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Argentina Chooses FA-50 | Lockheed To Provide Saudi Arabia With THAAD | Saab Signs MoU With UK

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Americas Raytheon won a $27.4 million incentive-fee modification to settle a request for equitable adjustment for contractor provision of Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program Pacific Missile Range Facility site generators and associated support hardware. The deal resulted from a government change order. The contract includes engineering and manufacturing development (EMD), as well as options for up to nine low-rate initial production shipsets. The AMDR program is an ACAT IC acquisition program in the Production and Deployment Phase. In June 2009, after full and open competition, the program awarded three AMDR-S/RSC concept study contracts to Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Each of the three contractors developed concepts for AMDR showing the major subsystems and expected features of the AMDR Suite. Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) is the US Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar. The modification increases the value of the AMDR EMD phase to account for new scope directing the contractor to provide Pacific Missile Range Facility site generators and support. Work took place in Massachusetts and Hawaii and was finished in June 2018. The Argentina Air Force chose its new interim fighter aircraft – the Korean Aerospace Industries FA-50 Fighting Eagle. Jane’s reports that a senior […]
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Raytheon won a $27.4 million incentive-fee modification to settle a request for equitable adjustment for contractor provision of Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program Pacific Missile Range Facility site generators and associated support hardware. The deal resulted from a government change order. The contract includes engineering and manufacturing development (EMD), as well as options for up to nine low-rate initial production shipsets. The AMDR program is an ACAT IC acquisition program in the Production and Deployment Phase. In June 2009, after full and open competition, the program awarded three AMDR-S/RSC concept study contracts to Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Each of the three contractors developed concepts for AMDR showing the major subsystems and expected features of the AMDR Suite. Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) is the US Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar. The modification increases the value of the AMDR EMD phase to account for new scope directing the contractor to provide Pacific Missile Range Facility site generators and support. Work took place in Massachusetts and Hawaii and was finished in June 2018.

The Argentina Air Force chose its new interim fighter aircraft – the Korean Aerospace Industries FA-50 Fighting Eagle. Jane’s reports that a senior FAA officer with direct knowledge of the planned procurement said that the supersonic, twin-seat light fighter and attack aircraft has been selected following an evaluation. The Air Force has to replace the Dassault Mirage III and Mirage 5 fleets that were retired in late 2015, and the aging Douglas A-4R Fighting Hawk fleet that is increasingly difficult and costly to maintain. The FA-50 is a light combat version of the T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft. The T-50 is South Korea’s first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world’s few supersonic trainers.

Middle East & Africa

Lockheed Martin won a firm-fixed price modification worth $1.5 billion for the procurement of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor support items in support of the Foreign Military Sales case to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The contract award came a day after the US House of Representatives voted to block $8.1 billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, but without the majority needed to prevent President Donald Trump from vetoing the move. The THAAD is designed to hit-to-kill intercept both short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in terminal or descent phase. It is interoperable with Raytheon’s Patriot missile defense system, already fielded by Saudi Arabia. Work will take place in Texas, Arkansas, and Alabama. Period of performance is from July 19, 2019 through July 31, 2023.

The US Army Contracting Command awarded PAE Government Systems a $22.6 million modification to an Afghanistan FMS. The deal provides contractor logistic support efforts to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. The United States has been training and equipping the Afghan military and security forces since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Work will take place in Kabul, Afghanistan and estimated completion date is August 30, 2022.

Europe

Saab announced in a news release that the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding co-operation on future combat air systems. The British-led push to build a sixth-generation warplane has executives eyeing near-term improvements to the company’s Gripen E aircraft rather than the creation of a brand-new fighter in the more distant future. “The MoU is the starting point for the countries to analyze the conditions for deeper cooperation on the development of future combat aircraft capabilities, including future development of the JAS 39 Gripen,” Saab said. The Gripen E has an overall length of 15.2m, wingspan of 8.6m, and maximum takeoff weight of 16,500kg. The maximum speed of the aircraft is Mach 2 at high-altitude, while the speed at low -altitude is 1,400km/h.

Asia-Pacific

General Dynamics won a $26.1 million contract for the procurement of Navy systems engineering services. The deal involves Foreign Military Sales to Australia. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $211.5 million. The deal was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. General Dynamics will perform work in Virginia, Florida, and Connecticut and estimated completion date is July 2021.

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