Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for Bittium TAC WIN and Tough VoIP system support.
Hercules for Philippines to undergo depot maintenance in Texas
Mississippi-based Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility has obtained a sole-source IDIQ FMS contract worth up to $24.99 million from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, to provide C-130H Hercules depot maintenance for the Philippines Air Force (PAF) under the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) programme.
The estimated value of the first order is $4.7 million, the DoD noted on 4 June.
Work will be performed in Waco, Texas, and is expected to be completed by December 2022.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that the PAF operates a mixed fleet of C-130E/Hs with an estimated retirement date of 2036 for the oldest airframes.
The PAF received its first refurbished C-130H in January 2021 via the EDA programme with another on order.
Shephard reported that the price tag of the two C-130Hs was around PHP2.5 billion ($52.8 million), with the Philippines contributing PHP1.6 billion and the US about PHP900 million.
The Hercules will be operated by the PAF’s 220th Airlift Wing. It is unclear when the second C-130H will arrive from the US.
New facility will support the global fleet of Leonardo-made helicopters.
Despite plans to retire the P-3C Orion from German Navy service, the MoD is procuring MRO equipment to support the aircraft.
C4ISR and audio, video, voice and data systems will receive engineering and technical support services for the next five years.
US Army issues a new contract for UH-72 contractor logistics support.
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