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.