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Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

Posted February 15, 2019 by Angela Charlton and Jon Gambrell

European plane maker Airbus said Feb. 14 it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said that key client Emirates…

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BAE Systems’ Norfolk shipyard to modernize USS Bulkeley

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BAE Systems has received a $114.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform maintenance and modernization of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) in its Norfolk, Va., shipyard. The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $136.2 million if all options are exercised. “Our team has significant experience with the Arleigh Burke…

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Airbus, Dassault Aviation sign joint concept study contract for FCAS

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France and Germany have awarded the first-ever contract — a Joint Concept Study — to Dassault Aviation and Airbus for the Future Combat Air System program. The launch of the JCS was announced by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, at a Feb. 6…

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Airbus, Emirates reach agreement on A380 fleet

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Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 order book from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus…

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Adacel awarded subcontract to support U.S. Army ATMP

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Adacel Systems Inc., an industry leader in the design, production and maintenance of advanced simulator training systems, announced Feb. 12 that the company has received a subcontract from Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary Mission Systems to support the Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations Maintenance Program.  Under subcontract to Lockheed Martin, Adacel will contribute simulation…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s affordability, efficiency drive achieves major milestones

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Nearly four years into an aggressive five-year affordability drive, Aerojet Rocketdyne reports that it has already achieved its top major milestones – including relocation of manufacturing capabilities for three key missile defense program products across the country, and elimination of more than 1.1 million square feet of the company’s office and manufacturing space….

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Northrop Grumman fourth generation LITENING pods achieve one million flight hours

Posted February 11, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s fourth generation LITENING advanced targeting pod includes a suite of advanced high-resolution sensors and data link options for targeting, ISR and humanitarian relief missions. Fielded in 2012, the fourth generation of Northrop Grumman’s LITENING advanced targeting pod has served in every major conflict since that time. Keeping watch over land…

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Northrop Grumman receives $59 million U.S. Air Force contract for next-gen navigation system

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $59 million contract for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology.

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Lockheed Martin awarded $184 million to continue providing the U.S. Navy with electronic warfare systems

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Lockheed Martin continues to support the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and warships with advanced electronic warfare capabilities. The Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $184 million firm-fixed-price modification to exercise options for full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 systems.

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CSC home team celebrates Canadian industry success

Posted February 8, 2019 by

Canadian technology, experience and infrastructure proved a winning combination for Canada’s new fleet of surface combatants, as Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed…

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