Over 450 US Army Helicopters Will be Covered

Meggitt plc has been awarded a five year Indefinite Demand/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency to supply wheels, brakes and associated spare parts.The contract, worth $323m over the life of the award, covers the supply of depot-level spares for a number of defence platforms, including the F-16 FALCON, H-60 BLACKHAWK and CH-47 CHINOOK. It includes a further five-year option period and replaces a prior five-year IDIQ agreement, which expired on 30 September 2018. Platforms covered by the fresh IDIQ agreement will include the H-60 BLACKHAWK helicopter. (Photo: Meggitt) Meggitt Wins Five Year Contract for Wheels and Brakes

Platforms Include F-16, H-60 and CH-47

Meggitt continues to invest and expand in Asia, to the benefit of its regional and global customer base. (Photo: Meggitt plc)

Significantly Expands Group Capabilities in Aerospace, Defence and Energy Markets

While the V-247 prototype will fit in a prescribed UH-1Y foot print on the flight deck of an LHD-class ship, it can further fold up to ingress and egress a US Navy DDG-51-class hangar (shown). (Image: Bell) The first V-280 flight (shown) was last December. Since then, Bell the development regimen has deliberately quickened. When Mr Flail met with MONCh on 26 September, the first aircraft had logged more than 60 hours of flight time and more than 150 hours of rotor turn time, and had achieved 250kts of true air speed and safely operated at 11,000 ft altitude – among other milestones. (Image: Bell)

USMC MUX programme

CTG has made counterfeit avoidance a core competency, and has strengthened this effort by building a state-of-the-art laboratory (above) which permits testing to military, regulatory, customer and other standards, and gaining accreditation and certifications supporting these protocols (Image: CTG)

CTG Helping to Stem the Flow of Counterfeit Parts into the US DoD Supply Chain

Airbus to Conduct De-Risking Studies for Next-Generation Capabilities

First National Operator for Parapublic Missions

Modern Day Marine 2018 German Armed Forces Bundeswehr USMC US Marine Corps Luftwaffe Rheinmetall Sikorsky Lockheed Martin CH-53K German Air Force Schwerer Transporthubschrauber STH Israel King STALLION heavy lift helicopter

Fifth USMC CH-53K in Final Assembly - Modern Day Marine 2018

Modern Day Marine 2018 At MDM2018 ASNA are showcasing the E-MMPS, its MICROFLY II GPADS, as well as SOLR Oxygen equipment Of tactical significance, the US Marine Corps (USMC) is bolstering its capability to complete airborne insertion missions well beyond this decade, with a significant materiel upgrade. As delegates gather at this year’s Modern Day Marine 2018 (MDM2018), Airborne Systems North America (ASNA) has delivered more than 100 Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS) for completion of First Article Testing by the US Marines. Beginning January 2019 ASNA will be delivering approximately 275 systems per year for the next four years under the current contract announced this January, along with K9 Harnesses for use with the E-MMPS. Under development for the last four years, the E-MMPS Harness/Container, and the Hi-5 parachute family (shownve) incorporate numerous performance and safety improvements in the areas of high gliding performance, reliability of high gliding parachutes, glide modulation capability, container out-of-sequence-deployment security, and simplified centrally-located drogue release. (Image: Airborne Systems North America)

Airborne Systems North America at Modern Day Marine 2018

The US Air Force (USAF) has selected the MH-139 helicopter, based on the Leonardo AW139, for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) protection and government transport missions, Leonardo announced on 25 September. Up to 84 helicopters, plus training devices and associated support equipment, will be provided by prime contractor Boeing in a deal valued at $2.4 billion. Initial operational readiness is required by 2021 to replace the existing ageing fleet of UH-1N HUEY helicopters. Of the almost 1,100 AW139 helicopters ordered to date, in excess of 900 are already proving themselves in service, having amassed over two million flight hours – and more than 260 have been assembled and delivered from Philadelphia. (Photo: Leonardo)

Boeing Offering Aircraft Based on Leonardo AW139

”The Intent has Gone Down, but the Capability Still Exists”

While the USAF’s long-gestating Boeing KC-46 programme is finally on track, the future and viability of manned USAF tankers in a future contested airspace is one of those topics waiting to emerge to the forefront. (Image: USAF/Marian Lockhart)

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Paramount’s SWIFT Mission System Brings New Capabilities

Upgraded Signals Intelligence Capabilities for Today and Tomorrow

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Ideal for Unprepared Runways and Hot/High Operations

Secretary of the USAF Heather Wilson and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein Meet the Press 

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

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