Boeing Won A Deal for Super Hornet And Growler Flight Control Surfaces | Kuwait Gets Technical Support For Its Abrams Systems | Philippines Sign Brahmos Deal
Boeing won a $106 million delivery order for the repair of flight control surfaces used on the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The US Navy F/A-18 E and F Super Hornet maritime strike attack aircraft are twin-engine, carrier-capable multirole fighter. The Growler is a derivative of the combat-proven two-seat F/A-18 Hornet, the US Navy’s maritime strike aircraft. The primary missions of the aircraft are electronic attack (EA) and suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD), particularly at the start and ongoing early stages of hostilities. Work will take place in Florida and Missouri. Estimated completion will be by March 2024.
Raytheon won a $66.2 million deal for procurement of Excalibur 155mm Increment 1B projectiles. The Excalibur 155mm Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery projectile, also known as the M982 ER DPICM (Extended Range Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions) projectile, is a fire and forget, smart munition. Work will take place in the UK, Arizona, California, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah. Estimated completion date is April 29, 2024.
Middle East & Africa
General Dynamics won a $14.5 million deal for Abrams systems technical support for Kuwait. The Kuwait Army received its first upgraded M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, known as M1A2K, almost two years behind the initial schedule in July 2021. Work will take place in Michigan. Estimated completion date is January 27, 2023. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Kuwait) funds; fiscal 2022 operation and maintenance, Army funds; and fiscal 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 other procurement, Army funds in the full amount were obligated at the time of the award.
Inter-Coastal Electronic won an $11.3 million deal for AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Tactical Engagement Simulation System kits, spares, aviation ground instrumentation network and logistics support services for Morocco. Morocco inked a US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters. Work will take place in Arizona. Estimated completion date is July 26, 2027.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), Milrem (programme’s prime contractor) and seven other partners, chose Nexter Robotics to evaluate several ground and airborne robotics platforms for the Italian Army. The decision was taken on January 13. The five-year programme has three objectives: to expose the state of the art in robotics; to initiate experimentation with existing platforms; and to develop a concept for an autonomous robotic system tailored to the end-customer’s needs.
Philippines’s Department of National Defense (DND) inked a ceremonial contract worth $368 Million with Brahmos Aerospace to acquire a Shore-based Anti-ship Missile System for the Philippine Navy. The acquisition project was first conceptualized in 2017 and the Philippines is planning to acquire three batteries of the Anti-ship Missile System.
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