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Sikorsky, Turkish industry launch program to build T70 utility helos

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, along with the fovernment of the Republic of Turkey and members of the Turkish aerospace industry have activated contractual agreements under the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program to produce the T70 utility helicopter based on Sikorsky’s successful multi-role Black Hawk utility aircraft. Approved by the U.S. and Turkish governments, the agreements…

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SATCOM Technologies completes installation of NASA Deep Space Network antennas

Posted June 15, 2016 by

The General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies team located in San Jose, Calif., completed the installation and testing of two 34-meter (112-foot wide) beam waveguide antennas as part of NASA’s modernization plan for its Deep Space Network. The antennas, located near Canberra, Australia, use a new servo-control system to more accurately position and point each antenna, improving…

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for Guided MLRS rocket production

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $331.8 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 11 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets. The contract calls for the production of GMLRS Alternative Warhead rockets, GMLRS Unitary rockets and Reduced-Range Practice Rockets for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and for Foreign Military Sales to Israel,…

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Sikorsky’s S-92® fleet surpasses one million flight hours

Posted June 15, 2016 by

The global fleet of Sikorsky S-92® helicopters recently surpassed one million flight hours, in an impressively short time of less than 12 years. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company. “We are incredibly thankful to our customers, suppliers and employees for reaching this milestone, and we are tremendously proud of the S-92 helicopter’s industry-leading safety record,”…

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Australia selects Raytheon ELCAN weapon sight for land forces

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Australia’s Department of Defence has selected Raytheon’s ELCAN Optical Technologies division to supply the ELCAN Specter® DR 1-4x dual role weapon sight. The $54 million contract award followed an open competition. The ELCAN Specter® dual field-of-view (1X and 4X) sight will replace the ADF’s standard 1.5X magnified sight on the new Enhanced F88 rifle in…

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Ready to Go: Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite encapsulated for June 24 launch

Posted June 15, 2016 by

The fifth Mobile User Objective Systemsatellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing on June 4. It is scheduled to launch June 24 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. MUOS-5 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations…

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Weaponized Polish-built Black Hawk helicopter on display

Posted June 15, 2016 by

MIELEC, Poland–A weaponized version of Sikorsky’s Polish-built S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter will be on display at the ‘Anaconda 2016’ NATO exercises in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland this week. Representative of how a future European-built Black Hawk helicopter could be configured for the armed mission, the display is designed to showcase the ease by which the proven…

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Defense Intelligence Agency   GeoEye Analytics Inc., Herndon, Va. (HHM402-16-C-0012), was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum ceiling value of $55,300,000. The contract supports the management and maintenance of all-source geospatial predictive analysis services. These services include gathering, analyzing, and manipulating data for geospatial predictive modeling. Work will be performed in the National Capital…

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Predator C Avenger flies with MS-177 long-range sensor

Posted June 13, 2016 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 13 the successful flight tests of Predator® C Avenger®, equipped with a MS-177 Electro-optical/Infrared sensor manufactured by UTC Aerospace Systems. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. MS-177, an advanced sensor in UTC’s SYERS family of sensors,…

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Aerospace firm successfully tests solar-powered aircraft

Posted June 13, 2016 by Frank Eltman

A test pilot successfully flew a solar-powered prototype aircraft June 10 for a company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated 4 billion people worldwide. The test flight by Luminati Aerospace LLC took place at a former Northrop Grumman defense plant on eastern Long Island, N.Y., that…

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