Lockheed Martin won a $46.4 million deal for the digital expanded ultra-high frequency multiple input multiple output optimized radar. This contract provides for the development of advanced radar technology solutions applicable to both next generation platforms and current generation platforms (such as the E-2D). To support a rapid pace of development, the contractor will leverage, build-upon, and/or integrate available technologies from other programs including the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This effort centers on maturing high value radar technologies to a state enabling transfer to one or more programs of record for integration onto naval airborne platforms. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York, and is expected to be completed in September 2027. The total cumulative value, including a 48-month base period and three 28-month option periods that, when exercised, will run concurrently with the base period, is $46,415,206. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,439,900 are obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
NetCcentric Technology won a $262.4 million deal for Cape launch operations and infrastructure support. This contract provides non-personal services in support of mission requirements for vehicle launches, range operations, port operations, and the overall Space Launch Delta 45 mission. Work will be performed at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2032.
Middle East and Africa
IMCO Group’s subsidiary, Nir-Or has secured a contract to provide an advanced situational awareness system to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for their armored bulldozers. This cutting-edge system encompasses a video matrix, operator display, and hatch controller, promising to elevate the operational capabilities of these vital vehicles.
Elbit Systems will supply several hundred canister configuration SkyStriker loitering munitions to an undisclosed European country in a $95 million deal, the Israeli firm announced Monday. The company declined to identify the customer when asked by Defense News. But based on previous publications by Elbit, it’s likely the country is not a member of NATO, otherwise the business tends to point that out.
South Africa’s Paramount Group is expanding its manufacturing hub in India to broaden the range of combat vehicles it will produce there, including 4×4 and 6×6 infantry fighting platforms in the lineup for global customers. The aerospace company, now headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, announced on Sept. 14 that it was widening its armored vehicles production cooperation with India-based engineering and technology conglomerate Bharat Forge and its subsidiary Kalyani Strategic Systems.
China’s military sent 103 warplanes toward Taiwan in a 24-hour period in what the island’s Defense Ministry called a recent new high.The planes were detected between 6 a.m. on Sunday and 6 a.m. on Monday, the ministry said. As is customary, they turned back before reaching Taiwan. Chinese warplanes fly toward the self-governing island on a near-daily basis but typically in smaller numbers. The Taiwan ministry didn’t explain what time period it meant by a “recent” high.
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