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AUSTRALIA, SAUDI ARABIA & U.S. PROCURE $12.9M IN MH-60R COMPUTER SPARES
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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The Computer Spares are for MH-60R Helicopters

.Source: U.S. Navy


The Computer Spares are for MH-60R Helicopters

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The U.S. Navy, on behalf of itself and the governments of Australia and Saudi Arabia, awarded Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems of Owego, New York, a $12.9 million firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-20-F0644) as part of a previous basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0029). Lockheed Martin will provide production and delivery of 62 Audio Management Computer-Lite computers under the contract. These will be used as spares for the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. The contract supports the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, the governments of Australia and Saudi Arabia, and the development of the Operation Test Program Set for the U.S. Navy.

The order will additionally provide for production and delivery of 33 flight management computers for installation on U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopters and 50 SP-103E circuit cards for retrofit computer upgrades.

The contracted work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by August 2023.

At the time of the award, the U.S. Navy is providing $1.3 million in Fiscal Year 2018 Air Procurement, $477,803 in FY19 Aircraft Procurement, and $5.2 million in FY20 Aircraft Procurement funds. An additional $5.9 million in Foreign Military Sales funds are also being obligated. At the end of the current fiscal year, $1.3 million of these funds will expire.

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. Department of Defense

 
THYSSENKRUPP AEROSPACE SUPPORTS HYUNDAI WIA WITH A ONE-STOP SHOP SOLUTION
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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.Source: thyssenkrupp Aerospace


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ESSEN, Germany -- Thyssenkrupp Aerospace is supplying the Korean aircraft landing gear manufacturer Hyundai WIA with 48 ship sets and is integrating the various supply chains involved in the process. The materials will be supplied to the original equipment manufacturer, Hyundai WIA, over a period of three years and will be used to aid Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in building the Korea Utility Helicopter KUH-1 Surion. The KUH project was developed by KAI and Airbus Helicopters, a long-standing customer of thyssenkrupp Aerospace. The twin-engined transport helicopter will be used for both military and civil purposes.

Early involvement for best results

A landing gear consists of many different components and is built for heavy loads and extreme reliability. To meet the demands, a wide range of materials with highly specialized properties and very specific features from various sub-suppliers are required, but usually only in small quantities. This often leads to complex material supply chains and challenges in procurement, driving up costs and time required for overall coordination.

Thyssenkrupp Aerospace has used its expertise in materials and global supply chains to develop a customized one-stop shop solution for the customer. A profound understanding of the customer’s challenges combined with early involvement in the process to develop a solution were important for success. As a result, thyssenkrupp Aerospace consolidated the various material shipments and put together a series of ship sets. These are then delivered when necessary and synchronised with the customer’s production flows.

This strategy allows thyssenkrupp Aerospace to eliminate supply chain complexity, enabling the customer to focus entirely on its core business.

Patrick Marous, thyssenkrupp Aerospace CEO said, "The project shows that it is not enough to simply supply materials to our customers. They need a partner who can also solve logistical challenges. We have developed the one-stop shop solution with and for the customer to save them time and money. Both the material shipments and supply chain management have been customized for our customer."

Source:  thyssenkrupp Aerospace
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Author: C. Palmer 

 
UAE AND U.S. FORCES CONDUCT COMBINED JOINT OPERATIONS IN ARABIAN GULF
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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AH-64D attached to UAE Joint Aviation Command

.Source: US Navy


AH-64D attached to UAE Joint Aviation Command

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SOUTHERN ARABIAN GULF -- The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command conducted combined naval and air training operations with forces assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Air Forces Central Command in the southern Arabian Gulf, June 21-25.

The Air Operations in Maritime Surface Warfare training, consisted of a combination of aviation and surface assets tracking and engaging simulated fast attack craft. The expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller served as an afloat staging platform for the UAE and U.S. aircraft.

UAE pilots also successfully completed deck landing qualifications aboard the Puller, conducting day and night landings and refueling operations with CH-47F, Bell 407, AH-64D, and UH-60M helicopters.

Participating U.S. forces included the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft assigned to NAVCENT, and the AFCENT Air Warfare Center located at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE.

Integration operations between UAE and U.S. maritime forces are regularly held to maintain interoperability, ensure freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce throughout the heavily trafficked waterways.

"These training opportunities reinforce partnership commitments in the region, enhance interoperability, and demonstrate UAE and U.S. resolve to respond to threats in the region," said Brig. Gen. Matthew Trollinger, Commander of Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

Puller supports Task Force 51/5th MEB’s broad range of missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations which include crisis response, airborne mine countermeasures, counter-piracy operations, maritime security operations, and humanitarian assistance/disaster.

Source:  US Marine Corps
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