According to the news published, the first of the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft has been delivered by BAE Systems to Oman. The delivery was made during a ceremony held at the Adam Airbase in Oman.
BAE Systems made the announcement that the first of the Eurofighter was rolled out along with the first of the eight Hawk trainer aircraft which were ordered by Oman during a presentation organized at the BAE Warton site in the UK on May 15th.
$12.3 Million Contract Awarded to BAE Systems For Aircraft Antennae
In another news update, an announcement has been made by the Department of Defense, that the Greenlawn unit of the BAE Systems has been awarded a contract of $12.3 million to deliver 265 antenna units on a single seat F / A 18 Jets.
The initial allocation of $1.7 million was made by US Navy for the fiscal year 2016 and 2017 through a fixed-price contract. No competitive bids were put out for this.
Speaking on the matter of sufficient staff, the director of combat identification products and systems, John Fusco, stated that the company has sufficient staff to complete the contract of antennas. However, the Greenlawn unit which already has 650 employees had 28 new job opening mainly for that of engineers.
According to Fusco, the company is looking for hardware engineers, system engineers, mechanical engineers and software engineers.
F / A – 18 Hornet aircraft can be used for multiple missions. They can be based on an aircraft carrier and can carry air-to-surface and air-to-air weapons. They can also carry electronic warfare gear. Hornets have the capability to operate as attack or fighter aircraft.
This contract was assigned by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Maryland.
The Greenlawn unit will be able to complete this project by June 2022.
BAE Systems PLC, is the parent company of BAE Systems Inc. and is based in London and Farnborough, United Kingdom.
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