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18 Jul 03. DRS Technologies, Inc. has received a new $14m contract to develop an integrated gas turbine generator system to support the Integrated Power System (IPS) engineering development model for the U.S. Navy’s new DD(X) destroyers. The contract was awarded to DRS by Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc. in Walpole, Massachusetts, a unit of Rolls-Royce PLC North America.

15 Jul 03. Lockheed Martin received a contract to begin production of the MH-60R helicopter for the U.S. Navy. The low rate production (LRIP 2) contract includes the initial release of $17m to purchase components with long lead times. Under the ongoing MH-60R development program, Lockheed Martin already has delivered four Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase II and five LRIP I aircraft. The second lot of low rate production aircraft is for six MH-60R aircraft with ultimate production quantities expected to total 254 aircraft. Full funding for LRIP 2 is expected with 2004 U.S. Department of Defense appropriation later this year. Additional orders are expected in each succeeding year through 2013, with production ramping up to 31 aircraft per year.=20

17 Jul 03. Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, LP (TVS), has been awarded three contract modifications by The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) totalling more than $80m for FMTV trucks and trailers. The contract modifications include a $42m option that calls for the delivery of 44 HIMARS Launcher Chassis, 104 HIMARS Resupply Vehicles and 104 Resupply Trailers. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2004.

15 Jul 03. CAE has won a five-year contract valued at C$14m(US$10.3m) from the United States Air Force (USAF) to continue training its Predator Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA) crews.

Under the terms of the new contract starting October 1, CAE will continue to provide aircrew training and courseware development at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field near Las Vegas, Nevada. The training program is designed for both ROA pilots and sensor operators and includes training curriculums for entry-level students, re-qualification, and instructors.

July 25, 2003 – Lockheed Martin has been awarded $9.4m to enter the second phase of a development agreement by DARPA and the U.S. Army for the Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft (UCAR) program. The award will fund the preliminary design phase of the unmanned air vehicle program. The goal of the joint DARPA-Army program is to demonstrate the technical feasibility, military utility and operational value for a UCAR system to perform armed reconnaissance and attack missions within the emerging Army Objective Force system-of-systems architecture.

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