Deals this week: Software AG, Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin

13 April 2018 (Last Updated April 12th, 2018 10:36)

German firm Software AG has been selected by the British Army to support the operational readiness of the armed forces.

German firm Software AG has been selected by the British Army to support the operational readiness of the armed forces.

The company will improve the army’s digital transformation strategy and create a webMethods application programme interface (API) management capability to support the governance and monitoring of the API.

The solution will establish a secure connection between defence systems and reference data while enabling integration with legacy systems.

Orbital ATK has secured $115m orders from the US Army to produce and deliver small-calibre ammunition for US troops.

The company will produce 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7mm ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri, US.

“Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $116.88m contract modification by the US Army Contracting Command to support the Netherlands’ AH-64 Apache helicopter.”

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $116.88m contract modification by the US Army Contracting Command to support the Netherlands’ AH-64 Apache helicopter under a foreign military sales (FMS) programme.

The company will supply modernised laser rangefinder designators for the AH-64 Apache under the modification contract.

The contract is expected to close by August 2020.

Universal Avionics has secured a contract to support the Sikorsky HH/UH-60L/M Black Hawk Federated Advanced Navigation System (FANS) programme.

The company and its partners will integrate an instrument flight rule-capable flight management system (FMS) with a four-inch flat-panel control display unit into the Sikorsky HH/UH-60L/M Black Hawk Federated Advanced Navigation System (FANS) programme.

The FMS will help meet requirements for navigation performance area navigation (RNP/RNAV) and global position system RNAV (GPS/RNAV).

The US Army has awarded a contract to PlanetRisk for work on the Joint Analytic Real-time Virtual Information Sharing System (JARVISS).

PlanetRisk will provide its Global Risk Platform to support JARVISS. It is a threat information sharing enterprise designed to assist the US Army in identifying and tracking threats and hazards and provide real-time data to military facilities.

The US Army plans to roll out JARVISS in the third quarter of 2018.