Rockwell Collins was selected to supply its Flight2 Avionics Architecture for the US Army Special Operations Command MH-60, MH-47 and AH/MH-6 helicopter fleets. The award includes service life extension and avionics upgrade programmes for approximately 150 aircraft. Collins' Flight2 provides operators unrestricted access to civil airspace, improved situational awareness and advanced special operations mission capabilities.

IAPO (Irkutsk Aviation Production Organization) has assumed responsibility for licensed production of the SU-30MK1 multipurpose aircraft, providing for 140 aircraft to be assembled in India over the next seventeen years. The contract, worth an estimated $ 3.3 billion, was signed by Rosoboronexport and the Indian Defence Ministry Secretary.

Northrop Grumman has received a contract through its Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector (ES3) from the US Air Force Warner Robbins Air Logistics Center to provide 24 AN/APN-241 navigation and weather radars for installation in C-130H aerial delivery aircraft. The $ 7.7 million award calls for the engineering and manufacturing work associated with the radar programme to take place at ES3's Baltimore area facilities, with deliveries to be completed by June 2002.

Alenia Marconi has been contracted by Turkey to supply its new mine-hunters, being built by Abeking & Rasmussen and Lurssen, with the Nautis 3 Combat Management System. The contract, for an undisclosed amount, provides for the Nautis 3 to be fitted to all six of the new-build craft.

KnAAPO saw the first ten of its SU-30MK multipurpose aircraft leave from Komsomolsk-on-Amur enroute to their new homes in China. The original contract, signed in 1999 and worth $1.8 billion, covered the production and delivery of 40 to 45 SU-30MKs -- Russia's first serial-produced, fourth-generation aircraft.

DRS Technologies was awarded a contract from the Armada of the Boliviarian Republic of Venezuela to produce and integrate digital communications systems for the country's Mariscal Sucre F-21 class frigates. This $ 8.3 million contract covers the supply and installation of Shipboard Integrated Communications 2100 systems onboard the F-23, F-24, F-25 and F-26 Venezuelan frigates.

Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract, for an undisclosed amount, from the US Air Force to integrate its HF Messenger high-frequency e-mail system with the Air Force's existing Scope Command HF Network. Based on the interoperable standards of Nato's Stanag 5066...

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