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QATAR PLACES ORDER FOR EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Source: BAE Systems


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LONDON - Over the weekend, the British government announced that Qatar had signed an agreement to purchase two dozen fighter jets.

On December 10, 2017, the U.K. announced, "A multi-billion pound contract to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft has been signed today, supporting thousands of British manufacturing jobs. The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, oversaw the signing of the deal for 24 Typhoons, building on the Statement of Intent signed in September."

The statement added, "In addition, the agreement signed today by the Qatar and British Governments also includes a clear intention to proceed with the purchase of Hawk aircraft."

Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets in September. This deal, according to the British government, is worth six billion pounds and "includes an agreement with MBDA for Brimstone and Meteor missiles and the highly-accurate Raytheon’s Paveway IV UK-manufactured weapon for the jets."

Alongside the fighter jet acquisition, Qatar will procure six Hawk trainers.

Qatar has procured a number of fighter jets in recent years, beginning with a contract in 2015 for 24 Dassault Rafales and an option for a further 12. Earlier this month, Qatar exercised that option to boost its order to 36 Rafales, with an option for another 36. In June, Doha purchased 36 F-15Es from the U.S. and still has an option for a further 36 should it choose to purchase more.

Source:  UK Government
Associated URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-secretary-in-doha-as-multi-billion-pound-jet-contract-with-qatar-is-signed
Source Date: December 10, 2017
Posted: 12/11/2017

 
 
L-3 AWARDED T-1A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Source: USAF


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PENTAGON - L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $10,253,906 firm-fixed-price modification (P00168) to a previously awarded contract (FA8106-09-C-0001) for logistics support of the T-1A aircraft. Services include contractor-operated maintained supply, over and above, on-equipment maintenance, data and field service representatives.

Work will be performed at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida; with an expected completion date of March 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,253,906 are being obligated at time of award. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Source:  DOD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1390406/
Source Date: December 6, 2017
Posted: 12/11/2017

 
 
BOEING REPONDS TO CANADA'S DECISION TO PURCHASE USED HORNETS FROM AUSTRALIA
Friday, December 8, 2017
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Source: Boeing


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CHICAGO - Boeing statement on the Canadian Interim Fighter Capability Project and free and fair competition:

We have read reports that the Government of Canada is choosing to purchase used F/A-18 Classic Hornets from the Royal Australian Air Force in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets.

The Boeing Company respects the Canadian government’s decision and applauds the government’s continued use of a two engine fighter solution, which is a critical part of their northern Arctic border defense, NORAD cooperation, and coast to coast to coast security.

Although we will not have the opportunity to grow our supply base, industrial partnerships and jobs in Canada the way we would if Canada purchased new Super Hornets, we will continue to look to find productive ways to work together in the future. Boeing is fortunate to have an outstanding 100 years of partnership with Canada, which had culminated in our $4B annual economic impact in Canada, and we look forward to partnering for the next 100 years.

Our commitment to creating a level playing field in aerospace remains. Therefore, we will continue to support all efforts to build an environment of free and fair competition marked by compliance with agreed upon rules.

Source:  Boeing
Associated URL: boeing.com
Source Date: December 8, 2017
Posted: 12/11/2017

 

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