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DDI for Fri. May 11, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 19

State Department Approves $1.4 Billion C-130J, KC-130J Aircraft Deal With Germany

The State Department has approved a possible $1.4 billion deal with Germany for three C-130J and three KC-130J aircraft.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on May 4.Germany has requested the Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130Js and KC-130Js come equipped with Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines and Link-16 MIDS Terminals.The deal also includes…

BAE Awarded $175 Million Navy Contract For More Laser-Guided Rockets

Britain’s BAE Systems was awarded a $175 million U.S. Navy award to produce 7,000 more Advance Precision Kill Weapio System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets, the company said May 8.This award falls under a $600 million 2016 Navy indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract as a vehicle to supply the APKWS to the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and allied countries under…

Leonardo To Establish Helicopter Service Facility For Australia’s Ministry Of Defence

The Australian Ministry of Defence and Italy’s Leonardo have agreed to establish a new helicopter repair facility in Melbourne to better facilitate services for country’s MRH Taipan and foreign NH90 helicopters, the company announced April 27.The new facility is expected to begin in mid-2020, as Australia continues to replace its fleet of Black Hawk helicopters…