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Northrop Grumman completes first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Japan’s First E-2D prepares to take flight at the Northrop Grumman Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla. Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye at the company’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 9, 2017. “The successful first flight of…

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Lockheed Martin achieves long range discrimination radar CDR on-schedule

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances. LRDR is a strategic national asset of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and will provide 24/7/365 acquisition, tracking and discrimination data to enable separate…

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Sikorsky S-92® helicopters certified to operate in Mexico

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Sikorsky photograph Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92(R) helicopter. Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations…

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

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Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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F-35A Lightning II airframe completes third life testing in unique facility

Posted November 15, 2017 by

A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 hours of 'flying', in BAE Systems’ unique testing facility in Brough, East Yorkshire, England.

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Lockheed Martin integrates new engine for Fury UAV

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Engineering tests performed by Lockheed Martin indicate that Fury will be able to stay in the air for 15 continuous hours, making it one of the highest endurance unmanned systems in its class. Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed…

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Raytheon to provide advanced telemetry system for Navy’s new Range Support Aircraft

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $79 million contract to develop a new advanced telemetry system for the U.S. Navy’s Range Support Aircraft. The high-tech plane will replace the Navy’s aging telemetry test aircraft, which has been in service since the 1970s. Based within the Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning airframe, Raytheon’s modern solution…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin JASSM® telemetry kit production contract

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is a long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile for the U.S. and allied forces. The company received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits to be used on flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes. Lockheed Martin has…

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Boeing forecasts $730 billion market for new airplanes in Middle East

Posted November 13, 2017 by

Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook for the region during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle East is expected to grow at 5.6 percent annually during the next…

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