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Raytheon to expand radar manufacturing in Mississippi

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Raytheon is expanding the footprint of its Forest-based manufacturing center, company and state officials announced today. A new building on the campus will be a hub for test, integration and production of s-band radars – including the U.S. Navy’s next generation SPY-6, Air and Missile Defense Radar program. “Construction of a new radar production facility…

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Raytheon awarded contract to produce Romania’s new Patriot system

Posted May 30, 2018 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a $395.8 million contract for production of Romania’s Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense System. Announced by the Department of Defense on May 24, the contract calls for Raytheon to build Romania’s first brand-new Patriot fire unit. “We are using what we have learned in building 220 fire units and…

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Raytheon, Australia’s DST ink electronic warfare agreement

Posted May 30, 2018 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Raytheon has signed an interactive project agreement with Defence Science and Technology to work collaboratively to develop and prototype advanced electronic warfare capabilities for the Australian Defence Force’s priorities and programs. Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, has welcomed the agreement saying it further strengthens the partnership between DST and Raytheon. “Our ability…

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate delivery of carrier’s first 737 MAX jet

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX airplane and the 200th Boeing jet to Xiamen Airlines, a fast-growing Chinese carrier that has doubled its fleet in less than five years and has plans to double it again to serve more domestic and international passengers. “The addition of the new Boeing 737 MAX is a major milestone…

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Cal Fire places purchase order for Firehawk aircraft

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Photograph by Hans Gutknecht A Los Angeles County Fire Department Firehawk makes a water drop on fast moving flames in Towsley Canyon. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, May 23 received a purchase order from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for the acquisition of a…

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Sustaining F-35 electronic warfare systems

Posted May 23, 2018 by

BAE Systems has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to ensure the readiness of critical electronic warfare systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems will manage the supply chain and establish the infrastructure necessary to make sure the systems are mission capable and available to warfighters. “As a…

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Lockheed Martin’s LRASM scores again in Air Force B-1B flight

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile successfully completed another dual-missile test, demonstrating its ability to provide critical capabilities to war fighters. Lockheed Martin successfully fired two production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B. In the event over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif., a U.S….

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.

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Michelle Evans named LM Aeronautics deputy executive VP

Posted May 21, 2018 by

On May 21, Lockheed Martin announced Michele Evans has been named deputy executive vice president for its Aeronautics business area, effective June 4. Evans will report to the business area’s Executive Vice President, Orlando Carvalho, and will be based at the Aeronautics headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Evans will be responsible for all programs, including…

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Sikorsky, Canada’s DND receive AHS International award for successful CH-148 Cyclone helo shipboard tests

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Royal Canadian Navy photograph A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter performs a hover in-flight refueling test during sea trials aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-Class frigate in the North Atlantic. AHS International has recognized Canada’s Department of National Defence and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for “conducting an extraordinary international effort” to demonstrate flight and shipboard operation…

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