Sudan is to acquire 12 RSKMiG-29 Fulcrum fighters, according to reports from Moscow. The deal could be the one alluded to by MiG head Nikolai Nikitin late last year, when he said a last minute deal had increased 2001 revenues by $100 million to $1 billion. Cubic Defense Systems is to supply a rangeless air combat training system to the Royal Saudi Air Force for Boeing F-15 training, under a $19 million contract. The system is scheduled for completion in May 2003 and includes instrumentation pods and pilot debrief stations. Macedonia is to acquire a further two Mil Mi-24K Hinds from Ukraine, according to reports from Kiev. ITT Gilfillan is to provide precision approach radars for the USAir Force's Mobile Approach Control System in a deal potentially worth over $40 million. The initial $13 million contract covers five radars. Alliant TechSystems is to begin production of sensor upgrade kits for AAR-47 missile warning systems on US Air Force and Navy helicopters and transports under a $9 million contract. The upgrade increases reaction time, reduces false alarms and integrates a laser-warning sensor into the AAR-47. EDO has received a $24.8 million Lockheed Martin contract to develop pneumatic weapon suspension and release equipment for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development aircraft. BAE Systems has received a $125 million US Army contract for work on the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure/Common Missile Warning System, including development of new jam codes to counter emerging missile threats. BAE is also to supply ALE-47 countermeasures dispensers for army helicopters under a $4.9 million contract. Lockheed Martin is to produce 76 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles under a $33.6 million US Air Force contract. Ducommun's MechTronics business has won a $7 million contract from Hamilton Sundstrand for electromechanical components for Sikorsky UH-60 and Boeing AH-64 upgrades.

Source: Flight International