Boeing To Procure 8 Poseidon A-Kits | Poland To Purchase Borsuk IFVs | DoS Approved AARGM-ERs Sale To AustraliaMar 01, 2023 05:00 UTC
Boeing won a $50 million modification, which exercises options to procure eight P-8A Increment 3 retrofit A-kits, to include associated special tooling in support of anti-submarine warfare capabilities upgrades for the Navy. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida; and St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in July 2026. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,815,986 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Lockheed Martin won a $13.2 million modification for AEGIS Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) efforts which include the design, development, integration, test and delivery of Advanced Capability Build 20. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by May 2023.
Middle East & Africa
Kellog Brown won an $8.9 million modification to exercise Option Period Two for facilities support services at Jebel Ali and other locations within the United Arab Emirates. This award brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $27,998,086. Work will be performed at Jebel Ali, Al Minhad Base, Al Nahkl Base and Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will be completed by February 2024. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Fiscal 2023 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,960,118 will be obligated on a separate task order for recurring work and additional funds will be obligated on individual task orders issued during the period of performance for non-recurring work.
The Polish government will purchase around 1,000 Borsuk infantry fighting vehicles this week to replace the country’s Soviet-era BWP-1. The Polish Ministry of National Defense will award the purchase contract to a consortium of local companies led by Huta Stalowa Wola, Polskie Radio revealed, citing the ministry’s deputy head Wojciech Skurkiewicz.
The Biden administration has approved a possible sale of Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles-Extended Range (AARGM-ERs) to the Government of Australia. The proposed sale includes up to 63 AARGM-ERs, 20 AARGM-ER Captive Air Training Missiles, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $506 million. This sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States, as Australia is one of the United States’ most important allies in the Western Pacific. The prime contractor for this sale will be the Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Missiles and Defense. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
The Japanese government has revealed the exact number of Tomahawk cruise missiles it intends to acquire from the United States. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the revelation during a budget committee meeting in the House of Representatives on February 27. “We plan to acquire 400 missiles,” Kishida was quoted as saying. Previously, the government refrained from disclosing the quantity of missile purchases to prevent the disclosure of the Self-Defense Force’s ability to sustain combat operations. However, the government decided to make a U-turn on the issue after the leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan raise the subject to Kishida during a budget meeting on February 22. These cruise missiles will be deployed on Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyers in fiscal years 2026 and 2027 after the contract is signed this year.
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