Communication & Power Industries won a $28.2 million deal by the US Navy for the repair of single switch tubes and double duty switch tubes that are components of the AN/SPY radar systems in support of the Aegis Combat System. This is a five-year contract with no options. All work will be performed in Woodland, California, and the ordering period is expected to be completed by September 2028. Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual task orders are issued, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Robertson Fuel Systems won a $95.2 million deal by the US Army for the procurement of auxiliary fuel systems for the Apache helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of September 13, 2028.
Middle East and Africa
London, Paris, and Berlin on Thursday said they had agreed to a strategy maintaining nuclear proliferation-related sanctions on Iran beyond an October date which had been set to bring partial respite to Tehran. Under the terms of a 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) deal which Washington unilaterally abrogated in 2018 under former president Donald Trump, some sanctions were due to be lifted on October 18 under the terms of a so-called sunset clause.
The United States has revealed an $80 million grant to Zambia for the provision of four Bell 412EP helicopters to the Zambia Air Force (ZAF). General Michael Langley, the Commander of US Africa Command, made this announcement during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference (ASELC) co-hosted by the United States and Zambia. This grant includes not only the helicopters but also covers three years of service, parts, and training for the helicopters. Major General Oscar Nyoni, Deputy Commander of the Zambia Air Force, expressed gratitude for the donation, highlighting how it will enhance the ZAF’s capabilities to support domestic needs, regional security, and UN peacekeeping missions.
A NATO drone flew over Finland on Wednesday, marking the first time the alliance conducted reconnaissance operations over its newest member. “NATO Air Forces continue to step up their reconnaissance missions on the Alliance’s eastern borders in the wake of Russia’s full-fledged war against Ukraine,” the alliance said in a statement.
Turkish missile-maker Roketsan has won a contract to sell 108 Karaok anti-tank guided weapons to Malaysia, according to government and industry sources. This is the first export contract for the Karaok system, Turkish officials said. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, did not formally confirm the deal because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
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