Saab Avionics has received a SKr600 million ($58 million) order from the FMV, the Swedish defence materiel administration, to develop a reconnaissance pod for the Saab JAS39 Gripen. Elbit Systems has won an $80 million contract to supply avionics and logistics support for Brazilian air force Embraer Super Tucanos. The Spanish air force has awarded Marshall Aerospace a contract to install Smiths Aerospace engine instrumentation display systems on 12 Lockheed MartinC-130Hercules. Air Methods is to provide Sikorsky with five more multi-mission medevac systems for installation in US Army HH-60L Black hawk helicopters. AAI has won a $1.5 million deal to supply seven Joint Service Electronic Combat Tester core test sets to support electronic warfare systems on Royal Australian Air Force Boeing F/A-18 Hornets. Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Centers is to provide maintenance for US Air Force Boeing F-15 Eagles and Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptors at Tyndal lAFB, Florida, in a 7.5-year $86-million deal. Raytheon is to make eight modified King Air B200T twin- turboprops (designated C-12s) for the US Army in a $41.5 million deal. Boeing is to upgrade the avionics in 66 Northrop T-38 trainers under a $9.4 million US Air Force contract. The company has also received $25 million in long-lead funding for re-engining fiveRC-135 electronic-intelligence and two KC-135 aerial-refuelling aircraft. Northrop Grumman is producing kits to upgrade eight Block 82 and six Block 89 EA-6Bs to Block 89A standard under a $9.6 million US Navy contract. In a $9.9 million deal, the company will install Block 89A upgrade kits in five Block 2 EA-6Bs. Lockheed Martin's deal to demonstrate the powered low-cost autonomous attack submunition (LOCAAS) has been altered to increase testing, to include a live-warhead flight-test vehicle and a wing deployment/engine startflight-test vehicle.

Source: Flight International