Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a one-year, $158.27m contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command to provide programme management services for F-35 lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that are operated by US and international customers.

The deal will see the company provide services such as programme management and site support, as well as recurring and nonrecurring engineering to support the modification and retrofit of air systems aboard the F-35 fleet.

Israeli firm Plasan has been contracted by BAE Systems to provide armour for the British Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships (GCS).

Plasan is scheduled to start the production of armour for the first three Type 26 ships this year.

"BWXT Nuclear Operations Group Inc has secured a $492m contract to manufacture components in support of the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme."

The advanced armour systems are anticipated to provide effective protection for the Type 26 combat ships against a range of threats.

The Type 26 vessels will be built by BAE Systems in Scotland and are expected to provide the navy with multi-mission capability.

BWXT Nuclear Operations Group Inc has secured a $492m contract to manufacture components in support of the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme.

The agreement covers the delivery of naval nuclear reactor components, primarily for the US Navy’s Virginia-class submarines.

Work under the deal will be performed at BWXT’s manufacturing facilities in the US.

L-3 Technologies Inc has been contracted by the US Naval Air Systems Command for the supply of Common Data Link (CDL) Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 radio terminal systems.

The company is set to produce, test, deliver, manage and the support AN/SRQ-4 radios up to August 2020 under the new $25.62m arrangement.

L-3’s datalink radios are anticipated to be used to facilitate communication between the US Navy’s MH-60R helicopters and ships.

The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has placed an order with Saab for additional Trackfire remote weapon stations (RWS).

The weapon systems will be integrated on-board the Combat Boat 90 (Strb90 HSM) craft, which are operated by the Swedish Navy’s amphibious forces.

Saab’s Trackfire RWS has been designed to provide superior firepower for naval forces.