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Foundation for U.S. BMDS modernized

Posted March 21, 2018 by

The system of systems that enables the disparate elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System to function as a complete global defense network has been revolutionized. The modernized Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications system significantly improves collaborative Ballistic Missile Defense planning and provides global and regional combatant commands with rapid operational response capabilities. Operationally…

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Additional Mk110 naval guns set to board U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships

Posted April 9, 2018 by

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship. The additional guns are part of a follow-on to a current contract, bringing the total number of Mk110 systems to 15 for the Independence variant. The…

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Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner for Gulf Air

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Boeing photograph Boeing and Gulf Air celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The airplane also debuts the carrier’s new livery. Boeing and Gulf Air celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain April 26. The…

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Sikorsky begins CH-53 King Stallion deliveries to Marine Corps

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps May 16. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet.

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Saab receives U.S. order For Carl-Gustaf ammunition

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Defense and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from U.S. Special Operations Command for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the United States as MAAWS. The order comes under the terms of Saab’s framework contract announced with USSOCOM in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system. Deliveries are expected to take…

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Lockheed Martin completes F-16 durability testing milestone

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has completed more than 27,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft and is now analyzing the data to determine the durability of the aircraft beyond its original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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Boeing, AirBridgeCargo Airlines celebrate delivery of two 747-8 Freighters

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Boeing has delivered two 747-8 Freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and one of the leading international scheduled air cargo carriers.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin conduct first LRASM captive-carry flights on F/A-18E/F

Posted December 14, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy recently completed the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) prototype captive-carry flight tests on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The flights were conducted at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. These initial airworthiness flight tests used a LRASM mass-simulator vehicle attached to the Navy’s F/A-18E/F to evaluate flight and handling…

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Saab showcases new AESA naval radar

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC showcased its newest solid-state naval radar system, the SEA GIRAFFE 4A, at the Surface Navy Association’s 2016 National Symposium. The display showed how the radar performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance and tracking in rotating and staring modes. SEA GIRAFFE 4A is an S-band, multi-mission, active electronically scanned array…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete KC-46 tanker refueling flight with F/A-18

Posted February 15, 2016 by

Boeing photograph by John Parker The KC-46 Pegasus tanker refuels an F/A-18 aircraft using its hose and drogue system for the first time. Boeing and Air Force aircrews successfully made contact with and refueled the fighter aircraft during the four-hour flight over Washington State. During the four-plus hour flight, the tanker’s air refueling operator smoothly…

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