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This pro­gramme is a mul­ti­ple gov­ern­ment agency and in­dus­try joint ef­fort to de­velop rev­o­lu­tion­ary and in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies by 2024.


Insitu Inc, Wash­ing­ton, has been be­ing awarded $19,611,424 for firm-fixed-price de­liv­ery or­der against a pre­vi­ously is­sued ba­sic or­der­ing agree­ment in sup­port of the gov­ern­ment of the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Afghanistan. The or­der in­cludes five ScanEa­gle Un­manned Air­craft Sys­tems, spares, sup­port equip­ment etc. Work is ex­pected to be com­pleted in April 2018.


APAN, the In­done­sian In­sti­tute of Aero­nau­tics and Space, has just one step ad­vanced in aero­nau­tics tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment. On Au­gust 16, N219 air­craft man­aged to take off and land­ing smoothly on the Hu­sein Sas­trane­gara Air­port, Bandung, West Java. N219 is a 19-pas­sen­ger plane de­signed by LAPAN and man­u­fac­tured by PTDI.


Is­rael’s Me­teor Aerospace has an­nounced that they have com­menced full-scale de­vel­op­ment of a new a medi­u­malti­tude, long-en­durance UAV called Im­pact 1300. It is likely to have a max­i­mum take­off weight of 1,300kg, op­er­at­ing ceil­ing of 30,000ft, with a pos­si­ble en­durance of more than 30h, de­pend­ing on its con­fig­u­ra­tion. The UAV has two spa­cious and eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble pay­load bays and flight test­ing is planned for 2019.


Lock­heed Martin has re­ceived a $85.5 mil­lion US Air Force con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion for the pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ery of Long Range Anti Ship Mis­siles (LRASM). The or­der calls for the man­u­fac­ture of 23 LRASM Lot 1 mis­siles, with com­ple­tion date of Septem­ber 29, 2019. The mis­sile is cur­rently be­ing in­te­grated with the B-1B Lancer strate­gic bomber and F/A-18E/F Su­per Hor­net, as well as on US and al­lied ships for sur­face-to-air and land at­tack mis­siles. It is also ex­pected to be mounted on sub­ma­rine ver­ti­cal launch sys­tems.

Pen­tagon said on July 28, 2017, that Lock­heed Martin Corp has been awarded a $3.7 bil­lion in­terim pay­ment for fifty F-35 jet fight­ers that are ear­marked for non-US cus­tomers. Lock­heed and its part­ners have been pro­duc­ing the jets un­der a place­holder agree­ment known as an “un­defini­tised con­tract ac­tion.”

Lock­heed Martin Corp, Lock­heed Martin Aero­nau­tics Co, Texas, has been awarded $218,729,862 for mod­i­fi­ca­tion to a pre­vi­ously awarded cost-plus-in­cen­tive-fee con­tract for re­cur­ring lo­gis­tics sup­port and sus­tain­ment ser­vices for F-35 Light­ning II air­craft in sup­port of the Air Force, Navy, Ma­rine Corps, non-De­part­ment of De­fence par­tic­i­pants and FMS cus­tomers.

Lock­heed Martin has an­nounced on Au­gust 03, 2017 that the first flight of a VH-92A con­fig­ured test air­craft

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