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Airbus ups plane deliveries in 2016 but new orders drop

Posted January 13, 2017 by Angela Charlton

Airbus delivered a record number of planes last year despite engine and cabin production problems, even as new orders slumped for both the European manufacturer and its U.S. rival Boeing. An unlikely customer provided a big boost to the industry in 2016: Iran, scheduled to receive its first Airbus plane in years Wednesday as part…

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Lockheed Martin rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter

Posted February 10, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin today officially introduced the world to the latest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter Feb. 9, 2017.

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Lockheed Martin Canada delivers high fidelity combat system trainer to Royal New Zealand Navy

Posted March 15, 2017 by

Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Adm. John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer. The combat system trainer was delivered ahead of schedule to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal…

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Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data

Posted April 15, 2017 by

Raytheon has completed an upgrade and final testing of the data transport and processing system for the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System which provides weather and environmental data used by NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and the agencies’ international partners.  The upgrade accelerates data processing and dissemination, improves system availability and…

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First contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA complete

Posted May 12, 2017 by

The first of 10 contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a “Non-Destructive Evaluation, Standards, and Testing” project, March 13. The company met all program objectives and completed all deliverables on time and on budget during the 15-month period of performance. The Space and…

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Sikorsky recognizes top suppliers

Posted June 5, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky honored top suppliers at a ceremony held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. Twenty-two suppliers were recognized, including 15 receiving honors as Sikorsky Gold Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2016. Receiving Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year awards were: * Black Hawk Program:  TFAB…

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CH-53K King Stallion flight testing begins transition to Pax River

Posted July 5, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin announced July 5 the CH-53K King Stallion program has successfully completed its first extended "cross country" flight from Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida, facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Lockheed Martin invests $350 million in state-of-the-art satellite production facility

Posted August 7, 2017 by

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company’s Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provide future missions at reduced cost and cycle time. The new Gateway Center, slated…

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Boeing selects Triumph Group as major supplier for its U.S. Air Force T-X offer

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Boeing has selected Triumph Group, Inc. as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet. If the Air Force awards the contract to Boeing, Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, located in Red Oak, Texas, will supply the wing, vertical tail and horizontal tail structures, with opportunities for additional work, generating 950 direct and…

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U.S. Navy orders additional APKWS rocket guidance kits

Posted October 13, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract for additional APKWSTM guidance kits to transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new contract will enable BAE Systems to continue to meet the growing demand for cost-effective guided munitions for U.S. armed forces and allied international customers. The new award,…

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