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MQ-25 PROGRAM PRICED AT $15.2 BILLION
Friday, January 11, 2019
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MQ-25A

Source: Boeing


MQ-25A

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy estimates that developing and procuring a fleet of 72 MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueling aircraft will cost $15.2 billion, nearly $2 billion more than the original estimate of $13.3 billion. The revised figure was outlined in the program's initial Selected Acquisition Report, a document that tracks funding requirements for major defense programs.

Boeing was selected to build the MQ-25 in August 2018, and was awarded an $805 million development contract. The company beat out Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, and Northrop Grumman.

Boeing disclosed a $291 million loss related to their bid. The loss was the result of internal financing used to fund the company's prototype aircraft, and will be made up with earnings later in the program's lifecycle.

The MQ-25 is expected to take its initial flight this year, but carrier flight tests will not begin until 2021. The new unmanned fleet will alleviate pressure on existing F-18s used for aerial refueling missions, allowing those aircraft to focus on other missions.

Source:  InsideDefense.com
Associated URL: https://insidedefense.com
Source Date: January 11, 2019
Posted: 01/15/2019

 
 
CANADA'S SECOND-HAND HORNET BUY CONSISTS OF BOTH SINGLE AND DUAL SEAT AIRCRAFT
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Australian single-stea F/A-18A

Source: Royal Australian Air Force


Australian single-stea F/A-18A

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OTTAWA -- Additional details have been revealed about the makeup of the used F-18 Hornets that Canada has purchased from Australia. Ottawa is buying 25 aircraft, comprising 18 operational airframes and another seven aircraft that will be used for testing and spare parts.

The operational aircraft is expected to consist of 12 F/A-18A (single seat) and six F/A-18B (dual seat) aircraft, however the Canadian Department of National Defence said that the plan is subject to changed. The final distribution of A and B model aircraft will defend on a number of factors, including the condition and availability of the aircraft. The dual seat Hornets will be used as trainer aircraft.

The first aircraft are expected to arrive in Canada in the spring, at which point they will receive new software, lighting systems, and ejections seats.

Source:  Ottawa Citizen
Associated URL: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/used-australian-f-18s-heading-to-canada-will-be-a-mix-of-single-and-dual-seat-aircraft
Source Date: January 10, 2019
Posted: 01/14/2019

 
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN RECEIVES LITENING TARGETING POD IDIQ AWARD WITH $1.3 BILLION POTENTIAL
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Disassembled AAQ-28 Litening EO/IR Pod

Source: Northrop Grumman


Disassembled AAQ-28 Litening EO/IR Pod

Source: Northrop Grumman


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OLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $1.3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award for LITENING advanced targeting pod sustainment, production, software and upgrades.

LITENING is in service with major components of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, the Marine Corps and several international customers. It has been integrated on a wide range of platforms, including AV-8B, A-10, B-52, C-130, F-15, F-16 and F/A-18.

LITENING features high definition video, 1K FLIR and charged-coupled device sensors, laser imaging sensors and multiple plug-and-play data link options. Any LITENING pod can be upgraded to the latest configuration due to its modular design.

Source:  Northrop Grumman
Associated URL: https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-receives-litening-targeting-pod-idiq-award-with-1-3-billion-potential
Source Date: January 10, 2019
Posted: 01/14/2019

 

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