CAE USA has been contracted by the US Navy to support the foreign military sale (FMS) of S-70B Seahawk helicopter training systems to the Brazilian Navy.

CAE is set to design and manufacture two training devices as part of the agreement, including a fixed-base S-70B operational flight trainer (OFT) and an S-70B weapons tactics trainer (WTT).

The S-70B OFT is intended to provide mission training for S-70B pilots and co-pilots, while the S-70B WTT will support the training of sensor operators and airborne tactics officers.

The Boeing Company has received a $282.27m contract to supply long-lead parts for 19 Lot 10 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).

"The Boeing Company has received a $282.27m contract to supply long-lead parts for 19 Lot 10 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA)."

The latest deal represents a modification of a firm-fixed contract that was previously awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command.

Work under the contract is slated to be performed at various locations in the US up to March 2022.

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BAE Systems has placed an order with Lockheed Martin for an eight-cell MK 41 vertical launching system (VLS).

The VLS shipborne launcher will be integrated onto the British Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

The launcher is capable of firing a variety of different missiles and is expected to provide the Type 26 combat ship with anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft capabilities.

Kratos Unmanned Systems Division has been awarded a contract modification by the US Naval Air Systems Command for the production of BQM-177A subsonic aerial targets.

The $24.3m agreement involves the low-rate initial production of multiple BQM-177A targets, radar altimeters, technical data, training material and related equipment.

The two-year arrangement also covers contractor logistics support services.

Lockheed Martin Corp has secured a deal to procure long-lead-time materials for four multi-mission surface combatant (MMSC) ships, which have been ordered by the Government of Saudi Arabia under foreign military sales (FMS) programme.

The contract has been awarded by the US Naval Sea Systems Command and is expected to close in October 2024.

The MMSC surface combatant is designed to operate in littoral and open-ocean areas.