Daily Archives: December 20, 2012

China Mulls Buying Russian Submarines

State arms exporter Rosoboronexport has signed a framework agreement with China on the joint development and construction of four non-nuclear Amur-1650 conventional submarines for the Chinese Navy, a news report said Thursday.

The final contract is tentatively worth $2 billion and is expected to be signed by the parties no earlier than 2015, Kommersant reported.

The agreement stipulates for two of the submarines to be built in Russia and two in China, with special provisions in place in the contract to ensure that no intellectual property is copied from the Russian side, a source close to Rosoboronexport told the business daily.

An additional agreement for the first stage of work could be signed by the end of the year, he said, adding that a Russian contractor had not yet been selected for construction of the submarines.

China may become the first buyer of the Amur-1650 submarines, beating out India and Venezuela, both of which previously expressed interest, Kommersant said.

Another source close to the arms exporter said the submarine contract “is very important for Russia and tops the presidential list of projects with China.”

Source – The Moscow Times

 

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5 win $900M Navy contract for submarine C5ISR capabilities

Five contractors have won a $179.9 million task order contract to provide production, installation and in-service support services to the U.S. Navy for work on submarines and other platforms. With options, the contract hits $899.5 million.

The five contractors that won are as follow:

  • AMSEC LLC
  • BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc.
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Engility Corp.
  • Science Applications International Corp.

Services to be performed include design support, acquisition, production, integration, testing, installation and configuration management of certified command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

There is a special focus on submarine and surface new construction, modernization, systems production/integration, installation and life cycle support of systems and subsystems integrated within or in support of the subsurface and surface platforms, afloat and based on the shore, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Contract options will bring the total value of this contract to $899.5 million, with work being performed worldwide until December 2017; otherwise, work is expected to be completed in December 2013.

This contract received 15 offers via full and open competition on the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-commerce Central website and the Federal Business Opportunities website, the announcement said.

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, in Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.

Source – Washington Technology