MARCH 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Dell Marketing LP has been awarded an estimated $231,170,000 firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the firm’s United States General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract. This agreement will provide VMware brand-name software licenses, software maintenance and services to the Department of the Navy.

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) relies on Thales’s expertise in sensors and has placed an order for two Coast Watcher 100s. This coastal surveillance radar is specially designed for the critically important role of protecting national coastlines from a broad array of threats. The radars will be installed at the DGA missile test ranges of Mediterranean Sea and Landes. Thales will provide through-life support and security maintenance for seven years.

Singapore's fleet will soon undergo a huge upgrade, including the design and building of a Joint Multi Mission Ship (JMMS) whose flight deck is capable of accomodating several helicopters. Such project could help Singapore becoming one of the most powerful navies of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

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