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Lockheed Martin to sustain sensors on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 fleet

Posted November 9, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $262.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s F-15 sensor suite. The sensor suite includes Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods, LANTIRN Extended Range navigation pods and Infrared Search and Track systems. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will collaborate with Advanced Electronics Company to…

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U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

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The United States Army is acquiring upgrade kits to make the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system better at detecting and destroying threats, cost less to operate, and run even more reliably than it already does. The U.S. Army recently awarded Raytheon a contract modification to an existing contract for radar digital processor…

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Boeing, Jet Airways confirm order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes

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Boeing and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow Nov. 9. The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to…

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U.S. Army turns to Raytheon to support aircraft for foreign nations

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded Raytheon an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide communications systems, support and training for aircraft made available to foreign nations through the Foreign Military Sales process. The five-year contract has a ceiling value of $80 million.  “For more than 50 years, Raytheon has developed, delivered and supported tactical…

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Lockheed Martin advances threat protection on GPS control segment

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Security upgrades developed by Lockheed Martin for the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System, are now fully operational to safeguard data and ensure satellite availability. The GPS Intrusion Protection Reinforcement technology refresh is part of the Air Force’s strategy to modernize the current GPS system and to ensure the…

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Lockheed Martin precision munitions complete reliability tests using HIMARS launcher

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Lockheed Martin’s Army Tactical Missile System and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary munitions recently underwent successful stockpile reliability tests. All rockets were launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The tests included eight GMLRS rockets that were conditioned at hot and ambient temperatures. The ATACMS Unitary missile,…

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Lockheed Martin completes acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has closed its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft. Aligned under the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training business segment, Sikorsky Aircraft is now known as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. “Today we are proud to welcome the Sikorsky team to Lockheed Martin,” said Marillyn Hewson,…

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Raytheon will begin FAB-T satellite communication terminal production

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The U.S. Air Force has cleared its Milestone C decision briefing allowing Raytheon to start low-rate initial production of communications terminals for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program. The Milestone C review marks the beginning of the production phase of the program. Raytheon will produce both airborne and ground terminal…

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Boeing protests Northrop’s win of Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted November 6, 2015 by AP

Boeing announced Nov. 6 that it is protesting a massive Air Force contract, worth up to $60 billion, to build the Long Range Strike Bomber. Boeing, which had teamed up with Lockheed Martin, lost out to Northrop Grumman. The selection process was “fundamentally flawed,” Boeing said in a statement. The contract to build the bomber,…

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Sikorsky completes VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program milestones

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced Nov. 4 the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review, completion of the integration and performance testing of mission communications system components, and Sikorsky’s acceptance of the second S-92A™ aircraft for the program. “Completing these three milestones on or ahead of schedule is a fantastic accomplishment….

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