Raytheon has been awarded an $8.4 million contract, which includes software product updates and qualification testing for the construction of CV-22 Silent Knight Radar Avionics System Software (JASS) instrumentation ( SKR) Joint Services Vertical Lift Aircraft Experimental (JVX), the SKR JASS Functional Requirements Port Transfer Document (FRD) 8 and SKR JASS FRD Port Transfer 9 in support of the V-22 Joint Program Office. Work will take place in Indiana. Expected completion will take place in May 2024.
The Canadian Department of National Defense has hired the Quebec company Logistik Unicorp to deliver operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces. The deal covers more than 1,000 items, including badges and badges, personal gear, combat boots, winter clothing and uniforms with the Canadian Disruptive Pattern camouflage.
Middle East and Africa
Israeli defense giant Elbit Systems has signed an agreement with Garuda Aerospace, a leading Indian drone startup, to supply its Skylark 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) drones to commercial and government agencies. According to South Asian news agency ANI, Garuda Aerospace said the drones would be used in India’s National Survey Projects, led by the Ministry of Science and Technology, to implement surveys. and large-scale village mapping through its SVAMITVA program. .
The British Royal Navy’s HMS Tamar has completed a series of minehunting operations during the mine warfare exercise off the coast of South Korea. During the exercise, Tamar carried a US Navy mobile diving and explosive ordnance disposal team based in Guam that launched Remus underwater drones 100 meters underwater to collect data at analyze.
The U.S. Air Force’s 319th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron recently held an assumption of command ceremony at the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kanoya Air Base on October 23. The unit is responsible for operating the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle in Kanoya.
The United States Agency for Security and Defense Cooperation announced on October 20 that the State Department had made a decision approving a possible foreign military sale to the Japanese government of Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) missiles. Block I and related equipment at an estimated cost of $450. million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued the required certification notifying Congress of this sale. The Government of Japan has requested to purchase up to thirty-two (32) Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) Block I missiles (in two tranches of 16). Also included are the Mk 21 Vertical Launch System (VLS) cartridges; engineering, integration and obsolescence test activity; drum handling equipment, spare parts, training and training equipment/aids; publications/technical data; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical support, and logistics services; and other related logistical and program support elements. The total estimated cost of the program is $450 million.
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