Deals this week: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Huntington Ingalls, Solers

17 August 2018 (Last Updated August 17th, 2018 09:56)

The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has been awarded a $301.98m contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to procure ancillary mission equipment for the F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 12 aircraft.

The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has been awarded a $301.98m contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to procure ancillary mission equipment for the F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 12 aircraft.

The deal relates to a series of purchases by the US Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, as well as non-US Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

Work under the contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, until January 2021.

The US Government has approved a $41m foreign military sale (FMS) of Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSMs) to Mexico.

Equipment slated for delivery under the deal includes six Evolved Seasparrow tactical missiles, two Evolved Seasparrow telemetry missiles, one eight-cell MK56 VLS launcher, eight MK783 shipping containers and eight MK30 canisters, along with a variety of spare and repair parts, and other support and test systems.

“Solers Inc has secured a two-year engineering services contract worth $22.05m from the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR SSC Pacific).”

The new ESSM weapon systems are expected to be installed on-board the Mexican Navy’s Sigma 10514 class vessel in order to strengthen the country’s maritime security capabilities.

Huntington Ingalls Inc has been awarded a contract modification worth $38.95m by the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to conduct a dry-docking and selected restricted availability programme for the US Navy’s USS Helena (SSN 725) submarine.

The company will perform repairs, maintenance, upgrades and modernisation work on-board USS Helena as part of the arrangement.

Worrk under the deal will be performed at Huntington Ingalls’ facility in Newport News, Virginia.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a $59.15m contract modification to Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc for the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 guidance and control (G&C) sections.

In addition, the modification agreement also covers the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement kits, as well as the provision of factory test equipment, production support material and spares, hardware repair support and engineering services.

The G&C sections and CBASS kits to be produced under the contract are slated to be purchased by the US Navy, along with Canada, Turkey and the Netherlands under an FMS programme.

Work under the deal is expected to be completed by March 2021.

Solers Inc has secured a two-year engineering services contract worth $22.05m from the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR SSC Pacific).

The company is set to provide engineering and software development services for the US Navy’s information operations, as well as its meteorology and oceanography systems, as part of the arrangement.

The deal also includes an option for a three-year extension.

Work under the contract will be performed in San Diego, California, until August 2023.