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UNITED KINGDOM

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05 Aug 19. £350m Typhoon engine support contract. The MoD has signed a contract worth almost £350m to support the engines that power the UK’s fleet of Typhoon fighter jets. The £346.7m contract, signed with Rolls-Royce, will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024 as the Typhoon continues to form the backbone of the RAF’s fighter jet fleet. (Source: U.K. MoD)

EUROPE

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05 Aug 19. HENSOLDT will upgrade the vision equipment used by the Turkish Navy’s Preveze Class submarines to state-of-the-art technology. The contract is worth approximately 40m euros. For the first time, two SERO 400 systems will be combined. The four Class 209 submarines were built and commissioned in the 1990s. HENSOLDT will supply a total of eight SERO 400 periscopes, all of them with thermal imagers as add-on units. The order was placed by the Turkish company Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM), which has the overall responsibility for the upgrade programme. Therein, HENSOLDT is supplying a combination of the OMS 100 optronics mast system and the SERO 400 periscope for the REIS Class submarines. In addition, HENSOLDT is also supplying the equipment for the periscope workshop in Turkey, including special tooling. This means that, as a result of the continued deployment of the SERO 400, synergies will arise not only in the area of operating and training, but also in maintenance.

08 Aug 19. Test of the Strategic Sea Transport Contract.  On behalf of six NATO nations (Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and Hungary), which have come together to form the Multinational Sealift Steering Committee (MSSC), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has made a contract with the Dutch shipping company Spliethoff on the charter of three medium-sized roll-on/roll-off vessels. As part of a planning exercise with the contractor Spliethoff and the participating nations, NSPA successfully tested the procedures for using the Strategic Sealift Contract on Spliethoff’s premises in Amsterdam. During the two-day exercise, not only the NSPA contract, but also the national contracts from the Netherlands and Norway were tested in a realistic scenario agreed in advance with the participating nations and the MCCE (Movement Coordination Centre Europe). During the exercise, six activations took place for these highly specialised vessels, enabling NSPA not only to assess the performance of the contractors and the associated activation procedures, but also to identify lessons learned and opportunities for improvement. These will be implemented in future contracts. Spliethoff will provide up to three TRAFEXPRESS class ConRo vessels under the contract, capable of carrying more than 600 containers (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit, TEU) and 2,950 lane metres of (military) vehicles simultaneously at a carrying capacity of 18,250 tonnes. A total of six vessels of this class were built in Szczecin between 2005 and 2009. (Source: ESD Spotlight)

AIR

06 Aug 19. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with Marvin Engineering worth 113 MNOK to supply air-to-air pylons for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The agreement covers production lot 12 for air-to-air pylons for all variants of the fighter. (Source: Google/https://goldencasinonews.com)

08 Aug 19. Rohde & Schwarz will supply its software defined airborne radios (SDR) for the NH90 Sea LION aircraft to the German Navy. The rotorcraft will be equipped with Rohde & Schwarz’s SDR of the SOVERON family, including national cryptology. Each aircraft features three R&S M3AR MR6000A VHF/UHF transceivers and spares. Last month, the NH90 Sea LION helicopter completed a series of mission demonstrations for the German Navy. (Source: naval-technology.com)

USA

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02 Aug 19. USAF contracts Ascent Vision Technologies for anti-drone systems. The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) to supply a full suite of anti-unmanned aircraft system (UAS) vehicles. Ascent Vision’s eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS) is a counter-drone technology for fixed, mobile and on-the-move applications. X-MADIS underwent 18 months of testing, trials and evaluation across multiple military services and operational spectrums. The contract has a potential of more than $23m and deliveries are expected to start later this year. The technology has the ability to detect, locate, track, identify and defeat small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). X-MADIS features an all-threat tactical air surveillance radar, gyro-stabilised optical sensor, and command and control interface and electronic warfare system.  (Source: airforce-technology.com)

05 Aug 19. Gilat Awarded Over $7m Contract for US Army’s WIN-T Program. Innovative 50W Ka-band GaN BUCs chosen for long-term sustainment of thousands of mobile Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) in the field. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over $7m for the US Army’s WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical) program. (Source: ASD Network)

07 Aug 19. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $240m contract to support the modeling and simulation framework for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Through this contract, the Modeling and Simulation Contract – Framework and Tools (MASC-F) Lockheed Martin will ensure the BMDS remains ready for today’s evolving threats by continually assessing system configurations, engagement conditions and target phenomena. MASC-F will provide additional products and tools to support the agency’s modeling & simulation enterprise and provide critical data to assess the operational effectiveness and survivability of the BMDS and its elements. Through computer-based tools, modeling, algorithms and analysis techniques, MASC-F will enable the integration of real-world hardware and constructive models from each of the BMDS program elements into one system that accurately represents the performance of fielded BMDS equipment. These will then be used to evaluate fielded and conceptual BMDS architectures against a variety of threats in realistic environments. Working with the MDA, Lockheed Martin’s team will enhance the system’s foundational simulation framework. The Lockheed Martin-led team includes the following subcontract teammates: Northrop Grumman, Dynetics, CohesionForce, PeopleTec, Penta Research, Corvid Technologies, Archarithms, ISYS Technologies and M&M Technical Services Inc. The team will mature capabilities and develop common interfaces to join digital and hardware-in-the-loop representations into one modular, scalable, reconfigurable system.

05 Aug 19. The United States Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) three contracts to produce additional Q-53 systems and outfit the radar with enhanced capabilities, including extended range and counter unmanned aerial system (CUAS) surveillance. The flexible architecture of the Army’s most modern radar allows for these upgrades, which support adaptable growth of the system to address aircraft, drone and other threats in the future. The Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for a third lot of 15 Full Rate Production systems. Once this contract is delivered the Army will own 189 Q-53 systems. The Lot 3 systems will continue to be produced using gallium nitride (GaN) transmit-receive modules. This will provide the radar with additional power, reliability and the possibility for enhanced capabilities including extended range, counterfire target acquisition (CTA) and multi-mission, which delivers simultaneous CTA and air surveillance.  Lockheed Martin was also awarded a contract to enhance the Q-53’s CUAS capability. This true multi-mission capability delivers simultaneous counterfire, CUAS and air surveillance. Extended Range. Lockheed Martin was also awarded a contract by the Army that will extend the operating range of the Q-53 system by utilizing recent next-generation technology insertions already available in the radar.

06 Aug 19. Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado, is awarded a maximum amount $405,770,000 un-priced letter contract modification PH0006 to a previously awarded and announced un-priced letter contract (N00030-19-C-0025) for the design, development, build and integration of large diameter rocket motors, associated missile body flight articles, and related support equipment for Army Intermediate Range Conventional Prompt Strike Weapon System flight test demonstrations.  Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, with an expected completion date of Jan. 1, 2024.  Fiscal 2019 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $33,000,000 are being obligated on this award, which will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

06 Aug 19. U.S. Missile Defense Agency Awards Lockheed Martin $320m Contract to Evolve Foundation of Ballistic Missile Defense. The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) operates collectively and continuously through a multi-domain system that connects traditionally autonomous sensors, satellites and weapon systems. Through a $320m contract, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will continue to evolve this multi-domain system, the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system. Fielded and operational since 2004, C2BMC gives commanders at strategic, regional and operational levels an integrated picture of potential or current threats across the globe. Through C2BMC, commanders can make coordinated decisions about the most effective way to engage ballistic missile threats at any range, in any phase of flight. With this contract, Lockheed Martin’s team will integrate the Long-Range Discrimination Radar, as well as sensors that provide advanced tracking capabilities for emerging threats into the BMDS. Using an agile development process, the team will enhance C2BMC’s threat characterization, tracking and advanced threat warning capabilities through integration with both new and enhanced sensor capabilities. The team will also further harden the overall cybersecurity posture of the system. Lockheed Martin’s C2BMC team includes a partnership of highly responsive industry leaders that includes Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and many small businesses with expertise in key areas. The new contract extends the team’s performance on C2BMC through December 2022.

02 Aug 19. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract for the U.S. Army Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) directed energy prototyping initiative. The initiative includes integrating a directed energy weapon system on a Stryker vehicle as a pathfinding effort toward the U.S. Army M-SHORAD objective to provide more comprehensive protection of frontline combat units.

07 Aug 19. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded an $11,812,335 modification (P00240) to contract W56HZV-15-C-0095 for Authorized Stockage List.  Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2021.  Fiscal 2018 and 2019 other procurement, Army and procurement Marine Corps funds in the combined amount of $11,812,335 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

05 Aug 19. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will deploy two prototype high energy laser weapon systems to troops overseas under a U.S. Air Force contract. The Air Force experimentation includes 12 months of in-field operation against unmanned aerial systems and operator training. Raytheon’s HELWS uses pure energy to detect, identify and instantly take down drones. It can target a single drone with precision. The HELWS is paired with Raytheon’s Multi-spectral Targeting System. It uses invisible beams of light to defeat hostile UASs. Mounted on a Polaris MRZR all-terrain vehicle, the system detects, identifies, tracks and engages drones. The contract follows successful demonstrations of Raytheon’s directed energy systems for the Air Force and the U.S. Army.

SEA

07 Aug 19. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems. The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an eight-year ordering period. The work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities, communications, command and control, intelligence, and non-tactical data management. A majority of the work awarded will take place near the U.S. Navy’s Test and Integration Facility Complex, alternatively known as the C4I-System Innovation Facility, located at Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic in Charleston, SC. Additional work is slated for shipyards in Pascagoula, MS; Newport News, VA; and Norfolk, VA. (Source: ASD Network)

07 Aug 19. Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a maximum potential value $75,000,000 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00039-15-D-0042) for the Block Upgrade II retrofit of Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) low volume terminals.  The terminals provide secure, high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Air Force and Army platforms, and for Foreign Military Sales customers.  Work will be performed in Wayne, New Jersey (50%); and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (50%), and is expected to be completed by December 2026.  No funding is being obligated at the time of award.  Funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued.  This contract modification was not competitively procured because it is a sole-source acquisition pursuant to the authority of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source (Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 6.302-1).  The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity and awarded the contract on behalf of the MIDS Program Office.

AIR

02 Aug 19. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $55,500,000 undefinitized contract action modification (P00177) to the previously awarded, FA8625-11-C-6600, for KC-46 engineering, manufacturing and development contract.  This modification is for the system level hardware and software critical design review of the boom telescope actuator redesign.  Work will be performed at Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed February 2021.  Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $20,845,672 are being obligated at the time of award.  The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

05 Aug 19. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Unmanned Systems Division has been awarded a $23m contract for high-performance jet drones. The contract, with an undisclosed customer, will cover a production run of one of the company’s target drone systems. Kratos said that its target systems have the ability to perform as high fidelity enemy threat surrogates, simulating the characteristics of aircraft and missiles. The drone systems are used to support weapons testing, weapons development, and training. (Source: airforce-technology.com)

07 Aug 19. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $22,500,000 cost-plus incentive-fee modification (P00017) to previously awarded contract FA8808-18-C-0002 for changes to the payload driven by selection of a host space vehicle.  The contract provides for the delivery of two Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) payloads.  Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2023.  Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $5,900,000 are being obligated at the time of award.  The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

07 Aug 19. United Launch Services, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $156,752,771 firm-fixed-price modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National Security Space Launch Delta IV Heavy Launch services.  This modification provides for launch vehicle production services for National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Launch Mission Three, the last of three planned NRO launch missions under this contract.  This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract from $310,784,574 to $467,537,345.  Work will be performed in Centennial, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by January 2024.  Fiscal 2019 missile procurement funds in the amount of $144,637,202 are being obligated at the time of award.  The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.  (CORRECTION:  The May 9, 2019, announcement of this contract’s modification for Launch Mission Two incorrectly stated the total cumulative face value of the contract at the time as $449,813,010. The actual total cumulative value was $310,784,574.)

TECHNOLOGY

05 Aug 19. BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (HHM402-19-D-0005); Bluehawk LLC,* West Palm Beach, Florida (HHM402-19-D-0008); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0007); CACI Inc. – Federal, Arlington, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0015); Calhoun International LLC,* Tampa, Florida (HHM402-19-D-0009); Celestar Corp.,* Tampa, Florida (HHM402-19-D-0010); CSRA LLC, Falls Church, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0016); Edge Analytic Solutions LLC,* McLean, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0012); Fulcrum IT Services LLC, Centerville, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0017); Invictus International Consulting LLC,* Alexandria, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0013); Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0018); Mission Essential Personnel LLC, New Albany, Ohio (HHM402-19-D-0019); Preting LLC,* Alexandria, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0014); SOS International LLC, Reston, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0020); The Buffalo Group LLC, Reston, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0021); and Vencore/Perspecta, Chantilly, Virginia (HHM402-19-D-0022), were awarded a five-year base plus five one-year option indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ), multiple-award contract called Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 (SIA 3) with a combined ceiling value of $17,100,000,000. This contract will provide worldwide coverage, support and assistance to the Defense Intelligence Agency by delivering timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners and defense and national security policy makers, all vital to the security of the U.S. Work will be performed at contractor facilities and at government facilities in multiple locations in the continental U.S. and overseas with a start date of Aug. 5, 2019, and an estimated completion date of Aug. 4, 2029. The SIA 3 contract was awarded through a full and open solicitation and 29 offers were received. Six of the 16 awardees are small businesses. Each company will receive a $1,000 minimum guarantee. Task orders (TO) will be issued competitively under this ID/IQ, which will allow for the following TO contract types: firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee and time-and-material. The Virginia Contracting Activity, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

02 Aug 19. US Army awards contract to Carahsoft for commercial Cloud solutions. The US Army has awarded a basic ordering agreement (BOA) to Carahsoft Technology for commercial Cloud solutions. The BOA for the Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) will support the army’s transition from enterprise systems / applications to commercial Cloud environments. The agreement covers all Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)-authorised Cloud service offerings in Carahsoft’s portfolio. It is applicable to the solutions with provisional authorisation from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), including software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service solutions from a list of vendors. (Source: army-technology.com)

REST OF THE WORLD

LAND

08 Aug 19. Seven companies selected to support major Australian Army projects.

The companies include:

  • Melbourne-based Cablex: vehicle systems and C4I cabling for the first 25 Boxer vehicles;
  • Sydney-based Eylex: crew communications equipment including headsets for the first 25 Boxer vehicles;
  • Melbourne-based Tectonica Australia: driver’s aids for night time situational awareness for the first 25 Boxer vehicles;
  • Brisbane-based ABI Coating Specialists: paint and finish for the first 25 Boxer vehicles;
  • Ballarat-based Bartlett: tarpaulins for selected Rheinmetall MAN high mobility logistics vehicles;
  • Adelaide-based Supashock: spare wheel carriage system for Rheinmetall MAN Heavy Transport vehicles; and
  • Newcastle-based Varley: various modules for the Rheinmetall MAN high mobility logistics vehicles.

(Full story: MILITARY VEHICLE NEWS) (Source: Defence Connect)

05 Aug 19. BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), has received an order for additional AMPS systems from the UN Air Operations. Under the contract, BIRD will provide its AMPS-MV solution, which includes the MACS sensor, and install it on the UN Mi-17 Helicopters, that are operating in the most dangerous and complicated areas in Africa. The UN is already using BIRD’s AMPS systems, and this is a follow-on order that will allow the UN to install the systems on additional helicopters. BIRD’s AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS). The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft. The AMPS-MV includes BIRD Aerosystems’ patented Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) sensor, which performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical passive sensors, and practically eliminates any False Alarms. MACS ensures that only real missiles will be declared by the system and reacted upon.

07 Aug 19. Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the company”) announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $80m to upgrade tanks and supply radio systems for an Army of a country in South East Asia. The contract will be performed over a period of 32 months. Under the contract, the company will supply Fire Control Systems and Electric Gun and Turret Drive Systems for tanks and advanced radio systems from the E-LynX family in several configurations, including hand-held and man-packed radios for infantry soldiers and vehicular radios for Armored Fighting Vehicles.

20 Jun 19. OPEC Systems to supply new lightweight ensemble as part of CBRN protection contract. Australian company Oil Pollution and Environmental Control (OPEC) Systems announced on 19 June that it has signed an AUD23m (USD15.8m) contract with Leidos Australia to provide a range of equipment, including a newly developed protective ensemble, as part of Project Land 2110 Phase 1B covering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection. This comes after the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) awarded Leidos a AUD243.5m contract in September 2018 for Land 2110 Phase 1B. OPEC Systems said it would commence rollout in early 2020 of Kestrel medium-protective CBRN ensembles; collapsible waste water containment bunds for capturing liquid contamination; collapsible, helicopter-transportable liquid storage drums for potable and waste water; and mitts for rapid chemical decontamination. (Source: IHS Jane’s)

07 Aug 19. Palomar to deliver display systems for M1A Abrams tank. Palomar Display Products has received three contracts to deliver military display systems for the M1A Abrams tank and Bradley M2/M3 Fighting Vehicle. The total cost of the firm fixed-price contracts from three undisclosed customers is valued at around $10.2m. Palomar Display stated that it has designed and tested the optically coupled display systems intended for installation on vehicles delivered to the US Army. The company will make deliveries for the contracts throughout 2019, 2020, and 2021. Palomar Display also won an add-on modification contract to deliver gunner display systems for the tank. (Source: army-technology.com)

AIR

08 Aug 19. BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $369,000,000 ceiling increase modification (P00013) to previously awarded contract FA2521-16-D-0010 for serviceable components and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems world-wide for both foreign and domestic government agencies to include radars, telemetry and optical instrumentation tracking systems.  This increase is to support range instrumentation sustainment and obsolescence management requirements.  Work will be completed at the program’s 28 worldwide participating ranges and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2020.  Fiscal 2019 operational and maintenance funds will be used, and no funds are being obligated at the time of award.  The 45th Contracting Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

02 Aug 19. Leonardo Logs First Order for the M-346FA. Leonardo booked an order in July for six M-346FA light fighter/attack aircraft, Leonardo SpA CEO Alessandro Profumo revealed during a press conference following the publication of the company’s 2019 first-half results on July 30.  He declined to reveal the air force’s identity, noting only that it is a “major international customer.” He also said that the first export order for the M-345 basic/advanced trainer would be revealed later in the year.  Unveiled at the 2017 Paris Air Show, the M-346FA is based on the airframe of the M-346 advanced jet trainer that has been sold to Italy (designated T-346A), Israel (where it is known as the Lavi), Poland, and Singapore. It is a further evolution of the M-346FT (fighter trainer) with more weapons capability and tactical datalink added to the baseline version.  Retaining a full advanced/lead-in fighter trainer capability, the FA variant has significantly enhanced combat capability thanks to a Leonardo Grifo-346 multi-mode radar and IFF (identification friend or foe) equipment. Among the radar’s capabilities are synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Inverse SAR for surface target identification. In track-while-scan mode, it can track up to 10 aerial targets simultaneously. Maximum range is greater than 50nm (92km). (Source: defense-aerospace.com/AIN Online)

07 Aug 19. DoD/DSCA Notifies Congress of Possible FMS of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with Support to S. Korea.  The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the Congress that the Republic of Korea has requested to buy twelve (12) MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, equipped with the following: thirteen (13) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode Radars (12 installed, 1 spare); twenty-five (25) T-700-GE-401C Engines (24 installed, 1 spare); twelve (12) Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Systems (ALFS) (12 installed); thirteen (13) AN/AAS-44C(V) Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems (12 installed, 1 spare); twenty-four (24) Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI) with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) (24 installed); twelve (12) Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems – Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) Block Upgrade Two Terminals; four (4) M-240D crew served guns; four (4) GAU-21 crew served guns; and one thousand (1,000) AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys. Also included are twenty-four (24) AN/ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) radios with Communications Security (COMSEC); twenty (20) AN/ARC-220 High Frequency radios; twenty (20) AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders; spare engine containers; facilities study; design and construction; spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; communications equipment; ferry support; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $800m. The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement required by the Republic of Korea will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor. (Source: glstrade.com)

 

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