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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.

RUS­SIA

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.

UTC

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.

UNITED STATES

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.”

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