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DDI for Fri. June 29, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 26

Boeing Receives $1.5 Billion Contract To Build 28 Super Hornets For Kuwait As Planned

The Navy awarded Boeing [BA] a $1.5 billion contract to build and deliver 26 F/A-18 Super Hornets to Kuwait, the Defense Department said on June 27.Under the contract, Boeing will provide 22 F/A-18E single seat aircraft and six F/A-18F two seaters.Almost 70 percent of the work will be split between El Segundo, Calif., and Hazelwood, Mo. The…

Australia Orders Six MQ-4C UAVs For $1 Billion

Australia’s government announced on June 26 it is ordering an initial six Northrop Grumman [NOC] MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for $1 billion in a cooperative program with the U.S. Navy.The Australian government said the new aircraft will complement its new P-8A Poseidon aircraft by helping undertake intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions; aiding in anti-submarine…

State Department Approves $860.4 Million Deal With Spain For Five AEGIS Systems

The State Department has approved a $860.4 million deal with Spain for five AEGIS weapons combat system for its ship fleet.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sales (FMS) on June 26.Spain has also requested six shipsets for Digital Signal Processing, five shipsets for Amazon [AMZN] Web Services computing infrastructure, five Operational…

Boeing, Singapore Defense Agency To Develop Analytics For Aircraft Performance

Boeing [BA] and a Singaporean defense agency on June 28 agreed on a joint research and development project on data analytics to better understand how well military aircraft are performing and predict future needs for operations and maintenance.The deal is between Boeing’s nearly year-old Global Services segment and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). Boeing…

Australia Purchases $185 Million In Components Needed To Integrate CEAFAR 2 Radar With AEGIS

The State Department has approved a $185 million deal with Australia for components needed to integrate the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS combat system on their naval ships.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sales (FMS) on June 27.The deal includes long lead items needed to…