Defense Industry Review: October 2018

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Report Summary:

Scale, Integrate, Incorporate and Disrupt are the four key requisites that companies need to demonstrate to achieve success in the defense industry, and Harris and L3 announced plans to merge to form L3 Harris Technologies to become a top ten global player. Industry consolidation also continued apace for other companies with UTC’s plans to acquire Rockwell Collins proceeding albeit with conditions.

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       University of Alaska Fairbanks Contracted for Operations Services

3.1.2       Raytheon Contracted for AN/SPY-6 AMDR LRIP

3.1.3       Lockheed Martin to Extend AN/TPQ-53 Radar Range

3.1.4       Saab to Develop Prototype GaN-based X-band Active Aperture Array Radar

3.1.5       IAI ELTA Systems to Supply Fire-Control Radars in Asia

3.1.6       Telephonics Awarded AN/ZPY-4 Radar Contract for MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS

3.1.7       Blighter to Supply Counter-UAV Technology to Liteye Systems

3.1.8       BAE Systems Contracted for Naval Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems

3.2     Other

3.2.1       Raytheon SPY-6 Radar Tracks Ballistic Missile

3.2.2       Raytheon Advances in US Army LTAMDS Competition

3.2.3       Lockheed Martin to Deliver LRDR software Following Successful Tracking Event

4.       Electronic Warfare

4.1     Contracts

4.1.1       Lockheed Martin for Procurement of EW AN/BLQ-10 Kits and Spares

4.1.2       Boeing Contracted for ALQ-218 Receiver System Hardware

4.1.3       Northrop Grumman Contract for EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack and EW Systems

4.2     Other

4.2.1       Spain to Acquire IED Jammers for Military Vehicles


5.1     Contracts

5.1.1       BAE Systems Contract for Trident II Logistics Support Services

5.1.2       Systems Planning and Analysis Contracted for Trident II (D5) Support

5.1.3       Boeing Contracted for Trident II (D5) Navigation Subsystem Support

5.1.4       Raytheon Contracted for Patriot Sweep 9 Modification Kits

5.1.5       Lockheed Martin to Supply Hellfire II Missiles in Containers

5.1.6       Northrop Grumman Contracted for AARGM

5.1.7       Boeing to Provide JDAM Technical Support and Integration

5.1.8       Lockheed Martin Supporting Mk 92 Fire Control Systems

5.1.9       Lockheed Martin Contracted for JASSM Lot 16 Production

5.1.10     BAE Systems to Supply 155-mm BONUS Precision-guided Munitions

5.1.11     Lockheed Martin Awarded THAAD Contract Modification

5.1.12     Lockheed Martin JASSM Production for FMS Customer

5.1.1       Bharat Electronics Contracts with IAI for Barak 8 Missile Defense Systems

5.1.1       BAE Systems Contracted for Trident II

5.1.2       Boeing Contracted for Harpoon FRP

5.1.1       Lockheed Contracted for South Korean Navy Aegis Weapons System

5.1.2       Lockheed Martin Space Awarded THAAD Maintenance Contract

5.1.1       Boeing to Provide Avenger Fire Control Computers

5.2     Other

5.2.1       Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrates New Missile Warhead

5.2.2       Italian Air Force Completes Operational Testing of Northrop Grumman AARGM

5.2.3       Saab and Raytheon to Demonstrate New Carl-Gustaf Munition

5.2.4       Lockheed Martin Delivers 300th THAAD Interceptor

5.2.5       Pakistan Tests Hatf-V Ballistic Missile

5.2.6       Aegis Combat System Tested At-Sea Test against Medium Range Ballistic Missile

5.2.7       Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Obliterates Target in Latest Intercept Test

6.       Comms & Nav

6.1     Contracts

6.1.1       Motorola Solutions Contracted for Technology Refresh

6.1.2       Perkins Technical Services Contracted for SINCGARS Power Supplies

6.1.3       Tel-Instrument Electronics Contracted for More Mode 5 Test Sets

6.1.4       Rockwell Collins US Navy to Repair Aircraft Navigation and Comms Systems

6.1.5       Ultralife Receives Contract for Vehicle Communications Kits

6.2     Other

6.2.1       Lockheed Martin Selects Partners for Next Gen OPIR Missile Warning System

6.2.2       Kratos Partners with Harris for Hand-Held Radios

6.2.3       Lockheed Martin-Built Protected Communications Satellite Confirmed Online

6.2.4       First Digital Air Connection Established Between F-35, U.S. Navy Vessel

7.       Optoelectronics, Electro-optics & Sensors

7.1     Contracts

7.1.1       Lightforce Selected for Production of Squad-Variable Powered Scopes

7.1.2       PAE Applied Technologies Supporting AUTEC

7.1.3       L3 WESCAM Wins Largest Contract in History

7.1.4       Saab Contracted by General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces

7.1.5       Rockwell Collins Contracted for F/A-18 Avionics Displays

7.2     Other

7.2.1       First Hyperspectral Images Received from Teledyne’s MUSES Platform

7.2.1       Thales and Leonardo Aircraft Protection System Tested in International Live Fire Trials

7.2.2       Brazilian Frigate Defensora Receives New Surveillance System

7.2.3       UTC Aerospace Systems Develops Highest Resolution SWIR Camera

8.       RF and Microwave

8.1     Contracts

8.1.1       Teledyne Wireless Contract for Repair of ALQ-99 for EA-6B

8.1.1       Azure to Provide RF Transceivers to US Navy

8.1.1       HRL Laboratories Contract for DARPA Millimeter-wave GaN Maturation Project

8.2     New Products

8.2.1       Integra Technologies Introduces L-band RF Power Amplifier

8.2.1       Pentek Introduces RF SoC Signal Processing Chip

8.3     Other

8.3.1       Raytheon Supplying GaN for GEM-T

9.       Platforms, Systems & Other Components

9.1     Business

9.1.1       Justice Department Places Conditions on UTC Acquisition of Rockwell Collins

9.1.1       Bel Fuse Acquires BCMZ Precision Engineering

9.1.1       DecisionPoint Corp Acquires CORTEK, Inc.

9.1.2       Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies, Inc. to Combine in Merger of Equals

9.1.3       Harris Reports FY 2019 First Quarter Results

9.1.4       L3 Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results

9.1.5       Textron Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.6       Lockheed Martin Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.7       Northrop Grumman Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

9.1.8       General Dynamics Reports Third-Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.9       Raytheon Reports Strong Third Quarter 2018 Results

9.1.10     Mercury Systems Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

9.2     Appointments

9.2.1       BAE Systems Names President of Platforms & Services Sector

9.2.2       Vector Elects Board of Directors Member

9.2.3       Saab Appoints Gripen Director for Switzerland

9.2.4       FLIR Systems Appoints Senior VP and Chief Human Resources

9.2.5       United Technologies Elects Two New Directors

9.2.6       Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Appoints CFO

9.2.7       Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Hires Chief Operating Officer

9.3     Contracts

9.3.1       Nordic PCL Construction Contracted for Raptor Fighter Alert Facility

9.3.2       Honeywell International Contract for M1 Abrams Tank Engine Parts

9.3.3       Honeywell International Contract for M1 Abrams Tank Engine Parts

9.3.4       BAE Systems to Provide Integration Support

9.3.5       Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Contracted for UK and US Submarine R&D

9.3.6       Mnemonics Contracted for F/A-18E/F/G Test Equipment

9.3.7       Lebanon Air Force Orders MD 530G Attack Helicopters

9.3.8       BAE Systems Contracted for M109A7 and M992A3 Vehicle Production

9.3.9       Northrop Grumman Contracted for IAMD Battle Command System

9.3.10     US Navy Awards Contracts for DDG-51-Class Ships

9.3.1       Northrop Grumman to Upgrade E-8C Joint STARS Central Computers

9.3.2       Boeing Contracted for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Inspections, Modifications and Repairs

9.3.3       Raytheon to Provide Integrated Fire Control System Repair

9.3.4       Kratos to Supply High Performance Unmanned Aerial Drone Systems

9.3.5       Lockheed Martin Contracted for Counter UAS Solutions

9.3.6       Boeing Contracted for QEAF F-15QA Aircrew and Maintenance Courseware

9.3.7       AeroVironment to Supply Raven RQ-11B Small UAS

9.3.8       SAFRAN Contracted for Landing Systems Remanufacture and Supply

9.3.9       General Dynamics Land Systems to Upgrade Stryker Flat-bottom Vehicles

9.3.10     General Dynamics Land Systems Contract Mod to Upgrade Stryker Flat-bottom Vehicles

9.3.11     Iraq Approved for Purchase of Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters

9.3.12     Ray Service Awarded Contract

9.3.1       BAE Systems to Deliver M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers

9.3.2       General Dynamics to Upgrade Strykers to A1 Configuration

9.3.3       QinetiQ Wins Contracts for ARV Program

9.3.4       Boeing Supports Apache FMS to U.A.E

9.3.5       AM General LLC Awarded HMMWV Contract

9.3.6       Kratos Receives C5ISR Contract Award

9.3.1       Northrop Grumman Awarded Launch Services Agreement

9.3.2       StandardAero Supporting for US and Australian Navy P-8A Poseidon Engines

9.3.3       Boeing P-8A Poseidon Contract Modification for US and Australian Navy

9.3.4       AAR Aircraft Services to Provide P-8A Poseidon Support

9.3.5       Navistar Defense to Support MRAP MaxxPro Vehicles

9.3.6       Boeing Awards Contract to Saab for Advanced Pilot Training Aircraft T-X

9.3.7       Mercury Systems Receives Orders for BuiltSECURE Memory Devices

9.3.8       Lockheed Martin F-35 Wins Belgian Fighter Contest

9.3.9       Northrop Grumman for DDG 51 Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBNS)

9.3.10     L3 Technologies Contracted for Depot Activation for MQ-9 Comms-Datalink Equipment

9.3.1       Sierra Nevada Contracted for Saudi King Air 350 Sensors Program

9.4     New Products

9.4.1       BAE Systems Unveils Smart D2 Next-generation Countermeasures Dispenser

9.4.2       Curtiss-Wright VPX Embedded Computing Boards for Radar and EW

9.5     Other

9.5.1       GA-ASI's Second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Flight

9.5.2       Successful BAE Systems Hawk Hot Weather Trials Completed

9.5.3       Sweden Submits Gripen Proposal to Bulgaria

9.5.1       UK MoD Reveals Plan to Replace E3D Sentry with E-7 Wedgetail

9.5.2       BAE Systems Unveils Black Night Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank upgrade

9.5.3       Sikorsky S-97 Raider Exceeds 200 Knots

9.5.4       US Navy to Name New Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Frank E Petersen Jr

9.5.5       Raytheon, Rheinmetall Join Forces for US Army's Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Competition

9.5.6       First FREDA Frigate Takes Shape

9.5.7       AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Integrate

9.5.8       Raytheon Delivers First of SeeMe Small Satellites

9.5.9       Royal Navy Rededicates HMS Kent after 18-Month Revamp

9.5.10     Third KC-390 Transport Conducts Maiden Flight

9.5.11     General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Delivers First Vehicles

9.5.12     BAE Systems Teams with A&P, Saab and Navantia Team-up

9.5.1       US Marine Corps F-35 Crashes, Pilot Ejects

9.5.2       Pentagon Grounds Global Lockheed Martin F-35 Fleet

9.5.3       US Osprey and Sea Dragon Land on Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth

9.5.4       First F-35B SRVL Recovery Completed on HMS Queen Elizabeth

9.5.1       Raytheon Patriot Radar Display Improves Situational Awareness for Operators

9.5.2       Voyager Refuels F-35B for First Time in UK Airspace

9.5.3       Lockheed Martin and Rheinmetall Team for German Sea Lynx Replacement Effort

9.5.4       South African Badger Behind Schedule as SAAF Hawks Lose A-Darter

9.5.5       Navistar Defense Reveals Third-generation Special Operations Tactical Vehicle

9.5.6       IAI and Airbus Heron RPAS Completes 200 Flight Hours in Civilian European Airspace

9.5.7       Some F-35s Grounded Again for New Round of Inspections

9.5.8       Saab Gripen E Conducts Missile Firing, Fuel Tank Drop Tests

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