Deals this week: Rolls-Royce, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Boeing

1 June 2018 (Last Updated June 1st, 2018 10:11)

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a gas turbine supply contract by the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a gas turbine supply contract by the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).

The company is set to supply its MT30 marine gas turbine to power JMSDF’s 30FFM future multi-mission frigate as part of a naval shipbuilding programme.

Construction of the 30FFM class frigates is slated to commence in 2019, while commissioning is currently scheduled for 2022.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has received a $558.28m contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide sustainment support for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft.

"Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has received a contract modification worth $22.76m to supply Technical Insertion-18/20 acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf insertion systems to the US Navy."

The deal covers the supply of equipment, training devices, training facilities and non-aircraft spares for Lot 11 F-35 Lightning II jets.

The aircraft are intended for use by the US Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy, as well as various non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will also provide hardware and software solutions for the autonomic logistics information system as part of the arrangement.

The Boeing Company has secured a contract worth $416.44m for the manufacture and delivery of three Lot 9 full-rate production (FRP) P-8A multi-mission maritime patrol jets for the US Navy.

The deal represents a modification to a previous contract that was originally awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

Work under the contract will be performed at various locations within the US, as well as Cambridge, UK, until October 2020.

Exide Technologies has been awarded two contracts worth $75m to deliver valve-regulated lead acid battery cells, which are intended to supply emergency back-up power for the US Navy’s strategic and fast attack nuclear submarines.

The contract has been awarded by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and also includes the supply of packaging, trays, storage units, tray lid covers and battery cell boosting systems.

Work under the deal will be performed in Fort Smith, Arkansas, US, until May 2023.

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has received a contract modification worth $22.76m to supply Technical Insertion-18/20 acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf insertion systems to the US Navy.

The deal has been awarded by the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and also includes the provision of pre-cable kits, spares and production support.

Work under the contract will continue until May 2024.