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$2.2 billion Boeing contract funds P-8 aircraft for U.S., Australia, U.K.

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Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter makes successful first flight

Posted May 26, 2017 by

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight in Marietta, Ga., May 25, 2017. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot…

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Boeing delivers advanced satellite communications network to Mexico

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Boeing image An artist rendering of one of the Mexsat satellites built by Boeing, part of the overall Mexsat system Boeing designed, integrated and delivered to the government of Mexico. Boeing has delivered one of the world’s most advanced satellite communications systems to Mexico, one that opens high-speed data and voice communications to the entire…

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Next-gen missile defense system successfully engages medium-range target

Posted February 6, 2017 by

The USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, used the latest evolution of its Aegis Combat System to detect, track, launch a missile and successfully intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.

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Lockheed Martin to transform how U.S. Army trains vehicle crews

Posted July 10, 2017 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $288 million contract to modernize its live training program. As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin will partner with Saab (Stockholm: SAABB) to provide a simplified training solution that combines multiple vehicle crew training systems into a single product line. Managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office…

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Contract Briefs

Posted August 31, 2016 by

Army   Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $158,431,341 modification (P00370) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for 14 UH-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016, 2015 and 2010 other funds in the amount of $158,431,341 were obligated at…

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German aerospace companies visit Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach facility

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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently hosted leading German aerospace companies that have engineering, manufacturing and maintenance, repair, overhaul expertise.

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MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

Posted September 26, 2016 by

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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Raytheon’s combat-proven Excalibur moves closer to sea-based application

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Raytheon successfully fired its new Excalibur N5 projectile during a recent live guided flight test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. A company-funded initiative, Excalibur N5 is a 5-inch/127 mm naval variant of the combat-proven Excalibur precision projectile used by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and several international armies. It is expected to more…

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Northrop Grumman delivers center fuselage for first Israeli F-35 aircraft

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PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has delivered, on schedule, the center fuselage for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to be purchased by Israel, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant designated AS-1. A core structure of the F-35 aircraft, the center fuselage was produced on Northrop Grumman’s F-35 Integrated Assembly Line at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration…

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