DynCorp Tapped For NAWDC Work | L3 Technologies To Upgrade Greece’s F-16s | Ukraine Takes Delivery Of Two H125sJan 06, 2020 05:00 UTC
DynCorp won a $21.9 million contract modification, which exercises an extension for organization, selected intermediate, limited depot level maintenance and logistics services in support of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center’s (NAWDC) F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft; the EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft; the MH-60S Multi-Mission Knighthawk Helicopters; the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft; and the E-2C Hawkeye Early Warning and Control Aircraft. The NAWDC provides service to aircrews, squadrons and air wings throughout the US Navy through flight training, academic instructional classes, and direct operational and intelligence support. The name was changed from NSAWC to NAWDC to align with the naming convention of the Navy’s other Warfare Development Centers. Work will take place at NAWDC, Fallon, Nevada. Estimated completion date is in July 2020.
A critical High Cycle Testing for the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system has been successfully completed, General Atomics announced on January 3. The testing over a two-day period was carried out at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey in October 2019. During the testing, the AAG sustained an aircraft arrestment rate of nearly one per minute. Simulating the operational tempo of carrier flight operations at sea. High cycle testing is part of the verification and validation of AAG System requirements. The AAG system test program has completed more than 5,000 arrestments at the land-based test facilities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, and 747 arrestments aboard CVN 78 during the ship’s initial sea trials. The Navy has also issued an Aircraft Recovery Bulletin for the fleet air wing, clearing the AAG system for use on all Ford Class carriers.
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L3 Technologies won a $28 million deal for F-16 training system upgrade. The contract provides for the upgrade to existing Hellenic Air Force F-16 Aircrew Training Devices to the F-16V configuration. Greece boasts a fleet of some 150 F-16 fighters. Earlier this month, Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos told the parliament that 84 of them would be upgraded to the advanced Viper class by 2027. The total cost of the upgrade program is estimated to reach $1.5 billion, according to the AP news agency. Work will take place in Arlington, Texas and is expected to refinished by December 31, 2027.
Collins Aerospace won a $10.8 million deal for repair coverage of the digital engine control unit of the F402 engine.The Rolls Royce F402-RR-408 Pegasus is the powerplant for the AV-8B Harrier II. It develops the powerful thrust required for vertical lift of the AV-8B aircraft. The variable direction exhaust from these allow the aircraft to take off vertically or in the normal horizontal runway mode. Work will take place in Birmingham in the UK. Estimated completion will be by December 2024.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has taken delivery of 2 H125 helicopters. The rotorcraft arrived in Kyiv this week. On July 14, 2018, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of 55 H225, H145 and H125 helicopters for the ministry. The unified aviation security and safety system of Ukraine is set to be replenished with 55 helicopters. Of these, the State Border Guard Service will receive 24 helicopters. Before that, specialists who will service aviation and radio-electronic equipment, as well as pilots, had gone to France to undergo training.
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems won a $9.4 million deal for follow-on support sustainment of the Republic of Korea Peace Pioneer program. The deal provides for repair and return on the prime mission equipment and System Integration Laboratory (SIL) equipment, support of the field service representative, program management, core/field engineering, SIL depot sustainment, depot inventory, and obsolescence management. The Peace Pioneer program was notified to Congress in 1995 for a signal intelligence collection system with prime mission equipment, attendant ground links, and ground processing equipment. Work under the new contract will take place in Greenville, Texas, and Seongnam, South Korea. Estimated completion will be by December 31, 2020.
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