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INDIA BOLSTERS STRATEGIC AIRLIFT WITH ADDITIONAL C-17
Monday, June 26, 2017
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Source: Boeing


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WASHINGTON - The final series-production Boeing C-17 Globemaster III will finally have a home after the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on June 26 that the State Department had granted a government-to-government request by India for the foreign military sale of the aircraft. The last C-17 to come off the Long Beach, California, production line was cleared for sale to India at an estimated $366.2 million, including add-on equipment, spare parts and support and sustainment. This follows a two-year effort in which several countries - including Qatar and Australia as well as India - angled for purchase of the final Boeing 'white-tail'.

The sale includes four Turbofan F-117-PW-100 engines, along with one AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System, one AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), one AN/APX-119 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder, precision navigation equipment, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, warranty, Quality Assurance, ferry support, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

India currently fields 10 C-17s ordered from Boeing under a $4.1 billion contract signed on June 14, 2011 (and finalized in June 2012). These C-17s became operational with a new India Air Force (IAF) squadron - 81 Squadron, formed at Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad - following induction of the first three units into service on September 2, 2013. The arrival of the C-17s initiated the slow phase-out of the service's existing fleet of Soviet-legacy Il-76s which were delivered in the mid-1980s. The IAF also sought to purchase three additional C-17s - a proposal that was not cleared until July 31, 2015, by which time Boeing was down to its last five platforms, four of which had already been promised to Qatar.

Source:  DSCA
Associated URL: http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/government-india-c-17-transport-aircraft
Source Date: June 26, 2017
Author: D. Darling, Asia Analyst 
Posted: 06/27/2017

 
 
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DELIVERS FINAL H145M TO THE GERMAN AIR FORCE
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Source: Airbus Helicopters


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DONAUWORTH, Germany - Airbus Helicopters has delivered the fifteenth and final H145M multi-role helicopter to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The helicopters, stationed in Laupheim, are operated by the Bundeswehr special forces.

As the launch customer, the Bundeswehr ordered 15 of these high-performance helicopters in 2013 as part of the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Special Operations Forces (SOF) project and received the first aircraft at the end of 2015. With this final delivery, Airbus Helicopters has completed the entire program within the specified time schedule and budget.

The H145M is the military version of the tried-and-tested, light twin-engine H145 civil helicopter that was first delivered in 2014. The entire H145 fleet has now clocked up more than 50,000 flight hours.

With a maximum take-off weight of 3,700 kilograms (8,157 lb), the H145M can be used for a wide range of tasks, including transport, supply, surveillance, air rescue, armed reconnaissance and medical evacuation. The Bundeswehr’s H145M LUH SOF helicopters are equipped with a fast roping system to transport special forces, a high-performance camera system for reconnaissance, as well as equipment for fire support during deployment, enabling special forces to use the helicopters in a wide variety of new fields. Furthermore, the helicopter’s ballistic protection and electronic countermeasures system offers a high level of security during deployment.

The helicopters were developed for day and night use and capable of operating in adverse conditions. Powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines, the H145M is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC). In addition, the helicopter is equipped with the Helionix digital avionics suite which, alongside innovative flight data management, includes a high-performance 4-axis autopilot, which considerably reduces pilot workload during missions.

In 2015, Airbus Helicopters also concluded a comprehensive cooperative service contract with the Bundeswehr, providing support to the customer until at least 2021.

Other countries that have ordered the H145M include Serbia, which ordered nine units, and Thailand, which ordered five.

Source:  Airbus Helicopters
Source Date: June 27, 2017
Posted: 06/27/2017

 
 
BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED F/A-18A ANTENNA CONTRACT
Monday, June 26, 2017
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Source: BAE Systems


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PENTAGON - BAE Systems, Greenlawn, New York, is being awarded a $12,339,284 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of up to 265 conformal-controlled reception pattern antenna units for the F/A-18A aircraft.

Work will be performed in Greenlawn, New York, and is expected to be completed in June 2022. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,700,928 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00421-17-C-0041).

Source:  DoD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1229651/
Source Date: June 26, 2017
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Posted: 06/27/2017

 

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