Deals this week: Nimr Automotive, Elbit Systems of America, Qioptiq

23 February 2017 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2017 18:30)

The UAE Ministry of Defence has awarded a $658.8m contract to Nimr Automotive, a military vehicle manufacturer based in the UAE, for the supply of armoured vehicles.

The UAE Ministry of Defence has awarded a $658.8m contract to Nimr Automotive, a military vehicle manufacturer based in the UAE, for the supply of armoured vehicles.

Nimr will manufacture and deliver 400 eight-wheel drive armoured vehicles for the UAE Armed Forces, under the deal.

Elbit Systems of America has been selected to deliver mortar fire control systems to the US Army.

Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, the deal covers a lightweight handheld mortar ballistic computer, mortar fire control systems mounted (MFCS-M), and mortar fire control systems dismounted (MFCS-D).

Qioptiq has secured a contract worth $101.74m from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support services for surveillance and targeting equipment used by the UK Armed Forces.

Under the contract, Qioptiq will provide support for equipment including day and night weapon sights and night vision goggles.

"Harris has been contracted by the UAE Ministry of Defence to deliver an integrated battle management system (IBMS)."

Harris has been contracted by the UAE Ministry of Defence to deliver an integrated battle management system (IBMS).

Under the $189m deal, Harris will supply the IBMS to the UAE Armed Forces.

Navistar Defense has been contracted by the US Army to supply 40 MaxxPro Dash DXM FMS mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Government of Pakistan.

Scheduled to be completed by October 2018, the $35.08m contract also covers vehicle support systems, contractor logistics and technical support services.