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  • Lockheed To Provide B-2 Countermeasure Receivers | US Approves NASAMS Sale To...
    by Emily Erhold on May 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Boeing won a $14.2 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement. This order provides manufacturing, assembly and delivery of various peculiar support equipment in support of the F/A-18E/F program. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be […]

  • Super Hornet Fighter Family MYP-III: Contracts
    by Joe Katzman on May 26, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Breakthrough… (click to view full) The US Navy flies the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighters, and has begun operating the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare & strike aircraft. Many of these buys have been managed out of common multi-year procurement (MYP) contracts, which aim to reduce overall […]

  • USA’s B-2 Bombers Leading the Way in Contracting for Availability
    by Joe Katzman on May 26, 2023 at 3:56 am

    All together now… (click to view full) Britain’s practice of “contracting for availability” for key equipment, rather than paying for spare parts and maintenance hours, may be its most significant defense procurement reform. In a world where older air, sea, and ground vehicle fleets are […]

  • V-22 Osprey: The Multi-Year Buys
    by Joe Katzman on May 25, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    (click to view full) In March 2008, the Bell Boeing Joint Project Office in Amarillo, TX received a $10.4 billion modification that converted the previous N00019-07-C-0001 advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee, multi-year contract. The new contract rose to $10.92 billion, and […]

  • Rolls-Royce To Produce Osprey Engines | Poland Gets Warning Aircraft From...
    by Emily Erhold on May 24, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Rolls-Royce won a $21.5 million modification, which exercises an option for the production and delivery of eight AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey for the Navy. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in November 2024. Fiscal 2023 […]

  • Austal Tapped For T-AGOS 25 Design | Portugal Activated Its New Transport...
    by Emily Erhold on May 24, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Austal USA has received a $113.9 million deal to design the US Navy Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship (T-AGOS 25). The agreement includes a $3.2 billion option for the design and construction of up to seven T-AGOS vessels. Work on the first T-AGOS will take place at various US […]

  • Embraer’s Multinational KC-390 Tactical Air Transport Program
    by Joe Katzman on May 24, 2023 at 3:58 am

    KC-390 refuels AMXs (click to view full) Global competition in the 20-ton air transport segment continues to intensify, with Brazil’s launch of its KC-390 program. Embraer figures reportedly place the global C-130 replacement market at around 700 aircraft. In response, it will develop a […]

  • NASA’s Rejuvenated F/A-18D Aircraft Nears Flight Certification | Boeing And...
    by Emily Erhold on May 23, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Sierra Nevada won a $56 million modification for the MC-130J Airborne Mission Networking program’s low-rate initial production. This modification provides for the procurement of production kits, spares, interim-contractor support, program management, and provisioning support. Work will […]

  • The C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecks
    by Joe Katzman on May 23, 2023 at 3:58 am

    RAAF C-130J-30, flares (click to view full) The C-130 Hercules remains one of the longest-running aerospace manufacturing programs of all time. Since 1956, over 40 models and variants have served as the tactical airlift backbone for over 50 nations. The C-130J looks similar, but the number of […]

  • Lockheed Tapped For JASSM Maintenance | Qatar Received 4th Al Zubarah Class...
    by Emily Erhold on May 22, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Americas Lockheed Martin won a $29.2 million modification for maintenance, additional tooling and equipment for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Lot 19/20. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,090,980,036. Work will be performed in Orlando, […]

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