HI Tapped To Build Arleigh Burke-Class Ship | IAI Adds Iron Drone Intercepting Drones To Drone Guard | Korea To Procure 20 TA-50 Block 2
Huntington Ingalls won a $936 million contract modification to exercise the fiscal 2020 option for the construction of a USS Arleigh Burke DDG-51 Class ship (DDG 135). This modification also includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements and post-delivery availabilities on the fiscal 2020 option ship. The DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class is a multi-mission warship. It features an advanced anti-submarine warfare system, the AEGIS combat system, the Vertical Launching System, Lockheed’s LMT two embarked SH-60 helicopters along with advanced anti-aircraft missiles and land-attack missiles. Impressively, the warship offers protection against a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles. Work will take place in Mississippi, Pennsylvania and other locations. Estimated completion date will be by June 2027.
Lockheed Martin won a $67.7 million contract modification, which procures long lead materials, parts, components and support necessary to maintain on-time production and delivery of nine lot 16 F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the government of The Netherlands, as well as seven F-35A semiconductors and two F-35B Lightning II aircraft for the government of Italy. Work will take place in Italy, Texas, California, UK, Maryland and New Hampshire. Estimated completion date is in May 2025.
Middle East & Africa
Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI’s) Drone Guard counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) is to receive a kinetic intercept capability under a collaborative partnership with Iron Drone announced on June 29. The collaboration will see the Drone Guard ground-based range of systems for detecting, tracking, and disrupting UAVs integrated with one or more interception UAVs to physically take down any target unmanned aircraft. All of the components of the Drone Guard system for drone detection, air defense and intelligence collection systems are manufactured by IAI’s ELTA systems, which has sold over 100 units to disrupt the operation of malicious drones. The intercepting drone can be launched during the day or night from a docking station that hosts several ready-to-use drones. It can be steered to the target with the help of the advanced radar integrated with Drone Guard, capable of detecting drones as they enter the airspace.
Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV won a $25.4 million modification for support services for the Javelin weapon system. Javelin is an anti-tank guided munition that can be carried and launched by a single person. It is made by the Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin. Foreign Military Sales Funds To the UK in the full amount were obligated at the time of the award. Work will take place in June 30, 2025.
Lockheed Martin won a $7 million deal for follow-on support sustainment of the Republic of Korea Peace Krypton Program. This contract provides for support of the field service representatives, program management, core/field engineering, System Depot Support Facility sustainment, technical manuals sustainment and obsolescence management. Work will take place in Colorado and Seoul, South Korea. Estimated completion date will be December 31, 2020.
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said it had awarded Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) a $573 million contract for 20 TA-50 Block 2 aircraft. The agency said the jets will be delivered by 2024. The country currently has 22 TA-50s. TA-50 Block-2 is an upgraded version of KAI’s T-50 trainer jet, which is now in service. The new planes will replace KF-16 fighters, according to DAPA officials. (Yonhap)
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