Bell Helicopter Textron is to supply 17 more TH-67 Creek training helicopters to the US Army under a $22.5 million contract. Deliveries will run from September to May next year. Korean Air has won a 133 billion won ($100 million) 10-year US Air Force contract for depot level maintenance for Boeing F-15 fighters. Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems has received an estimated $58 million contract to supply the advanced mission computer (AMC) for the 80 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcons being developed for the United Arab Emirates. The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems North America a $59 million contract to begin initial low-rate production of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Radio Frequency Countermeasures system. A Harris/BAE Systems team has won a $2.6 million contract to provide a wideband tactical common data link (TCDL) for a US Navy exercise to test extended communications. TCDL is being installed in several USN-leased aircraft and a warship to evaluate long-range transfer of airborne communications covering up to 200km in range. Honeywell has won a 10-year, $120 million deal to support Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and General Dynamics F-111s. BAE has received a $30 million contract from Lockheed Martin Millimetre Wave (mmW)Technologies to produce mmW transceivers for the AGM-114 Hellfire missile. AAR Aircraft Component Services-New York has been awarded a contract to train Egyptian air force maintenance personnel. A Boeing-Bristol Aerospace team will provide the US Army with Excalibur targets for training Raytheon Patriot air defence missile crews. Newport News Shipbuilding has awarded Lockheed Martin's Integrated Systems unit a $446 million contract for the warfare system for the CVN 77.

Source: Flight International