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Sikorsky successfully completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 1 Competition with autonomous flight

Posted June 1, 2016 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has successfully demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight using a Sikorsky S-76® commercial helicopter to complete Phase 1 of an $8 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Sikorsky’s ALIAS system directed the rotorcraft flight demonstration from Sikorsky’s Stratford, Connecticut, facility to Robertson…

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Boeing-led test improves U.S. missile defense technology

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Continuing its efforts to maintain the United States’ technology superiority in missile defense, a Boeing-led industry team has successfully tested improvements to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. Working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Boeing and its partners validated system components, increasing their ability to engage and destroy ballistic missile threats. A GMD Interceptor launched…

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India becomes 15th international customer for Lockheed Martin’s Apache targeting, pilotage sensor

Posted December 18, 2015 by

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $107.8 million foreign military sale contract to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Indian Army, making India the 15th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system. Under the contract, $107.8 million is obligated to Lockheed Martin with a total value not to…

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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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General Dynamics receives $24 million contract for submarine planning services

Posted October 26, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $24.1 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support-yard services for moored training ships. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Initially awarded in November 2011, the contract has a potential cumulative value of $121.2 million…

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Tata, Lockheed Martin joint venture delivers 50th C-130J Super Hercules Empennage

Posted September 19, 2016 by

HYDERABAD, India, Sept. 19, 2016 – The 50th C-130J Super Hercules empennage assembly was delivered by Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited Sept. 16. TLMAL is a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Lockheed Martin Aeroframe Corporation located here. TLMAL was established in 2010, with production of C-130J Super Hercules airframe components beginning in…

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High-power microwaves and lasers defeat multiple drones during US Army exercise

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones fell out of the sky during a U.S. Army exercise after Raytheon’s advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them. These common threats were knocked down during a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla. The event, known…

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Air Force awards launch services contracts to SpaceX, ULA

Posted March 16, 2018 by

The Air Force announced March 14 the award of two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch service contracts. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $290,594,130 firm-fixed-price contract, for launch services to deliver three GPS III missions (1 base and 2 options) to the intended orbit.  United Launch Alliance has been awarded a $351,839,510…

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Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in U.S.

Posted November 30, 2016 by Raf Casert and Jamey Keaten

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by…

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CH-53K King Stallion passes initial operational testing

Posted October 24, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter.

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