Fairbanks Morse To Support US Ships’ Diesel Engines | Croatia Select Rafale Fighter Jet | ADSB To Deliver 4 Patrol Vessels To UAE NavyMay 24, 2021 05:00 UTC
Boeing won an $18.9 million order, which provides for the production and delivery of 48 automatic backup oxygen system retrofit kits for the T-45 aircraft, to include installation tooling, engineering reach back, spares and support equipment. The T-45A Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots. Work will take place in Texas and Missouri. Expected completion is in September 2022.
Sikorsky won a $25.8 million deal for the repair/overhaul of the refueling probes on the HH-60G helicopter. The HH-60G Pave Hawk is the US Air Force’s primary combat search and rescue helicopter used by Air Force special tactics teams and pararescuemen. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite that includes integrated inertial navigation/global positioning/Doppler navigation systems, satellite communications, secure voice, and Have Quick communications. Work will take place in Connecticut. Expected completion is in May 2026.
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The US Navy has contracted MAN Diesel and Turbo LLC, Dubai, and US company Fairbanks Morse LLC, for supplies and services in support of Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) diesel engines aboard the command’s fleet of ships. The contract valued $170 million will provide parts and services from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for these diesel engines, and OEM authorized parts and service technicians in order to maintain the diesel engines aboard multiple classes of ships including MSC’s submarine tenders, hospital ships, dry cargo ammunition ships, fleet replenishment oilers, expeditionary mobile bases, expeditionary transfer docks, large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off ships and the Kocak class of roll-on/roll-off container ships, a US DoD release today said.
The Polish Air Force’s aerobatic team Bialo-Czerwone Iskry will make its final demonstration flight in August. The team’s aircraft, the TS-11, is being retired and replaced by the M346 in Poland. The final performance will be on August 15 during Army Day.
Croatian daily Jutarnji says the country has decided to select the Rafale F3R as the winner of the fighter competition. These are second-hand jets that France has offered to Croatia. A total of 12 jets are to be sold. The oldest aircraft in the package is 10 years-old. Delivery is to start in 2024.
A Spanish Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter had to make an emergency landing near Brestanica, Slovenia after it hit a power line on May 20. The helicopter was taking part in exercise Adriatic Strike 2021. The crew on board were not injured.
ADSB, the regional leader in the new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, won an $952.9 million contract by the Ministry of Defense and UAE Navy, to build four Falaj 3 Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The contract is the largest-ever order received by ADSB and reinforces the company’s vision of becoming the leading regional shipyard through delivering innovative and dependable solutions that add value to clients and other stakeholders, both military and civilian.
Watch: ADSB awarded AED3.5bn contract with the UAE Navy to build Falaj 3-class Offshore Patrol Vessels