US Congress has been notified of a potential $255 million foreign military sale of 53 Boeing Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and four Raytheon Phalanx close-in weapon systems to arm four fast missile craft on order for the Egyptian navy. Magellan Aerospace has won a C$15 million ($9.4million) deal by Northrop Grumman to deliver structures for the Boeing F/A-18E/FSuper Hornet. Lockheed Martin has received a $79 million US Air Force contract to provide up to 11 standard radar systems by 2008 for use at tethered aerostat surveillance sites. Goodrich is to supply stand-by attitude indicators for over 300 new US Navy MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters under a six-year deal with Sikorsky. Atlantis Systems International has won a C$32 million ($20.1 million) contract to develop an integrated maintenance training system for Boeing F/A-18s operated by the Royal Australian Air Force and the Canadian Forces. Pilkington Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to supply the Integrated transparency system for the cockpit of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The initial award is worth $10 million, but the final value could be $400 million including production for the UK and USA, potential exports and spares. DRS Technologies has won a $2 million contract to supply AQH-13 acoustic data recorders for upgraded Spanish air force Lockheed MartinP-3 Orions. Raytheon has won a $16.2 million US Marine Corps deal to develop and demonstrate an affordable ground- based advanced development model. This will feed into the emerging Multi Role Radar System, which will provide mobile air surveillance systems to support early-entry forces. India and Russia have concluded technical talks on the former's acquisition of the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier and four Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers. Indian defence minister George Fernandes says a price negotiation committee will finalise the deal.

Source: Flight International