The US Navy has exercised a $48.8 million option for three more Boeing T-45 Goshawk trainers, taking to eight the number purchased this year. Rolls-Royce has received a $51.2 million contract for power-by-the-hour support of 175 F405s powering the navy's T-45s. The US Navy has pre-qualified 13 companies to compete for up to $3 billion in training system contracts over eight years: Aero Simulation, Boeing, CAE, DEI Services, Indra Systems, J F Taylor, L-3's EER and Link divisions, Lockheed Martin, NLX, Northrop Grumman, SAIC and Symvionics. San Diego-based Falon has received a US Air Force contract potentially worth $20.3 million for continued development, and possibly demonstration and deployment, of the location of global positioning system interferers (LOCO GPSI) system. BAE Systems has received two Lockheed Martin contracts worth around $20 million to supply mission computer systems for US Air Force C-130J Hercules and C-5 Galaxys. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a five-year, $252 million contract to provide professional, engineering and other information warfare services in support of the operations, acquisition and testing activities of the USAir Force Information Warfare Center at Lackland AFB, Texas. Bell Boeing has received a $22.2 million USN contract modification to incorporate Block A configuration changes into an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor. Kellogg, Brown and Root has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a seven-year partnership deal with the UK Ministry of Defence, working with the MoD's Permanent Joint Headquarters to identify and assess commercial suppliers for a range of support services. Goodrich has won several engineering and service contracts to supply full authority digital engine control systems for US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The deal is expected to generate up to $50 million in revenue by the end of 2004.

Source: Flight International