Deals this week: IBM, General Electric, Helicopter Tech


A $319.6m contract has been awarded to IBM Corporation to support the Defence Commissary Agency's commissary advanced resale transaction system (CARTS).

As part of the contract, IBM will modernise / replace the current point-of-sale hardware at all commissaries worldwide.

Awarded by the Defence Information Systems Agency, the contract has a five-year base period and five one-year options.

General Electric (GE) Engine Services has been awarded a $59.81m contract to rebuild 18 F108 jet engines.

"General Electric (GE) Engine Services has been awarded a $59.81m contract to rebuild 18 F108 jet engines."

The contract has been awarded by the US Air Force life cycle management centre Tinker Air Force Base, and the work will be carried out in Arkansas City through the second quarter of next year.

Helicopter Tech has awarded two contracts worth $2.3m to Air Industries Group to manufacture landing gear parts for the KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft.

Air Industries Group's Nassau Tool Works will perform the contractual work over the next two years, with the deliveries expected to commence in 2018.

The contract is part of a ten year, $1.5bn US Air Force landing gear prime vendor contract awarded to four companies including Helicopter Tech.

Sabena Technics and Thales have received a contract to deliver light intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for the French Air Force.

The contract, placed by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), requires Sabena and Thales to deliver two aircraft based on Beechcraft King Air 350 airframe and a ground station.

The deliveries are expected to be completed by 2019.