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March 16, 2018updated 15 Mar 2018 11:11am

Deals this week: LinQuest, Orbital ATK, URS Federal Technical Services

LinQuest Corporation has received a seven-year contract worth $99.2m from the US 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base to provide non-personal services support to the Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC).

LinQuest Corporation has received a seven-year contract worth $99.2m from the US 55th Contracting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base to provide non-personal services support to the Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC).

The support services will be provided at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, US.

JNWC is focused on enabling positioning, navigation and timing capabilities to provide navigation warfare for the Department of Defense and coalition members.

Orbital ATK Inc has received a contract worth $86.4m to supply an armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to the Afghanistan Air Force.

Under a foreign military sales contract, the company will deliver AC-208 armed ISR aircraft to the Afghanistan Air Force.

The contractual work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, US, until June 2019.

URS Federal Technical Services Inc has received a contract worth $961m to provide operations and maintenance support for numerous remotely piloted aircraft.

The company will provide organisational-level maintenance services and qualified launch and recovery element training support for MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

“Raytheon will act as the prime contractor for the sale of multiple systems, which will help enhance the combat capabilities of the Qatari Emiri Air Force.”

The services will help sustain the combat and training capability of the remotely piloted aircraft.

The work under the contract, which was awarded by the US Air Combat Command (ACC), Acquisition Management and Integration Center (AMIC), as well as the Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE), is expected to be completed by June 2019.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved a potential foreign military sale (FMS) worth $197m requested by the Government of Qatar.

The proposed sale includes a multi-functional information distribution system low-volume terminal (MIDS LVT), simple key loaders (SKL), and high-assurance internet protocol encryptors (HAIPE).

It also covers the supply of global positioning system (GPS) selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) chips, communication equipment, cybersecurity solutions, and ground support system (GSS) components for Link-16 military tactical data exchange network.

Raytheon will act as the prime contractor for the sale of multiple systems, which will help enhance the combat capabilities of the Qatari Emiri Air Force.

The UK Government has signed a memorandum of intent to sell 48 Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for approximately £10bn ($14bn).

The Eurofighter Typhoon jets will strengthen the Saudi Armed Forces’ air-to-air and air-to-ground attack capabilities.

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