• The US Army has awarded AAI contracts worth $57.3 million to produce and support Shadow unmanned air vehicle systems until 2009, plus training services and engine modification kits for the army's Shadow 200 UAVs.
  • Lockheed Martin is to demonstrate the feasibility an electronically controlled array of apertures on a high-altitude airship under an 18-month, $4 million contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
  • Boeing has received contracts worth $63 million to integrate aircraft survivability equipment and a new, improved data modem on the US Army's AH-64D Apache Longbow Extended Block II attack helicopters.
  • Spain's Castle Aero is to manufacture sponsons for the Airbus Military A400M transport under a subcontract from EADS Socata worth a projected €35 million ($44 million).
  • Raytheon has received a $112.9 million contract for the Lot 20A production of AIM-120C7 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles. The deal also includes the US Air Force's first AIM-120D weapons, to be delivered from December 2007.
  • The Australian Department of Defence has awarded Strategic Aviation contracts worth a combined A$42 million ($31.2 million) to provide continued charter services to support its commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq. The company will provide an Airbus A330-300 until 30 April 2007.
  • Rolls-Royce is to provide logistics support for the F405 engines, which power the US Navy's Boeing T-45 Goshawk advanced jet trainers under a $65 million deal.

Source: Flight International