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U.S. ARMY AWARDS GDLS $55.8 MILLION A-GMV CONTRACT
Friday, June 24, 2022
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A-GMV

.Source: General Dynamics


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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Army Contracting Command (Redstone Arsenal, AL) awarded General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, MI) a $55,851,215 firm-fixed-price contract (W56HZV-22-D-0065) for the acquisition of Armored Ground Mobility System Heavy Platform Vehicles. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Vienna, Austria, with an estimated completion date of June 23, 2025. Fiscal 2022 procurement, defense-wide funds in the amount of $53,069,000 were obligated at the time of the award.

The M1297-series Armored Ground Mobility Vehicle (A-GMV or AGMV), previously known as the GMV or Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV), is a U.S. Army air-droppable light off-road vehicle for light infantry units. General Dynamics Land Systems produces the A-GMV, the design of which is closely based on the M1288 GMV 1.1, which is itself based on the Flyer 72.

In March 2015, the Army changed the name of the Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle to the Ground Mobility Vehicle. A-GMV can be carried internally in a CH-47 Chinook or externally by a UH-60 Black Hawk. In order to be survivable but transportable, the GMV is lightly armored and relies on speed, maneuverability, and off-road mobility to avoid major threats. The A-GMV is configured to carry an airborne infantry squad of nine paratroopers, and their gear - a payload capacity of over 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg). The vehicle has an open design, modifiable into flexible configurations, by remote and manned turrets, armor, or arctic kits.

Source:  Forecast International
Associated URL: forecastinternational.com
Author: D. Lockwood, Weapons Systems Analyst 

 
U.S. NAVY AWARDS RAYTHEON $29.3 MILLION AGM-154C JSOW EXPORT CONTRACT
Monday, June 27, 2022
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F/A-18 Hornet carrying AGM-154 JSOWs

.Source: Raytheon Systems


F/A-18 Hornet carrying AGM-154 JSOWs

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- On June 27, 2022, the Naval Air Systems Command (Patuxent River, MD) awarded Raytheon Missiles and Defense (Tucson, AZ) a $29,351,041 firm-fixed-price order (N0001922F2533) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This order updates the technical data package and software for the Joint Standoff Weapon AGM-154C (Block III) for the governments of Taiwan, Bahrain, and Canada.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (90%); Goleta, California (6%); McAlester, Oklahoma (3%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (1%), and is expected to be completed in July 2025. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $29,351,041 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year.

The Forecast International Weapons Group estimates that Raytheon has thus far delivered at least 7,623 AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapons. Beyond U.S. Department of Defense procurement, the weapon system has established an export customer base as well.

The U.S. Navy has been the primary customer for the JSOW. However, Navy budget request documentation indicates no current funding for the program.

U.S. procurement has been focused on the AGM-154C, for a Navy procurement objective of 7,000 weapons. The U.S. Air Force turned its back on the JSOW in 2005. While there is a small chance that this decision will be reversed, any order placed by the Air Force would not be substantial.

The AGM-154B version of the JSOW will remain in limbo until the U.S. Navy decides whether it will ever place an order.

While demand from the Navy has been the driving force behind the JSOW program, export orders represent an increasing share of production. Australia, Finland, Greece, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Turkey are export customers for the JSOW. And India could receive this weapon via the purchase of U.S.-built combat aircraft.

In October 2017, Qatar placed an order worth $172.9 million for 200 AGM-154C Block III JSOWs. Contract work was expected to be completed by June 2020.

In December 2017, Saudi Arabia placed an order worth $302.4 million for 618 AGM-154C Block III JSOWs. Contract work is expected to be completed by June 2022.

We expect that export sales of the JSOW will sustain production, whether or not the U.S. Navy resumes procurement.

Source:  US Navy
Associated URL: navy.mil
Author: D. Lockwood, Weapons Systems Analyst 

 
SLOVAKIA TAPS CV90 AS PREFERRED TRACKED IFV SOLUTION
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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.Source: BAE Systems


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ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden -- The Slovak government has picked a joint bid by the government of Sweden and BAE Systems Hagglunds offering the CV90 platform to meet its tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) requirement. This project involves procurement of 152 tracked IFVs at the cost of EUR1.7 billion ($1.84 billion). Bids for this proiject involve the Polish-built Borsuk, Rheinmetall's KF41 Lynx, the CV90 from Sweden's BAE Systems Hagglunds, and the GDELS ASCOD 2.

The CV90 placed first and second in two different turret variants when measured against all requirements for the program.

With the selection the two sides will now enter into negotiations with the aim of securing finalization of a deal before year-end.

The acquisition will allow the Slovak Armed Forces to retire their Soviet-era BMP-1 and BMP-2 IFVs and enable the military to begin the process of revamping and modernizing its mechanized mobility capability.

Earlier in March the Slovak Defense Ministry announced that Patria's AMVXP (Export) model had won its competition to provide 76 vehicles to meet a 8x8 Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) requirement.

Source:  BusinessWire
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