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Boeing, Primera Air announce order for up to 20 737 MAX 9s

Posted May 13, 2017 by

Boeing and Primera Air announced May 11 an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form the…

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First Japanese-built F-35A officially unveiled at Nagoya facility

Posted June 5, 2017 by

The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out facility in Nagoya, Japan, June 5.

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Combat metals team innovates repair, saves AF thousands

Posted July 5, 2017 by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman Airman Kiley Foulke, a 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron combat metals team member, inspects the edge of a recently repaired C-130 Hercules landing gear door during an installation operation at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 23, 2017. You don’t always have everything you want on…

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Northrop Grumman to integrate Air Force tactical receive system-ruggedized on Joint STARS

Posted August 9, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to upgrade existing radio terminals aboard the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet and replace them with Air Force Tactical Receive System-Ruggedized (AFTRS-R) terminals.

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Lockheed Martin opens new onsite training facility

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph State and local officials join Lockheed Martin representatives in opening the AIDT Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center. From left to right: Lee Hammett, AIDT; Jason Crager, Lockheed Martin; Ed Castile, AIDT; Jason Reeves, Troy City Mayor; Bobby Jon Drinkard, AIDT. Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new onsite training facility Oct….

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Boeing, Airbus sales of planes to Iran safe for now

Posted October 16, 2017 by David Koenig

President Donald Trump’s decision not to re-impose sanctions against Iran is good news for Boeing and its European rival, Airbus, which can continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are desperate for new planes. Between them, Boeing and Airbus have announced deals with Iranian airlines that, if finalized, could cover nearly 300 planes worth $40…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin JASSM® telemetry kit production contract

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is a long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile for the U.S. and allied forces. The company received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits to be used on flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes. Lockheed Martin has…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army successfully demonstrate multi-domain, joint air, missile defense

Posted December 13, 2017 by

The Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, the foundation of the U.S. Army IAMD, has successfully demonstrated extraordinary capabilities for improving joint force operational effectiveness.

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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The growing science of biomimicry focuses on what humanity can learn from the world, and Airbus engineers are learning quite a lot about efficient solutions for aircraft design that nature has spent millions of years refining. The traditional method of helping an aircraft cut through the air is to make every surface as smooth as…

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Posted February 21, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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