NG Tapped For Triton Support | Iran Unveiled Drone Tunnel Bases | US Sent Patriot Batteries To PolandMar 10, 2022 05:00 UTC
Northrop Grumman won a $97.3 million contract modification, which exercises options to provide continued test, maintenance, logistics and sustainment engineering support for MQ-4C Triton air vehicles, mission control and operator training systems. This modification also provides continued field service representative’s technical support to ensure that the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft are mission-capable for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions supporting aircraft early operational capability and initial operating capability. Additionally, this modification provides continued reach-back engineering support for both the Navy and the government of Australia MQ-4C Triton UAS assets. Work will take place in Maryland, California, Florida and various other locations outside the continental US. Estimated completion date is in March 2023.
Bering Global Solutions won a $88.6 million deal for base operating support (BOS) services at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms. The work to be performed provides for labor, supervision, management, and materials (except those specified as government-furnished), to perform the following BOS service functions: facility investment, custodial, pest control, integrated solid waste management, grounds maintenance, pavement clearance, water (operation and maintenance), and environmental services. Work will take place in California. Estimated completion will be by September 2030.
Middle East & Africa
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled two missile and drone tunnel bases built at the heart of high mountains. IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami said during the unveiling ceremony on March 5 that the bases will house ground-to-ground missile systems with advanced equipment, as well as attack drones that can penetrate the enemy’s radar and defense networks, government-owned PressTV reported.
A Polish plan to transfer its entire fleet of MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ combat aircraft to help the war effort in Ukraine was thrown into doubt with the US government saying it does not believe the proposal is tenable. The transfer of NATO-operated MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ fighters and Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot’ ground-attack aircraft to Kyiv appeared to be back on when the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it was willing to transfer its entire fleet of 27 MiG-29s to the US Air Force’s Ramstein Air Base in Germany for onward delivery to the Ukrainian Air Force.
The US sent two PATRIOT surface-to-air missile batteries to Poland in preparation to enforce a no-fly zone over that country and parts of its border with Ukraine. “At the direction of the Secretary of Defense and at the invitation of our Polish allies, General Wolters, Commander of US European Command, has directed US Army Europe and Africa to reposition two Patriot Batteries to Poland,” United States European Command (EUCOM) spokesman Capt. Adam Miller said in a statement.
India’s state run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) have started manufacturing activities of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft. “HAL in association with ADA has started manufacturing activities of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA),” HAL announced.
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