Deals this week: Raytheon Missile Systems, Northrop Grumman, Saab


Raytheon Missile Systems has secured a contract modification worth $78.72m for the sustainment of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II tactical missiles operated by the US Air Force, US Navy and other foreign militaries.

The two-year deal has been awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command, and includes the provision of repair and maintenance services for the AIM-9X Block II, as well as training, depot management, and in-service software support.

The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $99.52m contract modification to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation for work on the Department of Navy large aircraft infrared countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) system.

Northrop will provide the hardware and technical support required for integration of the DoN LAIRCM system on combat aircraft of the US Navy and US Air Force under the new arrangement, which is set to run for a period of two years.

The Swedish Defence Material Administration has awarded a $56.78m deal to Saab AB to produce next-generation anti-ship missiles for integration onto the Gripen E fighter aircraft and the Visby-class corvettes.

Saab's new missile design incorporates an upgraded missile seeker system, and can engage naval and land-based targets at long distances.

"US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $1.37bn deal to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in support of low-rate initial production of lot 12 F-35 Lightning II aircraft."

The contract also outlines plans the production and delivery of additional missiles.

General Electric has received a $670.74m contract to provide support services for 17 F414 engine components of F / A-18 E, F Super Hornet aircraft, and EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare aircraft until April 2021.

The deal was awarded by the US Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, and includes the provision of repair, replacement and programme support for F414 engine components.

The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $1.37bn deal to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in support of low-rate initial production (LRIP) of lot 12 F-35 Lightning II aircraft up to December 2018.

Lockheed Martin will supply long-lead time materials, parts and components for 130 LRIP F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, non-US Department of Defense participants, and foreign militaries as part of the new commitment.

The deal also covers the provision of additional long-lead time materials and components for 110 lot 13 and lot 14 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.