NG Contracted For Columbia And Dreadnought Fleet Ballistic Missile Program Support | Swiss Hermes 900 Flew For The 1st Time | China Unveiled Fujian
Northrop Grumman Systems won a $458 million deal for fiscal 2022-2026 shipyard field operations, program management, systems engineering, documentation, logistics and hardware production activities in support of the Columbia and Dreadnought Fleet Ballistic Missile Program. The contract action contains option line items. Work will take in California, Washington, Florida, Maryland, Georgia and the UK. Work will take place in November 30, 2027.
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems won a $62 million deal for fiscal 2022 AEGIS modernization, DDG new construction, and Frigate new construction production requirements. Work will take in New Jersey and Florida. Estimated completion will be by September 2025.
Middle East & Africa
An Iranian F-14A has crashed on June 18 after suffering engine issues near the city of Isfahan. Both pilots ejected safely, local media reports say. The pilots were taken to a local hospital. It said there was a technical failure in the engine of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat that led to the crash.
Lockheed Martin won a $13. 9 million deal for Apache helicopter refurbishment. The Apache is a twin-engined army attack helicopter developed by McDonnell Douglas, which is now Boeing. It entered service with the US Army in 1984 and has been exported to Egypt, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UK. Work will take place in Arizona with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2024. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement, Army; and 2010 Foreign Military Sales to the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom funds in the amount of $13,883,140 were obligated at the time of the award. The US. Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity.
One of the two Hermes 900 in service with the Swiss Armed Forces has made its maiden flight in Switzerland on June 15. Designated as ADS 15, the first aircraft to go airborne, registration D-14, flew for 70 minutes with a Swiss pilot at the controls. The other aircraft, D-11, is expected to be flight tested soon and both will be transferred to the Swiss Air Force later this year. Delivery of four more ADS 15 will commence in 2023.
China unveiled its first homegrown aircraft carrier on Friday, a vessel with advanced aircraft launch technology similar to its US counterparts, in an event designed to symbolize the country’s expanding military might. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, officials unveiled the Type 003 warship, called “Fujian” according to the country’s defense ministry and state media.
WATCH: China launches its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian