Sikorsky has won a $107.35 million modification contract to supply long lead items for six of US Navy’s CH-53K King Stallion large, heavy-lift cargo helicopters.
“This modification procures long lead items for six CH-53K low-rate initial production lot 4 aircraft,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.
The CH-53K helicopter is touted to be largest and heaviest helicopter in the US military. The design features three 7,500 shp (5,590 kW) engines, new composite rotor blades, and a wider aircraft cabin than previous CH-53 variants. The chopper is capable of handling missions like humanitarian aid, troop transport, casualty evacuation, support of special operations forces, and combat search and rescue.
Work for the current contract is expected to be completed in August 2020.
The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to develop maritime operations and flight safety systems. The contract covers large deck naval ships and new aircraft carriers
Russian troops will begin receiving the new Mil Mi-38T transport and troop landing helicopter in 2019, Air Force Commander, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Russias Aerospace Force Sergei Dronov said on Monday. “Mi-38T and Mi-28NM helicopters will be delivered to the Russian troops this year,” Dronov said during an interview with the Defense Ministrys Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper
Hakan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab aerospace and defence company, will be stepping down from the position and will be leaving the firm by February 2020. Hakan Buskhe assumed the role of President and CEO of Saab on September 1, 2010
Cyber experts from Lockheed Martin have developed a model that standardizes how to measure the cyber resiliency maturity of a weapon, mission, and/or training system anywhere in its lifecycle – the Cyber Resiliency Level model (CRL). The US government defines "cyber resiliency" as the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to changing conditions in order to maintain the functions necessary for mission effective capability
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has declared initial operational capability (IOC) of its newest Joint Light Tactical Vehicle on August 2. “Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration declared the JLTV program—part of the Light Tactical Vehicle portfolio at Program Executive Officer Land Systems—reached initial operational capability, or IOC, on August 2, nearly a year ahead of schedule,” USMC said in a statement Monday
Austal has won a $23 million contract to support littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Tulsa (LCS 16) belonging to the US Navy. The contract includes advance planning, material procurement and accomplishment of work in support of the post shakedown availability (PSA) of littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16)
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