Deals this week: Northrop Grumman, Kratos, General Dynamics

15 September 2016 (Last Updated September 15th, 2016 18:30)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been contracted to supply an additional 10 Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned, autonomous helicopters for the US Navy. The contractual work is scheduled to be completed by August 2019.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been contracted to supply an additional 10 Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned, autonomous helicopters for the US Navy. The contractual work is scheduled to be completed by August 2019.

The autonomous helicopter is expected to enter the ship-based testing phase in 2017.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a $54m-worth contract for the supply of five aircrew training systems for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Kratos’ Marine Common Aircrew Trainers will be used to train aircrew of CH-53E Super Stallion, MV-22B Osprey and UH-1Y Venom helicopters, under the USMC's Aviation Training System.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been contracted to provide support services for the overhaul of the R/V Roger Revelle auxiliary general-purpose oceanographic research vessel.

The contract worth $29.26m has been awarded by the US Office of Naval Research.

The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded a contract modification, valued at $48.5m, to General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation to provide engineering services for the submarine safety programme, through February 2018.

The modification also requires General Dynamics to perform Level 1 material work for the US Navy’s Seawolf, Los Angeles, Ohio and Virginia class submarines, as well as for submarines of foreign navies.

Northrop Grumman System Corporation has received an $18.26m-worth contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command to supply mission computers for the US Navy’s Lot 13 AH-1Z Viper attack and UH-1Y Super Huey utility helicopters.

The mission computers will also be supplied to Pakistan, as part of a foreign military sales contract.

The contractual work is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.


Image: Northrop Grumman has been contracted to supply mission computers for UH-1Y helicopters. Photo: courtesy of Lance Cpl Clarence Leake.