Boeing won an $11.6 million modification, which adds scope to provide continued aircraft integration and engineering manufacturing development software development in support of Engineering Change Proposal 6472, integration of Next Generation Jammer on EA-18G aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (90%); Whidbey Island, Washington (8%); and Patuxent River, Maryland (2%), and is expected to be completed in January 2024. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,039,000; and Royal Australian Air Force Cooperative Funds in the amount of $8,604,519, will be obligated at time of award, $3,039,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Sikorsky won a $51.1 million contract for field service representative services for Foreign Military Sales customers in support of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. 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 December 31, 2027.
Middle East & Africa
According to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), its Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) has passed rigorous military trials with the Czech Army. The milestone reportedly opened the door to future cooperation to safeguard the European nation against sophisticated airborne threats. It also allows IAI to transfer technology to various defense firms in the Czech Republic, paving the way for local production and lifetime maintenance support for the radar system.
Italy has joined the Franco-British Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) program. The decision was revealed during a meeting on Tuesday between the Italian Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto and his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu, La Tribune reported. Authorities from the three countries later signed a letter of intent for the project on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show the same day, the French outlet added.
France is deploying a large contingent of warplanes, approximately 20, to the Indo-Pacific under the PEGASE 2023 mission. Using Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates to make a technincal stopover. The French contingent will split into two components with each one going to Malaysia and Singapore. After departing France on June 25, they are expected to leave the two South East Asia nations on Jun. 28.
Raytheon Technologies (RTX) subsidiary Pratt & Whitney and Indian startup Awiros have unveiled an aircraft engine inspection tool based on artificial intelligence (AI). Called Percept, the product is integrated with Awiros’ Video Intelligence Operating System and a cloud-based interface enabling users to capture video and imagery of aircraft engines through mobile devices.
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