BAE Systems has won a $39.5 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to supply MQ-9 Sensor Pod to France.
This contract provides for the production of sensor pods, which will be utilized on the French Air Force MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft and Block 30 Mobile Ground Control Stations.
Work will be performed in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2023. This contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to France. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount.
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is a UAV capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations. It is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance. Predator B has an endurance of over 27 hours, a speed of 240 knots true airspeed, can operate at an altitude of up to 50,000 feet, and has a 3,850 pound (1,746 kg) payload capacity that includes 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg) of external stores.
BAE Systems plant in Samlesbury, Lancashire today delivered the 500th aft fuselage of the F-35 Lightning II Stealth fighter jet. The facility produces the aft fuselage, horizontal and vertical tails of the jet which is operated by both the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force
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BAE Systems has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for the production of more than 50 long range anti-ship missile (LRASM) sensors and are working to achieve early operational capability (EOC) on the United States Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in 2019. The two companies worked in tandem to achieve EOC for LRASMs on the B1-B bomber ahead of schedule
The first steel cut for the French Navys defence and intervention frigates (FDI), the fully digital warships that will be among the most modern anywhere in the world, will take place in October this year. Naval Group teams are in the process of launching the program for the FDIs that will be delivered from 2023 onward, a Naval Group release said on the occasion of the completion of the Normandie frigate which marks the completion of the FREMM shipbuilding program
The proposed joint venture (JV) between Rheinmetall and BAE Systems to manufacture military vehicles has been approved by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The JV will be known as Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
BAE Systems has won a $19 million modification contract for the production of the MK38 MOD 3 Machine Gun System (MGS) and associated spares meant for the US Navy. This contract is to fulfil specified requirements and technical performance requirements for the MK38 MOD 3 25mm MGS Ordnance Alteration and associated spares, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
French company Thales Group has acquired an Artificial Intelligence-based firm Psibernetix, the company announced Thursday. Psibernetix has developed aerial combat application named ALPHA based on AI for simulated air combat
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