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Boeing celebrates rollout of first 737 MAX 9

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Boeing marked a milestone March 7 as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

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Boeing selects Plano, Texas, site for Global Services HQ

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and…

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Lockheed Martin UAS supports ISR with software by TrellisWare Technologies

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Indago 3 is a military-grade, all-weather quadrotor UAS equipped with TrellisWare Technologies software to provide a long-range, secure ISR platform for sensitive military operations. The newest version of Lockheed Martin’sIndago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS), Indago 3, now enables military customers to securely complete sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with…

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MQ-9B SkyGuardian remains airborne for more than 48 hours non-stop

Posted May 26, 2017 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced May 25 that its new MQ-9B SkyGuardianTM remotely piloted aircraft, a “Certifiable (STANAG 4671) version of its Predator® produce line had set a company record with the longest endurance flight of any Predator-series aircraft. Configured in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) “clean wing” mode, the company-owned MQ-9B aircraft took…

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GPS III in full production: Second Lockheed Martin satellite assembled, ready to begin environmental testing

Posted June 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The U.S. Air Force’s second GPS III satellite, GPS III SV02, is fully integrated and ready for environmental tests this summer at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility. In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III – the world’s most powerful GPS…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates new anti-ship missile’s surface ship launch capability

Posted July 28, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first-ever launch July 26 of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from a topside canister. The flight test, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., proved the missile’s ability to conduct an angled launch from the newly designed topside canister, replicating a ship-launched environment. During the test, the LRASM,…

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Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod wins F-15C IRST competition

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod® has been selected as the Infrared Search and Track system for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15C fleet. Lockheed Martin will produce more than 130 systems, which will be delivered for aircraft integration. Equipped with the company’s IRST21® infrared sensor and advanced data processing capabilities, Legion Pod provides long-range detection and tracking…

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Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

Posted October 18, 2017 by Angela Charlton

Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border. The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Oct. 17, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier jobs from Quebec to Northern…

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

Posted November 15, 2017 by

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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Lockheed Martin meets 2017 F-35 delivery target

Posted December 18, 2017 by

On Dec. 15, 2017, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. To date, more than 265 F-35 aircraft have been delivered to U.S. and international customers. More than 530 pilots and nearly 5,000 maintainers have been trained, and the F-35 fleet has…

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