■ The Australian Department of Defence has announced a A$30.5 million ($23.4 million) contract, awarded on 27 July, for the supply of missiles for the Australian Army via the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. The missiles, while not named, are believed to be Lockheed Martin Hellfire Mk II weapons, with deliveries to be completed by February 2009. Australia also signed a A$24.1 million FMS contract on 19 July for an unspecified number of air-launched bombs - believed to be Boeing JDAM series weapons. ■ Qinetiq has won a contract from the UK Defence Procurement Agency worth up to £52.5 million ($100 million) over the next three years to continue support for the UK's Eurofighter Typhoon programme. The package includes £50 million for defined technical support, advice and safety clearance activity, together with £2.5 million for subcontracts and future work. ■ Harris has been awarded a nine-month, $12.5 million contract by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems to provide the distributed targeting processor (DTP) and the companion mass storage unit (MSU) for the US Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. The DTP and MSU are to improve the network-centric capabilities of the Super Hornet.

Source: Flight International