Turkey has selected Thales to supply the mission system for EADS Casa CN235 maritime patrol aircraft. The contract is valued at around $400 million. Nine systems will be integrated into previously modified aircraft, with another 10 being fitted to new platforms. The University of Mississippi is working on fusing seismic/acoustic and high-resolution ground-penetrating radar sensors to detect buried landmines, under a $15.7 million US Army research contract. L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training division has won a $10 million US Navy contract covering Boeing F/A-18A/B/C/D aircrew trainer upgrades and training system products. Lockheed Martin is to produce 1,332 GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bomb kits under a $18.6 million USAir Force contract. L-3 Communications is to supply the tactical common datalink (TCDL) for the US Army's Hunter Standoff Killer Team technology demonstration. The TCDL will be installed in the Boeing AH-64D attack helicopter, AAI/IAI Hunter unmanned air vehicle and Sikorsky UH-60 airborne command and control helicopter for the four-year military utility assessment and two-year user evaluation. Atlantic Research is to develop a solid-fuel variable-flow ducted rocket-ramjet propulsion system for flight testing a new seeker under the US Navy's High Speed Anti-Radiation Demonstration programme. Three systems will be produced. CAE and CBD Training have won a five-year, C$28 million ($18 million) contract to provide aircrew training and courseware development for the USAir Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

Source: Flight International