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Lockheed Martin selects South Carolina as preferred T-50A FACO site

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has selected its Greenville Operations facility in Greenville, S.C., as the preferred Final Assembly and Checkout site to manufacture its T-50A aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. “A number of sites were considered for the FACO location. Following a detailed examination, the Greenville Operations facility was selected based…

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Raytheon performance, deliveries continue for Zumwalt

Posted February 10, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph DG 1000 sets sail for the first time Dec. 7, 2015, for initial sea trials Raytheon, the prime mission-systems equipment integrator for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, continues its strong performance, supporting the government-industry team as ships progress toward delivery. Raytheon systems performed well during DDG 1000’s Alpha Trials, a week-long, at-sea…

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

Posted February 10, 2016 by

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

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General Dynamics receives $24 million for Ohio replacement sub development

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $23.6 million contract modification to continue development of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.  Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform air conditioning unit detail design, prototype unit manufacture and technical manual…

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Boeing delivers reversible fuel cell-based energy storage system to U.S. Navy

Posted February 10, 2016 by

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers.

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ULA successfully launches GPS IIF-12 satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted February 8, 2016 by

United Launch Alliance successfully launched its first mission of the year with an Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m., EST. GPS IIF-12 is the final satellite in the IIF-block of satellites, which…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Thermal vacuum test validates Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite design

Posted February 3, 2016 by

Engineers at Lockheed Martin recently proved their design for the world's most powerful Global Positioning System satellite can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience on orbit.

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Boeing to provide P-8 training systems to Royal Australian Air Force

Posted February 3, 2016 by

The Royal Australian Air Force has selected Boeing to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices. This is the first international sale of P-8 maintenance training equipment currently used by the U.S. Navy for its P-8A Poseidon fleet. The RAAF virtual trainers were purchased through the U.S. Navy and RAAF Cooperative Program and will…

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Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Saudia

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Boeing and Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s national airline, Feb. 2 celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range). A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010. Saudia is no stranger to such large deliveries. In December 1999, Boeing delivered…

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