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Multi-million pound Hercules contract supports RAF fleet

Posted December 30, 2015 by

A £369 million contract to support the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has been awarded to three companies by the Ministry of Defence. The deal will see Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce, who jointly deliver the Hercules Integrated Operational Support, provide continued support for the C-130J…

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FAA fines Boeing $12 million for fuel tank, other violations

Posted December 28, 2015 by Joan Lowy

Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions that would enable airlines to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on hundreds of planes, among other violations, the Federal Aviation Administration said Dec. 22. Boeing must also take a series of actions to improve the safety…

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Austal awarded shipbuilding modification worth up to $198 million

Posted December 28, 2015 by

Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a contract for $51,684,797 to its 10-ship $3.5 billion Littoral Combat Ship contract for the U.S. Navy. This contract modification is expected to increase to $198,385,545 over three years if options are exercised. This work includes design services for upgrades to the LCS and preliminary design for…

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F-35 Lightning II program meets 2015 aircraft delivery goal

Posted December 28, 2015 by

The Department of Defense accepted its 45th F-35 Lightning II aircraft delivery for 2015, meeting the program production goal for the year. With this delivery, Lockheed Martin has delivered 154 operational aircraft to the DOD and partner nations since program inception. “Meeting aircraft production goals is a critical stepping stone in demonstrating the program is…

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Lockheed Martin Canada delivers modern combat system to Royal Canadian Navy

Posted December 23, 2015 by

Signaling an exciting stage of maturity for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization Project, Lockheed Martin Canada is announcing several important program milestones. 

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USN selects Northrop Grumman to design, produce laser weapon system demonstrator

Posted December 23, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy will get a peek at a future where high energy laser weapons could defend its ships against attack under a contract awarded Oct. 22 to Northrop Grumman by the Office of Naval Research.

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GA-ASO delivers final two RQ-1 Predators to Italian air force

Posted December 23, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Dec. 22 that the Italian Air Force has accepted delivery of two RQ-1 Predator® RPA systems, marking final deliveries of  GA-ASI’s Predator A product line. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “With the delivery of these aircraft,…

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U.S. Air Force receives two additional Super Hercules

Posted December 23, 2015 by

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 21, 2015 – U.S. Air Force crews recently ferried two additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga. These aircraft are a C-130J-30 Super Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and an HC-130J Combat King II assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Lockheed…

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Third UTAP-22 flight exceeds objectives

Posted December 21, 2015 by

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced Dec. 21 it successfully performed the third flight demonstration of its Unmanned Tactical Aerial Platform (UTAP-22) Dec. 11, 2015, at the Navy test range at China Lake, Calif. This mission demonstrated two UTAP-22 aircraft in continuous collaborative airborne operations through the tactical datalink while flying formation with one…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes major design milestone for AR1 engine

Posted December 21, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne photograph A 1/6 scale model of the AR1 engine currently in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne and on schedule to meet flight qualification in 2019 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has completed a key design milestone for its AR1 rocket engine last week. AR1 is an American-made engine that is…

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