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    Colt Awarded Foreign Military Sales Contract for 10,000 M4s

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    Colt have been awarded to a contract worth nearly $60 million to produce M4 carbines for America’s allies. Back in July we reported that Colt, along with FN, Remington and Daniel Defense, had been selected to produce M4 carbines for Foreign Military Sales. Remington is believed to have been the first to have been awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract for production as a result of the Department of Defense’s downselection.

    The latest Foreign Military Sales contract is worth just over $57 million to produce a batch of 10,000 carbines for export, which is almost double the earlier announced contract. This suggests that there is more to the contract than just 10,000 carbines. The purchasing country does not interact directly with the manufacturer, rather, the Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency acts as an intermediary. The agency places orders, organises the logistics of delivery to the purchaser. Purchasing countries must have proven credit or have deposited payment with the US Government.
    Colt have been awarded a firm fixed price contract to produce M4s destined for Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Senegal, Tunisia and Pakistan. These are participating countries which have been approved and authorised by the Department of Defense.

    Here is the Department of Defense’s contact award announcement, posted on the 20th September, in full:

    Colt’s Manufacturing Co. LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $57,722,819 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Jordan, Morocco, Afghanistan, Senegal, Tunisia and Pakistan) contract for procurement of up to 10,000 additional M4 and M4A1 5.56mm carbine rifles. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in West Hartford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 20, 2019. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $57,722,819 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-18-F-0115).

    The contract will be a much needed boost for Colt in the face of continuing legal and financial issues. The exact distribution of the 10,000 carbines between the countries listed in the announcement is unknown. Production and delivery is set to be completed in 12 months, by the 20th September 2019.

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    AH-1Z Zulu cobras,,,, ready for delivery, soon to be delivered to Pakistan

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    100th P-8 Poseidon manufactured at Boeing facility.....



    The Boeing P-8 Poseidon (Multimission Maritime Aircraft) is developed for the USN, The aircraft is a modified version of 737-800ERX. Currently P-8 is serving US Navy (89 in service 33 on order) Indian Navy (6 in service ,4 more on order)and The Royal Australian Air Force (2 in service, 10 on order)

    >> Role:
    Anti-submarine warfare (ASW)
    Anti-surface warfare (ASUW)
    Shipping interdiction
    Early warning self-protection (EWSP)/Electronic support measures (ESM).

    >> Weapons:
    Torpedoes
    Harpoon AshM
    Mines
     
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    The U.S. Navy Reveals Two Future Submarine Classes
    New attack boats could cost $200 billion


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    Today the Navy possesses 65 submarines. All of them are nuclear-powered. They include 14 Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines, or “boomers,” which the Navy expects to begin replacing with 12 new Columbia-class boomers starting in 2021.

    The balance of today’s submarines include 35 1980s-vintage Los Angeles-class attack submarines, three attack boats of the 1990s Seawolf class, 13 newer Virginia-class attack boats and four old Ohios that the Navy converted into cruise-missile carriers during the early 2000s. Each of these old boats can carry as many as 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles.

    Today around 10 attack subs are on patrol on any given day while the others undergo maintenance and crew training. Navy plans require as many as 35 boats to surge on short notice to a war zone during a major conflict.
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    today's article

    The Fiscal Calm before the Storm https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/10/fiscal-calm-storm/152338/?oref=d-river

    appears to be written before Yesterday at 8:57 PM
    the text anyway:
    oops didn't know https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/tall-order
     
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    Boing Rolls out 100th P-8 from its facility

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    Boeing's Defense, Space and Security Division has rolled-out the 100th Boeing P-8 Poseidon for the United States Navy. The aircraft entered final assembly at Boeing's 737 Production Line in Renton, WA, this past April. The aircraft still must complete proper flight testing and be fitted with top secret equipment before being delivered as the 86th Boeing P-8 Poseidon for the United States Navy.

    Approximately 100 Boeing employees gathered outside of Boeing's Renton facilities for a photo-op with the aircraft to celebrate the important milestone.
     
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    There are currently 16 Virginia class submarines active, SSN-790, USS South Dakota being the latest.. 17 have been built. Eight more are on order (meaning they are completely funded). Current plans, with the Block V SSGN version coming online after 11 more Block III (2) BLock IV (8) and V boats are built...meaning there will be 30 Virginia's without the additional Vertical launch missile silos. After the Block IVs, the plans call for building up to 20 Block V, VI, and VII ships, totaling 50 Virginia altogether, although current estimates could call for as many as 65 Virginias.

    With the Block V and later, which will have the Virginia Payload Model (VPM). This is a new 80-100 foot section placed in the middle of the boat behind the sail which holds four large diameter tubes which can accommodate 7 Tomahawk cruise missiles each. These vessels would then carry a total of 40 cruise misiles and would then replace the four Ohio class SSGNs, each of which can carry 155 tomohawk missiles. In order to replace the 600 missiles carried by the current four SSGNs, at least 15 Virginia SSGNs would need to be built. The Navy plans to build at least 20 of them, and may build as many as 35.
     
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    Actually Jeff there was a recent report that might change that.
    https://news.usni.org/2018/10/19/an...at-return-to-blue-sea-great-power-competition
    If accurate then the navy is thinking of replacing block VII with a new SSN (X) which would be more like the Sea Wolf class. The remaining cruise missile capacity to be spread across a Columbia class SSGN derivative.
     
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