Pentagon awards contract to General Electric for CH-53K’s engines

General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, has been awarded a contract worth more than $101 million for the procurement of 21 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for a new heavy-lift helicopter from Sikorsky for the United States Marine Corps. The deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, to continue manufacturing engines for the […]

Legendary VH-3 Sea King is one step closer to retire

The legendary VH-3 Sea King Presidential transport helicopter, better known as Marine One, is one step closer to its retirement, according to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. In a statement Friday, the Naval Air Systems Command said the Fleet Readiness Center East recently completed work on the last T58-GE-400B presidential helicopter engine supporting the Marines […]

GE Aviation receives $111M for turboshaft engines in support of CH-53K initial production

GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric and is based in Ohio, was awarded a $111 million contract modification in support of the production of the new heavy-lift helicopter from Sikorsky for the United States Marine Corps. The deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, covers procure of 20 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines, peculiar support equipment, […]

Boeing awarded $198M modification to MQ-25 tanker drone upgrade contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a $198 million contract modification to Boeing for the integration of a ground control station that provides command and control capability in support of the MQ-25 carrier-based tanker drone. According to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements, work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (99%); and various locations within […]

German Navy receives new underwater drone from Huntington Ingalls Industries

Last week, America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that it delivered new REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the German Navy.  As noted by the company, the new underwater drone will be used to expand the German Navy’s current fleet of REMUS 100 UUVs used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. […]

Northrop Grumman awarded $22 million by U.S. Navy for unmanned MQ-8 drone helicopter work

Northrop Grumman Systems has been awarded a $22 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide services for Navy’s newest unmanned helicopters. San Diego-based company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman. The deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, exercises options to procure software and engineering sustainment services, software support, logistics, […]

South Korea set to order MH-60R SeaHawk helicopters

On Tuesday, the South Korean Defense Acquisition and Program Administration (DAPA) has reported that the MH-60R SeaHawk helicopter was chosen as the winner of the long-awaited Maritime Operational Helicopter-II program. According to a press release issued 15 Dec. by DAPA, a total of 12 MH-60R helicopters will be delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy […]

U.S. Navy awards contract to Kratos for additional BQM-177A target drones

The U.S. Navy has awarded the target drone builder Kratos a contract modification for Full Rate Production (Lot 2) of the BQM-177A subsonic aerial target system. The deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, is worth almost $38,7 million and covered work to produce additional jet-powered unmanned aerial systems to provide realistic threat […]

U.S. Navy tanker-drone take off for the first time with an aerial refueling pod

American plane-maker Boeing has reached a major milestone when its MQ-25 carrier-based tanker drone test article, also known as T1, completed the first test flight with an aerial refueling store. According to a company news release, Boeing and the U.S. Navy have for the first time flown the MQ-25 T1 test asset with an aerial […]

German Bundeswehr awards contract to Airbus for 31 NH90 helicopters

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced that its helicopter division was awarded a contract from the German Bundeswehr for 31 NH90 Sea Tiger helicopters for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie  Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General  Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal  Office […]