KBR to Modernize USN Airborne Early-Warning Fleet | DoS Approved FS-LIDS Sale To Qatar | US Considers Sending Patriot To UkraineDec 01, 2022 05:00 UTC
The US Air Force has awarded engineering firm KBR a $69.2 million contract to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and Naval Air Systems Command all-weather airborne early-warning fleet. Work for the program will focus on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound aircraft. Under the agreement, KBR will develop and integrate new intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities for the fleet.
The US Army Civilian Career Management Activity and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to deliver web-based cyber training for 17,000 US Army personnel. For the program, the company will provide its latest Mission Readiness & Reporting (MR2) cyber management solution. The platform enables governments and organizations that need training and workforce management capabilities to select, evaluate, and hone the skills of their employees to meet monitoring and proficiency requirements.
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Raytheon has secured a potential export order from Qatar to supply a Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) System comprising of 10 sets. The FS-LIDS uses the Coyote Block 2 interceptor to defeat unmanned aircraft. The Pentagon says the deal is worth up to $1 billion. The system will utilize the Counter Unmanned Electronic Warfare System (CUAEWS) as well as Ku Band Multi-function Radio Frequency System (KuMRFS) radars.
The US Navy awarded Rolls-Royce a $228 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for sustaining engineering and logistics support services for the KC-130J aircraft propulsion system for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will take place in Indiana, Japan, Kuwait, North Carolina, California, Hawaii and Texas. Estimated completion will be in November 2027.
The US is considering sending the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine, a US defense official revealed at a press conference Tuesday. The Raytheon system is one of the capabilities “being considered with all others,” the official said regarding potential steps to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense against persistent Russian missile and drone attacks.
Boeing won a $398 million contract modification for KC-46A Japan aircraft under the FA8609-18-G-0002 basic ordering agreement contract vehicle. The contract modification is for the procurement of two aircraft for the Japan fleet. Work will be performed in Everett, Washington, and is expected to be completed June 30, 2025. Boeing delivered the first KC-46 tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force in 2021, marking the program’s first delivery to a customer outside the United States.