·        The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has ordered nine Pilatus PC-7MkIIs in a SFr70 million ($40.5 million) deal. Deliveries are due next year. The RMAF operates 38 PC-7s, the remainder of 44 ordered in 1982.

·        Northrop Grumman has won a $3.5 million contract to upgrade the ALQ-155 electronic countermeasures on the Boeing B-52H. Elements of the ALQ-135 and ALQ-165 will be integrated into the ALQ-155.

·        Boeing has agreed an option contract with the US Army to upgrade 269 AH-64As to AH-64D standard. The five-year contract is worth more than $2.3 billion, and follows a five year contract to modify 232 machines.

·        Raytheon has awarded Motorola's UK arm a contract, potentially worth $85.5 million, to provide ground stations for the UK Ministry of Defence's Airborne Stand-Off Radar programme. Motorola will transfer US ground station technology to the UK.

·        Hunting Engineering has signed a £15 million ($22.2 million) contract with France's Celerg for industrialisation and low rate industrial production of rocket motors for Aster surface-to-air missiles.

·        Wescam has won a C$18 million ($12 million) order from Lockheed Martin for 20 Wescam multi-sensor systems for US Navy P-3 Orions. It will also supply five systems to Lockheed Martin for an undisclosed customer to support drug interdiction operations.

·        Raytheon has won a one-year $77.2 million US Navy contract to provide contractor logistic support for 312 Beech T-34C Mentor and Raytheon T-44 Pegasus training aircraft.

·        Thomson-CSF has won a $45 million deal from the United Arab Emirates to supply secure radios and datalinks for 80 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 60s.

·        BAE Systems Canada has won a$5 million contract to supply the CMA-3000 MkII radio management system for an undisclosed operator of the Eurocopter Super Puma. Deliveries are due to start late next year.

Source: Flight International