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DDI for Fri. August 10, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 31

UK Could Work with US Aerospace Firms on Tempest Fighter Jet

The United Kingdom is planning to work “quite closely” with U.S.-based aerospace industry partners as it develops its future next-generation fighter aircraft, the nation’s defense secretary said Aug. 7.The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed the design for the Tempest fighter jet – which would replace its fleet of Eurofighter Typhoons by the 2040s –…

State Department Clears Latvia For UH-60M Purchase

Latvia is cleared to buy four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky [LMT] under a potential $200 million deal approved by the U.S. State Department.The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the deal Aug. 3. It includes the four aircraft in standard U.S. government configuration along with 10 General Electric [GE] T-700 engines and 10 embedded GPS systems.Also included…

Alion Submits Final Proposal For Canadian Navy Ship

Alion Science and Technology on August 9 said its Canadian subsidiary submitted its final bid to the Canadian government for that country’s new warship program, which is worth between $42 billion and $46 billion for 15 ships.Alion, one of three bidders for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), is offering a solution based on the Dutch De Zeven…