by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Mar 30, 2017
Northrop Grumman has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to upgrade navigation systems for E-2C Hawkeye aircraft operated by the government of France.
The contract tasks Northrop Grumman with servicing cockpit systems and displays for three French navy-owned aircraft in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization standards. The company received $11 million for the job.
Work on the contract with be performed in Melbourne, Fla.; Cuers, France and several additional locations. The U.S. Department of Defense expects the work to be complete by July 2019.
Northrop Grumman received $8.6 million in foreign military sales funds at the time of the contract award. The Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.
The E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Aircraft is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform operated by the U.S. Navy and several of its allies. The twin-engine plane is crewed by five people, and features all-weather airborne early warning and battle management systems.
Madrid (AFP) March 30, 2017
The representatives of seven countries buying Airbus's troubled A400M military plane told the aviation giant Thursday they would maintain penalties over delivery delays after a meeting in Madrid, a source at the talks said. The A400M was commissioned jointly in 2003 by the governments of Germany, Belgium, France, Britain, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey, but since a delayed launch in 2013 it ha ... read more
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