Champion Aerospace Wins Hornets And Growlers Deal | Asio Tech Launches NavGuard | AMZ-Kutno Unveils TUR 7
Champion Aerospace won a $9 million contract to procure 252 175 ampere (amp) Transformer Rectifier Unit (TRU) retrofit kits (240 for the F/A-18E/F fleet and EA-18G squadrons, and 12 for the EA-18G Growler capability modification operational test in support of upgrading the current 150 amp TRU to a 175 amp TRU). Work will be performed in Liberty, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed in December 2023.
General Electric Aviation said it and the US Air Force finished testing the firm’s second adaptive engine, which it hopes the military will adopt for the F-35 jet, and is ready to move into the engineering and manufacturing development phase.
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Asio Technologies, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of geospatial position systems and tactical defense solutions, is launching the NavGuard NOCTA Mini, a mini-size jam-proof aerial optical positioning system for drones and UASs. NavGuard is a real-time optical navigation system that enables seamless and accurate autonomous GNSS-free navigation for tactical UAS platforms in areas where the GNSS signal is spoofed, jammed, or simply unavailable.
Polish company AMZ-Kutno unveiled the TUR 7 4×4 armored vehicle at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2022 held in Kielce from September 6th to 9th. The TUR 7 was shown in a light medical transporter configuration and joins the large TUR family of vehicles produced by AMZ-Kutno. The TUR is a family of 4×4 armored vehicles designed by the Polish manufacturer AMZ-Kutno in 2007. The vehicle was developed to offer a new generation of 4×4 armored personnel carrier vehicles. The TUR was based on the prototype chassis of a commercial IVECO off-road vehicle.
According to Jane’s Azerbaijan’s DefTech is developing a tiltrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and presented a 1:3 scale aircraft at ADEX 2022 in Baku. Jalal Rahimov, head of the company’s technical department, said that the intention is for the platform to fill a logistics role with a key differentiator being its ability to deliver its cargo at speed. Rahimov said that the company expects the final version of the UAV to be capable of 450 km/h and have an endurance of one hour.
L3 Technologies won a $32 million modification to exercise options for Cooperative Engagement Capability system spares and signal data processors. Work will take place in Pennsylvania, Utah and Florida. Estimated completion will be by April 2023. Foreign Military Sales (Japan) funds in the amount of $1,213,305 (4%); and fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $888,984 (3%) will be obligated at time of award, of which funds in the amount of $888,984 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
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