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Americas Boeing won a $10 million modification, which adds scope to procure ancillary support for three Navy P-8A aircraft and one retrofit kit for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A aircraft with Increment Three Engineering Change Proposal Six Capabilities. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (79.6%); San Antonio, Texas (10.9%); and Mesa, Arizona (9.5%), and is expected to be completed in August 2026. Fiscal 2024 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,795,985; and RAAF Cooperative Funds in the amount of $6,956,935, will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Boeing won a $96 million firm-fixed-price modification for the procurement of an MH-47G renew build for rotary wing aircraft. This will increase the award to an existing obligated amount of $404,746,474. The majority of the work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by July 2027. This contract was awarded through a noncompetitive modification to an existing delivery order in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. US Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the […]
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Boeing won a $10 million modification, which adds scope to procure ancillary support for three Navy P-8A aircraft and one retrofit kit for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A aircraft with Increment Three Engineering Change Proposal Six Capabilities. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (79.6%); San Antonio, Texas (10.9%); and Mesa, Arizona (9.5%), and is expected to be completed in August 2026. Fiscal 2024 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $3,795,985; and RAAF Cooperative Funds in the amount of $6,956,935, will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing won a $96 million firm-fixed-price modification for the procurement of an MH-47G renew build for rotary wing aircraft. This will increase the award to an existing obligated amount of $404,746,474.  The majority of the work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by July 2027. This contract was awarded through a noncompetitive modification to an existing delivery order in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  US Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Middle East & Africa

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have developed and fielded software updates for destroyers shooting down Houthi missiles and drones in the Red Sea, thanks to a team of technical experts that mined data from all the shootdown events since October. The team studied engagements between US ships and aircraft in the Middle East as well as threats posed by the Yemen-based militant group to understand how the fleet could tweak operations to better see and defeat drones and missiles. It also considered new capabilities the fleet might need for self-defense and to protect merchant ships.

Europe

The Spanish Ministry of Defense has announced a plan to send 19 Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine by September to strengthen its defenses against Russia in the ongoing war. General Dynamics European Land Systems has been chosen to provide all of the commissioning services for the tanks. All units will undergo thorough overhaul and maintenance procedures, replacing any defective parts and reassembling its systems to ensure full operation and effectiveness before being sent to Kyiv.

Mercury Systems has announced a collaboration with Lockheed Martin to manufacture computing technologies at its production site in Geneva, Switzerland. The companies signed two initial engineering development agreements, a direct result of the offset program between Lockheed and the Swiss government following its purchase of F-35 II stealth fighter jets. Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement will transfer key security technologies such as software-defined radio capabilities and cryptology to support the production.

Asia-Pacific

Rheinmetall has signed a $3 billion deal to supply the German Armed Forces with up to 123 Heavy Weapon Carriers. The 8×8 carriers will replace the force’s Wiesel tracked vehicles, taking on the role of direct tactical fire support. They will be based on Rheinmetall’s Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) and will be equipped with an MK30-2 ABM automatic cannon as its main weapon. Additionally, they will be fitted with anti-tank defense through the Multi-Role Guided Missile System.

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