Author: Asif Anwar


Publication Date: Oct 12 2018


Pages: 44


Report Type: Report, Word



 Defense

Defense Industry Review: July to September 2018




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Report Summary:

The defense industry third quarter of 2018 continued to perform strongly and this was reflected in company financials for the quarter with reported revenues increasing on average by 5% year-on-year. Mergers and acquisition, as well as restructuring activity was also healthy as companies look to gain scale while also streamlining assets to focus on core strengths.


Table of Contents

1.       Executive Summary

2.       Introduction

2.1     Contact the author of this report:

3.       Platforms, Systems & Other Components

3.1     Business

3.1.1       L3 Technologies Acquires Applied Defense Solutions

3.1.2       L3 Completes Sale of Vertex Aerospace Businesses

3.1.3       Boeing to Take Over Embraer Commercial Aircraft Business

3.1.4       L3 Technologies to Acquire Azimuth Security and Linchpin Labs

3.1.5       Leonardo and PGZ Sign Letter of Intent on the AW249 Combat Helicopter

3.1.6       Lockheed Martin and Arconic Collaborate on Advanced Aerospace Materials

3.1.7       Sierra Nevada and IAI to Collaborate on VTOL Tactical UAS

3.1.8       United Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.9       Lockheed Martin Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.10     General Dynamics Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.11     Boeing Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.12     Raytheon Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.13     L3 Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.14     Rockwell Collins Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

3.1.15     Fincantieri and MERMEC to Jointly Acquire Vitrociset

3.1.16     Elbit Systems Reports Second Quarter of 2018 Results

3.1.17     Aeronautics Rejects Rafael Acquisition Offer

3.1.18     Boeing to Acquire Millennium Space Systems

3.1.19     L3 Technologies Acquires Latitude Engineering

3.1.20     L3 Strengthens Unmanned Maritime Capabilities with Acquisition of ASV Global

3.2     Appointments

3.2.1       Airbus Defence and Space Appoints Head of Engineering

3.2.2       Northrop Grumman CEO Change

3.2.3       L3 Appoints SVP and Chief Global Business Development Officer

3.2.4       L3 Announces Retirement of Senior VP

3.2.5       Northrop Grumman Chief Executive for UK and Europe

3.2.6       L3 Announces Business Segment Realignment to Form ISR Systems

3.2.7       General Dynamics Details Management Changes

3.2.8       Rheinmetall Defence Appoints Chief Technology Officer

3.2.9       Boeing Appoints President for AvionX

3.2.10     Kongsberg Appoints Executive Vice President for Space and Surveillance Division

3.2.11     Lockheed Martin Details Management Changes

3.2.12     Saab Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

3.2.13     Raytheon Appoints Space and Airborne Systems President

3.2.14     Thales Appoints New VP Flight Avionics

3.2.15     L3 Appoints SVP and President, Communications & Networked Systems Segment

3.2.16     L3 Appoints Senior Vice President

3.3     Contracts

3.3.1       General Dynamics Land Systems Contracted for Abrams Systems Technical Support

3.3.2       Orbital Sciences to Supply GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target

3.3.3       Leonardo Signs Five-Year Support Contract with UK Mod

3.3.4       Mikros Receives Additional Funding for Condition-Based Maintenance

3.3.5       General Electric Contract for F414 Engine Support on Super Hornets and Growlers

3.3.6       Thailand's MoD Contracts with Elbit Systems

3.3.7       Lockheed Martin Contracted for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Development

3.3.8       Lockheed Martin Contracted for B-2 Defense Management System Overhaul

3.3.9       New Zealand to Purchase Boeing P8-A Maritime Patrol Aircraft

3.3.10     Abaco Systems to Supply SBCs for Critical Aircraft Carrier Program

3.3.11     GE Contracted for Adaptive Cycle Engine

3.3.12     Brazilian Army Acquires US Heavy Recovery Trucks

3.3.13     Boeing to Supply MH-47G Block II Aircraft

3.3.14     Garmin to Supply F-5 Fighter Integrated Flight Deck

3.3.15     Boeing Contracted for P-8A Test Aircraft Test Operations, Maintenance and Support

3.3.16     Australia Makes Payments for New Growlers

3.3.17     Pakistan Orders Thirty T129 Attack Helicopters

3.3.18     Indra Contract to Support Spanish Army Aircraft Fleet

3.3.19     Lockheed Martin Contracted for Four Multi Mission Surface Combatant Ships

3.3.20     Aero-Glen International Contracted for F-16 SLEP Kits

3.3.21     Boeing Contracted for Presidential, Mission-ready 747-8 Aircraft EMD

3.3.22     Northrop Grumman Supporting MQ-4C Triton

3.3.23     Boeing to Supply Multi-Year II Block I Configured CH-47F Chinooks

3.3.24     Oshkosh Defense to Support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Family

3.3.25     Abaco Wins Order to Help Equip Fleet of Fighter Aircraft

3.3.26     General Dynamics Land Systems to Upgrade More Abrams

3.3.27     Leidos Contracted for F-16 Avionics Product Support Integration

3.3.28     PGZ to Upgrade More Leopard 2A4s to Leopard 2PL Standard

3.3.29     Lockheed Martin Contracted for F-35 Lot 11 LRIP

3.3.30     General Dynamics Contracted for Common Hardware Systems-5 Program

3.3.31     Lockheed Martin Contracted for F-35Ancillary Mission Equipment

3.3.32     Boeing Contracted for F/A-18 Spare Parts

3.3.33     General Dynamics to Repair USS Cowpens

3.3.34     General Dynamics Contracted for M1 Abrams HMPUs with Containers

3.3.35     General Dynamics Land Systems Contracted for ABV Electronic Components

3.3.36     BAE Contracted to Repair and Modernize US Cruiser USS Gettysburg

3.3.37     Pratt & Whitney Contracted for Production and Delivery of ACT Test Set

3.3.38     Insitu Contracted for Lot II RQ-21A Blackjack UAS

3.3.39     BAE Systems Contracted for Single-system Multi-mission Airborne Detection

3.3.40     Rockwell Collins to Upgrade 721S Radios to Support NSWC

3.3.41     Northrop Grumman Supporting Annual Addition Work (AAW) Requests

3.3.42     General Atomics to Supply MQ-9 to France

3.3.43     Bell Helicopter Contracted for Lot 15 Production AH-1Z

3.3.44     India's MoD Grants Approval for Helicopter Purchases and Other Equipment

3.3.45     Boeing to Supply US Navy with MQ-25A Stingray Refueling UAS

3.3.46     Lockheed Martin Receives F-35 LRIP Lot 11 Contract Modification

3.3.47     Sierra Nevada to Supply A-29 Super Tucano to Afghanistan

3.3.48     Hydraulics International Contract for Procurement of MHU-83D Production Units

3.3.49     Lockheed Martin Contracted for F-35 Annual Sustainment

3.3.50     General Atomics Contracted for MQ-9 and MQ-1C Integration and Testing Support

3.3.51     Lockheed Martin Secures Automated Test Equipment Contract

3.3.52     Northrop Grumman Contract for R&D of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Mission Computers

3.3.53     Pole/Zero Acquisition Supporting P-8A Poseidon Communications Capabilities

3.3.54     Lockheed Martin to Provide Operational and Support Services to Aegis Combat System

3.3.55     L3 to Develop Agile Small-Satellite Experimental Telescope

3.3.56     General Dynamics Contracted for USS Bonhomme Richard Support

3.3.57     Raytheon to Support Platform Acoustic Signature Management

3.3.58     Rosemount Aerospace Contract Angle of Attack Transmitters for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G

3.3.59     United Technologies Working on Flight-Weight Adaptive Engines

3.3.60     BAE Systems Supporting Virginia-Class Submarines

3.3.61     Boeing to Supply Additional KC-46 Aircraft

3.3.62     Northrop Grumman to Provide On-orbit Satellite and Anomaly Resolution Support

3.3.63     BAE Systems to Supply F-16 Commercial Fire Control Computers

3.3.64     L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace to Support US Navy T-45s

3.3.65     Boeing to Update P-8A Poseidon Training System for US Navy

3.3.66     General Dynamics Electric Boat to Support Columbia Class Submarines

3.3.67     United Technologies to Support F-35 Fleet

3.3.68     United Technologies Contract to Support F135 Lot 12 Propulsion

3.3.69     Northrop Grumman Supporting E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

3.3.70     BAE Systems to Provide Bradley Fighting Vehicle Common Module Logic Items

3.3.71     General Atomics Supplying MQ-1C Gray Eagle Spares and Ground Support Equipment

3.3.72     BAE and Serco to Provide CSAT Support for RAF BAe 146 fleet

3.3.73     AM General to Supply HMMWV Ambulances

3.3.74     BAE Systems to Provide System Technical Support Services for M109 Family

3.3.75     Aerovironment Providing RQ-20B Puma AE II Systems and Support to Estonia

3.3.76     Boeing Contracted for F/A-18 Aircraft Depot-Level Repairs

3.3.77     General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Contracted for MQ-9 Block 30 GCS Retrofits

3.3.78     Netherlands Signs Letter of Acceptance for Apache Helicopter Upgrade

3.3.79     Boeing Providing Support Services for US Army Helicopters

3.3.80     Cray Contracted to Increase Processing Capability of Current Cray XC 40

3.3.81     Sikorsky to Supply Interim Spare Parts for CH-53K

3.3.82     Oshkosh Defense Contracted for HMMWV Parts

3.3.83     US Approves Sale of F-16, C-130, F-5 Parts to Taiwan

3.3.84     AM General Wins $51 M for Recapitalization of US Army Humvees

3.4     New Products

3.4.1       OpenVPX Embedded Computing Backplane for Military and Aerospace Applications

3.5     Other

3.5.1       Turkey Accepts 30 ‘Kirpi II’ Tactical Vehicles Under TTA-2 Project

3.5.2       Elbit Offers COTS Solutions Optimal for Upgrading Military Platforms

3.5.3       Switzerland Invites Bids to Replace Fighter Jet Fleet

3.5.4       Six Competitors for Indian Air Force Fighter Contract

3.5.5       Goa Shipyard, Brazilian INACE Partner for Tamandare Corvettes Program

3.5.6       US MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test

3.5.7       IBD Unveils Active Armor Tech to Protect Main Battle Tanks

3.5.8       Lockheed Martin Showcases Super Hercules Commercial Freighter

3.5.9       Taiwan Seeks M1A2 Abrams MBTs

3.5.10     GA-ASI SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight

3.5.11     Elbit Systems Rolls-Out Hermes 900 StarLiner UAS

3.5.12     Airbus Performs First Automatic Air-to-Air Refueling Contact with Large Aircraft Receiver

3.5.13     Northrop Grumman Positions for Japan F-2 Replacement Program

3.5.14     RSAF SPYDER System Attains Full Operational Capability

3.5.15     Northrop Grumman Debuts Fire Scout Anti-submarine Capabilities

3.5.16     UK Receives 20th Atlas as Testing Continues

3.5.17     Boeing KC-46 Program Completes Flight Testing Required for 1st Delivery to USAF

3.5.18     BAE Systems Announces Expansion to Accommodate Business Growth

3.5.19     New Helicopter Refueling Trials to Boost Airbus A400M

3.5.20     L-3 Technologies Q400 MMA Air Show Debut

3.5.21     Raytheon Team Shadow Unveiled at Farnborough Airshow

3.5.22     UMS Skeldar Launches V-200B UAS

3.5.23     Airbus Evaluates A320neo Multi-Mission Version

3.5.24     Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center to Open in 2020

3.5.25     Airbus Zephyr Solar HAPS Establishes Record

3.5.26     Boeing Completes Autonomous Synchronized Flight Tests in Australia

3.5.27     RAF to Adjust Composition of Planned Future Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules Fleet

3.5.28     US to Base P-8 in UK Alongside RAF Aircraft

3.5.29     Merlins Embark on HMS Queen Elizabeth for Sea Trials

3.5.30     Russia Modernized Tu-22M3M Bomber Debut

3.5.31     Airbus Delivers Republic of Singapore Air Force First A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport

3.5.32     RAF to Upgrade Eurofighter Typhoon with Tornado Capabilities

3.5.33     GA-ASI Expands Team Reaper Australia

3.5.34     Sikorsky HH-60W Flight Trainers in Final Assembly

3.5.35     USAF Completes First Auto-Land Using MQ-9 BLOCK 5

3.5.36     Qatar Moves Forward with Typhoon

3.5.37     GDLS UK Displays First Production Standard Ajax Variants

3.5.38     Ukroboronprom’s “Lion” Ready for Serial Production

3.5.39     Germany Plan to Sell Euro Hawk Surveillance Drone to Canada

3.5.40     General Dynamics Delivers Submarine South Dakota

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