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Lockheed Martin integrates new engine for Fury UAV

Posted November 15, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Engineering tests performed by Lockheed Martin indicate that Fury will be able to stay in the air for 15 continuous hours, making it one of the highest endurance unmanned systems in its class. Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed…

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Raytheon to provide advanced telemetry system for Navy’s new Range Support Aircraft

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $79 million contract to develop a new advanced telemetry system for the U.S. Navy’s Range Support Aircraft. The high-tech plane will replace the Navy’s aging telemetry test aircraft, which has been in service since the 1970s. Based within the Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning airframe, Raytheon’s modern solution…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin JASSM® telemetry kit production contract

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Air Force photograph Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is a long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile for the U.S. and allied forces. The company received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits to be used on flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes. Lockheed Martin has…

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Boeing forecasts $730 billion market for new airplanes in Middle East

Posted November 13, 2017 by

Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook for the region during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle East is expected to grow at 5.6 percent annually during the next…

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Norway celebrates arrival of first three F-35 aircraft

Posted November 13, 2017 by

Norwegian government, military and industry leaders celebrated the arrival of Norway’s first three F-35A Lighting II aircraft in a ceremony Nov. 10 at Ørland Air Base. “We mark the start of a new era for the Norwegian Armed Forces,” said Norway’s Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen. “The new combat aircraft will be a key factor…

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Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1 billion Boeing buy

Posted November 13, 2017 by Aya Batrawy and Jon Gambrell

The biennial Dubai Air Show opened Nov. 12 with hometown long-haul carrier Emirates making a $15.1 billion buy of American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, as the world’s biggest defense companies promoted their weapons amid heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Other airlines also are taking part, but missing from the trade show this year is…

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MQ-9 used in successful anti-submarine warfare demo 

Posted November 13, 2017 by

The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines, was demonstrated using a MQ-9 Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft during a U.S. Naval an Oct. 12 exercise. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) participated in this successful demonstration of new maritime patrol capabilities that included anti-submarine warfare. Sonobuoys were deployed by U.S. Navy…

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Lockheed Martin test pilot reaches 100 hours in the T-50A

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark “Red” Ward reached a new milestone recently by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company’s offering for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. “This has been a great opportunity to be involved in a project that is so important to…

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Boeing, CDB Aviation finalize order for 737 MAXs, 787 Dreamliners

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Boeing and CDB Aviation Nov. 9 finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $7.4 billion at current list prices, was announced as a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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Raytheon, Saab team to develop new infantry weapons

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TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces. Initially, the team will upgrade the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab’s AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U.S. and international requirements. The Carl-Gustaf system is used by the U.S. Army…

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