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Sikorsky Wins $2B US Navy Deal | US Starts F-16 Training For Ukrainian Pilots | 5 Companies Want To Produce Bulgarian Radars

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Americas Sikorsky won a $2 billion modification by the US Navy, which adds scope for Lots 7 and 8 block buy contract for a combined quantity of 35 CH-53K full-rate production aircraft, 27 for the Marine Corps and eight for the government of Israel, as well as provides associated aircraft and programmatic support, logistical support and spares. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (41.96%); Wichita, Kansas (11.18%); Salt Lake City, Utah (6.97%); Bridgeport, West Virginia (2.72%); Redmond, Washington (2.03%); Kent, Washington (1.81%); Quebec, Canada (1.63%); Cudahy, Wisconsin (1.53%); Kent, United Kingdom (1.16%); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (1.10%); Rome, New York (1.06%); various locations within the continental US (CONUS) (24.86%); and various locations outside the CONUS (1.99%), and is expected to be completed in December 2027. Hansome Energy won a $31.2 million deal or the procurement of 143 vane axial fans in support of the Virginia-class submarine atmosphere control system. This is a stand-alone contract with no options. All work will be performed in Linden, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by September 2027. Annual working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $23,437,891 will be obligated at time of award, and funds will not expire at the end […]
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Sikorsky won a $2 billion modification by the US Navy, which adds scope for Lots 7 and 8 block buy contract for a combined quantity of 35 CH-53K full-rate production aircraft, 27 for the Marine Corps and eight for the government of Israel, as well as provides associated aircraft and programmatic support, logistical support and spares. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (41.96%); Wichita, Kansas (11.18%); Salt Lake City, Utah (6.97%); Bridgeport, West Virginia (2.72%); Redmond, Washington (2.03%); Kent, Washington (1.81%); Quebec, Canada (1.63%); Cudahy, Wisconsin (1.53%); Kent, United Kingdom (1.16%); Windsor Locks, Connecticut (1.10%); Rome, New York (1.06%); various locations within the continental US (CONUS) (24.86%); and various locations outside the CONUS (1.99%), and is expected to be completed in December 2027.

Hansome Energy won a $31.2 million deal or the procurement of 143 vane axial fans in support of the Virginia-class submarine atmosphere control system. This is a stand-alone contract with no options. All work will be performed in Linden, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by September 2027. Annual working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $23,437,891 will be obligated at time of award, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Middle East and Africa

The US Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) has showcased a significant capability by successfully demonstrating the loading and unloading of the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) onto the MC-130J Commando II aircraft. The airmen also demonstrated the arming of Rapid Dragon using the AGM-158. This demonstration took place at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on August 6. The AGM-158 JASSM is a highly sophisticated, low observable standoff air-launched cruise missile designed to maintain aircrew safety by engaging hostile air defense systems from a distance without compromising its lethal impact. Rapid Dragon, on the other hand, presents a precision munitions capability specifically tailored for medium-sized or larger cargo aircraft. This advancement offers U.S. forces a versatile and rapid response option in challenging operational scenarios.

Europe

The US will begin training Ukrainian F-16 pilots within two months, Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a briefing Thursday. The training will begin in October at Morris Air National Guard Base in Tucson, Arizona, and will be conducted by the Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, Ryder said. In September, the pilots will first receive English language training tailored to the training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Five defense companies are vying to clinch a $221.7 million deal to produce Bulgaria’s new military surveillance radars. The country has been looking for a potential supplier of the new 3D radars to improve the protection of its airspace and NATO’s eastern flank. The Balkan nation has been looking for a potential supplier of the new 3D radars to improve the protection of its airspace and NATO’s eastern flank.F rance’s Thales is also offering its solutions to the Bulgarian defense ministry.

Asia-Pacific

Hanwha Defense Australia has awarded Israeli firm Epsilor a contract to supply NATO-standard Li-Ion vehicle batteries for its Huntsman self-propelled howitzers. The agreement will see Epsilor deliver its COMBATT family of military vehicle batteries. The product line includes 6T Li-Ion and LiFePO4 variants.

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