20 mai 2022 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

La Commission européenne propose une exonération de TVA sur les investissements groupés dans le domaine de la Défense

DÉFENSE 

La Commission européenne propose une exonération de TVA sur les investissements groupés dans le domaine de la Défense 

En 2021, les Etats européens consacraient 220 Md€ à leur Défense et promettent encore d’en augmenter les investissements. La Commission a remis en garde mercredi 18 mai contre des investissements sans coordination européenne, qui pourraient aboutir à un immense gaspillage. Quand tous les Etats respecteront la règle de l’OTAN des 2% du PIB investis dans la Défense, 67 Md€ supplémentaires seront investis chaque année par les Etats européens. Josep Borrell, le haut représentant aux affaires étrangères et à la sécurité, a souligné hier « Si les 27 augmentaient de façon homothétique leurs dépenses sur une base nationale, on aboutirait à un énorme gaspillage d'argent, sans aucun gain de sécurité, puisqu'on aurait toujours une structure militaire déformée comme aujourd'hui ». Le gaspillage serait d'autant plus grand que les membres de l'Union achètent à plus de 60% leur matériel militaire à l'étranger. « Le plus important, c'est comment investir », a déclaré la présidente de la Commission européenne, Ursula von der Leyen. La Commission propose une task force et un premier fonds d'urgence de 500 M€ pour inciter les Etats membres à de l'acquisition conjointe. Et cet automne, pour inciter les Etats membres à coordonner leurs investissements, elle proposera aux chefs d'Etat « une exonération totale de TVA pour les achats groupés de matériel militaire européen » a annoncé Ursula von der Leyen. Ces propositions avaient été demandées par les chefs d’Etat européens lors du sommet de Versailles de mars. Elles seront discutées fin mai, lors du Conseil européen. 

Le Figaro et Les Echos du 19 mai 


 

Sur le même sujet

  • Contract Awards by US Department of Defense - August 19, 2019

    20 août 2019 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

    Contract Awards by US Department of Defense - August 19, 2019

    ARMY Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Virginia, was awarded a $133,162,809 firm-fixed-price contract for Savannah inner harbor dredging.  Bids were solicited via the internet with four received.  Work will be performed in Savannah, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 6, 2021.  Fiscal 2019 civil construction; operations and maintenance civil; and river and harbor contributed funds in the amount of $133,162,809 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Georgia, is the contracting activity (W912HN-19-C-5004). Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, Virginia, was awarded a $124,460,600 firm-fixed-price contract for Charleston harbor dredging.  Bids were solicited via the internet with five received.  Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of July 5, 2022.  Fiscal 2019 civil construction funds in the amount of $124,460,600 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity (W912HP-19-C-0003). WHH Nisqually-Garco JV 2,* Olympia, Washington, was awarded a $22,252,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a hot refueling system at Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  Bids were solicited via the internet with three received.  Work will be performed in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 22, 2021.  Fiscal 2019 military construction funds in the amount of $22,252,000 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington, is the contracting activity (W912DW-19-C-0017). L3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $7,868,630 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of Dual Output Battery Eliminator retrofits and Ku Band Directional Antennas On the Move upgrades.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2021.  Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $7,868,630 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-F-0636). AIR FORCE Radiance Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama,* has been awarded a $99,997,251 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for distributed, automated and intelligent hardware and software security.  The scope of this effort is the design, development, integration and delivery of an adaptable set of models and tools, which can be used to provide next-generation detailed, comprehensive and automated cyber vulnerability assessment capabilities, which can also be tailored towards multiple application spaces and Department of Defense missions.  This set of models and tools will provide optimized system configurations and countermeasure placement in order to perform vulnerability assessments on complex, distributed systems, which include Internet of Things components in an automated fashion.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 19, 2024.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-19-C-1508). Flatter Inc., Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Washington, District of Columbia, has been awarded a $39,559,613 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force Senior Leadership Development Program (AFSLDP).  This contract provides for the full range of technical, functional and managerial expertise to further support the continual development, enhancement, sustainment and facilitation of the AFSLDP by providing analysis, subject matter expertise, guidance and support to the Force Development and Senior Leadership trainings as well as systems.  Work will be performed in the National Capital Region and the estimated completion date is Aug. 16, 2024.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and six offers were received.  Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $136,000 are being obligated at the time of award.  The contracting directorate is Air Force, District of Washington, Acquisitions, and the contracting activity is Joint Base Andrews, Maryland (FA701419DA003). BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $19,197,676 cost-plus-fixed-fee for sustainment services associated with the AN/ALQ-239 Digital Electronics Warfare Systems (DEWS) and AN/AAR-57A(V) Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) hardware/software.  This contract provides for the repair and return indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity in support of DEWS/CMWS line replaceable units and line replaceable modules for the Foreign Military Sales customer.  Work will be performed at Nashua, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 13, 2022.  This contract involves foreign military sales to the Royal Saudi Air Force.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $9,054,261 are being obligated at the time of the award via order FA8523-19-F-0056.  The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8523-19-D-0001). CORRECTION: The Aug. 8, 2019, announcement that BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $369,000,000 ceiling increase modification (P00013) to contract FA2521-16-D-0010 for serviceable components and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems is incorrect. The correct award amount was $90,500,000.  All other information in the announcement is correct. NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $32,111,547 for modification P00005 to delivery order N00019-19-F-2512 under previously issued against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This award procures modification kits and special tooling for modification and retrofit of delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in June 2025.  Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy); non-DoD partners; and FMS funds in the amount of $32,111,547 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($16,510,522; 51%); Marine Corps ($7,693,130; 24%); Navy ($275,849; 1%); non-DoD participants ($4,698,676; 15%); and FMS customers ($2,933,370; 9%).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, South Carolina, is awarded a $21,316,067 firm-fixed-price contract for a 75-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2).  The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $21,942,075.  Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 20, 2019.  Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $21,942,075 will be obligated in fiscal 2020.  This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.  The Navy's Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N32205-19-C-6006). Reyes Construction Inc., Pomona, California, is awarded $20,368,000 for firm-fixed-price task order N62473-19-F-4995 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-18-D-5862) for the design-bid-build construction of missile magazines at Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach.  The work to be performed provides for new magazines that are needed to provide adequate storage for vertical launch missile systems, missile variants and for assembled missile storage.  The contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, materials and equipment to perform all work described in the request for proposal.  The task order also contains five unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative task order value to $20,479,300.  Work will be performed in Seal Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by April 2021.  Fiscal 2019 military construction (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $20,368,000 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  One proposal was received for this task order.  Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. The Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Mitchel Field, New York, is awarded $13,350,351 for cost-plus-incentive-fee modification P00008 for new scope under previously awarded contract N-00030-19-C-0045 to provide U.S. Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapon System efforts for the navigation subsystem.  Work will be performed in Mitchel Field, New York, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2022.  Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $13,350,351 are being obligated on this award.  Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was a sole-source acquisition pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1).  Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $12,031,145 for modification P00001 to delivery order 5503 under previously issued against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This award procures modification kits for modification and retrofit of delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for the Air Force and Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2021.  Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force and Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $12,031,145 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This modification combines purchases for the Air Force ($6,927,023; 58%); and the Marine Corps ($5,104,122; 42%).  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Unified Business Technologies Inc.,* Troy, Michigan, is awarded $7,379,877 for firm-fixed-price task order N40085-19-F-3500 under a previously awarded SeaPort Next Generation contract for engineering and program management for capital improvement requirements with various design and construction periods at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina; and Marine Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina.  The work to be performed provides for various construction engineering disciplines and administrative support services to assist in completing various capital improvement projects.  The task order also contains four unexercised options, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative task order value to $37,651,276.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, North Carolina (67%); and Havelock, North Carolina (33%), and is expected to be completed by August 2024.  Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $7,379,877 are obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Three proposals were received for this task order.  Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-19-D-8762). DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Bremen-Bowdon Investments Co., Bowdon, Georgia, has been awarded a maximum $7,966,345 modification (P00008) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-17-D-1085) with four one-year option periods for men's blue trousers.  This is a firm-fixed-price contract.  Location of performance is Georgia, with an Aug. 23, 2020, performance completion date.  Using military service is Air Force.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds.  The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   *Small Business https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/1938044/source/GovDelivery/

  • 3-D Scanning Technology Makes Splash at NNSY Thanks to Partnership with Puget Sound

    1 août 2019 | International, Naval

    3-D Scanning Technology Makes Splash at NNSY Thanks to Partnership with Puget Sound

    By Kristi Britt, Public Affairs Specialist, PORTSMOUTH, Va (NNS) -- Although they have only worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for less than 10 months, two employees are already involved in the future of innovative technologies in America's Shipyard. Code 268 Engineering Technician Jason Ewick and Code 2340 Assist Shift Test Engineer (ASTE) Joey Hoellerich were brought into the NNSY Technology and Innovation (T&I) Lab, a group dedicated to bringing the real ideas and technologies of the shipyard to the forefront. With their arrival to the team, both were given the unique opportunity to share knowledge with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF), using laser scanning to provide accurate measurements for shipboard work. “The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) was at NNSY in years past, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) brought Puget Sound representatives to our shipyard to use their laser scanning technology to cut off all added material from four sponsons onboard the vessel,” said NNSY T&I Lab Lead Dan Adams. Sponsons are the projections extending from both sides of the watercraft to provide protection, stability, mounting locations, etc. “During the time, we observed the process and wanted to learn what we could from our sister shipyard team.” The team from PSNS&IMF returned to NNSY to give guidance on the process, with Code 290 representative Dan Hager, and Shop 11 Mold Loft representatives Jason Anderson and Jeremiah Swain taking charge in sharing what they knew to Ewick and Hoellerich. “The team from Puget was absolutely amazing and shared the ins and outs of the 3-D scanning technology with us,” said Ewick. “I had done laser scanning work in the private industry but it was my first time tackling something like this. Hager, Anderson, and Swain guided us through each step, sharing as much knowledge as they could with us about two different processes we could use to get the results we needed.” The first process is photogrammetry, where you place targets an inch apart on a desired object or space for scanning. Once complete, you take multiple photographs which are then compiled into a software to build the 3-D model. The second process is the 3-D laser scanning, which requires more space for a larger read. The targets would be placed and then someone would operate the laser tracker and scanner from the pier to get the scan needed. Once completed, the 3-D model would be compiled in the software for use. With the knowledge provided by PSNS&IMF and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in drydock, Ewick and Hoellerich were ready to tackle the process for NNSY. “We began at Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk where the sponsons are being produced,” said Ewick. “We use the scanning technology to analyze where the sponson would meet the shell of the ship. It helps provide an accurate measurement for our workers when it comes to installation and repair.” Next up was scanning after the pieces were installed. At this time three of the four sponsons have been installed onboard the Bush. “The two forward sponsons were scanned using photogrammetry,” said Ewick. “It was a first for us and required coordination across various shops and codes throughout the shipyard.” The Pipefitter Shop (Shop 56), The Optical Diesel Mechanics (Shop 38), the Shipfitter Shop (Shop 11), the Shipyard Operations Department (Code 300), and partners at Puget all played a part in this evolution. “It was a collaborative effort and we were able to be successful thanks to our shipyard family coming together to make it happen.” This process was a first for NNSY and a first for using the software directly in the drydock instead from piers and barges. “It’s amazing to see something come together like this, especially when you think that we were two blank slates coming into the project,” said Hoellerich who had no prior experience working with 3-D scanning and metrology before joining the lab. “We were able to partner with our sister shipyard and work with shops and codes that I never thought I’d be able to do when I first joined the ranks of NNSY. Being able to gain that knowledge from our shipyard family and utilize what we’ve learned in the field is something those of us working in innovation live for.” The team will be completing the rear scans for the Bush in the future and hope to continue to perfect the process. In addition, they hope to continue to work with other shipyard entities to further expand on the technologies of the future. “This partnership has been a major success for us and we hope to continue to build those relationships with the other shipyards and beyond,” said Hoellerich. “We can all learn from each other and build from each other’s experiences. We all share a mission and together we can succeed.” Ewick added, “we’ve also begun expanding more ways we can use the scanning technology at our shipyard. For example, we are looking into a future project where we scan inside the ship and build a path for extracting heavy equipment from within as to avoid interferences. We’ve seen more interest from others within the shipyard since we began to do work with this technology, seeing what ways it could help improve what we do here. That’s what innovation is all about, taking those first steps in seeing what works. Even if what you try doesn’t pan out, at least you gave it a shot. But you’ll never know if it works or not unless you take that step. Don’t be scared to try out something new.” For more information regarding innovation, contact the NNSY T&I Lab at 757-396-7180 or email the REAL Ideas program at NNSY_REALIdeas@navy.mil. https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=110422

  • Boeing receives $400M contract to keep B-1, B-52 bombers flying

    2 janvier 2019 | International, Aérospatial

    Boeing receives $400M contract to keep B-1, B-52 bombers flying

    By Ed Adamczyk Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Boeing was awarded a $400 million contract by the Defense Department for engineering services on B-1 and B-52 strategic bombers. The contract, announced on Friday, covers recurring and non-recurring services. The B-1 has been in service since 1986, while the B-52, nicknamed the Stratofortress, was first introduced in 1955. Specific work, covered by a $35 million award as part of the contract and to be finished by Dec. 31, 2019, will be done at Tinker AFB, Okla.; Edwards AFB, Calif.; Barksdale AFB, La., and at Boeing's Oklahoma City, Okla., facility. The Air Force Life Cycle Management office at Tinker AFB is the contracting agency. https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2018/12/31/Boeing-receives-400M-contract-to-keep-B-1-B-52-bombers-flying/5191546274824

Toutes les nouvelles