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Author: Asif Anwar
Publication Date: May 31 2018
Pages: 41
Report Type: Report, Word

Defense Industry Review: April 2018

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Report Summary:

The month of April included the regular round of financial results being released from industry bellwether companies such as Airbus Defence & Space, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.  Companies were in general reporting increased revenues for the first quarter of 2018 which tracks with trends for a positive growth trajectory, that mirror overall defense spending forecasts.

Table of Contents

1.       Executive Summary

2.       Introduction

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3.       Radar Technology

3.1     Contracts

3.1.1       Longbow to Supply AN/APG-78 Longbow FCR Post-Production Support Services

3.1.2       Lithuania Orders Air Surveillance Radars

3.1.3       Sierra Nevada Contracted to Support Saudi Arabia King Air 350 Program

3.1.4       Lockheed Martin to Supply Upgraded AN/SPY-1D(V) Phased Arrays

3.1.5       Raytheon Contracted for AMDR Program LRIP

3.1.6       Blighter Providing Blighter B400 System for Indian Border Security Pilot

3.1.7       DRS Naval Electronics Contracted for AN/SPQ-9B ASMD Radar System FRP Units

3.1.8       DRS Laurel Technologies Receives US Navy Radar Contract

3.2     New Products

3.2.1       Saab Giraffe 1x Radar Offers Transportable Option

3.2.1       Raytheon Showcases Unique Solution for Urban Drone Control

3.2.1       Hensoldt Unveils Deployable Counter-UAS "Xpeller Rapid"

3.2.1       Hensoldt Presents "TwInvis" Passive Radar

3.3     Other

3.3.1       Pakistan JF-17 Fighter to be Upgraded with Chinese Radar

3.3.2       Raytheon 360-degree AESA Radar Passes 3,000 Hours of Operations

4.       Electronic Warfare

4.1     Contracts

4.1.1       Harris to Provide AN/ALQ-172 Engineering Services

4.1.2       Northrop Grumman Contract for REAM Program

4.2     New Products

4.2.1       L3 TRL Updates Broadshield C-RCIED System

4.3     Other

4.3.1       Lockheed Martin and Cobham Team to Develop Next Generation Jammer Low Band


5.1     Contracts

5.1.1       RUAG Aviation to Supply Guidance and Control Sections for AIM-95P-5 Sidewinder

5.1.2       Boeing to Supply Additional JDAM Tail Kits

5.1.3       Raytheon Missile Systems Contract Mod for SM-2 and SM-6 Engineering

5.1.4       Lockheed Martin to Upgrade Weapons Systems on U.S. Navy Destroyers

5.1.5       Qatar Looking to Purchase Advanced Precision Kill W eapon Systems

5.1.6       TAURUS Systems to Supply Taurus KEPD 350

5.1.7       Boeing to Restart SLAM

5.1.8       Lockheed Martin for LRASM

5.1.9       General Dynamics Electric Boat Supporting Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines

5.1.10     Raytheon Contracted for Barracuda Mine Neutralization System

5.1.11     Lockheed Martin Contract for THAAD Patriot Enhancement

5.1.12     Lockheed Developing Hypersonic Strike Weapon

5.1.13     AeroVironment to Supply Switchblade Missiles to US Army

5.1.14     Rheinmetall to Provide Air Defense System to Asian nation

5.1.15     The Netherlands Looking to Purchase M1156 Precision Guided Kits

5.1.16     Raytheon Contracted for AMRAAM Production Lot 32 Field/Depot Spares

5.1.17     Raytheon Supplying Additional SDB II Weapons and Containers

5.1.18     Raytheon to Supply Tomahawk Block IV AUR Missiles

5.1.19     Indian MoD Approves Acquisition of ATGM

5.1.20     Lockheed Martin to Provide GLMRS

5.2     Other

5.2.1       AeroVironment Teams Puma UAS with Switchblade Missile

5.2.1       AARGM-ER development to begin in 2019

5.2.2       MBDA Offers Indian Variant of MMP ATGW

5.2.3       Developmental Testing Completed on Raytheon SDB II

5.2.4       USMC Deploys APKWS on F/A-18 Hornet

5.2.5       Orbital ATK Demonstrates New Advanced Missile Warhead

5.2.6       Indian Air Force Tests Derby Air-to-Air BVR Missile from Tejas

6.       Comms & Nav

6.1     Contracts

6.1.1       Advanced Cooling Technologies Receives Production Contract

6.1.2       Harris Awarded US Navy, Australia and Kuwait Aircraft Switch Systems

6.1.3       Advantech Wireless Technologies to Supply Milsat BUCs

6.1.4       Northrop Grumman Contracted for AN/APX-122A Mode 5/S Unit

6.1.5       Raytheon Supporting AN/ARC-231 MARS Hardware and Services

6.1.6       Harris Contracted for Counter Communication System (CCS) Block 10.2 Production

6.1.7       Portugal Upgrading SIC-T Tactical Communications System

6.1.1       Raytheon to Supply Maritime Surveillance and Targeting Systems

6.1.2       Harris to Supply Handheld Video Data Link ISR Radios

6.2     New Products

6.2.1       Rohde & Schwarz Showcases SDAR at ILA Airshow

7.       RF and Microwave

7.1     Contracts

7.1.1       AmpliTech Receives Extendable Multiple Award Government Contract

7.1.2       ARRC Team Developing New Technologies for Radar Systems

7.2     New Products

7.2.1       Integra Technologies Introduces GaN-on-SiC Transistors for S-Band Radar

7.2.2       Akoustis Introduces GHz BAW RF Filter

7.2.3       Anokiwave Expands Millimeter-Wave Intelligent Gain Block IC Family

7.2.1       Custom MMIC Adds Non-reflective GaAs SP5T and SP6T Switches

7.2.1       Diamond Launches Slimline GaN SSPA Range

7.2.1       Empower Introduces RF Multi-Mode SSPA

8.       Optoelectronics, Electro-optics & Sensors

8.1     Contracts

1.1.1       Northrop Grumman Contracted for AN/AAQ-24 LAIRCM System NRE

8.1.1       Lockheed Martin to Supply Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

8.1.2       Leidos Research Contract for COSMO Laser

8.1.1       Northrop Grumman Contracted for USAF LAIRCM

8.1.2       FLIR Systems to Supply EO/IR Sensors and Cable Kits

8.1.3       Applied Technology Contracted for Ground-based EO/IR Direct Imaging System

8.1.4       Canadian Commercial Corp Contracted for MX-20 EOIR System

8.1.1       Northrop Grumman Contracted for LAIRCM Software Block Upgrade

8.1.1       US Army Selects BAE Systems to Develop Aircraft Missile Warning System

8.2     New Products

8.2.1       Leonardo DRS Launches 10-Micron Thermal Camera

8.3     Other

8.3.1       Cobham VigilOX Pilot Breathing Sensors Fly on F-18 and T-45

9.       Platforms, Systems & Other Components

9.1     Business

9.1.1       Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Boeing Form Joint Venture Partnership

9.1.2       General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of CSRA, Inc

9.1.3       UmbraGroup S.p.A. Acquires Thomson Aerospace & Defense

9.1.4       Elbit Systems Completes Acquisition of Universal Avionics

9.1.5       General Dynamics Subsidiary to Acquire Hawker Pacific

9.1.6       Boeing Partners in India on Super Hornet Production

9.1.7       Valiant Integrated Services Acquires Cubic Global Defense Services

9.1.8       QinetiQ to Acquire E.I.S. Aircraft Operations

9.1.1       Aero Vodochody and IAI Announce Collaboration

9.1.1       Airbus and Dassault Aviation Join Forces on Future Combat Air System

9.1.2       Lockheed Martin Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.1       Hanwha Launches US Defense Subsidiary

9.1.2       FLIR Systems Penalized Over ITAR Violations

9.1.1       Boeing Partners with German Industry for STH Heavy-Lift Helicopter Competition

9.1.2       Airbus Defence and Space Announces First Quarter Results

9.1.3       Saab Reports Results for First Quarter of 2018

9.1.4       Boeing Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.5       Northrop Grumman Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.6       General Dynamics Reports First-Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.7       Raytheon Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

9.2     Appointments

9.2.1       Entire GKN board Resigns Following Melrose Takeover

9.2.2       Airbus Appoints Chief Technology Officer

9.2.3       Harris Corporation Announces New Board of Directors Member

9.3     Contracts

9.3.1       Lockheed Martin Aerospace Contracted for F-35 PDR Support

9.3.1       Spain Looks to Purchase Chinook and Radio Equipment Package

9.3.2       Boeing Contracted for In-Service Support of Chinook CH-147F Helicopters

9.3.1       Rockwell Collins to Upgrade T-1A Jayhawks

9.3.1       Sale of Howitzers to Saudi Arabia Approved

9.3.2       Cobham Wins KF-X Multirole Fighter Oxygen System Contract

9.3.3       Systel to Support MQ-8C Fire Scout Program

9.3.4       ManTech to Support US Marine Corps Vehicles

9.3.1       Mercury Systems Receives Order for BuiltSECURE Memory

9.3.2       Northrop Grumman Contracted for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

9.3.3       Huntington Ingalls Contracted for Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyers

9.3.1       Mercury Systems to Supply DSP Modules for SAR Application

9.3.2       Dynetics to Develop Gremlins UAS for DARPA

9.3.1       Abaco to Deliver Products for USAF Next-generation Radar System

9.3.2       Saab Receives Order for Australian OPV Situational Awareness System

9.3.3       Mexico Looks to Purchase MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters, Missiles and Radars

9.3.4       General Atomics Contracted for Reaper Services

9.3.5       Bahrain Looks to Purchase AH-1Z Attack Helicopters and Associated Equipment

9.3.6       Saab Signs Contract for Training Systems to the Finnish Army

9.3.7       Finland Orders More Leopard 2L AVLBs

9.4     New Products

9.4.1       L3 Unveils Advanced Iver Autonomous Undersea Vehicle

9.4.1       Saab Introduces “New Improved” Gripen E Features

9.5     Other

9.5.1       BAE delivers Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles to Army for Testing

9.5.2       Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Completes Fuel On-load Certification Testing

9.5.3       Czech Gripens Upgraded to Acquire Air-To-Ground Capability

9.5.4       Mercury’s Multiple Sites Awarded AS9100D Certification

9.5.5       Brazilian Navy Obtains Support Vessels

9.5.6       F-35 Completes Developmental Flight Testing

9.5.7       Italy Accepts New M-40 Target Drone

9.5.8       BAE to Upgrade Maritime Integration & Support Centre in Portsmouth

9.5.9       Paraguayan Army Retires Last M4 Shermans

9.5.10     USMC Demonstrate 3D-print Replacement Part for F-35

9.5.11     Vishay Intertechnology Introduces IHLP Inductor Series

9.5.12     Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Completes FAA Certification Flight Testing

9.5.13     Sierra Nevada and Textron to Jointly Bid Again for Army Aircraft

9.5.14     Eurofighter Submitted as Replacement for German Tornado

9.5.15     DARPA Cancels LightningStrike eVTOL X-plane Program

9.5.16     Japan Explores P-1 MPA Opportunities in Europe

9.5.17     Singapore Receives Fifth Littoral Mission Vessel

9.5.18     US Plans Upgrade for Royal Thai Navy Do 228 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

9.5.19     First Full-scale Model of European MALE RPAS Unveiled

9.5.20     Lockheed Martin Opens New Facility to Support F-35 Production Growth

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