Modernisation of the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Component (DACCC) will be completed by 2023.
AWACS platform to gain mission systems upgrade
Collins Aerospace will upgrade avionics equipment on board USAF E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, under a new $16.63 million contract.
As part of the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) programme, the company will build and deliver B-Kit items, installation and checkout spare items, and software and associated ancillary items. These will be installed on 25 of the 31 E-3 Sentry aircraft in the USAF inventory.
Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for completion by March 2028.
OEM Boeing is already undertaking a communications network upgrade for the entire USAF E-3 fleet, to be completed by the end of May 2024.
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The Moving Target Recognition programme ultimately aims to develop automatic algorithms that would enable synthetic aperture radars to detect mobile ground targets.
The partial acquisition of GEM elettronica — with the option to take full control — should see Leonardo expand its position in the naval sensor market.
AEC will install the A31U18240-3 and A31U18240-4 ESTS configuration for Saudi F-15 aircraft.
Elbit Systems of America will provide more equipment to meet the USMC Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle requirement.
Performance-based logistics contract for Telephonics covers support for radar and communication systems on USN MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters.