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UTC Aerospace Systems’ MS-177 sensor is soaring to new heights

Posted September 19, 2016 by

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., continues to move its MS-177 multi-spectral and long-range imaging sensor system to new heights. Recently the sensor completed  a successful series of flight demonstrations from a High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aerial system, and the sensor system’s program received a U.S. Air Force design contract award…

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Lockheed Martin to upgrade U.S. Navy’s shipboard electronic warfare systems

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin continues to make technological advances in its electronic warfare portfolio that will keep the warfighter a step ahead.

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$2.2 billion Boeing contract funds P-8 aircraft for U.S., Australia, U.K.

Posted April 5, 2017 by

Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin to design U.S. Navy’s Orca

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin will support the growth of the U.S. Navy’s family of unmanned undersea systems under a design phase contract valued at $43.2 million for Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center fuselage for first Israeli F-35 aircraft

Posted November 18, 2015 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has delivered, on schedule, the center fuselage for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to be purchased by Israel, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant designated AS-1. A core structure of the F-35 aircraft, the center fuselage was produced on Northrop Grumman’s F-35 Integrated Assembly Line at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration…

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Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states

Posted December 14, 2016 by Richard Lardner

President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the “out of control” cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be wary of any plans by Trump to cut the program. A Dec. 12 morning tweet from…

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GA-ASI’s Predator B demonstrates threat radar detection

Posted April 10, 2017 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced April 10 the successful airborne demonstration of a Radar Warning Receiver on a GA-ASI Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® Block 5 aircraft. The company-owned Predator B operated from GA-ASI’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., against various ground-based radars. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems,…

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Boeing, GECAS, Travel Service celebrate first 737 MAX delivery

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Boeing photograph by Marian Lockhart Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services and Travel Service, the largest carrier in the Czech Republic, recently celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane. A group from the airline is seen here in Seattle, commemorating the delivery. Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services and Travel Service, the largest carrier…

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Boeing awarded $2.8 billion for KC-46A tanker initial production

Posted August 19, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options, Boeing plans to build a total of 179 of the 767-based refueling aircraft for the Air…

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Northrop Grumman’s new radar demonstrates exceptional performance in first flight test

Posted June 14, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first flight test of its innovative modular panel-based sensor. The open architecture, multi-function surveillance system represents a leap forward in radar capability. Among its defining features, the radar is hardware-enabled and software-defined, allowing for rapid adjustment to emerging mission requirements by adapting new modes and capabilities, including modes developed by…

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