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GA-ASI names newest Predator B variant

Posted January 30, 2017 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems launched a “Type-Certifiable” (STANAG 4571) version of its Predator® product line called SkyGuardianTM, last week before an audience of international dignitaries from nine nations including the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the United States. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft systems, tactical…

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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fifth AEHF protected communications payload

Posted March 6, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully delivered the fifth payload for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency program to prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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Boeing forms new innovation cell; Invests in tech companies Upskill, Zunum Aero

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Boeing recently announced  investments in two early-stage technology companies through the ventures arm of a new group called Boeing HorizonX, an innovation cell focused on accelerating potentially transformative aerospace technologies, manufacturing innovations and emerging business models. Boeing HorizonX has made a venture investment in Washington, D.C.,-based Upskill, a provider of enterprise software for augmented reality…

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Contract briefs

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Defense Logistics Agency   Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $377,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for water well drillers. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with 15 responses received. Locations of performance are Georgia and Colorado, with a May 5, 2022, performance completion…

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Northrop Grumman navigation system enables latest Cassini milestone

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman’s navigation system has provided critical capabilities for the attitude control of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft throughout its unprecedented journey to Saturn, including the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet and its icy rings.

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Raytheon, U.S. Army Apache PMO demonstrate feasibility of ground attack

Posted June 27, 2017 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The demonstration marks the first time that a fully integrated laser system successfully engaged and fired on…

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Boeing to modernize, add muscle to next-gen Chinook

Posted July 28, 2017 by

Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s lifting…

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Sikorsky to deliver two S-70i™ Black Hawks LA County Fire Department

Posted September 8, 2017 by

Photograph by Trent Bell An L.A. County Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter demonstrates water suppression during a 2013 air show. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for…

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Airbus’ ‘BLADE’ laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project Sept. 26.

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International allies receive F-35 full mission simulators

Posted November 6, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces — the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators. The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases in these four countries, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission…

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