Sikorsky Tapped For H-53 Support | Greece Considers Partnering With Lockheed For SSI Infrastructure Programs For F-35s | DoS Approved Hellfire Sale To Poland
Sikorsky won a $120 million deal to provide logistics, engineering and modification install support for the H-53 helicopter for the Marine Corps, Navy, and Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut; and various locations within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in March 2028. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.
Northrop Grumman won a $50 million contract modification, which exercises options to provide non-recurring engineering, product support, and production cut in support, in support of Lot 11 E-2D Hawkeye production aircraft. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (24.8%); St. Augustine, Florida (20.1%); Liverpool, New York; El Segundo, California; Indianapolis, Indiana; Menlo Park, California; Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Aire-sur-l’Adour, France; Edgewood, New York; Marlboro, Massachusetts; Woodland Hills, California; Greenlawn, New York; and various locations within the continental US, and is expected to be completed in February 2027.
Middle East & Africa
Elbit Systems, Nippon Aircraft Supply (NAS) and Itochu Aviation have signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote mutual cooperation for a range of solutions between the companies. As part of the MOU, Elbit Systems will provide the main components, technology and knowledge to NAS and Itochu. NAS will provide the capabilities for local integration, manufacturing, test and maintenance and Itochu will lead the marketing of the products in Japan. This cooperation will address the growing Japanese interest in the field of defense while aligned with the local requirements that Elbit Systems provides Japan-based production and qualities.
Greece is considering partnering with Lockheed Martin to provide security, supply, and information (SSI) infrastructure programs for the F-35 fighter jet package. A decision by the Greek Defense Ministry is expected next week on this proposal which would ensure the successful reception of the F-35s in 2027-28. The SSI infrastructure is crucial in transferring expertise, including cybersecurity and network security. Turkey was excluded from the F-35 program due to its use of a third-party system (S-400) compromising these features. Sources report that Greek and US delegations discussed the proposal in a meeting last week, with the Hellenic National Defense General Staff and Hellenic Air Force General Staff pressuring for a price tag under $500 million. The domestic defense industry is also looking for a guarantee of an additional $500 million for projects.
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $150 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sale. Poland has requested to buy eight hundred (800) AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles; and four (4) M36 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM).
Japan has received and commissioned its latest Taigei-class attack submarine, the JS Hakugei, at Kobe Shipyard. The vessel’s construction began in 2019, while its launch was conducted in 2021. The Hakugei was completed in partnership with Kawasaki and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries this year.
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