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USAF Tapped For JDAM | Pratt & Whitney Canada Builds Manufacturing Center In Morocco | Poland Buys JASSM-ER

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Americas The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $7.5-billion contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits that convert air-launched, unguided bombs into guided munitions. The contract includes spares, repairs, technical, and Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition sensor kits with an expected completion date of February 29, 2030. Some JDAMs will go to the US Navy, with nearly $228 million worth going to international customers through Foreign Military Sales. Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense has received a contract to deliver medium tactical vehicles to the US Army. The $108.9 million order covers production and delivery of the company’s proprietary Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 (FMTV A2) and corresponding trailers. Oshkosh wrote that the systems will be distributed for army use and projects supporting foreign military sales with international partners. Middle East & Africa RTX segment Pratt & Whitney Canada has started the construction of a new manufacturing center in Morocco. Located in Casablanca, the hub will focus on developing structural and static machined parts for the company’s aircraft engine products. The site will encompass 12,000 square meters (129,000 square feet) of area in the city. Pratt & Whitney wrote that the factory’s infrastructure will be built with approaches that will sustain […]
Americas

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $7.5-billion contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits that convert air-launched, unguided bombs into guided munitions. The contract includes spares, repairs, technical, and Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition sensor kits with an expected completion date of February 29, 2030. Some JDAMs will go to the US Navy, with nearly $228 million worth going to international customers through Foreign Military Sales.

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense has received a contract to deliver medium tactical vehicles to the US Army. The $108.9 million order covers production and delivery of the company’s proprietary Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 (FMTV A2) and corresponding trailers. Oshkosh wrote that the systems will be distributed for army use and projects supporting foreign military sales with international partners.

Middle East & Africa

RTX segment Pratt & Whitney Canada has started the construction of a new manufacturing center in Morocco. Located in Casablanca, the hub will focus on developing structural and static machined parts for the company’s aircraft engine products. The site will encompass 12,000 square meters (129,000 square feet) of area in the city. Pratt & Whitney wrote that the factory’s infrastructure will be built with approaches that will sustain product quality, efficient operation, and reduce costs and complexities.

Europe

The Polish Ministry of National Defense has inked a deal to buy Lockheed Martin-made JASSM-ER cruise missiles under a deal worth some $735 million, officials said this week. The ministry said the contract is connected to Poland’s recent purchase of four aerostat-based early warning radar systems from the United States for $1 billion as well as its acquisition of F-35 combat jets, also made by Lockheed.

Asia-Pacific

Aviation Systems Engineering won a $12 million modification exercises an option to procure engineering, technical, and logistics assistance to safely operate and maintain the P-8A weapons systems in the US and the Republic of Korea. These services include training to incorporate the mission systems desktop trainer and flight management systems trainer training devices. The curriculum is based upon existing Navy classroom and flight training syllabi and utilizes the Mission Systems Desktop Trainer and Flight Management Systems Trainer training devices and commercial operational flight trainer, aircraft on ground events, and flight training evolutions in the actual aircraft. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed in May 2025. Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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