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Northrop Grumman awarded BACN platform maintenance contract for $265 million

Posted September 8, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $265 million contract for aircraft maintenance and logistics support of the BACN system.  The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $265 million contract for aircraft maintenance and logistics support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system.  BACN is a high-altitude,…

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BAE Systems engineers unveil futuristic unmanned aircraft concept

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Within the next few decades, armed forces could be using unmanned aerial vehicles with adaptable aircraft technologies that alternate between fixed-wing flight and rotary-wing flight.

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Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

Posted November 6, 2017 by

The Air Force Research Lab recently awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser.

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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for 10 units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates next gen Aegis ashore solution

Posted January 12, 2018 by

In a landmark demonstration, Lockheed Martin) connected key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies, validating the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore. “Connecting these systems is more than a technological advantage – it’s a way to provide the warfighter with earlier intelligence and…

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Northrop Grumman to supply ground-to-air radios to Denmark

Posted February 12, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman’s U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by NAVIAIR, the Danish air navigation service provider, to replace the existing ground-to-air communication equipment for Denmark’s airports and en-route operations. The replacement will introduce the new Park Air T6 radio from the Sapphire range, with 8.33 kHz voice channel…

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Boeing Crowdsources employee ideas for $100 million tax reform investment

Posted March 14, 2018 by

Boeing wrapped up a crowdsourcing initiative March 9 that gathered employee ideas for workforce investments that the company has pledged to make as a result of the benefits of tax reform legislation. Boeing asked employees directly for ideas on how to spend $100 million on learning and development for the future. The company built a…

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Boeing secures services contract for Canada’s Chinooks

Posted April 4, 2018 by

Boeing and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based logistics contract. Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks through 2023. Operating under a…

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce sign UltraFan engine integration collaboration agreement

Posted April 25, 2018 by

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaborative agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan demonstrator for flight testing. The integration solutions demonstration will be co-funded by Clean Sky 2, the European Union research program focused on developing technology to reduce emissions. Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaboration agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan®…

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U.S. Navy orders thousands of additional APKWS laser-guided rockets

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The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) Laser-Guided Rockets.

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