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Airbus delivers its first aircraft produced in United States

Posted April 25, 2016 by

The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place today, April 25, in Mobile, Ala.

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Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran

Posted May 6, 2016 by Richard Ladner

Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing business with Iran and not sell aircraft to upgrade its fleet. The lawmakers told Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg in a letter sent May 2 that commercial aviation sales to Iran would subsidize a country that continues to be…

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GA-ASI, CBP successfully test airborne detect, avoid system aboard Guardian

Posted June 1, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 1 the successful operational testing of a Detect and Avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Guardian Unmanned Aircraft System, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator® B RPA. The DAA system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System…

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U.S. Air Force awards Intelligent Software Solutions $12.2 million contract

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Intelligent Software Solutions has been awarded a $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide continued software support for a number of military organizations around the world. This is the 18th task order from a contract ISS was awarded by the Air Force in 2012. Known as Air Space Precision Engagement Research and…

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LONGBOW LLC receives $89 million contract for Apache radar upgrades

Posted July 14, 2016 by

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.  The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units as well as software upgrades. Production at Lockheed Martin’s…

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Lockheed Martin supports installation of long-range sensor for NATO mission

Posted July 29, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin recently supported a request from the U.S. Navy to rapidly outfit a Gyrocam® first-generation Vehicle Optical Sensor System (VOSS I) on USNS Grapple, a rescue and salvage ship supporting NATO security missions in the Aegean Sea.

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Northrop Grumman completes G/ATOR Block II preliminary, critical design reviews

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Marine Corps have achieved two major milestones in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.

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GA-ASI Predator-series aircraft exceed four million flight hours

Posted September 21, 2016 by

AFA AIR, SPACE & CYBER, WASHINGTON – 20 September 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 20 that its Predator®-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper®, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, has achieved a historic industry milestone: four million flight hours. The milestone was crossed on August 7th, with 291,331 total missions…

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Boeing opens first St. Louis commercial airplanes facility

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Boeing Oct. 13 formally opened a new composite center on its St. Louis campus that will house the company’s largest commercial aviation work statement ever placed at the site. The center is a visible representation of the company’s efforts to diversify and grow its St. Louis-area operations. The 424,000-square-foot facility will initially build composite parts…

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Lockheed Martin to modernize Republic of Korea F-16s

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force. The upgrades are based on the advanced F-16V configuration. Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal display and…

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