Boeing has been awarded a $2.4bn contract by the US Navy for the production and delivery of 19 long-range maritime P-8A Poseidon aircraft to foreign customers as part of the trilateral agreement between the US, UK, and Norway.
The company will deliver five aircraft to Norway and four aircraft to the UK as part of foreign military sales programme. The remaining ten aircraft will be delivered to the US Navy’s inventory.
Delivery of the first aircraft to the UK will be made this year, while deliveries to Norway will take place in 2021. The order increases the UK’s fleet of P-8As to nine.
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has been awarded a $155.6m contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) for the delivery of IT support services for the F-35 programme.
The company will provide knowledge-based information assurance, Virtual Enterprise network, and cybersecurity in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO).
It will also provide IT services such as programme management, lifecycle management, operations and maintenance for the entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Virtual Enterprise network, under the contract.
The US Navy has awarded a $151m engineering support services contract to Vectrus Systems, under the Navy’s SeaPort-e contract.
The company will provide engineering support services for command, control, communications, computer, intelligence (C4I) systems as a prime contractor, under the US Navy’s Fleet Systems Engineering Team (FSET) programme, until January 2024.
Vectrus’ afloat teams will provide technical support to the US Navy’s floating force comprising command ships and ballistic missile defence ships.
The company’s engineers will also observe C4I system performance and provide critical feedback and additional support in the event of either system malfunction or cyber attack.
The Japanese Navy’s request for maritime ballistic missile defence system and associated equipment was approved by the US State Department as part of a potential $2.15bn deal.
The sale includes two Aegis Weapon Systems (AWS), two multi-mission signal processors (MMSP), and two command and control processor (C2P) refreshes.
The AWS and MMSP will be supplied by Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems and C2P refreshes will be provided by General Dynamics.
The Japanese Navy will also receive associated spares, communications equipment, and software, under the sale.
The contract also covers delivery of complementary systems, associated equipment, maintenance and other services for the air defence system.