B-1B Gets Hydraulic Heat Exchanger Remanufacture | DoS Approves $1.4B Patriot Sale To Kuwait | USFK Replaces THAAD MissilesJun 01, 2020 05:00 UTC
Sikorsky won a $17.9 million contract modification, which provides logistics, program management, training, configuration management and sustaining engineering support for the H-53K system demonstration and test article aircraft. This modification includes pre-initial operational test and evaluation scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and software updates as well as product support packages, repair of repairable analysis and identification and interim supply support provisioning. Additionally, various pieces of peculiar support equipment and common support equipment may be identified and procured under this modification. The Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter first flew in 1974 and entered service with the US Marine Corps in 1981. A total of 172 Super Stallions have been delivered and 165 are in service with marine corps squadrons in the Pacific Fleet and in the Atlantic Fleet.
Thomas Instrument won a $25.3 million contract for remanufacture of B-1B left/right-hand hydraulic heat exchanger. The B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is also called the “Bone” (from “B-One”). It is one of three strategic bomber in the USAF as of 2020, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress. Work will take place in Brookshire, Texas. Expected completion date is September 21, 2025.
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Kellogg Brown and Root Services won a $9.9 million modification for the exercise of bridge Option Two under an IDIQ contract for base operations support services at Isa Air Base, Kingdom of Bahrain. Work provides for but is not limited to all management, supervision, tools, materials, supplies, labor and transportation services necessary to perform galley services, bachelor quarters and laundry services, facility management, emergency service requests, urgent service, routing service, facilities investment, custodial, pest control service, integrated solid waste, grounds maintenance, wastewater, operate reverse osmosis water treatment system and base support vehicles, environmental, fire emergency services and explosive safety officer services. Work will take place at Isa Air Base, Kingdom of Bahrain. Estimated completion date will be by August, 2020.
The US State Department has approved a possible $1.4 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense system components and upgrades to Kuwait, the Pentagon said on Thursday after notifying Congress of the certification. The three packages, announced on the website of the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, include $425 million for sustainment and technical assistance, $200 million for a repair and return program, and $800 million for 84 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile segment enhancements. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies are the main contractors for the radars, launchers and interceptors that comprise the Patriot system. The notification process alerts Congress that a sale to a foreign country has been approved, but it does not indicate that a contract has been signed or negotiations have concluded.
The Russian government has renegotiated its contract with Aviastar for the production of the Il-76MD-90A cargo jet, Kommersant reports. The newspaper said the new contract till run from 2021 to 2027 for 14 aircraft to be deliver at two per year. The original contract was signed in 2012 for 39 aircraft. So far, only six have been delivered and seven more planes will be delivered under the old agreement. The article said the plant was making a loss of $14.5 million per manufactured aircraft. The first contract was negotiated under specifications set by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, however, the planes were later required to be built under Ministry of Defense’s requirements.
United States Forces Korea has shipped a new batch of THAAD interceptors to the site at Seongju on May 28. These missiles are of the same type as existing ones which require replacement as the internal components are expiring soon. The operation took nearly one day and ended on Friday. Usually, parts were flown in but this time, the equipment were too heavy to be airlifted. The THAAD site in South Korea has six launchers with eight interceptors each.
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