Greece has ordered two more Sikorsky S-70B Seahawks and taken two options. The Greek navy also plans to upgrade its eight S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopters with forward-looking infrared sensors. Raytheon has been awarded a $107 million contract to complete three more test missiles as part of the Aegis Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile/Standard Missile 3 interceptor programme for the US Navy. Rockwell Collins' ARC-120 has been selected to meet a UK requirement for UHF radios using NATO's SATURN second-generation anti-jam waveform. Racal Avionics will install the radios in Royal Navy Westland Lynx HMA8s. Sikorsky Support Services has won a contract worth up to $41 million to provide maintenance for 20 rotary wing aircraft for the US Air Force Air Education and Training Command at Kirkland AB, New Mexico, and Fairchild AB, Washington. The one-year deal can be extended by up to eight years and covers 10 HH-60G Pave Hawks and 10 Bell UH-1N helicopters. Telephonics has received contracts to supply 30 RDR-1400C search radars to China for use on search-and-rescue helicopters. The company is also supplying six APS-143(V)3 surveillance radars, plus options for 15, to California Microwave Systems for the US Coast Guard Dassault HU-25 Guardian sensor upgrade programme. Hartzell is to supply 85 four-blade propellers to Korea Aerospace Industries for use on KT-1 Wong Bee turboprop trainers for the South Korean air force. Honeywell has won a 10-year, $189 million contract to support auxiliary power units on more than 1,200 USN aircraft in a public/private partnership with the navy's aviation depot in Cherry Point, North Carolina. Raytheon has received a $54 million US Army contract to produce 1,113 TOW 2A and 880 top-attack TOW 2B anti-tank missiles for delivery to foreign military sales customers by November next year.

Source: Flight International