Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract worth $2.41bn by the Australian Government to deliver 211 Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRVs) to the Australian Army.

The Boxer CRVs will be built indigenously in Australia and create up to 1,450 jobs across the nation.

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Deliveries of the Boxer CRVs will begin in 2019 and will be concluded in 2026.

The Boxer CRV offers a high level of protection to the Australian soldiers against both asymmetric and conventional battlefield threats.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $218m contract by the US Army to provide 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware for an international customer.

The HIMARS vehicles will be manufactured at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Camden, Arkansas, with deliveries scheduled for December 2020.

The company has also received a ten-year contract worth $356.3m from the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) for the modernisation of Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) manned module.

The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $125.81m support services contract to Six3 Intelligence Solutions.

“The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded a $125.81m support services contract to Six3 Intelligence Solutions.”

Under the contract, the company will provide strategic intelligence support services to the US Forces, Afghanistan and Resolute Support director of intelligence.

The contractual work will be performed in Kabul, Afghanistan, until February 2020.

Science Applications International (SAIC) has secured a $52m task order to support the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maneuver Battle Lab in Fort Benning, Georgia.

SAIC will support the Maneuver Battle Lab to conduct combined arms live, virtual, constructive, and game-based experimentation and improve soldier readiness.

The task order has a one-year base period with four one-year extension options.

Loc Performance Products has been awarded a $44m contract to provide an Improved Armoured Cab (IAC) modification kit to the US Army by August 2023.

The contract has been awarded by the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) and the related work will be performed in Plymouth, Michigan.

Bethel Industries and KDH Defense Systems have secured a one-year contract worth $61.41m to provide modular scalable vest (MSV) generation II for the US Army.

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