Rheinmetall has received a contract to build and export a Lynx IFV test chassis for the OMFV programme.
UK to gain from latest Javelin engineering support contract
The Javelin JV between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon has obtained an $8.6 million contract modification from US Army Contracting Command to engineering support services for the anti-tank weapon.
Work will take place in Arizona with estimated completion in mid-February 2023.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that Javelin CLUs and FGM-148 missiles have been produced for the US Army, USMC and 19 export customers, including France and the UK — indeed, the latest contract includes FMS funding for the latter.
The Javelin system comprises a reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) with a built-in-test, and a modular missile encased in a disposable launch tube assembly. The system also includes training devices for tactical training and classroom training.
Raytheon makes the missile guidance electronic unit, system software and system engineering management. Lockheed Martin is responsible for the missile seeker, engineering and assembly.
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Czech MoD selects contractors to overhaul BVP-2 IFVs, T-72M4CZ tanks, Dana self-propelled howitzers and Tatra trucks.
In service with the Czechoslovak Army (and then the Czech Armed Forces) since the 1970s, the 'technically and morally outdated' 2K12 KUB will be replaced by Rafael Spyder ground-based air defence systems.
The procurement of 5t trucks for the army is part of an ongoing effort to modernise the Lithuanian Armed Forces fleet.
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