BAE Systems has received a $100 million subcontract from Turkey's Mikes for the development and delivery of ALQ-178(V) 5+ integrated electronic warfare systems for Turkish air force Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 50 fighters. Turkey's Aselsan is prime contractor for the $240 million programme to equip 60-80 aircraft.

Northrop Grumman has received a $5.9 million contract to equip the US Air Force's Northrop Grumman E-8CJ STARS surveillance aircraft with improved weather radars. The enhanced sensors will be retrofitted to the USAF's 16-strong JSTARS fleet by March 2005 and delivered new from aircraft 17 early next year.

Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky have each received $18 million contracts to cover risk-reduction activities in support of their respective US101 and VH-92 bids for the US Navy's delayed VXX presidential helicopter programme.

Toronto, Canada-based Aiolos has received a four-year subcontract from Boeing to design and deliver an aircraft environmental test facility to South Korea's Agency for Defence Development.

Under an $8.3 million US Missile Defense Agency contract, L-3 Aeromet has delivered two Gulfstream IIBs modified as HALO-II high-altitude observatories with infrared and visible sensors for monitoring ballistic-missile defence tests.

Alliant Techsystems is to produce more than 1,200 AAR-47(V)2 missile warning sensor upgrade kits with laser warning capability for Canada, Jordan, Norway and the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps under a $14.6 million contract.

GKN Aerospace is to supply fully integrated canopy systems for the Boeing F-15C fighter under a contract worth around $5 million from the US manufacturer. First deliveries are expected late next year.

Northrop Grumman is to supply the integrated tactical cockpit for the US Navy's E-2 Advanced Hawkeye fleet of up to 75 aircraft. The company will undertake system development and demonstration activities over the next four years.


Source: Flight International