Deals this week: Bell Boeing, Northrop Grumman Systems, BAE Systems Land and Armaments

6 July 2018 (Last Updated July 5th, 2018 10:16)

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has secured a contract worth $4.19bn for the manufacture and delivery of CMV-22B Osprey medium-lift aircraft, a variant of MV-22B Osprey multi-mission, tilt-rotor military aircraft.

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has secured a contract worth $4.19bn for the manufacture and delivery of CMV-22B Osprey medium-lift aircraft, a variant of MV-22B Osprey multi-mission, tilt-rotor military aircraft.

The company will supply a total of 58 aircraft under the deal, including 39 CMV-22B jets for the US Navy and 14 MV-22Bs for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Bell Boeing will also manufacture an additional CV-22B aircraft for the US Air Force (USAF) and up to four MV-22B units for the Government of Japan as part of the agreement.

The latest deal is a modification to the previously awarded V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft advance acquisition contract.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation has received a $96.53m contract modification from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the supply of Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems.

"Performance Aircraft Services Inc has secured a $57.08m deal from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for work on the E-6B airborne command post aircraft."

The arrangement covers the full-rate production (FRP) of the CREW increment One Block One Systems in support of the Expeditionary Warfare Program Office (PMS 408).

CREW systems are designed to offer protection for combat troops, vehicles and military structures against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs).

Work under the contract is expected to be completed by April 2020.

BAE Systems Land and Armaments LP has secured a $32.79m contract to supply MK 38 MOD 3 machine gun systems (MGSs) and associated spare parts to the US Navy.

The deal has been awarded by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC).

Work under the contract is slated for completion in April 2019 and will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky, and Haifa, Israel.

Engineering Services Network Inc has been contracted by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to provide technical, engineering and logistics support services for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) Air Dominance Department.

The $69.6m contract features one base year and four one-year extension options.

It is set to cover engineering, test and evaluation (T&E), interoperability, technical, computer programming, materials management, and specified logistics services.

The deal will support the AEGIS Combat System, major weapon systems programmes such as Ballistic Missile Defense, as well as T&E and post-event analysis.

Performance Aircraft Services Inc has secured a $57.08m deal from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for work on the E-6B airborne command post aircraft.

The scope of the agreement includes the removal and replacement of sealants on the fuel cells, aircraft surfaces and internal surfaces of the wing fuel tanks of 16 E-6B units.

Work under the deal will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Waco, Texas, until May 2023.