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C-130Js delivered to U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force

Posted May 13, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Damien A. Guarnieri Lockheed Martin recently delivered two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft: one HC-130J long range surveillance/search and rescue aircraft to the U.S. Coast Guard and an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker to the U.S. Air Force. The Coast Guard’s HC-130J was originally delivered in 2015 and received post-production modifications…

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines announce order for 10 Next-Generation 737s

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Boeing and Xiamen Airlines, China’s only all-Boeing carrier, have finalized an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at $960 million at list prices, will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.  “The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family,” said Ihssane Mounir,…

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Keel laid for future USS Lyndon B. Johnson

Posted February 1, 2017 by

A keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was held Jan. 30 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The keel was authenticated by former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters and ship co-sponsors, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, by welding their initials into the…

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

Posted November 9, 2015 by

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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Leonardo to compete for U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System program

Posted February 13, 2017 by

Leonardo is proud to confirm its participation in the U.S. Air Force T-X competition with its T-100 integrated training system. Leonardo will leverage its U.S. company, Leonardo DRS, as the prime contractor, bringing to bear Leonardo’s leading aeronautical and simulation expertise to deliver a fully integrated solution in the best interests of the Air Force….

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Lockheed Martin’s ATACMS successful in flight test

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin conducted another successful Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) modernization flight test recently at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All test objectives were achieved. Launched from a Soldier-manned High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, the ATACMS missile flew approximately 140 kilometers and demonstrated a proximity sensor height-of-burst detonation over the target area….

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Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Posted September 30, 2015 by

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states. The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For…

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Apache to include the ViaSat Link 16 small tactical terminal in production aircraft

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Boeing has awarded ViaSat Inc. a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line.    The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by…

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Lockheed Martin to deliver integrated high energy laser weapon systems to U.S. Navy

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $150 million contract, with options worth up to $942.8 million, for the development, manufacture and delivery of two high power laser weapon systems, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and counter-Unmanned Aerial System (counter-UAS) capabilities, by fiscal year 2020.

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Boeing engineers create STEM activities to challenge, inspire students

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Looking for fun classroom activities with a STEM focus? Boeing, Iridescent’s Curiosity Machine, PBS Learning Media and the Teaching Channel have produced a collection of educational materials and tutorials that children can use to engineer an airfoil, find alternative energy sources and design their own satellite, among dozens of other activities. The activities are intended…

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