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