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Sikorsky contracted for CH-53K King Stallion spares

Sikorsky contracted for CH-53K King Stallion spares

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Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft has received a $ 58.4 million order for the procurement of 866 spare parts for the repair and maintenance of CH-53K Lot 2 production. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Stratford, Conn., Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, Redmond, Wash., and other locations inside and outside the continental United States. Work is expected to be completed in January 2021. Navy fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $ 58.4 million will be obligated at time of award. The CH-53K King Stallion is an upgrade to the series of Sea Stallion heavy-lift helicopters that have been in use for over 50 years. The Sea Stallion saw extensive action during the Vietnam War and has served as a staple of naval aviation. The...
Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

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Sept. 14 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $ 480.66 million contract for advance procurement and construction of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Quonset, R.I., Newport News, Va., and Groton, Conn., and will be integrated into the lead ship construction in October 2020. The contract is being combined with a previous United Kingdom contract in the amount of $ 10 million. The Columbia-class is expected to replace the current fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. It will field 16 Trident II D5 nuclear ballistic missiles, along with torpedoes for self-defense. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles, or SLBM, form a key part of the "nuclear triad" of U.S. ...
Rheinmetall contracted for 1,000 military trucks for Australia

Rheinmetall contracted for 1,000 military trucks for Australia

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Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall has received a $ 497.2 million contract for medium and heavy-lift military trucks for Australia's Land 121 Phase 5B project. The Duesseldorf, Germany-based company announced this week it has been selected to supply the Australian Defense Force with more than a thousand military trucks and associated equipment. Rheinmetall is in the third phase of project 3B, which is supplying Australia with 2,500 medium and heavy military trucks worth a total of $ 1.29 billion. The new trucks will be delivered from the Rheinmetall plant in Brisbane, Australia, as part of the Land 121 Phase 5B project. "This follow-up order is of great strategic significance to us, providing an excellent reference for other important international projects," Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall...
TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TOTE Services of Jacksonville, Fla., has received an $ 11 million contract for operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will last one year with four-and-a-half years worth of possible options, which could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $ 65.3 million, the Pentagon said. Work will be conducted at sea-based positions across the world and is expected to be completed by September 2019. If the options are exercised, the program will continue through March 2024. Working capital funds will be issued for the contract depending on availability. The SBX-1 is a large sea-based radar system designed for mobile long-range detection of ballistic missiles by the Missile Defense Agency....
Envistacom contracted for DAGRS GPS systems

Envistacom contracted for DAGRS GPS systems

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Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Envistacom has announced it has received a contract for the DAGRS handheld GPS navigation system that is used for many military purposes. The contract, announced Tuesday by the company, is valued at up to $ 480 million over five years and covers both U.S. Army and Navy customers. The contract will include prototype design and other technical services to update the system. The AN/PSN-13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver, known as the DAGRS, or "dagger," is a standard encrypted GPS navigation system used by both vehicle and foot forces by the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps. The system is a smaller and more efficient replacement for the original Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver, which was known in military circles as the "plugger." GPS, which has many uses in both military and...