APY-10 For Poseidon | Sweden Contracted Saab For Carl-Gutafs | Norway Retires P-3 Orion
Raytheon won a $23.2 million deal for the procurement of five APY-10 radar system weapon repairable assemblies (WRAs), for a total quantity of 43 WRAs in support of the P-8A aircraft. The delivery order does not include an option period. All work will be performed in McKinney, Texas. Delivery orders are expected to be completed by August 2024 with period of performance ending December 2026. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $8.3 million deal to provide corrective maintenance to repair or replace F-135 propulsion systems for F-35A/B/C production aircraft in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and non-Department of Defense participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2026. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.
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Lockheed Martin won a $29.6 million deal for logistics support for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and Multiple Launcher Rocket Systems family of munitions and additional services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2026. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Bahrain, Finland, Jordan, Poland, Romania and South Korea) funds in the amount of $29,599,564 were obligated at the time of the award. US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity
Sweden has contracted local defense firm Saab to supply an undisclosed amount of ammunition for its Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifles. Valued at $277 million, the contract is part of a larger framework agreement signed between the company and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). According to Saab president Micael Johansson, the procurement would ensure that the Swedish military will have a large enough stockpile for future conflicts.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force will retire its P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft fleet, in service for more than five decades, on June 30. According to the country’s defense ministry, a final flight ceremony will be held to mark its retirement at Andoya Air Station in northern Norway.
Morocco has turned to China to bolster its military capabilities. The Royal Moroccan Navy recently showcased its newly-acquired Chinese HJ-9A anti-tank missile system, the Red Arrow 9A. The weapon was used in a training exercise as part of the 67th anniversary celebration of the country’s armed forces.
WATCH: P-3 Orion | The maritime patrol aircraft, which has protected the western seas since the 1960s