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Americas The US Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a multiyear contract for construction of three DDG 51 class ships – one each in fiscal 2023, 2024, and 2026. This contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, and post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships. This contract also includes options for construction of additional DDG 51 class ships, which may be subject to future competition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Therefore, the dollar values associated with the multiyear contract are considered source selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine; Cincinnati, Ohio; Walpole, Massachusetts; York, Pennsylvania; South Portland, Maine; Falls Church, Virginia; and other locations below (collectively totaling), and is expected to be completed by December 2033. Huntington Ingalls also was awarded a multiyear contract for construction of six DDG 51 class ships – one in fiscal 2023, one in fiscal 2024, two in fiscal 2025, one in fiscal 2026, and one in fiscal 2027. This contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, and post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships. This contract includes options for construction […]
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The US Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a multiyear contract for construction of three DDG 51 class ships – one each in fiscal 2023, 2024, and 2026. This contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, and post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships. This contract also includes options for construction of additional DDG 51 class ships, which may be subject to future competition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Therefore, the dollar values associated with the multiyear contract are considered source selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine; Cincinnati, Ohio; Walpole, Massachusetts; York, Pennsylvania; South Portland, Maine; Falls Church, Virginia; and other locations below (collectively totaling), and is expected to be completed by December 2033. Huntington Ingalls also was awarded a multiyear contract for construction of six DDG 51 class ships – one in fiscal 2023, one in fiscal 2024, two in fiscal 2025, one in fiscal 2026, and one in fiscal 2027. This contract includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements, and post-delivery availabilities on the awarded firm multiyear ships. This contract includes options for construction of additional DDG 51 class ships, which may be subject to future competition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

Raytheon won a $124.3 million modification, which adds scope to procure 42 Maritime Strike Tomahawk Seeker (MST) suites for the Navy in support of MST Low Rate Production Three, to be installed into Tactical Tomahawk Missiles in the recertification effort. Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado; Tucson, Arizona; North Logan, Utah; Dallas, Texas; Pontiac, Michigan; Huntsville, Arkansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Berryville, Arkansas; Elyria, Ohio; and various locations within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in November 2025.

Middle East

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched a surprise military drill Wednesday on disputed islands in the Persian Gulf. This comes as the US military increase its presence in the region over recent ship seizures by Tehran. The drill focused primarily on Abu Musa Island, though the Guard also landed forces on the Greater Tunb Island as well, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. Swarms of small, fast boats took part, along with paratroopers, drones and truck-launched surface-to-sea missile systems, footage aired on state television showed.

Europe

In Germany, politicians are discussing a possible delivery of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. The deputy leader of the Greens in the Bundestag has argued for the delivery of long-range weapons in German Media. A spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Defense told the “Welt am Sonntag” that Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) had made it clear regarding the Taurus cruise missiles “that there will be no delivery”. According to the newspaper, the question of the reasons for this decision remained unanswered.

Asia-Pacific

The Taiwanese military has discovered some Chinese-made components installed on its Storm 3 light tactical utility vehicles. The Chinese parts were mounted by Taipei-based Idano Co, which had been contracted by the country’s defense ministry to provide maintenance and repair services for the vehicles. The discovery started when soldiers complained about the poor quality of some of the new components fitted on the trucks.

In a bid to modernize its aging military equipment and bolster its defense capabilities, Indonesia has announced a significant purchase of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). The deal, worth approximately $300 million, marks a notable step in Indonesia’s efforts to enhance its surveillance and intelligence-gathering capabilities. The Indonesian defense ministry revealed that the agreement with TAI includes the acquisition of 12 new UAVs, along with training and flight simulators. The purchase comes as a part of Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its defense infrastructure and prepare for emerging security challenges.

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