30- percent reduction in operating cost compared to its nearest competitor.
PRATT & WHITNEY
Pratt & Whitney has congratulated JetBlue Airways on its selection of 60 firm Airbus A220-300 aircraft that are powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines. This announcement follows previous firm orders from JetBlue for GTF engines to power 85 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
The Russian Ministry of Defence is issuing the largest defence contract in financial year 2018 by ordering at least 36 Su-30SM fighters from Irkut at a cost of $1 billion. The multirole Su-30SM fighter was designed in accordance with the requirements of the Russian Air Force. It can be deployed in counter air strikes, counter-land and counter sea missions. Russia had ordered a total of 116 Su-30SM fighter jets in 2012, delivery of which is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.
THALES DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Thales Defense and Security has been awarded firm-fixedprice contract to provide up to 29 Deployable-Instrument Landing System (D-ILS) production units for $12.2 million. The highly mobile D-ILS units will be deployed at airfields to precisely guide pilots on their final approach during low-visibility or low-ceiling weather conditions.
TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES
Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc has announced that the ongoing negotiations between Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) and Turkish Aerospace have successfully been finalised and signed the contract for the procurement of 30 units of T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopters within a comprehensive package including logistics, ammunition, spares, ground support equipment and training.
United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, Connecticut, has been awarded a $2,46,29,842 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-fee-target contract for the procurement of F135 Low-Rate Initial Production nine non-annualised sustainment support equipment etc. The contract included FMS also. Work is expected to be completed in May 2021.
Washington agreed to sell $46.9 billion worth of weapons and military equipment in the first half of 2018, $5 billion more than what was sold in all of the previous year. Defence Security Cooperation Agency chief Lt General Charles Hooper, said on July 18 that, “Defence exports are good for national security; they’re good for our foreign policy.”