• Northrop Grumman is to provide maintenance and sustainment support to the US Air Force's 21 B-2 bombers under a one-year performance-based logistics deal worth $200 million.
  • FLIR Systems has received a $26.4 million contract to produce Brite Star II laser designator/rangefinder and thermal imaging systems for the US Army's Bell Helicopter ARH-70A armed reconnaissance helicopter fleet. Sensor deliveries will run from mid-2007.
  • The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $5.5 million contract reimbursement for drafting a proposal to boost production of the C-17 transport from 120 to 180 airframes.
  • Elbit Systems subsidiary Cyclone Aviation Products has received a $6 million contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture structural components including leading edge flaps, horizontal stabilisers, ventral fins and rudders for 30 Greek air force F-16 fighters. The company manufactures metal and composite structural parts for unmanned air vehicles and civil aircraft.
  • Raytheon Aircraft has secured a $70 million deal to produce long-lead parts and training devices for the T-6 Texan II trainer. The US Air Force has signed an initial $35 million deal for the work.

Source: Flight International