General Electric (GE) has secured a contract extension from the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command to conduct the Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot programme for a pair of the navy’s T-AKE replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels.
GE is expected to supply its Motor Fleet APM and predictive analytics solutions for integration on-board the navy’s USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) and USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE13) as part of the deal.
The Predix pilot programme is intended to improve reliability and performance of the ships.
Safran is set to supply the navigation systems and associated computers for the upgrade of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines under the arrangement.
The Sigma 40 is designed to offer improved navigation, angular velocity, positioning, vertical and horizontal speed for naval vessels.
It is also able to provide data relating to ships’ acceleration.
The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a $69.6m contract modification to the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office for work on the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft under the V-22 common configuration-readiness and modernisation (CC-RAM) programme.
The deal will see the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team upgrade three of the USMC’s V-22 Osprey multi-role tiltrotor aircraft in order to ensure their long-term sustainment and reliability.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has secured a deal from the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to develop advanced, high energy density capacitors.
The contract was awarded on behalf of the US Navy. The capacitors will be integrated into high-power microwave (HPM) weapon systems, which are designed for deployment on naval platforms.
The Finnish Government has filed a $734.7m foreign military sales (FMS) request with the US for Harpoon Block II missiles and Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSM).
The possible FMS includes Harpoon Block II Grade B and Harpoon block II+ extended range (ER) missiles, the ESSM inert operational missile, MK25 quad pack canisters and MK783 shipping containers.
The Harpoon missiles will be used on-board Hamina-class vessels, multi-role corvette ships and coastal batteries, while the ESSMs are intended to be deployed aboard the Squadron 2020-class Corvette ships.
Boeing will act as the prime contractor for the planned sale.