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

14 September 2018 (Last Updated September 14th, 2018 11:06)

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $1.85bn contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Alliant Techsystems Operations for medium-calibre ammunition.

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $1.85bn contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Alliant Techsystems Operations for medium-calibre ammunition.

The companies will procure 20mm, 25mm, 30mm x 113mm, and 30mm x 173mm medium-calibre ammunition for the US Army through to September 2023.

DRS Network & Imaging Systems has been awarded a ten-year contract worth $231.4m by the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) to supply lightweight laser designator rangefinder to the US Army.

The company has also received a $112.78m contract to provide maintenance and support services to the Maintenance Support for Device Version 4 Light (MSD-V4L) through September 2023.

Swedish defence and security firm Saab has secured an order to supply a new version of the Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system to the Australian Army.

The weapon features a lightweight design and is compatible with programmable ammunition and intelligent sighting systems.

The new weapon systems are expected to be delivered in 2020.

“Engility Holdings has been awarded a $45m contract to provide software engineering services for weapons, training and combat support systems of the US Army.”

Engility Holdings has been awarded a $45m contract to provide software engineering services for weapons, training and combat support systems of the US Army.

Awarded by the US Army’s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), the contract covers software development, sustainment and process assurance services.

Robotic Research has been awarded a five-year contract worth $50m by the US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) to support the counter weapons of mass destruction (counter-WMD) programme.

The company will advance the Autonomous Unmanned Systems Teaming and Collaboration (AUSTC) effort to support the mission objectives of the counter-WMD operations in challenging environments.

The scope of the contract includes design and development of advanced autonomous unmanned systems sensing technologies and AUSTC technical demonstrations of autonomous unmanned systems sensing technologies.

The US Army Sustainment Command (ASC) has awarded a $43m global acquisition and logistics operations support contract to Serco.

The contract is part of the OASIS contract vehicle and has a one-year base period with two one-year extension options.

The contractor will provide operational and programme planning, acquisition and contracting training and exercise, and global logistics management services to the ASC, under the contract.