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Raytheon ramps up deliveries of small unmanned air systems

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Responding to growing war fighter demand, Raytheon has increased deliveries of its small unmanned aircraft systems. The company has also formed a new UAS directorate within the Advanced Missile Systems product line in Tucson, Ariz., that combines expertise in small UAS airframe and integration, with mission payload, command and control, and technology from across the…

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Keep on rockin’ – Little Rock AFB receives additional C-130J

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Damien A. Guarnieri. A U.S. Air Force crew ferried a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., April 29, 2016. This aircraft is assigned to the 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The 61st, which has operated C-130s since 1956, is part…

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UTC Aerospace Systems expands presence in Alabama

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UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its existing footprint in Foley, Ala., by adding a new manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility that is estimated to bring 260 new jobs to Baldwin County. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is one of Alabama’s largest aerospace manufacturers as measured by number of employees. The new…

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Contract Briefs

Posted May 4, 2016 by

Navy Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $1,271,800,000 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to the previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 11 advance acquisition contract N00019-16-C-0033 for aircraft added by the U.S. services in fiscal 2016 budget deliberations and by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.  This modification…

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Northrop Grumman partners for diplomacy, global innovation

Posted May 2, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has partnered with G'Day USA to create the inaugural Emerging Innovators Xchange conference.

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India becomes 11th international customer for Longbow LLC’s Apache radar

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The U.S. Army has awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company a $57.1 million foreign military sale contract to provide the Indian Air Force with Longbow Fire Control Radar systems for their new Apache AH-64E helicopters. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Under this contract, $57.1 million is obligated to LONGBOW…

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Insitu establishes commercial business unit

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Insitu announced May 2 the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure.

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Boeing publicly discloses 2015 savings from state tax breaks

Posted May 2, 2016 by Rachel La Corte

Boeing announced April 29 that it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year, marking the first time the company has been required by law to publicly disclose such information. In a statement, the aerospace giant also said it invested more than $13 billion in the state in 2015 — citing tens of millions…

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Sikorsky conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter air vehicle preliminary design review

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Lockheed Martin announced May 2 the successful execution of the Combat Rescue Helicopter Program Air Vehicle Preliminary Design Review.

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KC-135 crews support KC-46A testing missions

Posted May 2, 2016 by Amn. Jenna K. Caldwell

Navy photograph by PO1 Christopher Okula The KC-46A program’s first test aircraft, EMD-1, conducts tests of aircraft acceleration and vibration exposure while flying in receiver formation at various speeds and altitudes behind the KC-135 Stratotanker. ( Sixty-year-old KC-135 Stratotankers from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, recently supported the new KC-46A Pegasus testing and evaluation missions…

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