Aircraft

Iraq, buying American, gets nod for F-16s

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12/16/2011
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12/31/2018

BAGHDAD, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. military may be pulling out of Iraq, but Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is investing billions of dollars in U.S. weaponry that will maintain Baghdad's links with the United States for years to come.

That includes a nod from the White House for the purchase of a second batch of 18 Lockheed Martin F-16IQ fighter jets worth $2.3 billion.

Earlier this year Iraq ordered its first squadron of F-16s. The new buy will give it 36 of the supersonic, multi-role jets by around 2018.

Northrop given support contract for JointStars

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540,000,000 USD
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12/16/2011

MELBOURNE, Fla., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted Northrop Grumman for integrated logistics support for maintenance of Joint STARS aircraft.

Northrop, under the 30-month, $540 million award for Total System Support Responsibility contract, will partner with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.

The two will support the 116th Air Control Wing at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia, where the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet is based.

BAE given support contract for Hawk trainers

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Contract Amount: 
92,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
12/14/2011

NEW DELHI, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has signed a contract with India to provide spare and ground support gear for the Indian air force's Hawk training aircraft.

The jet trainers used by India are manufactured under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. BAE supplies the materials, parts and support services.

BAE said the value of the contract is nearly $92 million and brings the total value of Hawk-related contracts with India to more than $934 million.

Lockheed given F-35 contract modification

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4,000,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
12/13/2011
Termination Date: 
01/31/2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A fixed-price-incentive contract modification is being given to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 30 LRIP F-35 jets, the U.S. Defense Department said.

The modification for low-rate initial production is to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract and carries a value of about $4 billion.

SELEX Galileo’s laser business awarded EUR33M orders

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33,000,000 EUR
Announcement Date: 
01/26/2011

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has been awarded contracts worth in excess of
33M EUR for the supply of 196 high-energy lasers to be fitted in United States prime
contractor targeting systems. Acting as rangefinders and designators, the lasers allow fighter
aircraft crews to target the enemy with exacting precision while remaining outside the range
of hostile fire.
Alastair Morrison, SVP for Radar and Advanced Targeting, said “SELEX Galileo is a market
leader in high-energy lasers. The Company has a proven track record in manufacturing and

Northrop Grumman Awarded B-2 Tailpipe Spares Contract

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76,000,000 USD
Project Timeframe: 
8 years
Announcement Date: 
12/08/2011

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to deliver spare assets in support of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.

The $76 million sole-source contract has a performance period of eight years and will be managed from Oklahoma City.

Boeing upgrading F-15C visual trainers

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20,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
12/01/2011
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01/31/2013

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Visual systems in U.S. Air Force F-15C Mission Training Centers are being upgraded with Boeing's Constant Resolution Visual System under a $20 million contract.

The CRVS is central to a complete immersive training and uses standard, off-the-shelf projectors.

"A key feature of the CRVS is the ability to train with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and night vision goggles, both of which will be used in the F-15C MTC," said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president for Training Systems and Services.

AAR wins aircraft support contract

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18,500,000 USD
Project Timeframe: 
1-5 years
Announcement Date: 
12/02/2011

WOOD DALE, Ill., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration has selected AAR Corp. for supply chain and aircraft support services.

AAR said the agreement in support of NNSA's aircraft maintenance operations in Albuquerque strengthens the company's standing as a prime contractor in the government and defense market.

The contract -- valued at $18.5 million -- features a one-year base period of performance and four one-year options.

NNSA's fleet consists of Boeing 737-400 passenger/cargo aircraft, DC-9s and Learjets.

Elbit upgrading F-16 displays

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Contract Amount: 
38,500,000 USD
Project Timeframe: 
5 years
Announcement Date: 
12/06/2011

TALLADEGA, Ala., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Elbit Systems of America LLC has been tasked by U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to upgrade wide-angle conventional heads-up displays on Block 30 and 50 F-16s.

The WAC HUD projects critical instrument panel information on a transparent surface in front of the pilot.

Under the five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity award, Elbit will manufacture Reliability and Maintainability Electronic Module Assemblies for the U.S. Air Force aircraft displays.

Russia signs $54-mln arms contract with Indonesia

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54,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
10/11/2010

Russia started the first day at an arms show in Jakarta with a contract on the delivery of munitions for Sukhoi-family fighters to Indonesia, worth $54 million, a senior defense official said on Wednesday.

The Indo Defense 2010 Expo & Forum opened on November 10 in Jakarta to host over 400 exhibitors from 38 countries until November 13. Nine Russian defense companies are exhibiting various types of sophisticated weaponry at the biennial arms fair.

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