Author: Asif Anwar


Publication Date: Jul 09 2018


Pages: 45


Report Type: Report, Word



 Defense

Defense Industry Review: May 2018




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Report Summary:

Raytheon was the big winner in May, with various activity across radar, electronic warfare, communications and missile sectors amounting to the company accounting for 43% of contract activity, which approached $6 billion. The C4 (command, control, communications and computers) sector accounted for over 50% of the contract activity in May, followed by contracts for radar and electronic warfare.


Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary 7
2. Introduction 9
2.1 Contact the author of this report: 9
3. Radar Technology 10
3.1 Contracts 10
3.1.1 NAVSUP Contracts with Raytheon for V-22 Multimode Radar Repair 10
3.1.2 Telephonics to Supply Multi-Mode Radars for USCG HC-27J Aircraft 10
3.1.3 Mercury Systems Supplying Radar Subsystems for Missile Defense Application 10
3.1.4 Saab to Supply Sea Giraffe AMB Radar 10
3.1.5 Raytheon to Supply Patriot Option Fire Unit 10
3.2 New Products 11
3.2.1 FLIR Launches Radar and Thermal Products for Border Patrol 11
3.3 Other 11
3.3.1 Hensoldt Equips Canadian Airfields 11
3.3.2 Raytheon to Expand Radar Manufacturing in Mississippi 11
4. Electronic Warfare 12
4.1 Contracts 12
1.1.1 Abaco to Enable Deployment of Army Tactical EW Systems 12
1.1.2 Serco to Continue Supporting Naval Electronic Surveillance Systems 12
4.1.1 Raytheon Contracted for Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band 12
4.1.2 General Dynamics Mission Systems Contract Mod for SEWIP 12
4.1.1 Black River Systems for Signals Intelligence Software Defined Radio 13
4.1.2 Raytheon Contracted for AN/ALR-69A Digital Radar Warning Receiver System 13
4.2 New Products 13
4.2.1 Mercury Systems Unveils Digital Transceiver 13
4.2.1 Czech Army Showcases MKEB II Mobile EW System 13
4.3 Other 13
4.3.1 Northrop Grumman Delivers Advanced F-35 EW Simulation Capability to US Navy 13
5. WEAPON SYSTEMS 14
5.1 Contracts 14
5.1.1 Raytheon to Supply TOW Missiles for Oman and Taiwan 14
5.1.2 Orbital ATK to Supply Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) M1156 for Australia 14
5.1.3 Raytheon Contracted for 24 SM-3 Block IIA Missiles 14
5.1.4 Lockheed Martin to Produce THAAD Lot 10 Interceptors 14
5.1.5 Lockheed Martin to Produce MRP-T for THAAD System 14
5.1.6 Lockheed Martin Contracted for Guided MLRS Rocket Production 15
5.1.7 BAE Systems to Supply for APKWS II Laser-Guided Rockets 15
5.1.8 Boeing to Produce Air Launched Missile Fuse Assemblies 15
5.1.9 Raytheon Contracted for RAM Block 2 Guided Missile Round Packs GMRPs 15
5.1.10 Lockheed Martin contracted for BDU-59F/B Laser Guided Training Rounds 15
5.1.11 Lockheed Martin Contracted for MK 41 VLS Modules and Associated Equipment 16
5.1.12 Raytheon Contracted for TOW Improved Target Acquisition System 16
5.1.1 Lockheed Martin Contracted for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Support Center 16
5.1.2 General Dynamics Electric Boat Contracted for Vertical Launch Payload 16
5.1.3 India to Acquire BMP-2 fitted with NAG Antitank Guided Missiles 16
5.1.4 Boeing Contracted for BLU-127 Warhead Cases 17
5.1.5 Lockheed Martin Contracted for Trident II (D5) Missile Production 17
5.1.1 Raytheon Contracted to Build Patriots for Romania 17
5.1.2 Lockheed Martin Contracted for GMLRS 17
5.1.3 Raytheon Receives Contract for ESSM 17
5.1.4 Raytheon Awarded Contract for GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway IIs 18
5.1.5 Lockheed Martin Contracted for Trident Missile Production 18
5.1.6 Boeing Awarded Cruise Missile Test Kit Contract 18
5.1.7 Orbital ATK Contracted for AARGM FRP for US Navy and Australian Navy 18
5.1.8 Raytheon Contracted for AMRAAM Production 18
5.2 New Products 19
5.2.1 Slovakia Unveils Predator AX-1 Loitering Munition 19
5.2.2 Rafael Launches Fire Weaver Networked Attack System 19
5.3 Other 19
5.3.1 Diehl and Boeing Cooperate for GBU-54 Laser JDAM Procurement in Germany 19
5.3.2 Orbital ATK and IMI Systems Announce Teaming Agreement 19
5.3.3 MBDA Discloses European Modular Missile Development 19
5.3.4 Raytheon Dedicates New Facilities at Missile Systems 20
5.3.5 Russia Delivers First Regimental Set of S-400 Air Missile Defense System to China 20
5.3.1 Saab Expands Work for Finnish Facility 20
5.3.2 Raytheon to Deliver Patriot Configuration 3+ Air Defense System to Romania 20
5.3.3 LRASM completes second dual-missile flight test 20
6. Comms & Nav 21
6.1 Contracts 21
6.1.1 Rockwell Collins and Others Contracted for Joint Multi-INT Precision Reference 21
6.1.2 Harris Awarded Sustainment Contract for Radios 21
6.1.3 FIU to Establish Center for Origami Antennas 21
6.1.1 EMCORE to Design IMU and Deliver Flight Demonstration Hardware 21
6.1.2 Airbus Defense Contracted for U.S. Army Range Communication System 22
6.1.3 Eagle Systems Contracted for NAWCAD Special Communications Mission Solutions 22
6.1.4 Harris Awarded Contract for Radio Equipment 22
6.1.5 L-3 Communications Contracted for TCDL Maritime Shipboard Terminals 22
6.1.6 ViaSat Contracted for Upgrade II Retrofit of MIDS LVTs 22
6.1.7 Harris Supplying HF Radios 23
6.1.8 Epsilor to Deliver Rechargeable Batteries for Harris Falcon Radios 23
6.1.9 Raytheon Readies Updated ARC-231 Radios for US Army 23
6.1.10 Motorola Solutions Contracted for J2LMR System Upgrade 23
6.1.11 Northrop Grumman Contracted for Navy WSN-7 Navigation System 23
6.2 New Products 24
6.2.1 iDirect Government Introduces 9050 OM Ruggedized Satellite Router 24
6.2.2 Datron Launches MT3100 Mount for HH3100 Radio 24
6.3 Other 24
6.3.1 Lockheed Martin Fifth AEHF Protected Communications Satellite Completes Test 24
7. RF and Microwave 25
7.1 Business 25
7.1.1 MACOM Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results 25
7.1.2 Qorvo Announces Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Results 25
7.2 Contracts 25
7.2.1 Mercury Systems Receives Millimeter Wave Microelectronics Order 25
7.3 New Products 26
7.3.1 Anokiwave Introducing Second Set of Intelligent Gain Block ICs 26
7.4 Other 26
7.4.1 Anokiwave Announces Expansion with New Lab and Office Space 26
8. Optoelectronics, Electro-optics & Sensors 27
8.1 Contracts 27
8.1.1 L-3 Communications Contracted for Sensors Contract 27
8.1.2 General Dynamics Land Systems Contracted for Display Optoelectronics 27
8.1.3 Canadian Commercial and L3 Wescam to Supply EOIR Sensors for P-8A 27
8.1.4 Raytheon to Supply MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS Common Sensor Payloads 27
8.1.5 Northrop Grumman Contracted for M1A2S Eye Safe Laser Range Finder Systems 27
8.1.6 ERAPSCO Contracted for U.S. Navy Sonobuoys 28
8.1.7 DLA Land Warren Contracts with General Dynamics for M1A2 SEPv2 Optoelectronic Displays 28
8.1.1 UTAS Contracted for DB-110 Tactical Reconnaissance Pod 28
8.1.2 L3 Technologies Awarded U.S. Army Night Vision Goggle Contract 28
8.1.3 Lockheed Martin Contracted for Procurement of Technical Insertion-18/20 A-RCI Systems 28
8.1.4 Raytheon Contracted for CH-53E SMFCD Repair and Software Development 29
8.1.1 Raytheon to Supply Eight Common Sensor Payloads for Army Gray Eagle UAS 29
8.2 New Products 29
8.2.1 Jordan AMCO Unveils New Snake Head Cupola MK III with Day Night vision 29
8.2.1 Sparton Corporation Introduces New 24-in Rugged 4k Military LCD Display 29
8.3 Other 29
8.3.1 Lockheed Martin Small Quadrotor UAS Upgraded 29
8.3.2 BAE Systems Readies New Missile Seeker for Acceptance Tests 30
8.3.3 Elbit Systems of Australia Concludes Delivery of Thermal Weapon Sights to ADF 30
9. Platforms, Systems & Other Components 31
9.1 Business 31
9.1.1 L3 Technologies to Divest Vertex Aerospace Business to American Industrial Partners 31
9.1.2 Kalray Receives New Funding 31
9.1.3 Spirit AeroSystems to Acquire Asco Industries 31
9.1.4 Hensoldt Completes Acquisiton of Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security SAS 31
9.2 Appointments 32
9.2.1 Honeywell Appoints CFO 32
9.2.2 Honeywell Names Honeywell China President 32
9.2.3 L3 Technologies Adds New Board Member 32
9.2.4 L3 Technologies Appoints Member to Board of Directors 32
9.2.5 Endeavor Robotics Names CFO 33
9.3 Contracts 33
9.3.1 US Approves AH-1Z Attack Helicopter Sale to Bahrain 33
9.3.2 Pickering Interfaces PXI Switching Module Selected For A-10C Aircraft Ground Support 33
9.3.3 Harris Contracted for P-3C Systems Supplies, Maintenance and Repair 33
9.3.4 Lockheed Martin Contracted for UK AH-64 Apache Refurbishment Items 33
9.3.5 Northrop Grumman Supporting E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Refueling Capability 34
9.3.1 Mercury Systems Supplying Rugged Servers 34
9.3.2 Germany Looking to Purchase C-130J and KC-130J 34
9.3.3 Bell Helicopter Textron to Supply Bell 407 Airframes for MQ-8C Fire Scout 34
9.3.4 Boeing Supplying Ancillary Equipment for Lot 8 P-8A Aircraft 34
9.3.5 Insitu Supplying Spares and Sustainment Parts for USMC RQ-21A Blackjack UAS 34
9.3.6 BAE Systems Supplying M88A2 HERCULES Vehicles 35
9.3.7 Northrop Grumman Supporting US Army Logistics 35
9.3.8 Boeing Contracted for F/A-18E/F Lots 43-46 FRP 35
9.3.9 Lockheed Martin Supplying DDG 51 New Construction Ship Program 35
9.3.1 Dutch Army Bushmaster Fleet to be Maintained by Thales 35
9.3.2 General Dynamics Mission System Contracted for Computer Prototypes 36
9.3.3 BAE Systems Land and Armaments Contracted for ECP2 for Bradley Fighting Vehicle 36
9.3.4 Argentina to Receive Super Etendards from France 36
9.3.5 BAE Systems Contracted for Seventh and Last Astute-Class Submarine 36
9.3.6 Lockheed Martin to Deliver F-35 In-A-Box (FIAB) Software 36
9.3.7 Lockheed Martin Supporting Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 6.0 37
9.3.8 Lockheed Martin to Provide C-5M Galaxy Software Maintenance 37
9.3.9 Abaco Wins Orders to Support Submarine Console 37
9.3.10 General Atomics Contract to Retrofit 122 MQ-9 Block 5 37
9.3.11 Huntington Ingalls to Work on US Navy Nuclear Aircraft Carriers 37
9.3.12 Northrop Grumman Contracted to Support MQ-4C Triton UAS Maintenance 38
9.3.13 TCOM Ltd Partnership for 28 Meter Aerostat Services in Afghanistan 38
9.3.14 Physical Optics to Supply F/A-18 E/F & EA-18G Data Transfer Units 38
9.3.15 Boeing to Redesign F/A-18/EA-18G DBIU/DFIR 38
9.3.16 Boeing Working on F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Tactical Targeting Network Technology 38
9.3.17 Lockheed Martin Supporting AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship USW System 39
9.3.18 L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace to Support and Maintain TH-57 Fleet 39
9.3.19 Pakistan Signs for T129 Attack Helos 39
9.3.20 Boeing Contracted Lot 9 FRP P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft 39
9.3.21 Kazakhstan Orders Additional Su-30SM Fighter Aircraft 40
9.3.22 Boeing Contracted for CH-47F New-Build Helicopters for Saudi Arabia 40
9.3.23 Oshkosh Defense LLC Contract to Support Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement 40
9.3.24 Lockheed Martin Supporting Naval Software Cybersecurity and Combat System 40
9.4 New Products 40
9.4.1 Insitu Debuts ScanEagle3 UAS at Xponential 2018 40
9.4.1 Textron Unveils Thrust-vectoring X5-55 VTOL Drone 41
9.4.1 EmbraerX Unveils First eVTOL Concept 41
9.4.1 SynQor Introduces MINV-4000 Military-Grade Compact 4 KW Inverter 41
9.5 Other 41
9.5.1 Prismatic and BAE Systems Developing Solar HALE UAS 41
9.5.2 Huntington Ingalls Industries Begins Fabrication of Destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) 41
9.5.3 Lockheed Resumes F-35 Deliveries from Lot 10 42
9.5.4 Saab Unveils Gripen Aerostructures Plant in Brazil 42
9.5.5 GA-ASI Begins Demonstration Flights in Japan 42
9.5.6 New Royal Jordanian Air Force Trainers Make Debut 42
9.5.1 First Batch of K9 Vajra-T 155-mm Self-propelled Howitzers Delivered to Indian Army 42
9.5.2 3D Systems and Huntington Ingalls Industries Partner Qualifying Additive Manufacturing 43
9.5.3 KADDB Unveils RUM II 155-mm 6x6 Self-propelled Howitzer at SOFEX 2018 43
9.5.4 Sikorsky Begins CH-53 King Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter Deliveries 43
9.5.5 China’s Z-19E Helicopter Completes Firing Tests 43
9.5.6 Indian MoD Issues RFP for 200 Ka-226T Helicopters 43
9.5.7 Israel Looking at Options to Purchase Additional Boeing F-15s 43
9.5.8 French Jaguar AFV Prototype Unveiled 44
9.5.9 Sparton and Raytheon Team on Next Generation Mine Neutralization System 44
9.5.10 Japan Receives Four More Bushmaster Vehicles 44
9.5.11 First Leonardo AW101 Commando Merlin Delivered to the UK 44
9.5.12 GA-ASI Launches Team SkyGuardian Canada 44
10. How Can We Help You? 45


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