Northrop Grumman has signed an agreement with the Australian government to expand its engagement with local industry on programmes including the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a contract that was inked during the Avalon airshow.
In June 2018, the Australian government outlined a commitment to procure six MQ-4C Triton UAVs, with all platforms planned to be operational by the mid-2020s.
Australia has already contracted the company to deliver the first of these platforms, as well as related operating bases, and approval to procure the second UAV is expected later this year. The total value of the programme is expected to be about AUD7 billion ($5 billion).
The MQ-4C Triton is a high altitude, long endurance drone devveloped under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. The system is intended to provide real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions, continuous maritime surveillance, conduct search and rescue missions, and to complement the Boeing P-8 Poseidonmaritime patrol aircraft. Its primary surveillance sensor is an AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) X-band AESA radar, which is capable of a 360-degree field-of-regard, allowing a MQ-4C Triton to survey over 7 million square kilometres of ocean within a 24-hour period.
Victoria Police Air Wing has ordered 3 Leonardo AW139 twin engine helicopters. The helicopters will be supplied by StarFlight Victoria to carry out a range of law enforcement, patrol and surveillance, and maritime search and rescue missions from the Essendon Airport on behalf of the Victoria Police Air Wing, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Saab received an order late December last year from the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) on behalf of the Australian Army to update the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System. The WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat within an exclusion zone
Australia today signed a ‘Strategic Partnering Agreement with the French contractor Naval Group for Attack-class submarines, the Australian defense ministry announced Monday. The $50 billion Attack class program will see 12 regionally superior submarines designed and built in Australia for the Navy
The Indian Navy has inked a INR 306 Crore ($42 Million) deal with Thales Australia for eight mine counter-measure clip-on influence sweeps. "In order to meet the requirement, a contract for procurement of eight Clip Influence Sweep (CLOIS) for minesweeping has already been concluded", Subhash Bhamre, India's minister of state for defence was quoted by
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded an extension of the Australian Armys Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence. The five-year contract includes maintenance, operational maintenance of training aircraft, training, design services, software development and testing, and other support areas, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Northrop Grumman has won a $982 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract issued under R4 to support cyber and electronic warfare capabilities for United States (US) Army forces. The contract will enable the Army to procure cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) to improve the forces non-kinetic engagements across warfare domains, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Northrop Grumman has won a $89 million contract from the United States (US) Navy to provide sustainment and engineering services in support of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System. Additionally, this contract procures the technical expertise of field service representatives, logisticians and test support to ensure MQ-4C air vehicles and mission control and operator training systems are fully sustained and mission capable, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
Rheinmetall has offered submitted the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the Lance turret, Lynx Manouevre Support Vehicle (MSV) in response to the Australian Armys Land 400 Phase 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability Request For Tender (RFT). The Lynx IFV and the Lynx MSV have been designed and tested to meet the demanding requirements of the Australian Army, NATO and NATO allies, the company said in a statement Friday
Northrop Grumman has won $322.5 million contract to provide for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the AGM-88G, Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER)
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