Kihomac won an $18 million deal for A-10 universal rudders. This contract provides for the acquisition of a maximum of 330 rudders. The A-10 is Air Force’s primary low-altitude close air support aircraft. Work will take place in Layton, Utah. Expected completion date is May 18, 2027.
According to a news report, a team from Argentina has evaluated the JF-17 fighter in Chengdu, China. The team was later received by Argentine ambassador to China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja, in Beijing. DangDai confirmed the visit of the Argentine delegation to the CATIC (China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation) facilities, located in the city of Chengdu. There, the Argentine personnel carried out different technical evaluation stages that included the use of simulators, cockpit practices and evaluation flight tests.
Middle East & Africa
Sikorsky Aircraft won a $23.8 million order, which provides non-recurring engineering in support of the development of an exportable variant to the Marine Corps baseline CH-53K aircraft for the government of Israel. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $11,431,029 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Work will take pace in Connecticut and various places within and outside the continental US. Expected completion date is in October 2023.
UK’s nuclear submarines HMS Talent and Trenchant were decommissioned at Devonport Naval Base. According to the Royal Navy, HMS Triumph remains in service, but the Trafalgar class has been replaced by the seven state-of-the-art Astute-class submarines.
The British and Danish navies have signed a co-operative agreement to work together to bring the UK Royal Navy’s (RN) Type 31 Inspiration-class frigates into service. The Royal Navy has ordered five Type 31 frigates under a GBP1.25 billion (USD1.58 billion) contract awarded to UK shipbuilder Babcock in November 2019. The Type 31 is based on the Arrowhead 140 design, which is an evolution of the Iver Huitfeldt-class platform already in service with the Royal Danish Navy (RDN).
Over the next five years, Taiwan will spend $146 million to install an indigenous UAV defense system at 45 bases across the island. The system is designed by the National Chung Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST) and is capable of disrupting and neutralizing drones.
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