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Boeing Tapped For Apache Support | Hensoldt Nearing Bushbaby Completion | US Deployed B-1Bs To Spain

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Americas Boeing won a $116 million hybrid deal for Apache logistics support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2025. Fiscal 2024 Army working capital funds in the amount of $116,703,697 were obligated at the time of the […]
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Boeing won a $116 million hybrid deal for Apache logistics support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2025. Fiscal 2024 Army working capital funds in the amount of $116,703,697 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Austal won an $11 million cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-only modification to exercise an option for Littoral Combat Ships industrial post-delivery availability support for USS Pierre (LCS 38). Work will be performed in Mobile, Alabama (90%); and Pittsfield, Massachusetts (10%), and is expected to be completed by May 2025. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Middle East & Africa

According to Military Africa, Hensoldt South Africa is nearing the completion of its latest innovation in surveillance technology: the Bushbaby 200 system. This development comes on the heels of the successful launch of the Bushbaby 100 at the World Defence Show in Saudi Arabia. The Bushbaby series is renowned for its cost-effectiveness and modular design, accommodating a variety of day and thermal cameras, as well as a laser rangefinder. With plans to incorporate laser designation in the future, Hensoldt continues to push the boundaries of surveillance capabilities.

Europe

Twelve NATO allies have agreed to expand the alliance’s military aviation training through the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) initiative. Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the UK have confirmed the first-ever placement of about 50 student pilots across four training locations this year. Additionally, the NFTE is setting up nine new training campuses and an industry advisory board to expand its program.

The US Air Force has deployed four B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) to Morón Air Base, Spain, in support of Bomber Task Force (BTF) 24-2. This deployment marks the first time B-1Bs have participated in a BTF mission at Morón AB, a strategic location for US forces in Europe. BTF deployments are routine exercises conducted by US Air Forces in Europe and Pacific Air Forces. These exercises showcase the Air Force’s ability to rapidly deploy long-range strike aircraft like the B-1B Lancer to any region of the world. Lt. Col. Ryan Stillwell, commander of the 9th EBS, emphasized the strategic importance of operating from Morón AB. This deployment demonstrates the flexibility and agility of the B-1 fleet, underscoring the U.S. Air Force’s global reach and its ability to respond to potential crises or challenges on short notice.

Asia-Pacific

The Japan Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces have completed a Tomahawk land attack missile training under the US Navy in Yokosuka. The week-long exercise included lessons based on the US Department of Defense’s naval cruise missile curriculum, which involves coordinating shipboard weapons operations as a prerequisite to the Full Operational Capability of missile systems.

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