Raytheon has won 62% of the first increment of the US Air Force's seven-year, $2 billion Paveway II laser-guided bomb kit competitive procurement. Incumbent Raytheon received $173.7 million, while new supplier Lockheed Martin was awarded $106.6 million.

L-3 Communications is to provide logistics support to US Special Operations Command under the five-year, $1.5 billion Special Operations Forces-Support Activity indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.

Raytheon is to build 337 AGM-154A JSOW unpowered, submunition-dispensing stand-off weapons - 313 for the US Navy and 34 for the US Air Force - under an $81 million contract.

Boeing is to produce 245 JDAM GPS-guided bomb kits for Denmark, 202 for the United Arab Emirates, 84 for Oman and 14 for South Korea under a $11.6 million contract.

The US Navy is to upgrade certain Lockheed Martin P-3 Orions with a BAE Systems digital autopilot, already installed in Australian and New Zealand P-3s and selected for Canada's CP-140 upgrade.

Indigo Systems has been selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver infrared detector assemblies for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's distributed aperture system, which will provide real-time video to the pilot's helmet-mounted display.

Source: Flight International