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Raytheon’s SeaRAM hits target with newest missile variant in U.S. Navy live-fire test

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Raytheon photograph Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming target during a U.S. Navy live-fire exercise at China Lake in California. Raytheon’s SeaRAM® anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force Complete KC-46 Tanker Refueling Flight with F/A-18

Posted February 12, 2016 by

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th

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Lockheed Martin ships fifth secure comm satellite to Florida

Posted March 9, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin delivered the fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 3, prior to its expected May launch. The spacecraft will be the third MUOS satellite launched in a 16-month span, a cadence that demonstrates the production line concept put into place for the…

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MTS to acquire Sensor Producer PCB Group for $580 million

Posted April 6, 2016 by

MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, announced April 6 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement where MTS Systems Corporation will acquire 100 percent of PCB Group Inc. for $580 million through a merger of a newly formed subsidiary of MTS into PCB, with PCB…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $116 million contract option for JASSM-ER production

Posted April 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin received a $116.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range. This contract exercises an option in the Lot 14 contract and includes 100 JASSM-ER missiles. Work under this contract option is expected to be complete by June 2019. The award brings the total number…

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Certifiable Predator B completes fuselage integrity testing

Posted May 6, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 4 that it has successfully completed fuselage structural integrity testing of its Certifiable Predator® B RPA. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “Completion of this testing signifies that the design of the new fuselage will be…

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Lockheed Martin to continue LRASM integration, test program

Posted May 27, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin ) has received a $321.8 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Navy for the continuation of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) integration and test phase.   The integration and test contract funds continuation of LRASM flight testing and integration onto the U.S. Air Force B-1B and the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. LRASM…

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Keep on Rocking: Little Rock AFB receives milestone C-130J

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., received a milestone Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifter June 20, 2016. This is the last C-130J-30 delivery for the 61st, which operates a fleet of 14 Super Hercules airlifters. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, Air Mobility…

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Raytheon missile fired more than 30 times from the Joint Strike Fighter Modern AMRAAM

Posted July 14, 2016 by

More than 30 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles have been fired from all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter since testing began in 2013. AMRAAM® is the only air-to-air missile that is currently cleared to fly on the F-35.   “AMRAAM is the most capable air-to-air weapon ever produced,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon Air…

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Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747

Posted July 29, 2016 by Scott Mayerowitz

Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years. Yet revenue for the Chicago aerospace giant rose 1 percent to $24.8 billion, and company shares rose steadily before the opening bell Julyi 27. Charges totaling $3 billion…

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