Deals this week: Oshkosh Defense, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Boeing


Oshkosh Defense has secured a $90.88m contract to supply recapitalised family of heavy tactical vehicles (FHTVs) to the US Army.

The contractor will produce 96 M1074A1 and 115 M1075A1 palletised load systems (PLS) at its facility in the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, US.

The US Army is expected to take delivery of the new PLS in January 2019.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has won a contract to supply hardware systems for the US Army’ extended range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system.

GA-ASI will supply 20 extended range Gray Eagle aircraft, 20 satellite communications air data terminals, nine universal ground data terminals, six universal ground control stations, one mobile ground control station, ground support equipment, and programme management services under the contract.

"The Boeing Company has received a prime contract worth $488.08m to remanufacture 38 AH-64 Apache combat helicopters for the UK Government."

Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, the contract valued $221.58m is scheduled to be completed by November 2019.

The Boeing Company has received a prime contract worth $488.08m to remanufacture 38 AH-64 Apache combat helicopters for the UK Government, under a foreign military sales programme.

Boeing will also produce three Longbow crew trainers and spare parts as part of the contract.

Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, the contract is expected to be completed in May 2024.

A foreign military sale of Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) and Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) missiles to the UAE Ministry of Defence has been approved by the US State Department.

The scope of the potential $2bn contract involves supplying 60 PAC-3 missiles with canisters, 100 GEM-T missiles, spares, and support services.

The US Army has awarded contracts worth $53m to Orbital ATK to manufacture and supply large-calibre training ammunition of type 120mm and 105mm.

The 120mm training ammunition to be produced under the deal will be used to train crew on the Abrams main battle tank, while the 105mm ammunition is intended for use on the Stryker Mobile Gun System vehicles.