General Dynamics NASCCO-Norfolk won a $8.5 million modification for the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Fiscal 2022 planned incremental availability. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia, and is expected to be completed September 2023. Fiscal 2022 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,164,156 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Mid Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
The 621st Contingency Response Group (CRG) recently demonstrated their capability in facilitating semi-prepared assault landings for five C-130s from units across the United States. The exercise took place between April 25-26 at Fort A.P. Hill in Bowling Green, Virginia, and involved ten team members. Semi-prepared assault landings are unique operations that involve unpaved airfields with shorter and narrower runways than traditional airfields. These types of airfields provide an austere environment for aircraft to operate from, making them ideal for contingency operations or humanitarian and disaster response situations.
Middle East & Africa
MBDA won a $19.6 million modification for the production of the Common Anti-Air Module Missile (CAMM) for the Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSC) ships. The MMSC is a derivative of the US Navy’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. MMSCs are designed to perform multiple missions effectively, combining elements of traditional surface combatants, such as frigates or corvettes, with advanced technologies and systems.This contract involves Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Stevenage, England (70%); Indian Head, Maryland (18%); Huntsville, Alabama (9%); Arlington, Virginia (2%); and Mayport, Florida (1%), and is expected to be completed by January 2027. Foreign Military Sales funds for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the amount of $1,205,203 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
MBDA recently test-fired a new medium-range missile defense system using the CAMM-ER missile. The Medium Advanced Air Defense System (MAADS) is slated for induction into the Italian Air Force, replacing the SPADA short-range air defense system.
Mercedes-Benz segment Daimler has received a $237 million contract to supply utility trucks for the Lithuanian Army. The agreement stipulates the delivery of 230 Arocs heavy-duty trucks and 141 Zetros off-road trucks equipped with cranes. The German company is expected to ship the vehicles between 2023 and 2030.
Media outlets in Japan have reported that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has started trials of a single General Atomics MQ-9B unmanned air vehicle at Hachinohe Air Base. The drone is expected to clock 2,000 hours in the air by the time testing wraps up. The JMSDF has selected the MQ-9B in March this year for the Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) RPAS Trial Operation Project.
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