Gulfstream has won a $59.2 million contract to produce two G400s (formerly GIV-SPs) for Egypt's presidential fleet under the Peace Lotus III programme. General Atomics is to produce 10 MQ-1 Block 10 Predator unmanned air vehicles under a $28.8 million US Air Force contract. The Dutch Prognostic Health Management Consortium, led by Perot Systems, has received an $8 million Lockheed Martin contract to develop maintenance troubleshooting tools for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. German army Sikorsky CH-53 crews are to train on a new electronic-warfare suite using a deployable simulation system supplied by CAE under a C$1.6 million ($1 million) contract. AAR Composites is to produce the main-deck cargo barrier for the 767 Tanker Transport under a Boeing contract potentially worth $19 million. A Raytheon-led team is to develop the US Marine Corps' next-generation Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) under a $132 million contract. Sikorsky has teamed with Corpus Christi Army Depot in a public-private partnership to support H-60-series helicopters under a five-year, $275 million agreement designed to streamline spares delivery. Gamesa is to build rotor blades for the Boeing AH-64 Apache as offset for an intended Spanish acquisition of the helicopter. Lockheed Martin has received $22.9 million to continue pre-development work on a next-generation radar for the US Navy's Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye.

Source: Flight International