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Lockheed Martin ships fifth secure comm satellite to Florida

Posted March 9, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin delivered the fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 3, prior to its expected May launch. The spacecraft will be the third MUOS satellite launched in a 16-month span, a cadence that demonstrates the production line concept put into place for the…

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Boeing, Paramount to collaborate on Light Multi-role Aircraft

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Boeing and the Paramount Group, the South Africa-based global defense and aerospace business, have expanded their 2014 agreement to cooperate on an advanced mission system for a variant of the Advanced, High Performance, Reconnaissance, Light Aircraft. A high-wing, two-seat aircraft, AHRLAC is designed to incorporate advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and weapons systems….

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests complex 3-D printed injector

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne marked another major milestone in its ongoing effort to incorporate additive manufacturing technology into its products by completing a series of successful hot-fire tests of its RL10 upper-stage rocket engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. The RL10 development engine, dubbed XR708, included a core main injector built using…

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UTC Aerospace Systems to supply three additional systems for Boeing’s 777X

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Boeing has selected UTC Aerospace Systems for three additional systems on the new Boeing 777X large, twin-engine jet. These are in addition to numerous systems on the aircraft awarded to UTC Aerospace Systems in 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTC Aerospace Systems will now also provide the horizontal stabilizer…

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Northrop’s navigation system contributes to successful fest flights

Posted March 7, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman, in cooperation with Saab Aerosystems, has provided the Attitude and Heading Reference System for the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator, which recently conducted more than 100 test flights in France, Italy and Sweden. Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, supplied the fibre-optic, gyro-compassing LCR-100 AHRS for the European nEUROn UCAV…

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Raytheon Standard Missile-6 successfully hits surface target

Posted March 7, 2016 by

Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) successfully engaged a surface target — the decommissioned USS Reuben James (FFG 57) — in a recent flight test. The test was a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s concept of “distributed lethality,” employing ships in dispersed formations to increase the offensive might of the surface force and enabling future options for…

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Second Boeing, U.S. Air Force KC-46A tanker completes first flight

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The Boeing test team successfully completed the first flight of the program’s second KC-46A tanker aircraft March 2, taking off from Paine Field, Wash., and landing later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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Sikorsky recognizes Bristow for outstanding S-92® rescue accomplishments

Posted March 2, 2016 by

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters March 2 for its critical role in safely evacuating hundreds of workers with S-92® helicopters from six oil platforms in the North Sea Dec. 31, 2015. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the recognition to Bristow President and CEO Jonathan Baliff in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show….

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems awarded gun barrel production contract

Posted March 2, 2016 by

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a multi-year contract by Smith & Wesson to produce hammer forged, military grade gun barrels. The barrels produced under this contract will be used in Smith & Wesson’s M&P pistol, which is being offered for the U.S. Army’s XM17 Modular Handgun System competition. “With 32 years…

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LA County Fire Department receives Sikorsky rescue award for life-saving mission

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Sikorsky recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department March 2 with Sikorsky Rescue Awards for five crew members involved with lifesaving efforts.

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