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US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $203.71m prime contract to ERAPSCO, a joint venture of Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI, for the manufacture of sonobuoys.

The three-year contract covers sonobuoys of various types including AN/SSQ-36, AN/SSQ-101, AN/SSQ-53, AN/SSQ-62, and AN/SSQ0125.

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a contract modification valued $176.2m by US Naval Sea Systems Command to perform repair works on the USS Montpelier submarine.

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Scheduled to be completed in March 2018, the modification requires General Dynamics to conduct maintenance, modifications, testing and repairs on the USS Montpelier.

BAE Systems has secured a $600m US Navy contract for the supply of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets for the US Armed Forces and international customers.

The multi-service contract allows BAE Systems to increase production of APKWS rockets to 20,000 units a year.

Patriot Contract Services will operate and maintain eight Watson-class large medium-speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) cargo vessels of the US Military Sealift Command (MSC), under a one-year contract modification.

Valued $60.66m, the modification will support the MSC’s prepositioning programme needs.

The contractual work is scheduled to be completed by September next year.

The US Navy has awarded a multiple award contract worth $112.62m to six companies to provide curriculum maintenance and development support for the Naval Education Training Command’s (NETC) Naval Training Products and Services Programme.

The contract has a three-year base period with a three-year extension option.

Image: BAE Systems has secured a contract from the US Navy for Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.