Foster Miller Tapped For MK2 Post Production | HAL Provides Technical Support For Uganda’s Su-30s | Hungary Got 30 Gidran Vehicles
Foster Miller won a $10.7 million contract modification to exercise Option Year One for production, engineering support and post production support of the MK 2 Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) series systems and Talon systems. The services under this contract cover the production of systems, depot level repair parts, initial spares kits, consumables, repair parts and approved accessories. Engineering support services such as configuration management, engineering enhancements, reviews, reporting and shipping are also included. The MTRS MK2 provides a man-transportable capability to remotely perform reconnaissance. Estimated completion will be by March 2026.
Boeing won a $95 million contract modification, which increases the contract ceiling to provide depot level maintenance and modification efforts support for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft inspections, modifications, and repairs, as well as F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G inner wing panel modifications and repairs. Work will take place in Florida, California, Missouri, Washington and California. Estimated completion will be by December 2022.
Middle East & Africa
It has been disclosed that Uganda has chosen India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to provide maintenance and technical support for its fleet of five Su-30 fighters. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Uganda Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Charles Lutaaya at the Indian High Commission in Kampala on March 4.
Hungarian Defense Ministry Undersecretary Gaspar Maroth said that 40 units of Turkish-built ‘Gidran’ tactical wheeled armored vehicles were delivered to the country’s Armed Forces. Gidran is the name given to Turkish company Nurol Makina’s Ejder Yalç?n 4×4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which are being produced under licenses.
Hanwha Defense partnered with Lockheed Martin UK bidding on a key British Army artillery program. The South Korean defense contractor announced March 21 that Lockheed had become the latest industry member to join Team Thunder, the group bidding to secure a $1 billion) deal to supply 155mm self-propelled howitzers to the Army.
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific has been selected by Australia’s Department of Defence to supply the Australian Army with 24 Integrator unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) under an A$650 million investment programme aimed at addressing LAND 129 Phase 3 project requirements. According to the DoD, the initial contract period with Insitu Pacific – which includes deliver and support of the UASs as well as associated ground systems and prime systems integrator services – will be worth A$307 million. Production has already commenced, with delivery expected between 2023 and 2024.
WATCH: Turkey deploys Gidran armored vehicles in Hungary