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Kay and Associates awarded $63M for support on Kuwaiti F/A-18s

Kay and Associates awarded $63M for support on Kuwaiti F/A-18s

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Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Kay and Associates Inc. was awarded a $ 63 million contract modification to maintain Kuwait's fleet of F/A-18 fighter aircraft, the U.S. Defense Department announced. The contract, announced on Thursday, is a modification to a previously-awarded contract by which the Buffalo Grove, Ill., firm will provide maintenance and support on the F/A-18C/Ds of the Royal Kuwaiti Air Force. Kuwait has looked to upgrade its air force in recent years, including signing deals last year for 28 new F/A-18 variants. In April 2018, Boeing was awarded a $ 1.165 billion contract for production and services on 22 F/A-18E and 6 F/A-18F Super Hornets, to be delivered to the government of Kuwait by 2022. The $ 1.5 billion contract for production and delivery of the aircraft was awarded to Boeing by...
Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship

Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship

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June 23 (UPI) -- Arete Associates is being awarded a $ 8.5 million contract for the production of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis subassemblies.The contract will provide the AN/DVS-1 COBRA for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures role, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The work will be conducted in Tuscon, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by December 2019.Fiscal 2017 Navy procurement funds in the amount of $ 8.5 million will be allocated upon award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.The AN/DVS-1 COBRA is designed for unmanned aerial vehicles to detect minefields and obstacles along coastal waters in anticipation for an amphibious assault. It will be carried on the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter deployed on the L...