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U.S. government approves release of Boeing EA-18G Growler to Finland

Posted February 20, 2019 by

Courtesy photograph The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the U.S. Navy and Boeing to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only the Royal Australian Air Force had been permitted to fly the Growler alongside the U.S. Navy. Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G…

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Making in India: TLMAL delivers 100th C-130J Super Hercules empennage

Posted February 20, 2019 by

TLMAL photograph Members of the TLMAL team commemorate the delivery of the 100th C-130J empennage at TLMAL’s Hyderabad, India, manufacturing site. Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited recently delivered the 100th C-130J Super Hercules empennage from its manufacturing facility located in Hyderabad, India. The delivery milestone highlights the ongoing success of Lockheed Martin’s hallmark Make in India…

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Lockheed Martin, Diehl, Saab unveil collaboration to counter emerging short, medium-range threats

Posted February 20, 2019 by

On Feb . 18, Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence and Saab announced the Falcon™ air defense weapon system as the short and medium-range air defense solution for current and emerging threats. Falcon integrates Diehl’s 40-kilometer range Infra-Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled SLM interceptor and vertical launcher, Saab’s 360-degree AESA Giraffe 4A radar through Lockheed Martin’s flexible…

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Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

Posted February 15, 2019 by Angela Charlton and Jon Gambrell

European plane maker Airbus said Feb. 14 it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said that key client Emirates…

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BAE Systems’ Norfolk shipyard to modernize USS Bulkeley

Posted February 15, 2019 by

BAE Systems has received a $114.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform maintenance and modernization of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) in its Norfolk, Va., shipyard. The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $136.2 million if all options are exercised. “Our team has significant experience with the Arleigh Burke…

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Airbus, Dassault Aviation sign joint concept study contract for FCAS

Posted February 15, 2019 by

France and Germany have awarded the first-ever contract — a Joint Concept Study — to Dassault Aviation and Airbus for the Future Combat Air System program. The launch of the JCS was announced by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, at a Feb. 6…

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Airbus, Emirates reach agreement on A380 fleet

Posted February 15, 2019 by

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 order book from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus…

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Adacel awarded subcontract to support U.S. Army ATMP

Posted February 15, 2019 by

Adacel Systems Inc., an industry leader in the design, production and maintenance of advanced simulator training systems, announced Feb. 12 that the company has received a subcontract from Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary Mission Systems to support the Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations Maintenance Program.  Under subcontract to Lockheed Martin, Adacel will contribute simulation…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s affordability, efficiency drive achieves major milestones

Posted February 15, 2019 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Nearly four years into an aggressive five-year affordability drive, Aerojet Rocketdyne reports that it has already achieved its top major milestones – including relocation of manufacturing capabilities for three key missile defense program products across the country, and elimination of more than 1.1 million square feet of the company’s office and manufacturing space….

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Northrop Grumman fourth generation LITENING pods achieve one million flight hours

Posted February 11, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s fourth generation LITENING advanced targeting pod includes a suite of advanced high-resolution sensors and data link options for targeting, ISR and humanitarian relief missions. Fielded in 2012, the fourth generation of Northrop Grumman’s LITENING advanced targeting pod has served in every major conflict since that time. Keeping watch over land…

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