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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace selected for Airbus Inmarsat 6 L-band antenna reflectors

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business, has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to provide the nine meter L-band mesh reflectors for two Inmarsat 6 satellites. Astro Aerospace has 100 percent on-orbit success since 1958 and provides the most advanced and reliable unfurlable mesh reflector technology on the market. Astro Aerospace’s unique AstroMesh® technology…

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AFRL’s helps ‘lighten’ C-5 energy footprint

Posted April 27, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Finding ways to integrate technologies that are cleaner, lighter, multifunctional and energy efficient to reduce fuel costs and maintain the force’s aging fleet is a primary mission driver of work by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, based out of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. 

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New Raytheon radar showcases reliability, 360-degree capability

Posted May 24, 2017 by

Raytheon’s newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of…

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Lockheed Martin, Tata announce F-16 India partnership

Posted June 19, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Sukaran Singh, CEO of Tata Advanced Systems Limited, (seated left) and George Standridge, vice president of Strategy and Business Development, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, sign a letter of intent to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India. Standing are Mr. Ratean Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons, and Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of…

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Eurofighter announces first live firing of Brimstone missile

Posted July 17, 2017 by

The first live firing of MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon has been successfully completed as part of ongoing development work to significantly upgrade the capability of the aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin-led team successfully completes builder’s trials for LCS Little Rock

Posted August 21, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph LCS 9, the future USS Little Rock, underway on Lake Michigan during Builder’s Sea Trials on Aug. 12. LCS 9 is scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Navy later this year following Acceptance Trials. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team successfully completed the future USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9) Builder’s Trials on…

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Northrop Grumman announces leadership transitions

Posted September 27, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman Sept. 26 announced that two of its elected officers have stated their intent to retire at the end of this year. Gloria A. Flach, chief operating officer, and Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president, Government Relations have announced their decisions to retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, 2017. The Northrop Grumman Board of…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for Paveway II Plus laser guided bombs

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $131 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.

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Lockheed Martin receives nearly $200 million of C-130 training contracts

Posted November 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world.

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Boeing, Royal Air Maroc announce orders for Four 787 Dreamliners

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced Dec. 27 orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, include two 787s purchased in December 2016 and two purchased…

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