Smiths Aerospace has received a contract potentially worth $52 million over the next 10 years to provide performance-based logistics support for the UK Royal Air Force's Lockheed Martin C-130J/K transports.
Northrop Grumman is to produce centre barrel replacement-plus structures for 23 of the US Navy's Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighters under a $20 million service life extension deal. A further nine shipsets worth $8.6 million will be supplied to the Royal Australian Air Force by December 2009.
Lockheed Martin is to produce and install mission systems in seven P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft for Pakistan under a $186.5 million contract. Radar, electronic support measures, acoustic system and electro-optical/infrared sensors are included.
The Italian defence ministry has awarded Alcatel Alenia Space a €103 million ($133 million) contract to produce the Sicral-1B military communication satellite for launch by year-end.
McDonald Dettwiler & Associates is to test and deliver new surveillance radars for the Canadian Forces' Lockheed CP-140 Aurora (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft under a C$78 million ($92 million) contract. Four prototypes will be installed from April, followed by 18 production systems.
Northrop Grumman has selected Danish AutoLog Team to provide a virtual team trainer system demonstrator for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The simulated airbase environment will enable maintenance personnel to practice manoeuvring the aircraft.
ManTech International has received a five-year, $39 million US Navy contract to provide services for the military flight operations quality assurance programme, which will analyse flight data to improve aircrew and aircraft performance.
Rockwell Collins UK has received an almost £380,000 ($745,000) contract to provide RT-3000 VHF/UHF tranceivers for the UK Royal Air Force's BAE Systems Hawk T1/1A trainers.