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Boeing, SparkCognition to launch joint venture SkyGrid

Posted November 26, 2018 by

On Nov. 20, Boeing and SparkCognition announced plans to launch SkyGrid, a new company that will enable the future of urban aerial mobility. Based in Austin, Texas, SkyGrid will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace. Using blockchain technology, AI-enabled dynamic…

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GA-ASI unmanned aircraft selected by Belgium

Posted November 26, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has been notified that the Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to begin negotiations with the U.S. government to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System. “We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s mission requirements, while also supporting the NATO Alliance,” said Linden Blue,…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $108 million for IRST21 sensor system

Posted November 26, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin received a contract for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track program for the U.S. Navy, awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will complete development, platform integration, flight test, and qualification of the IRST21® Block II sensor system. These efforts will further…

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First Boeing 777X flight test airplane comes together

Posted November 21, 2018 by

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X airplane that will take to the skies in 2019. In a major production milestone called ‘final body join,’ Boeing teams connected the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections in the company’s factory in Everett, Wash. The jet now measures 252 feet long…

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U.S. Air Force awards E-8C Joint STARS fleet total systems support responsibility contract to Northrop Grumman

Posted November 19, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parson E-8C Joint STARS aircrew members monitor moving target indication data at their operator work stations during a mission supporting BALTOPS 2018 and Saber Strike 18 exercises at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup, Denmark, June 12, 2018. The JSTARS team consists of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th…

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Northrop Grumman providing training, sustainment services to ROK fleet of Global Hawks

Posted November 19, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has signed a contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration to provide contractor logistics support to the Republic of Korea’s high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle fleet. The support for DAPA and the Republic of Korea Air Force include: timely site activation in South Korea; complete training packages for pilots, operators and maintainers of the…

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GA-ASI to provide RPAs to Australian Defence Force

Posted November 19, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has been advised that, following consideration by the Australian Government, it has been selected to provide the Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System under Project Air 7003 for the Australian Defence Force. “We look forward to providing our world-leading RPAS to meet the Air 7003 requirements,” said Linden Blue, CEO of…

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Lockheed Martin launches $30 million STEM scholarship program

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin on Nov. 15 launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science. Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch Pegasus XL rocket carrying ICON satellite for NASA

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman announced it is prepared to launch the company’s air-launched Pegasus® XL rocket aboard its Stargazer L-1011 airplane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Nov. 7, at approximately 3:05 a.m., EST.

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Lockheed Martin successfully integrates advanced radar system with unmanned aerostat

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin 74K Aerostat System provides multi-mission, multi-domain persistent surveillance capability from maritime domain awareness to border and infrastructure protection. Lockheed Martin completed the successful integration of a Telephonics RDR-1700B radar onto a 74K aerostat for land and sea missions. This latest milestone follows Lockheed Martin’s successful integration of various payloads including radar…

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