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Raytheon Tapped For ESSM Support | Spain Acquires 16 C295 | Philippines Acquired Advanced Radar System

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Americas Raytheon won a $41.1 million for the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block (BLK) one spare parts for sustainment and support of in-service ESSM BLK 1 Guided Missile Assemblies. This delivery order includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this delivery order to $49,251,821. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government (85%); and the governments of Japan, UAE, Chile, Spain, and South Korea (15%), under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Lockheed Martin won a $12,328,863 modification, which provides for through life support services, to include in-country, on-site squadron workforce supplementation support personnel, and continued maintenance, program management, and logistics services in support of the MH-60 Romeo helicopter program for the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Yerriyong, Commonwealth of Australia; and various location within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in December 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Middle East & Africa Seven members of Syria’s security forces were killed Wednesday when their bus struck an Islamic State group landmine in the […]
Americas

Raytheon won a $41.1 million for the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block (BLK) one spare parts for sustainment and support of in-service ESSM BLK 1 Guided Missile Assemblies. This delivery order includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this delivery order to $49,251,821. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government (85%); and the governments of Japan, UAE, Chile, Spain, and South Korea (15%), under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

Lockheed Martin won a $12,328,863 modification, which provides for through life support services, to include in-country, on-site squadron workforce supplementation support personnel, and continued maintenance, program management, and logistics services in support of the MH-60 Romeo helicopter program for the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Yerriyong, Commonwealth of Australia; and various location within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in December 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Middle East & Africa

Seven members of Syria’s security forces were killed Wednesday when their bus struck an Islamic State group landmine in the Badia desert, in the center of the country, a monitor said. “Seven regime forces were killed and 10 others were injured,” said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor. IS jihadists had planted the landmine near the central city of Palmyra and it blew up when a Syrian army bus drove over it, said the Observatory, which has a network of sources on the ground in Syria.

Europe

The Spanish Ministry of Defense has inked a deal with Airbus for the acquisition of 16 C295 aircraft. Valued at $1.86 billion, this procurement underscores Spain’s commitment to fortifying its national security, particularly in maritime patrol and surveillance. The ordered aircraft will be delivered in two distinct configurations: Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA). These cutting-edge platforms are poised to significantly amplify Spain’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities while augmenting its surveillance, reconnaissance, and search & rescue operations.

Asia-Pacific

According to Defense News, the shipbuilder for a $30 billion Australian program is pushing back against criticism over the design and capabilities of the anti-submarine warfare frigate. Analysts have lambasted the program, citing the frigate design’s weight growth, scheduling delays and what they view as an inadequate number of vertical launching system cells. Furthermore, in May, Australia’s auditor general slammed the acquisition process in an Australian National Audit Office report, citing serious flaws.

The Philippines has acquired an advanced radar system from Japan to bolster its air surveillance capability. A Mitsubishi-manufactured FPS-3ME radar was turned over to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Wednesday during a ceremony at the Wallace Air Station in the north of the country. The surveillance system is expected to cover hundreds of miles and help protect the country’s sovereignty.

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