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The Ministry of Defence has committed $536 million across four contracts for maintenance of the BAE Systems' training jet, supporting 700 jobs.
With approval by the State Department, the U.S. and UK governments can conclude the transaction, which is valued at $3.2 billion.
The Lockheed Martin surveillance aircraft will be equipped with a next-generation L-3 modem that enables beyond line-of-sight communications.
The contractors will further develop their radar systems for the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance Attack Radar System recapitalization program.
The next generation aircraft Lockheed Martin is designing to replace the U-2 would be 'survivable, not unnoticeable,' the company says.
UMS Skeldar offers a product line of fixed- and rotary-wing small unmanned aircraft for military and civilian applications.
The service said its effort to refine the RFP language under its 'Bending the Cost Curve' initiative has taken longer than expected.
The new unmanned aerial refueling aircraft will have lesser capability than its UClass predecessor, but with growth potential.
The service is taking steps to relieve the strain on its remotely piloted aircraft force, but faces difficulty maintaining operations tempo.
Initial operational capability of Brimstone 2 on Royal Air Force Tornados is scheduled this spring, with later clearance on Eurofighter Typhoon.