Boeing is awarded $43 million modification contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) and associated support elements.
The Orca XLUUV will be an open architecture, reconfigurable Unmanned Undersea Vehicle. The Orca XLUUV will be modular in construction with the core vehicle providing guidance and control, navigation, autonomy, situational awareness, core communications, power distribution, energy and power, propulsion and maneuvering, and mission sensors.
The Orca XLUUV will have well-defined interfaces for the potential of implementing cost-effective upgrades in future increments to leverage advances in technology and respond to threat changes. The Orca XLUUV will have a modular payload bay, with defined interfaces to support current and future payloads for employment from the vehicle.
The competition for XLUUV requirements is still in source-selection, and therefore the specific contract award amount is considered source-selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time. Work is expected to be complete by June 2022.
The first four of 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force arrived in India ahead of their scheduled arrival in March. They will be assembled in Gujarat before being ferried to Chandigarh, where they will be formally inducted into the IAF later this year
The US State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to India of two (2) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Self-Protection Suites (SPS) worth $190 million to be installed on Boeing 777 aircraft for use by the Prime Minister. The Government of India has requested to buy two (2) Self-Protection Suites (SPS) consisting of AN/AAQ 24(V) N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM), ALQ-211(V)8 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS), and AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) to protect two (2) Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft
India has inducted its first Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter to its air force fleet on Friday. The helicopter was handed over to the country during the ‘India-Chinook Transfer Ceremony held in Philadelphia, WION reported
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