NG Won 298M For Air Force UAS Service | UK Sells Military Vessels To Egypt | India Inducted ALH MKIIIsNov 01, 2021 05:00 UTC
Northrop Grumman Aerospace won a $298.2 million contract modification to repair common unmanned aircraft system components for the US Air Force. The deal provides for repair services for “common items” for both the RQ-4B and MQ-4C Triton. It will support reparable National Stock Numbers (NSNs) which encompass the Air Vehicle, multiple sensor packages, Mission Control Element, and Launch and Recovery Element. In addition, this effort includes support engineering services covered under the engineering delegation authority for NSNs transferred to and under the management of the 407 Supply Chain Management Squadron. Work will take place in California, Utah, Virginia, Ohio, New Mexico, Missouri, Quebec, New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts and New York. Estimated completion date is December 31, 2027.
Dyncorp International won a $60.5 million deal to provide organizational level aircraft maintenance and logistics support for aircrew systems and subsystems, search and rescue equipment, and support equipment for the P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, E/A-18 Growler, AV-8B Harrier II, H-60 Seahawk, and E-2D Hawkeye aircraft in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Naval Test Wing Pacific. Work will take place in California, Hawaii, Florida, Maryland and Arizona. Estimated completion is in September 2022.
Middle East & Africa
The UK has sold military vessels to Egypt. This is the first time in more than 30 years. Royal Fleet Auxiliary stores ships RFA Fort Austin and RFA Fort Rosalie will sail to Egypt after refurbishment work. The UK Government has called the landmark deal a part of its Global Britain vision.
The Swedish government has decided to buy the Saab Globaleye to replace its Saab 340B AEW-300 Erieye. The press statement says the Globaleye has a more powerful radar and other sensors that boost Sweden’s ability to monitor the airspace, the sea and the ground.
A new parachute system, Cadet-75, developed by Rostec-subsidiary Tekhnodinamika Holding will allow the landing of military personnel from the height of at least 150m when the aircraft is flying at a speed of 180kmph. It is a training parachute system with a round canopy, which provides step-by-step training in the skills of separation from the aircraft and the skills of free fall with the transition to manual opening of the parachute.
The Indian Navy inducted a pair of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) MK IIIs into its 321 Flight at INS Shikra naval helicopter base in Mumbai on October 29. Built indigenously by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), these helicopters are equipped with systems that were previously present only on heavier, multi-role helicopters of the Indian Navy.
Watch: Navy inducted two more ALH MK III into its 321 Flight at the naval helicopter base INS Shikra