MARCH 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $525,371,067 contract modification (P00131) to exercise an option for the Army MY IX Program Year 4, Lot 44, requirement of 38 UH-60M Army aircraft, and to exercise an option for two UH-60M FMS green aircraft.

The fourth Su-25 nearby air support aircraft has been delivered to the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) after completing its overhaul and passing the corresponding test flights.

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) certified the installation of the Emergency Floatation System on Ansat helicopter. It is designed for emergency water landing and is used to save lives of the crew and passengers. Rosaviatsiya also issued Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) with the approval for the main change: the reduction in airworthiness limitations of several main parts of Ansat.

Workers at RAAF Base Williamtown will service and prepare up to 46 retired F/A-18 Classic Hornet aircraft that will be sold to air combat training company Air USA.

Cubic Corporation announced that its Cubic Mission Solutions business division signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (SOF AT&L) to work on research and development (R&D) for cutting-edge airborne payload technologies for use within the Department of Defense. The effort will primarily be performed by ISR Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Corporation.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security contractor owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, was awarded an undefinitized contracting action by the U.S. Air Force to provide A-29 aircraft ground support equipment, pilot training (including difference training and instructor pilot upgrade training), contractor logistic support, aircraft sparing and sustainment for the Combat Air Advisor mission for Air Force Special Operations Command.

MIG Corporation patented an intellectual system to protect maneuverable combat aircraft from exceeding the critical overload. The design increases safety and promotes intensive air combat, as the pilot is not distracted by the control panel. The technology will be used in MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35 jets, the corporation said.

Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defense (AFAD) for expedited delivery of Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), spares, and upgrades. The company says that this contract marks the first integration of Sniper ATP on the Mirage 2000 aircraft.

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