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MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

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Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Airbus photograph by P. Masclet The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be…

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Boeing to establish new technology research center in Korea

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Boeing announced March 21 the company’s intention to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea; the company is currently in discussion with the Korean government regarding the center opening. The research center will focus on accelerating autonomy, artificial intelligence, avionics, analytics, smart cabin, smart factory and other technologies for future aerospace products….

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Deputy Defense Secretary praises innovation after Raytheon, Boeing visits

Posted December 5, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department recommendations in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget heavily emphasize increased munitions acquisitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 4.

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General Dynamics awarded contract for Navy’s fifth expeditionary mobile base

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General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a $106 million contract by the U.S. Navy to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the Expeditionary Mobile Base 5 (ESB-5), formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program. In 2011, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract…

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Lockheed Martin to upgrade IRST21 sensor system for U.S. Navy fighter aircraft

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Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 sensor system is mounted in the nose of the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F’s centerline fuel tank and uses infrared search and track technology to detect and track airborne threats. Lockheed Martin recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. Awarded…

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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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Sections for first All Nippon Airways A380 arrive in Toulouse, France

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Airbus photograph by F. Lancelot Major airframe sections for the first All Nippon Airways A380 arrive at the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The main sections of the first A380 for Japan’s All Nippon Airways have arrived at the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, France, via a special convoy, with six subassemblies…

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Latest SBIRS ground system gets green light from U.S. Air Force

Posted December 7, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin's newly upgraded Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system received sign-off from the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the constellation's ability to deliver infrared data that is critical to early missile warning and defense.

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Defense Logistics Agency   Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Mass., has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for monitors used to check vital signs. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year base contract with five one-year option periods. The maximum dollar amount is for the life of…

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