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January 26, 2017

Deals this week: Russian Helicopters, Thales, Specmat Technologies

Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence has placed an order with Russian Helicopters for four Mi-35M multi-role combat helicopters.

Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence has placed an order with Russian Helicopters for four Mi-35M multi-role combat helicopters.

Scheduled to be delivered in 2018, the new Mi-35Ms are intended to replace Kazakhstan’s existing fleet of military helicopters.

Thales Group has agreed to modernise Master long-range surveillance radars for the Swiss Air Force, under a $79.08m-worth contract.

"The contract will require Thales to develop new signal and data processing, modernise the antenna system, and conduct testing and qualification of the radars."

Awarded by the Switzerland Federal Office for Defence Procurement (armasuisse), the contract will require Thales to develop new signal and data processing, modernise the antenna system, and conduct testing and qualification of the radars.

The US Government has approved a possible sale of 60 AIM-120C-7 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles, containers and related services to the Kuwait Ministry of Defense.

The Raytheon Company is expected to serve as the prime contractor for the $110m-worth sale, which is intended to improve Kuwait’s air defence capabilities.

The US Air Force has awarded a $22.27m-worth contract to Specmat Technologies Inc. for the supply of personnel locator beacons.

The deliveries are scheduled to be completed by July next year.

Kenya Ministry of Defence has requested for a possible sale of 12 AT- 802L and two AT-504 trainer aircraft from the US Government.

Valued $418m, the proposed sale also includes weapons package, technical support and programme management.

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