Deals this week: DATRON World Communications, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky

1 September 2016 (Last Updated September 1st, 2016 18:30)

The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a five-year foreign military sales contract, valued at $495m, to DATRON World Communications.

The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a five-year foreign military sales contract, valued at $495m, to DATRON World Communications.

The contractor will supply the government of Afghanistan with DATRON family of radios and support equipment, as part of the contract.

Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded a $147.1m-worth contract modification to continue to support the US Army's close combat tactical trainer system upgrades through September 2017.

The contract covers engineering, technical management, equipment, materials, personnel, testing, and logistics support.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will provide an additional 14 UH-60 Black Hawk twin-engine utility helicopters to the US Army as part of a $158.43m-worth contract modification.

"Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will provide an additional 14 UH-60 Black Hawk twin-engine utility helicopters to the US Army."

Expected to be completed by June 2017, the helicopters will be manufactured at the Sikorsky Stratford plant in Connecticut, US.

The US Army Contracting Command has awarded a M870A4 semi-trailer production contract, valued at $187.93m, to Load King and Schutt Industries.

Scheduled to be completed in August 2023, the deal covers the low-rate initial production of 11 trailers, and full-rate production of 1,350 trailers.

The companies will also provide logistics support, testing, training and support services as part of the contract.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to provide tactical support services for the US Army’s air and missile defence planning and control system, through September 2021.

The $72.96m-worth contract will also see Northrop perform engineering and technical support services.


Image: Sikorsky Aircraft has been contracted to produce 14 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army.