Raytheon Tapped For AMRAAM Support | USA And UAE Conclude Exercise in Arabian Gulf | Belarus’ Su-30SM fighter Jets Put On Combat DutyJul 03, 2020 05:00 UTC
Raytheon won a $495.1 million (AMRAAM)>deal for advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) program support and annual sustainment. The contractor will provide non-warranty repairs, program support, contractor logistics support and service life prediction program analysis supporting the AMRAAM weapon system. AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) is a new generation all-weather, missile manufactured by Raytheon. The AMRAAM is in service with the US Air Force, US Navy, and US-allied nations. Work will take place in Tucson, Arizona. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2026.
Sierra Nevada won a $700 million contract in support of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the development and procurement of Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) systems. The systems will be integrated onto AC-130J Ghostrider and MC-130J Commando II aircraft operated by Air Force Special Operations Command to help protect aircrews from air- and land-based enemy radar and missile systems. The deal includes RFCM system engineering services, logistics support and spare parts. The AC-130J Ghostrider is a modified version of the MC-130J aircraft. The MC-130J Commando II is a special operations tanker aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin for the US Air Force Special Operations Command. It is an improved variant of the C-130J aircraft.
Middle East & Africa
Translang won a $7.3 million contract to provide training and support services to ensure the continued sustainment and development of United Arab Emirates National Defense College. The National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates, or NDC, is an education organization in Abu Dhabi that provides advanced training for both senior military officers and civilians. It was officially opened in December 2013. Work will take place in Waynesboro, Virginia. Estimated completion date is July 31, 2022.
The United Arab Emirates’ Joint Aviation Command concluded joint exercises in the Arabian Gulf with US forces, the US Marines said on Wednesday. The naval and air training operations were conducted from June 21 to June 25 and centered on the US Navy’s USS Lewis B. Pulller, an expeditionary mobile base vessel. The operations included tracking and engagement of simulated fast-attack craft, and UAE pilots of CH-47F, Bell 407, AH-64D and UH-60M helicopters completed deck landing qualifications aboard the ship.
Belarus has declared that its Su-30SM fleet at 61st fighter airbase is now ready to take up combat duty. The country has taken delivery of 4 Su-30SMs so far with the first pair arriving home on November 14, 2019. Su-30SM is a heavy multirole fighter jet. It is designed for aerial fights, for securing supremacy in air, for destroying aerial targets at any time of the day and night in any weather while having to deal with active and passive jamming. The Belarusian defense minister stressed that the Air Force regularly gets modern hardware, including within the framework of cooperation with Russia.
Raytheon won a $27.1 million contract modification for the advanced medium range air-to-air missile program obsolescence. This modification provides for a life of type procurement of known obsolete component in support of production and sustainment through the program of record and foreign military sales procurements. The deal involves foreign military sales to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Qatar, Romania and Spain. Work will take place in Tucson, Arizona. Expected completion date is August 31, 2021.
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