Rockwell Collins is to supply flat-panel multifunction displays for 1,200 or more upgraded US Army Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks under a contract valued at over $225 million (Flight International, 6-12 August). Each helicopter will have four displays.

Vought Aircraft has been selected to manufacture lower wing skins for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, with the initial development-phase contract for 22 shipsets valued at $22 million.

Lockheed Martin is to provide FalconStar structural enhancement kits for 432 F-16s operated by Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and South Korea under a $8.3 million pilot production contract.

Rohde & Schwarz has received a €26 million ($25.3 million) contract to supply V/UHF radios for German armed forces Eurocopter Tiger and NH Industries NH90 helicopters.

FLIR Systems has received a $3.5 million contract from MTC for eight Star Safire II thermal imaging systems for installation on US Air National Guard Lockheed Martin HC-130 search and rescue aircraft. Options for up to 37 additional systems for US Air Force and Air Force Reserve HC-130s are worth $16 million.

Dunlop Aerospace will provide the engine intake anti-icing system for NH90 helicopters powered by the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322. The first development units will be ready by year-end.

Northrop Grumman has won a three-year, $36.9 million US Navy contract to develop the rapid airborne mine clearance system, a combined electro-optical targeting sensor and 30mm gun for installation on Sikorsky MH-60S shipborne helicopters and use against near-surface and surface-moored mines. The gun uses an armour-piercing discarding-sabot round that is stable in flight and under water.

The UK Ministry of Defence has selected Jeppesen to provide electronic flight planning for the Royal Air Force air transport, in-flight refuelling and airborne early warning fleets.

Raytheon is to produce 142 AIM-120C5/C7 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles for the Italian (120), Portuguese (12) and US Air Force (eight) and US Navy (two) in a $50.7 million deal.

Source: Flight International