Defence and security company Saab AB (STO:SAABB) announced on Tuesday that it has signed contracts with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines and a mid-life upgrade
for two Gotland-class submarines.
The aircraft are very similar to the Canadian CP-140 Auroras, which are also receiving new wings, as well as mission system upgrades as part of a mid-life upgrade
being undertaken at IMP Aerospace under a separate contract.
Defence and security company Saab AB (STO:SAABB) announced on Wednesday that it has received an order from the Norwegian Defence Logistic Organisation (NDLO) for a prototype of Mid-Life Upgrade
of its current Arthur weapon-location radar system, valued at approximately SEK115m.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Wed, Feb 19, 2014 - Boeing and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance have successfully completed the Mid-Life Upgrade
modification on the first of four E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for the French Air Force.
The aircraft, which were coming out of US Air National Guard Reserve storage, were to receive 17 F-16A Mid-Life Upgrade
kits, 12 F100 engine PW-220E modification kits, and 17 Falcon UP and Falcon STAR F-16A/B structural upgrade kits at an estimated cost of $370 million.
The "Big Deck Amphib" Landing Helicopter Dock/Assault platform (LHD/LHA) requirement is gaining momentum with funding for new LHA replacement--LHA(R) class ships and the planned mid-life upgrade
of the Wasp class LHDs.
The mid-life upgrade
with modular mission computer programme includes a Northrop Grumman APG-68(V)9 radar, BAE Systems APX-113 combined interrogator and transponder, Terma ALQ-213 electronic warfare management system and BAE ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser system.
The Swedish naval shipyard Kockums AB, part of the German HDW Group, announced on Thursday (23 December) that it had received a contract to carry out a mid-life upgrade
of five of Sweden's Landsort-class mine countermeasures vessels.
At a June 16 rollout ceremony, the Portuguese Air Force took possession its first Mid-Life Upgrade
Order bookings in the first nine months were in line with 2015, excluding: the Gripen contract with Brazil, the order of type A26 submarines and a mid-life upgrade
for two Gotland-class submarines to Sweden, which were received then.
As with the Leopard 2s, a mid-life upgrade
is planned for the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle fleet.