Deals this week: Boeing, HX5, Allison Transmission
The Boeing Company has won a contract modification worth $3.27bn from the US Army Contracting Command to manufacture AH-64E attack helicopters for the Government of Saudi Arabia, under a foreign military sales programme.
Boeing will also provide Longbow crew training systems, ground support equipment, engineering and technical services, spare parts, and logistics support as part of the contract.
The work under the contract is scheduled to be completed by June 2022.
HX5 has been awarded a $95m contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers to support the US Army's research and development activities for five years.
The contractor will provide personnel, supervision and services to the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL).
Allison Transmission has secured a $11.21m contract from US Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime to provide its transmission repair kits to the US Army by December 2017.
The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has installed the MK44 Bushmaster chain gun developed by Orbital ATK on the Lithuanian Army’s new Vilkas 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles.
The MK44 guns, which use 30mm MK310 programmable air bursting munitions, will help the Vilkas vehicle crew to engage hidden enemy targets.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has won a two-year contract modification worth $14.26m to provide field support services for the US Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Awarded by the US Missile Defense Agency, the contract covers logistics and missile support, as well as engineering and post deployment software services.