The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has announced an $88m modification to the Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts that were awarded to 12 small firms.

As part of the modification contract, the 12 companies will provide the US Air Force with information technology and NETCENTS-2 services through June 2022.

ViaSat Inc. has been contracted to provide global in-flight internet and connectivity services for a number of US government and special air mission aircraft, including Air Force One.

The contract worth $73m has been awarded by the US Defense Information Systems Agency.

ECAPS AB, a developer of green propulsion-based products based in Sweden, and Orbital ATK, Inc. have partnered for the development of high-performance green propulsion (HPGP) system using ECAPS’ LMP-103S monopropellant technology.

"The partnership will also demonstrate and market the HPGP technology."

The partnership will also demonstrate and market the HPGP technology.

Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, US, Orbital ATK is engaged in the design and development of aerospace and defence technologies.

The US Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division has awarded a $27.32m-worth equipment supply contract to Seyer Industries, Inc.

As part of the contract, Seyer Industries will manufacture and deliver support equipment, assorted adapters and spares for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, operated by both the US Air Force and Navy, up to July 2021.

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., has won a $30.1m-worth contract to produce and supply aircrew laser eye protection Block 2 spectacles to help protect the US Air Force’s flight crew.

Deliveries of the laser eye protection devices are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.

Image: V-22 Osprey aircraft. Photo: courtesy of US Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Russell Scalf