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MIMICING OMNI-RADIO FIELD SET UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR U.S. NAVY
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Source: U.S. ONR


U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Pennsylvania State University, Applied Research Laboratory, State College, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $14,956.558 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for the MIMICing Omni-Radio Field set. Work will be performed in State College, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed April 19, 2021.

Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $500,000 will be obligated at the time of award. No funds will expire at the end of current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-18-S-B001 entitled, long range broad agency announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps science and technology dated September 29, 2017. Proposals will be received throughout the year under the long range BAA, therefore, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown.

The United States Navy's Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N00014-15-G-0001.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1498891/
Source Date: April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 04/20/2018

 
 
SENEGAL BUYS NEW RADAR SYSTEMS
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Ground Master 400 radar

Source: ThalesRaytheonSystems


Ground Master 400 radar

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DAKAR -- Senegal has ordered new radar systems.

In a statement on April 19, 2018, Thales announced that it had reached an agreement with Senegal for the delivery of Ground Master 400 air surveillance radar and SkyView command and control systems. DefenceWeb quoted the firm as saying in a statement, "The Senegalese armed forces are to deploy a state-of-the-art airspace surveillance and control capability."

The statement did not note how many would be delivered.

Senegal will install the radars at the Ouakam Air Base, located in the capital, Dakar. DefenceWeb noted that deliveries are expected to begin sometime next year.

The Senegalese military has imported new military equipment in recent years, buying both new-build and second-hand hardware for its Air Force, in particular. These acquisitions include Mi-24 helicopters, refurbished in Poland, and a contract announced recently for the procurement of four L-39NG aircraft. The L-39NGs, defenceWeb reported, will come equipped with AIM-9L missiles, giving the aircraft the ability to conduct air-to-air missions.

Source:  defenceWeb
Associated URL: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51430:s
Source Date: April 20, 2018
Posted: 04/20/2018

 
 
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT APPROVES MH-60R SALE TO MEXICO
Friday, April 20, 2018
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An MH-60R

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An MH-60R

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Mexico of eight MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.2 billion. Congress was notified of the required certification on April 18, 2018.

Mexico has requested the following equipment for the new helicopters: twenty (20) T-700 GE 401 C engines (16 installed and 4 spares); sixteen (16) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode radars (8 installed, 8 spares); ten (10) Airborne Low Frequency Systems (ALFS) (8 installed and 2 spares); fourteen (14) AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe transponders (8 installed and 6 spares); twelve (12) AN/AAS-44C Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems Forward Looking Infrared Systems (8 installed, 4 spares); twenty (20) Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI) with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (16 installed and 4 spares); thirty (30) AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Devices; one thousand (1,000) AN/SSQ-36/53/62 Sonobuoys; ten (10) AGM-114 Hellfire missiles; five (5) AGM-114 M36-E9 Captive Air Training missiles; four (4) AGM-114Q Hellfire training missiles; thirty eight (38) Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) II rockets; thirty (30) Mk -54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedoes (LHTs); twelve (12) M-240D machine guns; twelve (12) GAU-21 Machine Guns. Also included are twelve (12) AN/ARC-220 High Frequency radios; spare engine containers; facilities study, design, and construction; spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; communication equipment; ferry support; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support.

Mexico is a major operator of the UH-60M Black Hawk. Initial agreements, covering six units for the National Police, were signed in July 2009 as part of the Merida Initiative. In August 2010, the Navy ordered three units for $35.3 million. In September 2014, the Mexican Air Force ordered 26 helicopters split between a batch of 18 and a batch of eight. The batch of 18 helicopters cost $203.6 million, while the batch of eight cost $93.3 million. In December 2015, the Navy exercised a $56.4 million option for five additional UH 60Ms. The Navy ordered another two in September 2015 for $22.6 million. The most recent order came from the Air Force in April 2016 for seven aircraft worth $55 million. In total, Mexico has ordered 49 UH-60Ms, with six for the National Police, 10 for the Navy, and 33 for the Air Force.

Initial deliveries of three UH-60Ms to the Navy began in 2011. Six UH-60Ms were delivered to the Air Force in December 2015. The Navy took delivery of an additional three in February 2016. A total of 18 have been delivered, with 12 for the Air Force and six Navy. One Air Force helicopter crashed in February 2018.

MH-60Rs are navalized version of Sikorsky's UH-60/S-70 helicopter. The addition of sonobuoys and torpedoes will be vital for Mexico to monitor and police its waters to stop traffickers transporting humans and illegal narcotics.

Source:  U.S. State Department
Associated URL: http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/mexico-mh-60r-multi-mission-helicopters
Source Date: April 20, 2018
Author: B. Ostrove, Analyst 
Posted: 04/20/2018

 

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