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General Dynamics’ AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio successfully supports testing of MUOS network

Posted January 13, 2016 by

The General Dynamics Mission Systems’ two-channel AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio has successfully provided voice and data communications with on-orbit Mobile User Objective System satellites during a recently concluded government test of the MUOS satellite network. The demonstration was part of an Army conducted customer test with the AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio running terrestrial waveforms — the Soldier…

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Posted January 13, 2016 by Angela Charlton

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China’s economic slowdown. Airbus SA and Boeing are battling to win market share in China, forecast to become the world’s biggest air travel market in…

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Boeing achieves record commercial airplanes deliveries in 2015

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Boeing delivered 762 commercial airplanes in 2015, 39 more than the previous year and most ever for the company as it enters its centennial year. “The Boeing team has worked hard to achieve strong performance,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “Our team did a fantastic job achieving higher deliveries and getting…

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Lockheed Martin brings color to Apache cockpit

Posted January 8, 2016 by

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $54.3 million contract in December 2015 to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64E Apache helicopter, bringing color to the cockpit for the first time. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will produce 35 M-DSA kits and spares for the U.S. Army…

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Boeing, Air China finalize order for six 777-300ERs

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Boeing and Air China Jan. 7 announced an order for six additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order is valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices and bolsters Air China’s long-haul widebody fleet as it looks to expand its international network. “The 777-300ER has consistently proved its value as a long-haul flagship…

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Northrop Grumman to support GPS modernization

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded an order to support embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System Pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. The Military GPS User Equipment program is developing M-Code-capable GPS receivers, which are mandated by Congress after fiscal year 2017 and will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military signals. Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order…

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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for third phase of Tern program

Posted January 6, 2016 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research have awarded Northrop Grumman the third phase of the Tern unmanned systems program. Phase three plans to include final design, fabrication and a full-scale, at-sea demonstration of the system.

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Northrop Grumman to produce first Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted January 6, 2016 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has received a U.S. Navy contract modification for non-recurring engineering and recurring support to configure the first Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The E-2D is an all-weather, airborne early warning, command and control aircraft that will meet the Japanese Defense Ministry’s requirements for a future airborne early warning platform, according to a…

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Raytheon awarded $255 million for DDG 1002

Posted January 4, 2016 by

Raytheon has been awarded a $255,281,689 fixed-price-incentive firm target modification to a previously awarded contract to procure mission system equipment for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). This contract modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this award to $349,243,022.  Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I. (40…

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U.S. government, Lockheed Martin announce Super Hercules contract

Posted January 4, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin will deliver 78 C-130J Super Hercules to the U.S. government through a C-130J Multiyear II contract, which was announced by the U.S. government Dec. 30, 2015. The Department of Defense announced the award of more than $1 billion in funding for the first 32 aircraft of the Multiyear contract. The overall contract, worth…

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