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First Boeing Apache, Chinook helicopters for India complete inaugural flights

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Boeing photograph The first AH-64E Apache for India recently completed its first flight. Boeing will deliver 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters to India beginning in 2019. Boeing and India recently took a significant step toward modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first GaN G/ATOR System to U.S. Marine Corps

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Four G/ATOR systems preparing for fielding located at Northrop Grumman’s Stoney Run test range in Baltimore, Md. Northrop Grumman has delivered the first AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) that incorporates advanced high power and high efficiency gallium nitride antenna technology, further improving the system’s operational capabilities. This system was delivered ahead of…

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Intercept sets distance record for Lockheed Martin’s hit-to-kill Pac-3 MSE

Posted July 27, 2018 by

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted an Air-Breathing Threat in a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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BAE Systems delivers 150th Shipboard Friend-or-Foe antenna to U.S. Navy

Posted July 25, 2018 by

In a major program milestone, BAE Systems has delivered its 150th OE-120 Identification Friend-or-Foe antenna to the U.S. Navy.

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Boeing reviews new ICBM design options with U.S. Air Force

Posted July 23, 2018 by

Boeing has presented the U.S. Air Force with design options for America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent. The review marks the achievement of a key contract milestone. “We offered the Air Force cost and performance trades for a deterrent that will address emerging and future threats,” said Frank McCall, vice president,…

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Lockheed Martin meets employee hiring commitment; plans to add 400 more jobs in Texas

Posted July 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin  announced July 23 that it has hired more than 1,800 new employees in support of the F-35 program, meeting a commitment made in January 2017 by Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson. The company also announced that it plans to create an additional 400 jobs at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility to support…

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Raytheon demos small x-band precision approach radar

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business demonstrated its Low-Power Radar’s ability to provide precision approach guidance to landing aircraft from 15 nautical miles, which is five more than the current capability, to military officials representing the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force in Brooksville, Fla., June 26-28. LPR is a small, one-meter square Active Electronically Scanned…

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Northrop Grumman delivers BACN-equipped Global Hawk to Air Force

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Northrop Grumman EQ-4B Global Hawk autonomous aircraft on its first flight after being converted to carry the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) on February 16, 2018.  The successful first flight over Southern California led to the delivery of the aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman delivered…

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Longbow LLC awarded $170 million in orders for Apache fire control radar systems

Posted July 18, 2018 by

Longbow Limited Liability Company and the U.S. Army have definitized contracts valued at $170.5 million to provide Longbow Fire Control Radar hardware for Apache AH-64E helicopters supporting U.S. Army lots 7 and 8 plus three international customers. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. The contracts include Longbow FCR Mast…

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RNLAF signs Boeing to Apache, Chinook services pact

Posted July 18, 2018 by

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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