Bangladesh has ordered 16 more RSK MiG-29 Fulcrums valued at $210 million, having ordered eight MiG-29s in 1999. Lockheed Martin is to refurbish eight TPS-59M/34 radars operated by the Egyptian armed forces under a $16 million US foreign military sale. Work will be performed in Cairo, to be completed by September 2004. CAE has been awarded a $55 million (£38 million) contract by the Israeli ministry of defence to build a Sikorsky UH-60/CH-53 Helicopter Aircrew Weapon System Trainer (HAWST). The HAWST will have roll-in/roll-out cockpits to allow training of crews for the two different helicopters. The cockpit will be used as a flight training device when not used in the simulator. DRS Technologies has received a $29 million contract to provide AQH-13 acoustic data recorders and associated equipment for the upgrade of US Navy Lockheed Martin P-3 Orions. Raytheon has ordered ARN-154(V) airborne TACAN navigation systems from the manufacturer BFGoodrich for US Army Sikorsky UH-60A/L and Boeing CH-47D helicopters. Canada's Hérou Devtek has won contracts worth $9 million from the US Air Force and Navy to manufacture landing gear components for the Boeing KC-135, Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion and the Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye. The Canadian company has also won a $8.3 million USAF contract for the repair of KC-135 and Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules landing gear components. Microvision has received a $7.5 million contract from the US Army Aircrew Integrated Systems Product Office to modify the Virtual Cockpit Optimisation Program and the Aircrew Integrated Helmet System for use in attack and utility helicopters. To sustain the US Air Force's F-22 programme while the Bush Administration's defence review is under way, Lockheed Martin/Boeing and Pratt & Whitney have received contracts totalling over $430 million to work on the first two low-rate initial production batches for three months.

Source: Flight International