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Sikorsky Black Hawk marks first 40 years of service

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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has kicked off its campaign marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk helicopter, an iconic aircraft that is poised to continue to support military and search and rescue efforts around the world for decades to come with ongoing technology enhancements.

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Lockheed Martin preparing ground system support for upcoming GPS III satellites launches, M-Code operations

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The fourth Lockheed Martin-built GPS Ill satellite is fully integrated. Once the next-generation GPS III satellites begin launching later this year, a series of updates to the current ground control system from Lockheed Martin will help the U.S. Air Force gain early command and control of the new satellites for testing and…

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Boeing KC-46 tanker program completes FAA certification

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program a Supplemental Type Certificate, verifying that its refueling and mission avionics systems meet FAA requirements. The milestone marks completion of KC-46 FAA certification. To receive its STC, Boeing’s team completed a series of lab, ground and flight tests, which commenced in 2015. As part…

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Northrop Grumman successfully completes CDR for U.S. Navy WSN-12 inertial sensor module

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Navy photograph The U.S. Navy WSN-12 Inertial Navigator will be used on the Virginia Submarines and on the Arleigh-Burke class destroyers, as well as a host of other ships. Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed the Critical Design Review phase of the U.S. Navy’s WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module and will begin production of 10 pre-production…

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Lockheed Martin secures automated test equipment contract

Posted September 5, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michelle Jeffries Lockheed Martin technicians build and test eCASS stations, which troubleshoot and repair avionics for Navy aircraft, at a facility in Orlando, Fla. The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year contract worth up to more than $500 million to build and deliver more than 200 plus electronic Consolidated…

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Navy awards Boeing $805.3 million contract to design, build MQ-25A Stingray

Posted August 31, 2018 by

The Navy awarded a contract to Boeing Aug. 30 for the MQ-25A Stingray, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman one of organizations selected for electronics resurgence initiative

Posted August 31, 2018 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Northrop Grumman as one of the performers for its Electronics Resurgence Initiative.

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First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly line in Toulouse, France

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Airbus photograph The first of three A380s for All Nippon Airways has completed the final assembly process air Airbus’ Toulouse, France, industrial complex and will now undergo preparations for its maiden flight. The first A380 for All Nippon Airways has rolled out of the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft has now been…

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Raytheon developing system that lets artificial intelligence explain itself

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Under the Defense Research Project Agency’s Explainable Artificial Intelligence program, Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing a first of its kind neural network that explains itself. The XAI program aims to create a suite of machine learning techniques that produce more explainable models while maintaining a high level of performance. It also aims to help human…

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Boeing, GOL debut airline’s first 737 MAX

Posted August 29, 2018 by

SAO PAULO, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes celebrated Aug. 29 the unveiling of the carrier’s newly outfitted 737 MAX 8 during a celebration in Sao Paulo. The leading Brazilian carrier also announced plans to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range 737 airplane on international routes. “Today is an exciting…

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