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Second Boeing T-X aircraft takes flight

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.  During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt and Boeing Test Pilot for Air Force Programs Matt Giese validated key…

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Raytheon launches new payload to improve GPS accuracy for safer, more efficient air travel

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Raytheon launched its GEO 6 satellite payload into orbit for its 12 year mission May 18, 2017. It is the latest payload to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System which enhances the reliability and accuracy of Global Positioning System signals for directing air travel. The Raytheon-developed payload is a key element of…

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Lockheed Martin team congratulates Australia in joining the global Aegis fleet

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin Australia congratulates the Commonwealth of Australia for receiving its first Aegis-equipped ship, HOBART at a ceremony marking the occasion June 16 in Adelaide.   The handover of HOBART to the Department of Defence marks a significant milestone for Australia – officially joining the Lockheed Martin global Aegis fleet alongside Japan, Spain, Norway, the Republic…

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for guided MLRS rocket production

Posted July 14, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

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Boeing Helena site expands to support 777X airplane production

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Boeing employees and community members Aug. 17 commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena in Helena, Mont., to support 777X airplane production. Boeing Helena is set to install new machine tools to fabricate critical titanium parts for the 777X.  “Our investment in Boeing Helena is a testament to our incredible, hard-working team members and…

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Northrop Grumman Remotec introduces next-gen multifunction, multimission robot

Posted September 25, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. is unveiling the newest member of the AndrosTM line of proven unmanned ground vehicles, the Interoperability Profile-compliant Nomad.

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Boeing, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reach agreement on cost reduction for 787 production

Posted October 23, 2017 by

Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. on Oct. 23 announced an agreement to strengthen collaboration in ways that will enhance both companies’ competitiveness. The agreement includes efforts to reduce costs in MHI production of wings for the 787 Dreamliner and joint studies of advanced aerostructure technologies for future-generation commercial aircraft. MHI manufactures 787 composite wings…

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Lockheed Martin F-35A icy runway testing for Norwegian drag chute underway in Alaska

Posted November 27, 2017 by

Maj. Jonathan “Spades” Gilber, U.S. Air Force F-35 test pilot, demonstrates the handling qualities of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II during icy runway ground testing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The testing is part of the certification process for the Norwegian drag chute and continues over the next several weeks. Maj. Eskil Amdal, test…

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Korean Air takes delivery of first Bombardier C Series powered by Pratt & Whitney engines

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., and Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. celebrated Dec. 22 the delivery of the airline’s first Bombardier CS300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan engine. Bombardier hosted a delivery ceremony in Mirabel, Canada where both C Series and GTF final assembly take place. “Today we celebrate…

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U.S., Patriot partners to invest up to $2.3 billion over 5 years in Patriot™ Integrated Air, Missile Defense System

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Raytheon is enhancing the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System under a $235 million modernization task order from the U.S. Army. Announced by the Department of Defense on Jan 30, the system upgrades will be funded by the 14 nations that rely on Patriot for integrated air and missile defense. This is the first of…

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