Oshkosh Defense has secured a $484m contract to deliver up to 1,574 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) to the US Army.

The contract also covers associated installed and packaged kits for the vehicles.

The operational testing of the new Oshkosh JLTVs was completed by the US Army and the US Marine Corps (USMC) in April 2018, while the full-rate production (FRP) decision is scheduled for 2019.

The US Army has selected Israeli firm Rada Electronic Industries to obtain Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) for its initial manoeuvre Short-Range Air Defence (IM-SHORAD) capability.

Rada Electronic will deliver MHR radars as part of the IM-SHORAD mission equipment package (MEP) solution developed by Leonardo DRS.

The radar will be installed on the US Army’s Stryker A1 armoured fighting vehicles to ensure continuous surveillance, short-halt execution and on-the-move operation.

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Raytheon Company has been contracted by the US Army for the high-energy laser tactical vehicle demonstration (HEL TVD) programme, part of the US Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 initiative.

“CONTROP Precision Technologies has been awarded a $31m contract by an Asian defence customer for electro-optic and infrared (EO/IR) systems and services.”

The $10m contract will see Raytheon develop a preliminary design for a 100kW class laser weapon system, which is intended for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

A system development and demonstration contract is expected to be awarded to one supplier in 2019, following the completion of HEL TVD programme option two.

The Boeing Company has been awarded an $80.73m contract by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide four new-build MH-47G rotary wing aircraft.

The deal will support the urgent needs of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) to meet its demanding operational requirements.

The contractual work will be mainly performed at Boeing’s facility in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.

CONTROP Precision Technologies has been awarded a $31m contract by an Asian defence customer for electro-optic and infrared (EO/IR) systems and services.

Under the contract, the EO/IR systems and services will be provided to the customer over a 20-month period.