Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $172m contract by the US Navy and the US Air Force for production of a second lot of air-launched variant of long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) systems.

In addition to production of the LRASMs for B-1B Lancer bomber and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multi-role aircraft, the company will provide engineering support services.

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The company has a contract to supply 23 LRASMs for the US Navy and the US Air Force.

Raytheon has secured a contract from the US Navy to produce APG-79(v)4 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the fleet of F/A-18 Hornet all-weather aircraft in service with the US Marine Corps.

The APG-79(v)4 radar systems enhance the aircraft’s ability to track and engage targets over a greater distance, while reducing its maintenance hours.

Deliveries of the radar system will begin in 2020 and continue through 2022.

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding has been awarded a $91.48m contract by the US Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) to perform a dry-docking planned incremental availability (PIA) of USS George H W Bush (CVN 77), a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

“Contractual work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia, US, until February 2021.”

The scope of work includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance work, and modifications, which will enhance the overall capabilities of the aircraft carrier.

Contractual work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia, US, until February 2021.

US-based defence contractor and IT services provider Harris has secured a $75m contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for carrying out upgrade on Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio fleet.

The contract is part of a Navy Portable Radio Programme five-year contract awarded in 2017 and will involve supply of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) narrowband satellite communication upgrades as well as antennas for the USMC’s tactical radios.

The MUOS upgrades will enable interoperability between the US Department of Defence services and allied nations.

BAE Systems has been awarded a $79.8m contract by the US Navy to continue providing maintenance and operational services for the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station communication programme.

The company will maintain ship-to-shore, shore-to-aircraft, and shore-to-shore long-range communications to support the command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C4I) systems afloat and ashore.

The contractual work will be performed in Oahu, Hawaii, US, and Geraldton, Australia.