Raytheon Tapped For F-135 Spare Parts | Austria And Indonesia Discuss Eurofighter Purchase | Japan Set To Take Delivery of JSM in 2022Sep 08, 2020 05:00 UTC
Raytheon Technologies won a $579.8 million deal, which provides unit and depot level F-135 propulsion system spare parts, spare engines and modules in support of the F-135 propulsion initial spares requirements for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-Department of Defense participants and Foreign Military Sales customers. The Pratt & Whitney F135 is an afterburning turbofan developed for the F-35 Lightning II. Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system powers all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft – the F-35A CTOL (Conventional Takeoff and Landing), F-35B STOVL (Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing) and F-35C CV (Carrier Variant). Work will take place in Connecticut, Indiana and the UK. Estimated completion will be in December 2024.
Triumph Engine Control Systems won a $7.9 million deal for the overhaul and repair of fuel engine controls for the CH-47 Chinook. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. The CH-47D Chinook helicopter transports troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield with other applications ranging from medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search and rescue to disaster relief, firefighting and heavy construction. Work will take place in West Hartford, Connecticut with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2021.
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Lockheed Martin won a $23.1 contract modification for the purchase of production parts for the production of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers. The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a light multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the United States Army, mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. Work will take place i Camden, Arizona with an estimated completion date of December 30, 2023. Foreign Military Sales funds to the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Romania, Singapore and Finland in the full amount were obligated at the time of the award.
Bell Textron won a $272.2 million deal for the production and delivery of eight UH-1Y and four AH-1Z helicopters for the government of the Czech Republic. In August 2019, Bell helicopters announced that the Czech Republic was the first Foreign Military that acquired a mixed fleet of Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. The contract awarded to Bell does not include armament, ammunition, spare parts and training of pilots and service personnel. All work will be performed in Fort Worth (TX) and Amarillo (TX) and is expected to be completed in November 2023. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the full amount were obligated at the time of the award.
Austria’s Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner has officially responded to Indonesia’s request to buy 15 Eurofighters from her country. Tanner said she had directed the General Staff to prepare for negotiations with Jakarta. She said the “exit from the Eurofighter system” is the declared goal and the sale is in the best interest of taxpayers. Two options are available for the sale to proceed. First, the Eurofighter consortium will have to issue a end user certificate to Indonesia and Austria will sell the jets directly to Indonesia. Alternatively, Airbus will buy back the planes, upgrade them and sell them to the South East Asian nation instead.
Japan is set to take delivery of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in March 2022, the defense ministry has revealed. The missile is to be mounted on the JASDF F-35A fleet. Tokyo placed two orders for the JSM with Kongsberg in March and November last year. Since scrapping its plan to deploy Aegis Ashore land-based interceptor missile batteries earlier this year, the government has held active discussions on possible deterrents to prevent attacks with ballistic missiles, including acquiring the capability to strike enemy bases.
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