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DDI for Fri. July 13, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 27

Newsletter New Zealand To Buy Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft for $1.6 Billion The New Zealand government on July 9 approved a plan to acquire four Boeing [BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for $1.6 billion to replace its six legacy P-3K2 Orion aircraft. The Poseidons will be bought in a direct source procurement through the U.S. Foreign […]

State Department Approves $740 Million In AMRAAM Sales To UK And Denmark

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMSs) for the United Kingdom and Denmark to purchase a combined 228 Raytheon [RTN] AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) worth a total of $740 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the two FMSs on July 10. The U.K. approval includes a request […]

Leonardo, Polish Firm Collaborate In Development of New Combat AW249

Leonardo and Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) have agreed to collaborate on development of a new combat helicopter, the AW249. The 249 would meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter under the nation’s “Kruk” procurement program. The twin-engine AW249 would be used for air support and armed escort operations. It would have a maximum takeoff weight […]

L3 To Acquire Two Information Security Firms Based Outside U.S.

L3 Technologies [LLL] on July 11 said it has agreed to acquire two companies that it said will strengthen its cyber defense capabilities, particularly for intelligence and classified missions. L3 said it will pay $200 million for the companies, which will be combined as L3 Trenchant, and that the deals include a $32 million earn out […]

New Zealand To Buy Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft for $1.6 Billion

The New Zealand government on July 9 approved a plan to acquire four Boeing [BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for $1.6 billion to replace its six legacy P-3K2 Orion aircraft. The Poseidons will be bought in a direct source procurement through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in […]

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

Newsletter 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. […]

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, […]

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). […]

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 […]