Deals this week: General Dynamics, DRS Network & Imaging Systems

1 June 2018 (Last Updated June 1st, 2018 10:11)

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and American Ordnance LLC have been awarded a $511.23m contract by the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) for mortar propellant charges. 

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and American Ordnance LLC have been awarded a $511.23m contract by the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) for mortar propellant charges.

Contractors will supply propellant charges for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortar systems of the US Army as part of the contract.

Work is expected to be complete by May 2023.

DRS Network & Imaging Systems LLC has been awarded a ten-year agreement worth $842m to supply dismountable tablets and provide software engineering support services to the US Army’s Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P).

The new tablets will be used for the update of Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) platform to MFoCS II standard.

Expected to be ready by 2023, the MFoCS II update will help provide improved satellite networks, more secure data, and improved logistics.

Chemring Countermeasures USA has secured a $27.5m deal to produce M211 and MJU-64/B countermeasure flares to support the US Army.

“The MFoCS II update will help provide improved satellite networks, more secure data, and improved logistics.”

Scheduled to be delivered between 2018 and 2019, flares procured under the contract will also support the US Navy and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

Work will be performed at Chemring’s facility in Chester Township, Pennsylvania, US.

The Boeing Company has received a contract worth $25.75m to manufacture and deliver eight CH-47F multi-mission helicopters to the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command, under the foreign military sales (FMS) programme.

The contract is a modification to a previous contract awarded by the US Army Contracting Command (ACC).

Contractual work will be carried out in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, until July 2021.

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has placed an order with Saab for Carl-Gustaf M4 man-portable multi-role weapon system.

The weapon is intended for use by the Swedish Armed Forces’ dismounted infantry to combat modern armoured tanks and enemies in the battlefield.

Weapon systems are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of this year.