Rolls Royce won a $20 million delivery order for the procurement of four spare AE 2100D3 engines used on the KC-130J aircraft. All work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana and work is expected to be completed by March 2024. The KC-130J is a multi-role tanker aircraft designed and developed by Lockheed Martin to replace the KC-130F/R/T aircraft. Work will take place in Indiana. Expected completion will be by March 2024.
The Navy awarded Raytheon a $16 million contract modification for sustainment material and support for the AN/SPY-6(V) family of radars. The solid state, fixed-face and rotating SPY-6 variants provide integrated air and missile defense capabilities. Work will take place ein California, Arizona, Massachusetts and Virginia. Expected completion will be by September 2023.
Middle East & Africa
Kuwait now has six Eurofighters in the country after Leonardo delivered another two aircraft to Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah Air Base. This is the third batch of delivery and the Kuwait News Agency said in a statement that the Eurofighters in the country have accumulated 100 flight hours.
The US State Department Approved a Foreign Military Sale of M1A2K tank operational and training ammunition and related equipment to Kuwait for an estimated cost of $250 million. The Pentagon said the Kuwaiti government had requested to buy the ammunition and related equipment, and the proposed sale would improve Kuwait’s ability to meet current and future regional threats. The equipment would provide Kuwait with the ability to deter and defend against land-based threats, and help protect border regions and key land-based infrastructure, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The US Senate approved $12 billion in new economic and military aid for Ukraine on Thursday as part of a stopgap extension of the federal budget into December. The measure, agreed by senators of both parties, includes $3 billion for arms, supplies, and salaries for Ukraine’s military, and authorizes President Joe Biden to direct the US Defense Department to take $3.7 billion worth of its own weapons and materiel and send them to Ukraine.
Swedish defense firm Saab announced last week that it would set up a new production facility for the Carl-Gustaf M4 rifle in India. The initiative seeks to bolster arms production in the country and provide the necessary support to the Indian Army and other military customers worldwide. According to the company, the new facility will employ complex technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques for the state-of-the-art Carl-Gustaf system.
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