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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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Lockheed Martin hybrid airship certification plan for commercial transport approved by FAA

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PALMDALE, Calif.–The Federal Aviation Administration (Seattle Aircraft Certification Office) recently approved Lockheed Martin’s project specific certification plan for the Hybrid Airship. Given that Hybrid Airships did not fit within existing FAA regulations, the team worked to create a new set of criteria allowing non rigid hybrid airships to safely operate in a commercial capacity. Transport…

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Raytheon delivers sonar for DARPA’s unmanned anti-submarine warfare vehicle program

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Raytheon has completed delivery of its latest Modular Scalable Sonar Syste, the fifth-generation hull-mounted sonar system, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous TrailUnmanned Vessel program. The delivery is a culmination of efforts under a subcontract from Leidos, Inc., whose prototype trimaran is designed to serve as the program’s unmanned vehicle. MS3…

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Boeing Business Jets announces four new BBJ MAX 8 orders

Posted November 16, 2015 by

Boeing Business Jets announced Nov. 16 orders for four new BBJ MAX 8 airplanes at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army prove sensors, shooters as network components

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The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman achieved a major milestone for integrated air and missile defense when the IAMD Battle Command System, using tracking data from Sentinel and Patriot radars, provided the command-and-control for a Patriot Advanced Capability Three (PAC-3) interceptor to destroy a cruise missile target. The flight test, conducted on Nov. 12, validated…

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Boeing, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrate delivery of airline’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. Over the coming years the 787 will play a key role in the Dutch flag carrier’s fleet renewal and expansion. KLM acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap. “We are very proud to welcome our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner…

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General Dynamics radios, secure wireless network support new Air Force deployable landing system

Posted November 13, 2015 by

General Dynamics Mission Systems’ radios will provide the communications for the new U.S. Air Force Deployable Instrument Landing System. The system, built by Thales, will give pilots the precision guidance they need to land at locations where the existing air traffic control system is unavailable or where no infrastructure exists, including temporary airfields in austere,…

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Lockheed Martin, Multicut A/S announce award notification for F-35 Lightning II work

Posted November 13, 2015 by

VILDBJERG, Denmark–Lockheed Martin notified Multicut A/S of a pending contract award to manufacture aluminum machined details and assemblies for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a ceremony Nov. 12.   Multicut A/S, a precision component manufacturer in Vildbjerg, Demark, received notification of its down select for this contract award notification for aluminum components…

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Northrop Grumman recognizes top suppliers for outstanding contributions

Posted November 13, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman recognized 24 companies with Supplier Excellence awards for their valuable contributions to the company and its customers at their annual Supplier Recognition Program Nov. 13. The Supplier Recognition Program recognizes suppliers that continuously provide outstanding support to Northrop Grumman and its Information Systems sector. Information Systems utilized more than 5,600 suppliers during 2015,…

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Next Generation Jammer completes Preliminary Design Review milestone

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El SEGUNDO, Calif.–Raytheon, in partnership with the U.S. Navy, has completed the Preliminary Design Review for the Next Generation Jammer program, a key milestone in the acquisition process. “Raytheon and the Navy have made system engineering process discipline a top priority from the outset of the NGJ program,” said Travis Slocumb, vice president of Electronic…

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