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Americas Pratt and Whitney Military Engines a $2 million deal, which exercises options to procure materials, parts, and components for Lot 17 of the F135 Propulsion system for F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft as well as global spares requirements to include spare engines, power modules, and other hardware in support of the Air […]
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Pratt and Whitney Military Engines a $2 million deal, which exercises options to procure materials, parts, and components for Lot 17 of the F135 Propulsion system for F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft as well as global spares requirements to include spare engines, power modules, and other hardware in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants, cooperative program partners, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (17%) (labor surplus area); Indianapolis, Indiana (10%); Middletown, Connecticut (8%); Kent, Washington (7%); North Berwick, Maine (4%); El Cajon, California (3%) (labor surplus area); Cromwell, Connecticut (3%); Whitehall, Michigan (3%); Portland, Oregon (2%); San Diego, California (2%); South Bend, Indiana (2%); Columbus, Georgia (2%); Hampton, Virginia (1%); Manchester, Connecticut (1%); Cheshire, Connecticut (1%); Elmwood Park, New Jersey (1%); and various locations outside the continental US (CONUS) (33%), and is expected to be completed in December 2025.

Huntington Ingalls Industries has laid the keel for the future USS Pittsburgh landing transport dock (LPD 31) in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The San Antonio-class vessel is the fifth US Navy vessel to bear the city’s name, following the SSN 720 Los Angeles-class submarine that served from December 1984 to August 2019. The ceremony was attended by LPD 31 sponsor Nancy Urban, a resident of Hopewell Township in suburban Pittsburgh.

Middle East & Africa

The UK government has provided armored patrol vehicle parts worth $1.2 million to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). Donated through the UK’s Conflict, Stability, and Security Fund, the spares are for Land Rover vehicles used by Beirut in ensuring the security and protection of its borders. A handover ceremony was organized at the Lebanese Army logistical base in Kfarshima last week, with several defense and military officials in attendance.

Europe

Australia, the United States, and Ukraine are engaged in discussions regarding the potential deployment of 41 Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets to Kyiv, according to a new report by Australia Financial Review. This initiative aims to fulfill Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s request for fighter jets, diverting them from their planned fate of being scrapped. Sources suggest that the US, which recently granted permission to other Western allies to supply Ukraine with advanced fighter jets, including US-made F-16s, is favorably inclined to gifting the F/A-18s to Ukraine. Washington’s approval is crucial as it retains intellectual property rights over the retired jets, which Australia is replacing with F-35s.

The Netherlands has procured 14 new H225M Caracal long-range tactical transport military rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters. The fleet will replace the country’s aging AS532 Cougar medium-weight multipurpose helicopter, in service for almost 30 years. It will be deployed for special operations under the Royal Netherlands Air Force Defence Helicopter Command.

Asia-Pacific

The Philippines and Sweden have recently entered into an agreement that could lead to a significant deal involving the supply of Saab Gripen fighter aircraft to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Acting Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and Swedish Defense Minister Pål Jonson during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore last week. The agreement focuses on defense materiel cooperation and holds the potential for Swedish defense industries to contribute to the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “The signed agreement paves the way for advancing cooperation in the areas of logistics, defense industry development, and exchange of related information between the two countries,” Philippine Department of National Defense spokesman Arsenio Andolong was quoted as saying.

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