Deals this week: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Boeing, Leonardo

6 April 2018 (Last Updated April 6th, 2018 10:08)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc has secured a contract worth $295.65m to produce MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the US Air Force.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc has secured a contract worth $295.65m to produce MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the US Air Force.

Awarded by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the contract is expected to close by July 2021.

The MQ-9 Reaper UAV is used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

The Boeing Company has secured a contract modification worth $125.67m for work on the Japanese E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

Awarded by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center based at Hanscom Air Force Base, the contract will see Boeing perform installation and checkout of mission computing upgrade of four E-767 AWACS aircraft and associated ground systems.

The contractual work will be performed at various locations in the US, until December 2022.

Leonardo has secured an order worth €115m ($141.2m) from the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of National Defense to supply additional M-346 advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft to the Polish Air Force.

“The TAURUS KEPD 350 air-launched missile system is effective against radar stations, military installations and other hardened, deeply buried targets.”

The company will deliver four M-346 AJTs and support package to the Polish Air Force by 2020 under the deal, which has also included options for an additional four jets.

The Polish Air Force currently operates eight M-346 attack aircraft.

TAURUS Systems GmbH has placed an order worth SEK236m ($28m) with Saab for components and hardware of the TAURUS KEPD 350 stand-off missile system.

The components are scheduled to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, while the final missile assembly will be performed by TAURUS Systems in Germany.

The TAURUS KEPD 350 air-launched missile system is effective against radar stations, military installations and other hardened, deeply buried targets.

Raytheon Self Protect Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Electronic Warfare, based at Robins Air Force Base to support the AN/ALR-69A digital radar warning receiver system.

The company will fabricate, integrate, test and deliver line replaceable units and shop replaceable units for the AN/ALR-69A.

The contractual work is expected to be completed by March 2025.