Deals this week: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, General Dynamics Land Systems, Design West Technologies

23 February 2018 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2018 10:30)

The US Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has awarded a $57m contract to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for the supply of new supercomputers.

The US Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has awarded a $57m contract to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for the supply of new supercomputers.

HPE will provide four HPE SGI 8600 supercomputers to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base under the deal.

The delivery forms part of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

The supercomputers are expected to support research into hypersonics and the computational modelling of weapon systems.

HPE has also agreed to supply an additional three HPE SGI 8600 systems to the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Centre (DSRC) as part of the arrangement.

"General Dynamics Land Systems Inc (GDLS) has received a contract modification worth $148.96m to provide support for the US Army’s Stryker combat vehicle programme."

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc (GDLS) has received a contract modification worth $148.96m to provide support for the US Army’s Stryker combat vehicle programme.

The contract was awarded by the US Army Contracting Command and is expected to be completed in February 2019.

GDLS is primarily engaged in the production of military tanks and light armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs).

Locust USA Inc subsidiary UAV Turbines Inc has signed a technology investment agreement worth $19m with the US Army to develop a small turboprop gas turbine engine.

Locust and the US Army are set to jointly develop an efficient and reliable turboprop gas turbine engine as part of the deal, which will be used on both military and commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) under the US Army’s Reliable Advanced Small Power Systems (RASPS) technology demonstration programme.

The RASPS programme aims to develop a 200 shaft horsepower-class advanced technology engine to technical readiness level (TRL) 6 over a five-year period.

The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a tripod procurement contract to Design West Technologies Inc and Capco LLC.

Both companies will procure and supply M205 tripods to the US Army until February 2023 under the $38.97m deal.

Design West Technologies is a precision manufacturing company, while Capco specialises in the production of small arms, electronic assemblies, ordinance components and machine gun mounting systems.

US-based general contractor Alcan Builders Inc has been awarded a $20.09m contract to design an F-35A aerospace ground equipment facility for the US Army.

The contract has been awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers and is expected to conclude by August 2019.

Work under the contract will be performed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, US.