BAE Tapped For Minuteman Engineering | Poland Ordered Additional Javelins | US To Open 4 Military Sites in Philippines
Bae Systems won a $651.6 million contract for sustaining engineering services. This contract provides for services support for both the Minuteman III and Sentinel Systems Directorates to ensure the integration of current and future hardware, software, testing, and modifications with the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Weapon Systems. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to be completed by January 31, 2025.
Boeing won a $24.3 million deal to remanufacture/recapitalize selected CH-47F components to the CH-47F Block II configuration, and to remanufacture CH-47F aircraft to the CH-47F configuration for Ordering Periods I and II to satisfy the congressional requirement. 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 January 30, 2026.
Middle East & Africa
MBDA won a $118.7 million deal for the production of the Common Anti-Air Module Missile (CAMM) for Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSC) ships. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative not-to-exceed value of this contract to $145,552,474. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Stevenage, England; Indian Head, Maryland; Huntsville, Alabama; Arlington, Virginia; and Mayport, Florida; and is expected to be completed by January 2027. Foreign Military Sales funds for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the amount of $65,786,821 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
General Atomics won a $11.6 deal for logistics support activities including depot repair, engineering services, field team support and software maintenance services for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2024.
Poland has ordered an additional batch of Javelin missiles from the US. The $103.5-million purchase follows the receipt of a previous order worth $54.5 million in October. The latest purchase comprises 50 launchers, and 500 missiles, with additional logistics and training packages, according to MILMAG. The deliveries are expected to be complete by 2026.
The US is poised to reach an agreement with the Philippines to open as many as four military sites to counter increasing threats from China. The move is part of Washington’s efforts to expand its strategic footprint in the Asia Pacific as Beijing ramps up its military presence in the South China Sea. Two of the proposed military facilities will be situated on the northern island of Luzon to give US forces a “strategic advantage” in case of a conflict in Taiwan or the South China Sea.
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