US-based drone system developer Citadel Defense Company has raised $12m through a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

The proceeds will help the company to improve its technology, product growth and sales capabilities.

Leidos Inc has received a $25.4m contract to sustain the automated logistics management support system (ALMSS) in support of the C2ISR (command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) weapon systems.

Awarded by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center based at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), the contract involves the delivery of ALMSS software maintenance and modification services through February 2023.

The contractual work will be performed in Robins AFB and Warner Robins in Georgia, US.

Spanish firm Indra Sistemas SA has been selected by the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) to provide its InShield direct infrared counter-measure (DIRCM) system to the Spanish Air Force.

The InShield system to be supplied under the deal will be installed on nine A400M military transport aircraft operated by the Spanish Air Force.

The system will offer self-protection against incoming air-to-air and surface-to-air infrared-guided missiles.

“The system will offer self-protection against incoming air-to-air and surface-to-air infrared-guided missiles.”

The company will also supply instrument landing system (ILS) products and services required for integration of the DIRCM system.

The US State Department has approved a possible $259m foreign military sale (FMS) of King Air 350ER intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, associated equipment, engineering and training, as well as support services to Kuwait.

The sale includes four King Air 350ER aircraft with modernised PT6A-67A engines, Selex Seaspray 7500E active electronically scanned array radars (AESA), AN / AAQ-35 WESCAM MX-15HDi electro-optical and infrared imaging sensor turret, and secure communications.

The FMS also covers AN / AAR-47 missile warning systems, identification friend or foe (IFF) systems, AN / ALE-47 countermeasure dispenser solutions, and navigation equipment.

The 350ER aircraft will help enhance Kuwait’s ISR capabilities.

Alpha-Omega Change Engineering Inc has received a contract modification worth $8.46m to develop training and courseware for F-15E, F-16, and F-22A Raptor fighter aircraft aircrew.

Awarded by the US Air Combat Command (ACC) Acquisition Management and Integration Center (AMIC) based at Langley Air Force Base, the modification will increase the total value of the deal to $44.28m.

The contractual work is expected to conclude by March 2019.