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Ecuador Receives Sikorsky M28 Short-Takeoff Aircraft

An M28 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft built at PZL Mielec, a facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky [LMT] has arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight. Delivered five months after contract award, the twin-engine turboprop will meet the Ecuadorian Army’s need for a proven multi-role transport aircraft that can perform in diverse climates […]

State Department Approves $3.1 Billion Advanced Hawkeye Deal With Japan

The State Department has approved a possible $3.1 billion deal with Japan for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWAC) aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on Sep. 7. Japan has requested the sale of up to nine E-2D AHE aircraft to improve […]

Lockheed Martin Invests In Australian Venture Fund

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Sep. 12 said its venture capital arm has invested in an Australian capital firm that invests in high-technology companies. Lockheed Martin Ventures was part of a $132 million financing round in Main Sequence Ventures, which so far has made 12 venture capital investments in nine companies throughout Australia. For Lockheed Martin […]

Japan Intercepts Target Missile In First Aegis SM-3 IB Test

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer successfully conducted its first Aegis missile defense intercept test with the Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 Block IB off the coast of Hawaii on Sep. 11. The test, called Japan Flight Test Mission-05 (JTFM-05), aimed to demonstrate a successful engagement of a target missile from the Japanese destroyer JS […]

MDHI Delivers Initial Five Enhanced 530F Cayuse Warrior Helicopters To Afghan Air Force

MD Helicopters (MDHI) on Sep. 10 announced the delivery of five MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). The aircraft are the first to be delivered under a $1.4 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract awarded to MDHI by the U.S. Army in September 2017. MDHI completed the delivery on Aug. 8, less […]

State Department Approves PAC-3 MSE Missiles For South Korea

The State Department this week approved a possible $501 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 64 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles to South Korea. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the sale on Sep. 13. The Korean PAC-3 MSE request also includes two PAC-MSE Test Missiles, range and […]

Business Opportunities

DHS Issues RFI for Rapid Response Biosurveillance System The Department of Homeland Security Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of Health Affairs, National Biosurveillance Integration Center has issued a Request for Information (RFI) related to its interest in subscribing to a nationwide system of early medical data integrators, such as pre-hospital data, and […]

Contract Awards

TSA Awards Leidos $197M Bridge to Continue Support for Checkpoint Screening Equipment After successfully getting the Transportation Security Administration to terminate a potential $578 million contract with Peraton, incumbent contractor Leidos [LDOS] has received a potential $196.5 million bridge contract from the agency to continue providing maintenance for airport checkpoint screening equipment while a new […]

Defense Watch: KC-46 Beddown, Third SBIRS Operational, Big AFA Week

KC-46 Beddown Decision. The Air Force has chosen Travis AFB, California, and Joint-Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to each house 24 KC-46A tanker aircraft. The service signed the record of decision on Aug. 29, according to a notice released Sept. 12 by the Federal Register. Fairchild AFB in Washington and Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota […]

Tech Developments

NYPD Demonstrates FIDO X-3 ETD System The New York City Police Department recently demonstrated its FIDO X-3 explosive trace detection (ETD) system in an event to showcase upgrades funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) branch and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The improvements include more effective swabs, which […]