Quick RoundUp

Issue: 5-6/2020


On May 5, 2020, after five months of preparation, the OCCAR-EA Director, Matteo Bisceglia and Airbus Defence and Space representatives, Didier Plantecoste and Hervé Daumas signed Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) Contract Amendment 9.

This Contract Amendment concentrates on capabilities required upon Entry Into Service of the first MMF Aircraft.



The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor programme marked a production milestone with the delivery of its 400th production aircraft, a CV-22 delivered to the US Air Force Special Operations Command. The Marines received the first production V-22 on May 24, 1999 and deliveries continue under the Multi-year Procurement III contract, valued at $5 billion through 2024. The contract includes all variants of the aircraft: Marine, Air Force, Navy and the first international customer, Japan.

The US Navy, on behalf of itself and Australia, awarded Boeing - St. Louis, $112.0 million modification to a previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract to exercise options for procurement 16 Infrared Search and Track Block II systems for use on board F/A-18 Super Hornet. Out of these, 12 is for Australia and four for the US.

The Boeing Company , Washington, has been awarded a $29,059,944 modification to previously awarded firmfixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 10 P-8A A-kits, 10 turret deployment units and eight mechanism units in support of Lot 10 P-8A production aircraft. Work is expected to be complete by January 2024.



RAFAEL Advanced Defence Systems will supply 5th generation Litening-5 and RecceLite systems to equip Leonardo’s -346FA light combat aircraft. This is the first integration of 5th generation EO pods to Leonardo’s M-346FA platform. The M-346FA is the multi-role combat variant of the most advanced jet trainer that has been designed for a wide range of training capabilities.