• The Israeli air force is to equip its Lockheed Martin F-16I fighters with Elop's long-range oblique photography system and Rafael's Reccelite tactical reconnaissance pod under an effort intended to cut sensor-to-shooter times.
  • Rockwell Collins has received a $6.5 million contract to provide Group B avionics kits by August 2008 for integration with five of the Pakistan air force's Lockheed Martin C-130 transports.
  • Elbit Systems has won a contract to build a simulator for the Israeli air force's Beechcraft King Air 200 training and intelligence-gathering aircraft. Arkia will provide training services using the system from late 2008.
  • Goodrich has received $37 million to supply two DB-110 reconnaissance pods and a ground exploitation system to the Greek air force, for use with the service's Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52+ fighters.
  •  Lockheed Martin, teamed with iRobot and Honeywell, is to develop a centralised controller device for unmanned air and ground vehicles, including the Class I backpack UAV for the US Army's Future Combat System, under a contract worth $35 million.
  • Northrop Grumman is to integrate its APN-241 weather and navigation radar with Lockheed Martin C-130 transports operated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force as part of a Singapore Technologies Aerospace-led upgrade.
  • The US Air Force has awarded Goodrich Aerostructures a $9.4 million contract to manufacture 300 new forward and aft nose landing doors for its Fairchild A-10 ground-attack aircraft.
  • Barco has been selected to provide head-up repeater displays for the Czech air force's upgraded Aero Vodochody L-159T1 trainers, now being converted from the single-seat L-159A advanced light combat aircraft configuration.
  • BAE Systems Australia is to replace the electronic support measures on the Royal Australian Air Force's Lockheed Martin AP-3C Orion surveillance aircraft under a deal worth A$76.1 million ($63.3 million).

Source: Flight International