Ericsson Microwave Systems has won an order from the French arms procurement agency, the DGA, to supply a Giraffe AMB air defence surveillance radar. L-3 Communications has won a $6.5 million US Department of Defense contract for the lease of a Boeing 737 plus maintenance and supply, in support of flight training Boeing E-6 Mercury aircrews. Raytheon has received two contracts worth $60.5 million from Elisra Electronic Systems to provide staring infrared sensors and high power radio frequency amplifiers. The equipment is for the electronic warfare suite on 50 on-order Lockheed Martin F-16Is. Canada's Department of National Defence has awarded Boeing a $436 million contract to upgrade 80 Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighters. Bombardier Aerospace will perform installation work at its Mirabel plant. A validation and verification phase with one single-seat CF-18A and one two-seat CF-18B begins in July 2002. Modification work on the remaining 78 aircraft is set to begin in January 2003. Northrop Grumman's Litton subsidiary has won a one-year $7 million contract from the USN Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center to support command, control, communications, computers and intelligence development work. A four-year option if exercised would increase the contract value to $37 million. Honeywell Engines and Systems is being awarded a $56.5 million US Army contract for 81 T55-714A turboshafts and spare parts for Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters, with options for 28 in fiscal year 2001 and 132 in FY02 option. The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation has signed new agreements with Metal Storm for the latter to continue development of the Metal Storm area denial weapon technology. United Industrial's AAI Engineering Support subsidiary has won a $7.1 million DoD contract for Boeing C-17 maintenance training.

Source: Flight International