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U.S. Navy orders thousands of additional APKWS laser-guided rockets

Posted May 9, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) Laser-Guided Rockets.

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Sikorsky continues customer support focus

Posted June 8, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin, announced June 7 the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability. The new location in Barra…

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Boeing, Embraer attempt a joint venture

Posted July 6, 2018 by AP

Boeing and the Brazilian jet maker Embraer will attempt to form a joint venture that would push the U.S. aerospace giant more aggressively into the regional aircraft market. The new company, which has faced heavy scrutiny from lawmakers in Brazil, is being valued at about $4.7 billion. The companies said July 5 that Boeing will…

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Leonardo DRS on-board vehicle power to improve electrical power system on THAAD vehicles

Posted August 8, 2018 by

Leonardo DRS has been selected by the U.S. Army to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power on Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile battery command and control, and launcher vehicles. The electrical power system improvements will give air defense operators immediate access to electrical power directly from a vehicle’s power train.  To meet the Army’s power…

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Sikorsky HH-60W combat rescue helo weapons system, operational flight trainers in final assembly

Posted September 19, 2018 by

Sikorsky announced Sept. 18 that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020.

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Pallas Aviation announced as launch operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter

Posted October 15, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd R. McQueen Lockheed Martin announced that Pallas Aviation will be the launch operator of the LM-100J commercial freighter. Seen here is Emory Ellis, president of Pallas Aviation, with the LM-100J, which is a variant of the C-130J Super Hercules that is manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin Oct. 11 introduced…

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Boeing officially opens advanced research center in Missouri

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Boeing Oct. 20 opened its new research and technology center in St. Louis. The facility will serve as the company’s regional hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in systems technology. Boeing leaders joined local dignitaries and employees for a ribbon cutting and tours of the research labs. With more than…

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U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

Posted November 9, 2015 by

The United States Army is acquiring upgrade kits to make the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system better at detecting and destroying threats, cost less to operate, and run even more reliably than it already does. The U.S. Army recently awarded Raytheon a contract modification to an existing contract for radar digital processor…

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Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 22 737s

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Boeing and BOC Aviation, announced an order for 22 737 airplanes, building on the leasing company’s existing order book to fulfill customer demand. The order, consisting of 11 Next-Generation 737-800s and 11 737 MAX 8 airplanes, will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once finalized. “This order demonstrates our continued confidence in the…

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Austal awarded shipbuilding modification worth up to $198 million

Posted December 28, 2015 by

Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a contract for $51,684,797 to its 10-ship $3.5 billion Littoral Combat Ship contract for the U.S. Navy. This contract modification is expected to increase to $198,385,545 over three years if options are exercised. This work includes design services for upgrades to the LCS and preliminary design for…

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