Author: Asif Anwar


Publication Date: Mar 19 2018


Pages: 36


Report Type: Report, Word



 Defense

Defense Industry Review: February 2018




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Report Summary:

General Dynamics led the field in terms of acquisitions for the month of February 2018 with the $9.6 billion purchase of CSRA which will propel General Dynamics to second place in the government IT services sector. Saab rolled out the first GlobalEye AEW platform which will feature Leonardo’s AESA Seaspray radar. Hensoldt is introducing the PrecISR radar for installation on helicopters, UAS and fixed-wing aircraft.

Table of Contents

1.       Executive Summary

2.       Introduction

2.1     Contact the author of this report:

3.       Radar Technology

3.1     Contracts

3.1.1       Raytheon to Upgrade AN/APG-73 Radar Systems

3.1.2       Raytheon Contracted for AN/APG-65/73 Radar Systems Repair

3.2     New Products

3.2.1       Hensoldt Introduces Airborne Surveillance Radar

3.3     Other

3.3.1       US Army Increases Funding for Patriot Radar Replacement

3.3.2       Leonardo AESA Surveillance Radar Technology to be On-board New Saab Global

4.       Electronic Warfare

4.1     Contracts

4.1.1       Lockheed Martin Contracted for Support of Israeli F-35s

4.1.2       SRC Contracted for C-130H AN/ALR-69A (V) RWR Engineering Mods and Support

4.1.3       Lockheed Martin Contracted for AOEW Program

4.1.4       Northrop Grumman to Provide Advanced EW Simulation Capability

4.1.5       General Dynamics Contracted for SEWIP Block 1B3 FRP

4.2     Other

4.2.1       US Air Force Assembles Team to Explore EW, EM Spectrum Superiority

5.       WEAPON SYSTEMS

5.1     Contracts

5.1.1       Lockheed Martin Providing TTWCS Software Product Baseline Support

5.1.2       Boeing to Supply Additional JDAM Tail Kits

5.1.3       Finland looks to Purchase Evolved SEASPARROW Missiles

5.1.4       Finland looks to Purchase Harpoon Block II Missiles

5.1.5       Lockheed Martin Contracted for PAC-3 MSE

5.1.6       Raytheon Contract for International PATRIOT Field Surveillance

5.1.7       Lockheed Martin Contract for Trident II (D5) Missile Deployed System Support

5.1.8       General Dynamics Contracted for US and UK SSBN Fire Control System

5.1.9       Raytheon Contracted for Weapons Systems Support

5.1.10     Latvia to Order Rafael Spike

5.1.11     Raytheon Overhauling Royal Canadian Navy Phalanx CIWS

5.1.12     Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV Supplying Javelin System Deliverables

5.1.13     Raytheon to Provide Phalanx CIWS PBL Support

5.1.14     Raytheon Missile Systems Contract for Small Diameter Bomb

5.1.15     Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV Contracted for Javelin Repair and Support

5.1.16     Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Contracted for Guidance System

5.2     Other

5.2.1       Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Black Hawk

5.2.2       Lockheed Martin JASSM-ER Declared Operational on F-15E Strike Eagle

6.       Comms & Nav

6.1     Contracts

6.1.1       BAE Systems to Supply IFF Transponders for US Navy

6.1.2       Northrop Grumman Contract for EHF eXtended Data Rate Payloads

6.1.3       Saab Provides Tactical Data Links to Swedish Navy

6.1.4       Park Air Systems Supplying ATM Radios

6.1.5       Comtech to Supply MT-2025 Transceivers for US Army BFT-2

6.1.6       L3 Contracted for MH-60R CDL Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 Systems

6.1.7       Ball Aerospace to Provide Antenna Systems

6.1.8       Lockheed Martin Contracted for GPS On-Orbit Sustainment Services

6.2     Other

6.2.1       Taiwan to Adopt Next-Generation Airborne Radio from Rockwell Collins

6.2.2       Cobham Deploys DDC-I's Deos Safety-Critical RTOS in Its RT-7000PMR Radio

6.2.3       Singapore Researching Space-based VHF Communications

6.2.4       Rockwell Collins ARC-210 RT-2036(C) Passes ‘Do No Harm’ Testing

7.       RF and Microwave

7.1     Business

7.1.1       MACOM and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on GaN-on-Silicon

7.2     New Products

7.2.1       Advantech Second-generation GaN-based 1 kW X-band SSPA for Radars

8.       Optoelectronics, Electro-optics & Sensors

8.1     Contracts

8.1.1       BAE Systems Contracted for DARPA's VAULTS Phase 2 Effort

8.1.1       Kollsman Contracted for 453 Common Laser Range

8.1.1       Lockheed Martin Supporting US Navy AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 System

8.1.1       Chemring Countermeasures Awarded Contracts for Infra-Red Decoys

8.1.2       L-3 Communications EO/IR Contracted for MX Series Turrets

8.1.3       US Marine Corps Orders 800 InstantEye Systems.

8.1.1       Lockheed Martin Contracted for A-RCI Systems

8.1.2       Thales Awarded French Sonar System Work

8.1.3       Swedish Army Selects Aimpoint’s Red Dot Sights

8.1.4       Raytheon Contracted for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Sensor Development

8.1.5       Palomar to Deliver Display Systems

8.1.6       Lockheed Martin to Support Modernization of Egyptian AH-64D Fleet

8.1.1       UTC to Supply DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance Systems

8.1.1       Indra InShield for Spain’s A400M fleet

8.1.2       Raytheon Contracted for AN/DAS-4 Multi-Spectral Targeting System

8.2     Other

8.2.1       Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems Incorporating JHMCS II into ROKAF F-16s

9.       Platforms, Systems & Other Components

9.1     Business

9.1.1       Mercury Systems Completes Acquisition of Themis Computer

9.1.2       Viavi Solutions to Acquire Cobham Test and Measurement Businesses

9.1.3       Safran Takes Majority Stake in Zodiac Aerospace

9.1.4       Northrop Grumman Acquisition of Orbital ATK Approved by EC

9.1.5       General Dynamics to Acquire CSRA, Inc

9.1.6       General Dynamics Acquires GPS Source

9.1.7       General Dynamics Acquires SC3, LLC

9.1.8       Curtiss-Wright to Acquire Dresser-Rand Government Business

9.1.9       Boeing and Oerlikon Sign Five-year Additive Manufacturing Agreement

9.1.10     Airbus Completes SIGNALIS Integration

9.1.11     Bell Helicopter Drops ‘Helicopter’ from Name

9.1.12     BAE Systems 2017 Full Year Results

9.1.13     Heroux-Devtek to Acquire Beaver Aerospace & Defense

9.1.14     Kratos to Sell Public Safety & Security Division

9.1.15     Kratos Releases Fourth Quarter and 2017 Full Year Results

9.2     Appointments

9.2.1       Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Two Senior Leadership

9.2.2       Northrop Grumman Australia Appoints Mike Gallagher as Strategy Director

9.2.3       Northrop Grumman Appoints Tony Housh Director in Poland

9.3     Contracts

9.3.1       Lockheed Martin Supporting Taiwan F-16 Peace Phoenix Rising Program

9.3.2       Lockheed Martin Supporting Freedom Variant LCS

9.3.3       Lockheed Martin Contracted to Provide Support for USS Billings

9.3.4       Oshkosh Contracted for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

9.3.5       UTC Aerospace Systems to Provide Critical Content for KF-X

9.3.1       Embraer and SkyTech Letter of Intent for KC-390 Multi-Mission Aircraft

9.3.2       Oshkosh Contracted for Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles

9.3.3       Textron Systems Supporting One System Remote Video Terminal Systems

9.3.4       Mikkelsen Electronics to Supply Cables and Dashboards for Piranha 5

9.3.5       Boeing Contracted for ADS-B out Function on Japan E-767 AWACS Aircraft

9.3.6       USMC to Receive More InstantEye sUAS

9.3.7       Marshall to Continue Swedish C-130 Support

9.3.8       General Dynamics to Provide Parts Supply Support for Stryker Program

9.3.1       UK MoD Agreement for C-17 Support

9.3.2       Netherlands Seeks Apache Upgrade

9.3.3       Kratos Receives Drone Systems Contract

9.3.4       Northrop Grumman Contracted for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

9.3.5       Northrop Grumman Contracted for Lot 6 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

9.3.6       AM General to Supply Additional M1167 HMMWVs

9.3.7       Thales Defense Contracted for TopOwl OTO Components Repair

9.3.8       Saab Receives Order for Sustainment of ANZAC Frigates

9.3.9       Lockheed Martin Contracted for F-35 Systems Procurement

9.3.10     Kratos Contracted for LRIP of Subsonic Aerial Target BQM-177A

9.3.11     BAE Systems and Others Contracted to Support Littoral Combat Ships

9.3.12     Lockheed Martin to Provide F-35 Logistics Services

9.3.13     Boeing to Perform F/A-18E/F Service Life Contract Modifications

9.3.14     Northrop Grumman to Provide On-orbit Operations and Sustainment

9.4     New Products

9.4.1       Gryphon Partners with WhiteFox on Counter-UAS System

9.4.2       Curtiss-Wright Introduces New Solutions for ISR/EW

9.4.3       Saab Reveals First GlobalEye AEW&C Aircraft

9.5     Other

9.5.1       L3 Collaborates with BAE Systems for SEA5000 Program Pursuit

9.5.2       Iveco Defense Vehicles Delivers Final LAV Tranche to Norwegian Army

9.5.3       Elbit Systems Border Security System Accepted by CBP

9.5.4       Rheinmetall and Sikorsky Sign Strategic Teaming Agreement Around CH-53K

9.5.5       Saab and Lund University Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement

9.5.6       Airbus signs Declaration of Intent with A400M Launch Customer Nations

9.5.7       Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

9.5.8       Northrop Grumman Launches First Open Architecture Test Bed for OFFSET Program

9.5.9       HMS Ocean Destined for Brazilian Navy

9.5.1       Canada Rejoins NATO AWACS Program

9.5.2       Babcock to Open New Facility in Busan

9.5.3       Leonardo's Falco UAS Passes 15,000 Flying Hours Mark

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