2018 (Last Updated December 21st, 2018 11:56)

The US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has awarded a $450m contract to Spacelabs Healthcare Inc for providing equipment and support services to defence organisations.

The US Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has awarded a $450m contract to Spacelabs Healthcare Inc for providing equipment and support services to defence organisations.

The contract includes delivery of patient monitoring systems, accessories, and training to the US Army, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.

Work will be performed in Snoqualmie, Washington, US, until December 2023.

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded contracts worth $711m to General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems Land & Armaments to build prototypes for the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) light tank.

The contracts also include options for low-rate initial production of the MPF vehicle.

Contractual work will be carried out in Sterling Heights, Michigan, US, until October 2025.

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $91.25m contract modification to Lockheed Martin Corp for Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) systems.

The company will procure JAGM missiles under the low-rate initial production 3 (LRIP 3).

“Chess Technologies has been acquired by Cohort, a provider of technology solutions for defence and security markets, for £41.9m ($52.9m).”

Contractual work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, US, until February 2022.

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $129.92m contract modification to AC FIRST LLC for providing maintenance, logistics support, supply, and transportation services.

Work under the contract will be carried out in Bagram, Afghanistan, until December 2019.

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence has agreed to sell Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway (AIM Norway) to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA), a subsidiary of KONGSBERG.

AIM Norway provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the aircraft and helicopters operated by military and civil organisations.

KDA will hold a 50.1% interest in AIM Norway, while the remaining stake will be owned by AIM Norway.

Chess Technologies has been acquired by Cohort, a provider of technology solutions for defence and security markets, for £41.9m ($52.9m).

Cohort will acquire 81.84% of the shares for £20.1m ($25.28m) initially, while the remaining shares will be acquired by 2021.

Based in the UK, Chess is engaged in supplying integrated fire control and tracking systems for military vehicles and naval vessels. It operates through two business units, Vision4ce and Chess Dynamics.

Chess Technologies employs 140 people at its facilities in Plymouth and Wokingham in the UK, and Denver, US.