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HN for Wed., October 25, 2017, Vol. 43, Issue 22.

State Department Approves $575 Million Deal UH-1Y Helicopter Deal With Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is looking to update its fleet of military aircraft with a State Department approved $575 million deal for the delivery of twelve Bell Helicopter UH-1Y utility helicopters.The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Oct. 11 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes the UH-1Y helicopters, as well as 25 of General Electric’s…

Lockheed Developing Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion Testbed For Army

The Army is moving forward with its development of a Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion (MMSF), tasking Lockheed Martin [LMT] with a $12 million contract to develop a testbed of the technology for its rotary-wing aircraft.Under the deal, announced Oct. 12 and awarded as part of the Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), Lockheed will develop a…

BAE Developing New Cyber Threat Detection System For Military Aircraft

BAE Systems is growing its platform for future military aircraft cyber contracts with a program to gather its proprietary system analysis and reverse engineering detection tools under a new project it calls Cyber Warning.Cyber Warning is directed towards deploying upgraded cyber mitigation capabilities for fixed and rotor-wing aircraft utilizing legacy systems, while building on experience from…

Leonardo Secures First U.S. Contract For Its Emergency Service Helicopters

Leonardo has secured the first contract for its emergency service aircraft in the US with a deal to deliver three AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters to the Travis County, Texas government.Travis County will serve as the launch customer in the U.S for Leonardo’s AW169 after purchasing the helicopters under its emergency response aircraft modernization program, STAR Flight.Leonardo…