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Boeing celebrates rollout of first 737 MAX 9

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Boeing marked a milestone March 7 as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

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Boeing selects Plano, Texas, site for Global Services HQ

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and…

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Lockheed Martin UAS supports ISR with software by TrellisWare Technologies

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Indago 3 is a military-grade, all-weather quadrotor UAS equipped with TrellisWare Technologies software to provide a long-range, secure ISR platform for sensitive military operations. The newest version of Lockheed Martin’sIndago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS), Indago 3, now enables military customers to securely complete sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with…

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MQ-9B SkyGuardian remains airborne for more than 48 hours non-stop

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced May 25 that its new MQ-9B SkyGuardianTM remotely piloted aircraft, a “Certifiable (STANAG 4671) version of its Predator® produce line had set a company record with the longest endurance flight of any Predator-series aircraft. Configured in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) “clean wing” mode, the company-owned MQ-9B aircraft took…

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GPS III in full production: Second Lockheed Martin satellite assembled, ready to begin environmental testing

Posted June 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The U.S. Air Force’s second GPS III satellite, GPS III SV02, is fully integrated and ready for environmental tests this summer at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility. In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III – the world’s most powerful GPS…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates new anti-ship missile’s surface ship launch capability

Posted July 28, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first-ever launch July 26 of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from a topside canister. The flight test, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., proved the missile’s ability to conduct an angled launch from the newly designed topside canister, replicating a ship-launched environment. During the test, the LRASM,…

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Northrop Grumman awarded BACN platform maintenance contract for $265 million

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Northrop Grumman photograph The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $265 million contract for aircraft maintenance and logistics support of the BACN system.  The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $265 million contract for aircraft maintenance and logistics support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system.  BACN is a high-altitude,…

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BAE Systems engineers unveil futuristic unmanned aircraft concept

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Within the next few decades, armed forces could be using unmanned aerial vehicles with adaptable aircraft technologies that alternate between fixed-wing flight and rotary-wing flight.

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Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

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The Air Force Research Lab recently awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser.

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Airbus Helicopters completes AS565 MBe Panther deliveries to Mexican Navy

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for 10 units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course…

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