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Aegis combat system demonstrates success

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The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.B2.0 (BMD 5.1), further advanced engage on remote technologies following a successful U.S. Navy- and Missile Defense Agency-led on-land ballistic missile defense system test event.

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Boeing on contract for second Japanese KC-46 tanker

Posted December 10, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has exercised the option for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s second Boeing KC-46 tanker through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) process. Boeing was awarded the initial FMS contract for Japan’s first KC-46 aircraft and miscellaneous logistics services in December 2017 following the Japan Ministry of Defense’s KC-X aerial refueling competition. “Japan’s…

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Boeing launches longest-range business jet ever with BBJ 777X

Posted December 10, 2018 by

Boeing Business Jets on Dec. 10 announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built. “Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to…

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Littoral Combat Ship 15 (Billings) completes acceptance trials

Posted December 10, 2018 by

Littoral Combat Ship 15, the future USS Billings, recently completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. This is the ship’s final significant milestone before delivery. LCS 15 is the eighth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy next year. “LCS…

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Lockheed Martin, Airbus sign agreement on aerial refueling

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Michele Evans, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Executive Vice President, and Fernando Alonso, Airbus Defence and Space Head of Military Aircraft, shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Agreement between the two companies to explore future air refueling capabilities. Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the…

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Northrop Grumman announces next generation jammer-low band team

Posted November 30, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has teamed with Harris Corporation and Comtech PST for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer–Low Band (NJG-LB) Demonstration of Existing Technologies.

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Lockheed Martin earns seven ENERGY STAR certifications, three LEED silver ratings

Posted November 30, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance on seven buildings, and U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver ratings on three buildings over the last twelve months. The company is an official ENERGY STAR partner. “Certifications like these reflect Lockheed Martin’s commitment to protecting the environment and…

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Affordability in F-35 training

Posted November 28, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has reduced the cost of an F-35 Full Mission Simulator by $3 million per copy since program inception, reflected in Low Rate Initial Production lot 11.

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Boeing, SparkCognition to launch joint venture SkyGrid

Posted November 26, 2018 by

On Nov. 20, Boeing and SparkCognition announced plans to launch SkyGrid, a new company that will enable the future of urban aerial mobility. Based in Austin, Texas, SkyGrid will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace. Using blockchain technology, AI-enabled dynamic…

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GA-ASI unmanned aircraft selected by Belgium

Posted November 26, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has been notified that the Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to begin negotiations with the U.S. government to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System. “We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s mission requirements, while also supporting the NATO Alliance,” said Linden Blue,…

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