Deals this week: BAE Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Composite Engineering


Typhoon

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a ten-year support contract worth $2.78bn to BAE Systems.

As part of the contract, BAE Systems will provide support for the Typhoon multi-role fighters of the Royal Air Force.

The US Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Pratt & Whitney for the production of F135 propulsion systems.

The tenth low-rate initial production contract-worth $1.5bn will cover 99 engines for three versions of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.

Composite Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of Kratos, has secured a $40.85m contract to design, develop and test an unmanned aerial vehicle platform.

"The contract, which has been awarded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory, will help identify key technology for future aircraft demonstrations."

The contract, which has been awarded by the US Air Force Research Laboratory, will help identify key technology for future aircraft demonstrations.

The contractual work will be performed in Sacramento, California, US, through April 2019.

Esterline CMC Electronics has been awarded an avionics supply contract by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.

As part of the contract, Esterline will provide advanced cockpit avionics for 49 PC-21 turboprop trainer aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The contract covers cockpit displays, a head-up display and flight management systems.

Raytheon Company has secured a contract-worth $34.8m to demonstrate improved electronic warfare capabilities for the MALD-J (Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer) missile.

As part of the contract, the company will also demonstrate other upgrades for the MALD-J in order to develop a new version called MALD-X.


Image: An RAF Typhoon fighter. Photo: courtesy of Adrian Pingstone.