Harris awarded $43.6M for electronic jammers on Kuwaiti F/A-18s

March 8 (UPI) — Harris Corp. has received a $43.2 million contract for modifications to F/A-18 fighter planes of the Royal Kuwaiti Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department announced. The modification calls for procurement of additional Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 Onboard Jammer systems for the aircraft. In 2018, Boeing was awarded a $1.5 billion contract under the Foreign ...

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Lockheed tapped for sustainment on U.S., foreign H-60 helicoptors

March 8 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin Corp. received a $23.8 million contract for comprehensive work on the H-60 helicopter, the Defense Department announced. The contract, revealed on Thursday, covers engineering, logistics, tooling management support and technical data services for sustainment, operation, maintenance, and training in support of all domestic and foreign H-60 variants. The versatile aircraft, named the Black Hawk ...

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Second advanced weapons elevator completed on USS Gerald R. Ford

March 7 (UPI) — The second advanced weapons elevator has been accepted on the USS Gerald R. Ford, the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Upper Stage #3 was turned over to the ship on Feb. 14 at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia where the carrier is undergoing post-shakedown availability, the Navy said in a news release Wednesday. AWE ...

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Raytheon awarded $63.3M for hypersonic weapons system research

March 5 (UPI) — Raytheon was awarded a $63.3 million contract to further develop the Tactical Boost Glide hypersonic weapons program. Raytheon announced the contract on Monday, revealing the work will be part of a joint development of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force. The contract includes critical design review of the new missile system, a ...

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