Deals this week: Airbus Helicopters, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Rolls-Royce


Airbus Helicopters has placed an order with Saab for Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) self-defence systems for installation onto the H225M Caracal multi-purpose utility helicopters.

The IDAS self-protection systems will be produced at Saab Grintek Defense’s facility in Centurion, South Africa, through next year, with deliveries scheduled for 2020.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has been awarded a contract worth $409m to support the US Air Force’s next-generation thermal, power and controls (NGT-PAC) programme.

Awarded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, US, the contract will run until July 2024.

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded a $36.99m-worth contract to Rolls-Royce Corporation for the sustainment of C-130J propulsion system.

"Scheduled to be completed in October, the contract covers engineering and sustainment support, repair, inventory control point management, and technical assistance."

Scheduled to be completed in October, the contract covers engineering and sustainment support, repair, inventory control point management, and technical assistance.

Pratt and Whitney Military Engines has secured a contract modification worth $339.65m in support of the Lot 11 low-rate initial production of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.

The contractor will provide initial spare parts, engines and modules for the Lot 11 aircraft up to June 2020.

UTC Aerospace has awarded a contract to CPI Aerostructures Inc to support the Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar (TacSAR) reconnaissance system.

CPI Aerostructures will develop a complete manufacturing drawings data package based on the engineering design data provided by UTC Aerospace Systems.