Telephonics has won contracts totalling $13 million for 23 RDR-1700 search radars to equip unspecified Agusta-Westland naval helicopters and three APS-143B(V)3 surveillance radars for airborne anti- drug duties on an unidentified fixed-wing platform. Logicon has received two Boeing contracts, together worth $89 million, to support the USNational Missile Defense programme. The Northrop Grumman subsidiary will provide systems engineering and integration support. The Malaysian air force is to convert two further Lockheed MartinC-130HHercules to an air-to-air refuelling tanker configuration. Defence minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told the Malaysian national news agency that the 102.3 million ringgit ($27 million) contract has been awarded to Airod. BAE Systems has been awarded a $64.1 million contract from the US NavalAir Warfare Center aircraft division at Patuxent River. The deal covers engineering and technical support under a communications and electronics life cycle support contract. Rockwell Collins' Kaiser Electronics subsidiary is to supply 125mm (5in) flat-panel colour displays to replace cathode-ray-tube displays in 10 Boeing F-15Es being produced for the USAir Force. The display is also suitable for retrofit into earlier F-15s. Smiths Aerospace will supply systems worth more than $250 million to the C-130Avionics Modernisa-tion Programme, awarded to prime contractor Boeing earlier this month.Smiths says development will last three years with deliveries beginning in 2004. Smiths will supply the flight data recorder/cockpit voice recorder; flight management system including the communications management unit and the terrain awareness warning system; multifunction control displays; integrated standby instruments, aircraft interface unit; mission display processor including digital map; electrical power generation control & conversion, bus switch unit and regulated/ transformer rectifier unit.

Source: Flight International