■ CAE USA is to produce tactical operational flight trainers for the US Navy's Sikorsky MH-60R and SH-60B helicopters under a contract worth $40 million for the first two devices, with options for two additional MH-60R simulators taking the potential value to $82 million. The company has also received a $22 million order from Link Simulation & Training to provide an operational flight trainer for the navy's Boeing E-6B airborne command post.

■ BAE Systems has awarded South Africa's Aerosud a R137.7 million ($20.4 million) contract to produce various components for the Eurofighter Typhoon over six years.

■ Boeing has selected Harris and Rockwell Collins to compete to supply the datalink for its Small Diameter Bomb Increment II offering to the US Air Force. Boeing and team-mate Lockheed Martin are competing against Raytheon to develop the seeker- and datalink-equipped weapon.

■ Raytheon Aircraft has received a $9.9 million contract to produce two T-6A Texan II trainers for the US Navy under Lot 13 of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System project.

■ CAE will upgrade four synthetic training devices for the UK Royal Navy's AgustaWestland EH101 Merlin HM1 multirole helicopters under a C$50 million ($44.6 million) contract from Lockheed Martin UK. The work forms part of the navy's Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme.

■ General Dynamics Canada has awarded Ottawa-based Xwave a C$4.7 million ($4.2 million) contract to supply three crew procedures trainers for the Canadian Forces' Lockheed CP-140 maritime patrol aircraft.

■ The United Arab Emirates has awarded Falcon Aviation Services and Evergreen Helicopters a two-year contract for military and civilian search-and-rescue services using AgustaWestland AW139s and Bell 412EPs.

■ ITT is to supply the Swedish armed forces with a GCA-2000 transportable air traffic control radar next year, under a $5 million deal.

Source: Flight International