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Americas Raytheon won a $94.1 million modification for fiscal 2023 Guided Missile Assemblies, shipping containers, and spare parts in support of the fiscal 2021-2023 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 2 full rate production requirements. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; Raufoss, Norway; Edinburgh, Australia; San Jose, California; Mississauga, Canada; Ottobrunn, Germany; Cambridge, Canada; Nashua, New Hampshire; Hengelo, Netherlands; Koropi Attica, Greece; Torrance, California; Canton, New York; Ankara, Turkey; Grenaa, Denmark; Westlake Village, California; and various other locations. Work is expected to be completed by March 2027. Lockheed Martin won a $30.5 million modification for capability package development and fielding, system integration and fielding, and in-service sustainment in support of current configurations of the AEGIS combat system. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2024. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. Middle East & Africa The United Arab Emirates is negotiating the purchase of South Korean helicopters, with the aim of signing a deal by year’s end, according to an official with the manufacturer. The Emirati military is seeking an undisclosed number of KUH-1E helicopters from Korea Aerospace Industries, Cho Seok Joon, a senior manager with […]
Americas

Raytheon won a $94.1 million modification for fiscal 2023 Guided Missile Assemblies, shipping containers, and spare parts in support of the fiscal 2021-2023 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 2 full rate production requirements. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; Raufoss, Norway; Edinburgh, Australia; San Jose, California; Mississauga, Canada; Ottobrunn, Germany; Cambridge, Canada; Nashua, New Hampshire; Hengelo, Netherlands; Koropi Attica, Greece; Torrance, California; Canton, New York; Ankara, Turkey; Grenaa, Denmark; Westlake Village, California; and various other locations. Work is expected to be completed by March 2027.

Lockheed Martin won a $30.5 million modification for capability package development and fielding, system integration and fielding, and in-service sustainment in support of current configurations of the AEGIS combat system. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2024. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Middle East & Africa

The United Arab Emirates is negotiating the purchase of South Korean helicopters, with the aim of signing a deal by year’s end, according to an official with the manufacturer. The Emirati military is seeking an undisclosed number of KUH-1E helicopters from Korea Aerospace Industries, Cho Seok Joon, a senior manager with the company’s rotorcraft division, told Defense News during the Dubai Airshow, which runs Nov. 13-17.

Europe

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that deliveries of key artillery shells to his country had dropped off after fighting erupted between Israel and Hamas last month. “Our deliveries have decreased,” Zelensky told reporters, referring specifically to 155-millimeter-shells that are widely used on the eastern and southern frontlines in Ukraine, saying “they really slowed down.”

The Netherlands is making $2.2 billion available for military aid to Ukraine in 2024, the Dutch Ministry of Defence said.The funds will be used to address Ukraine’s needs for ammunition and maintenance of platforms and systems already delivered, as well as strengthen the country’s air defenses so it can continue to defend itself against attacks on critical infrastructure, the ministry said in a statement.

Asia

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 400 Tomahawk missiles and related equipment to Japan in a deal valued at $2.4 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday. The sale comes as US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed on Wednesday to open a presidential hotline, resume military-to-military communications, and work to curb fentanyl production, showing tangible progress in their first face-to-face talks in a year. The package would include 400 Tomahawk missiles, 14 Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control Systems, software, support equipment, spares and technical support, the Pentagon said.

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