Australia is expected to receive new flight equipment as part of a US Navy contract modification with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems worth US$29 million.
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Australia will receive 11 generation 3i/5i mission computers and nine generation 3i/5i flight management computers from the US Navy modification which involves procuring hundreds of mission computers, 40 aircraft wiring kits, 1,120 Lynx Licenses and 541 Red Hat licences.
Mission computers are used in MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopters operated by the Royal Australian Navy for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare capability.
Under the modification, Mission computers will also be procured for Denmark and Saudi Arabia, announced by the US State Department on 27 March. Work will be performed in New York and Florida in the US, and is expected to be completed in March 2026.
In other contract news from 27 March, Lockheed Martin was also awarded a $210,088,407 order for ground maintenance, depot, automatic logistics information system operations and maintenance, supply chain and warehouse management, pilot training and maintainer training in support of delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Air Systems for the United Kingdom.
The majority of work will be performed in the United Kingdom and is expected to be completed in December 2027.