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Lockheed Martin F-35A icy runway testing for Norwegian drag chute underway in Alaska

Posted November 27, 2017 by

Maj. Jonathan “Spades” Gilber, U.S. Air Force F-35 test pilot, demonstrates the handling qualities of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II during icy runway ground testing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The testing is part of the certification process for the Norwegian drag chute and continues over the next several weeks. Maj. Eskil Amdal, test…

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Lockheed Martin receives nearly $200 million of C-130 training contracts

Posted November 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world.

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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

Posted November 22, 2017 by

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

Posted November 20, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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Northrop Grumman completes first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Japan’s First E-2D prepares to take flight at the Northrop Grumman Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla. Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye at the company’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 9, 2017. “The successful first flight of…

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Lockheed Martin achieves long range discrimination radar CDR on-schedule

Posted November 17, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances. LRDR is a strategic national asset of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and will provide 24/7/365 acquisition, tracking and discrimination data to enable separate…

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Sikorsky S-92® helicopters certified to operate in Mexico

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Sikorsky photograph Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92(R) helicopter. Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations…

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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F-35A Lightning II airframe completes third life testing in unique facility

Posted November 15, 2017 by

A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 hours of 'flying', in BAE Systems’ unique testing facility in Brough, East Yorkshire, England.

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