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Space telescope reaches major milestone in path to launch

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Northrop Grumman's delivery of the fully integrated Optical Telescope Element for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks another major milestone toward the October 2018 launch of the largest telescope ever built for space.

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World-first refurbishment of Black Hawk helicopters for firefighting and disaster relief in Australia under new agreement

Posted July 28, 2017 by

In a ground-breaking new deal, Kaan Air Australia, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and StarFlight Australia, have signed an agreement worth up to $63 million (Australian) to bring 10 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia, with options for an additional 10 aircraft. In a world-first refurbishment program to be undertaken in Brisbane, the agreement…

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Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III departs Long Beach assembly facility

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The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., departed Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.

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Raytheon delivers sonar for DARPA’s unmanned anti-submarine warfare vehicle program

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Raytheon has completed delivery of its latest Modular Scalable Sonar Syste, the fifth-generation hull-mounted sonar system, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous TrailUnmanned Vessel program. The delivery is a culmination of efforts under a subcontract from Leidos, Inc., whose prototype trimaran is designed to serve as the program’s unmanned vehicle. MS3…

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Second Boeing T-X aircraft takes flight

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.  During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt and Boeing Test Pilot for Air Force Programs Matt Giese validated key…

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Lockheed Martin announces new Skunk Works, F-35 program leaders

Posted March 2, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin announced March 1 that Jeff Babione has been named the vice president and general manager of Advanced Development Programs – also known as Skunk Works® – succeeding Rob Weiss who will retire at the end of 2018. Greg Ulmer has been named vice president and general manager of the F-35 Program succeeding Babione….

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Lockheed Martin opens new onsite training facility

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph State and local officials join Lockheed Martin representatives in opening the AIDT Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center. From left to right: Lee Hammett, AIDT; Jason Crager, Lockheed Martin; Ed Castile, AIDT; Jason Reeves, Troy City Mayor; Bobby Jon Drinkard, AIDT. Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new onsite training facility Oct….

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New JSOW C-1 State-of-the-art glide weapon ready for U.S. Navy

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have completed all operational tests for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1, making this newest variant of the guided glide weapon ready for US Navy fleet release and declaration of Initial Operational Capability. JSOW C-1 includes a Link-16 datalink and maritime moving target capability to provide fleet forces with robust, flexible…

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Lockheed Martin opens new facility to support F-35 production growth

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Elected officials and business community leaders joined Lockheed Martin April 30 in the formal opening of a new manufacturing facility in Pinellas Park, Fla., that will create more than 80 new jobs by mid-2019.

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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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