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Bell is offering the V-280 Valor tiltrotor while the Boeing-Sikorsky team is pitching the SB-1 Defiant, based on Sikorsky's X2 tech demonstrator.
The launch customer, an unidentified Brazilian company, accepted the aircraft during a ceremony on October 10 at Embraer headquarters in Brazil.
The fire-control radar of the AH-64E Guardian will be enhanced to work in the littoral environment close to shore, among other upgrades.
The manufacturer secured a $44.2 million contract to install a weapon system on 17 single-engine MD530Fs.
With the new central mission computer, the upgraded Rafales offer complete versatility, according to manufacturer Dassault.
The program is expected to be worth €200 to €250 million (up to $310 million), for the acquisition of 8-10 systems, with three UAVs per system.
Several more nations have joined the coalition. The U.S. and most Western allies have ruled out the deployment of ground troops.
The value of the contract could be as high as $72 million.
The report from the Pentagon's inspector general relies on outdated information, contends the Air Force.