Under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for $38.43 million contract modification, MD Helicopters will provide Afghanistan for performance based, contractor-managed operations to support systems readiness. This will include material management, technical data management, repair etc for the MD 530F, which is a legendary light utility helicopter and gunship. Work is estimated to be completed by November 2018.
According to BAE Systems, Qatar will make the first down payment for the procurement of 24 Typhoons and nine Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft in the third quarter of 2018.
BELL BOEING JPO
Bell Boeing JPO, Texas, has been awarded $4,19,15,33,822 for modification to convert the previously awarded V-22 tilt rotor aircraft advance acquisition contract to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract to provide for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy; 34 MV-22B aircraft for the US Marine Corps; one CV-22B for the US Air Force; and four MV-22B aircraft for the Government of Japan under FMS. Work is expected to be completed in November 2024.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an undefinitised contract action under FMS with a not-to-exceed value of $17,90,00,000 to procure system configuration set H12K for the Kuwait Air Force configured F/A-18E/F aircraft software development, modification, integration and testing. Work is expected to be completed in September 2022.
On June 20 this year, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Delta Air Lines, Inc of Atlanta, Georgia has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $961 million. Delivery is expected by late 2018.
Embraer is reportedly on the verge of completing a deal with Portugal confirming the country as the first export customer for the KC-390 tanker transport. It comes just over a year after Portugal opened negotiations to buy five KC-390s, with an option for a sixth, with deliveries starting in 2021.
The European Union (EU) proposes investing €16 billion (about $18.56 billion) during the period 2021-2027 to further enhance Europe’s leadership in space. This new space programme, with a budget 50 per cent higher than that of the previous seven-year period, will reinforce the EU