The Pentagon has awarded three US firms separate contracts worth $127 million combined for torpedoes of the US Navy, United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Netherlands and Norway.
Science Applications International Corp won $70 million modification contract for the production of US Navy’s MK48 MOD 7 heavyweight torpedo afterbody/ tailcone sections, production support material, spares, auto-electrical power source test sets, engineering support, other direct costs and hardware repair services.
Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems was awarded a $46.7 million modification contract for the production of MK54 MOD 0 lightweight torpedo array kits meant for the US Navy, Canada, Netherlands and Norway. The contract includes supply of Mark 54 anti-submarine warfare torpedo spares, production support material, and related engineering services, hardware support and maintenance of government-furnished equipment.
Progeny Systems Corp will provide MK54 MOD 1 lightweight torpedoes and related support to the UK under a $10.7 million contract awarded to the company. The agreement includes production of MK54 MOD 1 lightweight torpedo proof of design components, test equipment, associated production support material, spares, and engineering and hardware support services.
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a tender worth $291 million (INR 2000 crore) for the procurement of 100 heavyweight torpedoes for the Indian Navys Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs). “The tender is for around 100 torpedoes and will cater to the immediate requirement of the Navy,” a top ministry official was quoted as saying by the local media
Pakistan is likely to purchase the export version of Turkey's Zargana anti-torpedo countermeasure systems, to be equipped on diesel-electric fast-attack Agoste 90B class submarines. The Pakistani Navy and the developer of the systems, Turkish firm Aselsan are expected to meet soon to discuss the purchase, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday
Russian vessels which are under development or undergoing upgrades, and the future vessels will be equipped with Paket-NK advanced torpedo defense system. "The Paket-NK system has completed its trials
Netherlands on Tuesday announced its plan to procure 9 additional F-35 fighters from the United States for an estimated €1 billion ($1.1 billion)
Raytheon has won a $80.4 million modification contract for MK54 lightweight torpedo kits and some components meant for US, India, UK, Canada, Netherlands and Norway
DynCorp International has won a $88.7 million modification contract to provide organizational, intermediate and depot-level maintenance and logistics support to over 300 Beechcraft aircraft belonging to the US Navy
Hawkeye Tracking military logistics and IT consultancy has joined IFS Partner Network to provide advanced end-to-end supply chain solutions for military and commercial customers. Hawkeye will co-operate with IFS to meet with rigid US Department of Defense (DoD) contractual requirements
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