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Lockheed Martin receives $459 million THAAD Interceptor contract

Posted January 29, 2018 by

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $459 million contract modification for production and delivery of interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace completes NISAR reflector design review

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Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business, recently completed a successful Critical Design Review of the AstroMesh® radar antenna reflector for the NASA-Indian Space Research Organization Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite. NISAR will make global integrated measurements, providing a detailed view of Earth. NISAR’s radar imaging satellite will use dual L-Band and S-Band frequencies to measure the…

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Lockheed Martin T-50A test pilot reaches 100 hours

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Lockheed Martin test pilot Elliott “Hemo” Clemence reached a milestone logging 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company’s offering for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. “The T-50A is an extraordinary aircraft to fly in that it’s docile enough to teach new pilots basic airmanship skills and also capable of training…

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U.S. trade court rules against Boeing in dispute with Canada

Posted January 29, 2018 by Paul Wiseman

Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Jan. 26 that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada’s Bombardier. The 4-0 decision by the independent International Trade Commission effectively blocks the Trump administration from slapping 292 percent tariffs on Bombardier. The Commerce Department ruled last year that the…

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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The growing science of biomimicry focuses on what humanity can learn from the world, and Airbus engineers are learning quite a lot about efficient solutions for aircraft design that nature has spent millions of years refining. The traditional method of helping an aircraft cut through the air is to make every surface as smooth as…

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Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

Posted January 26, 2018 by

Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force. This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will…

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Contract Briefs

Posted January 26, 2018 by

Navy BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif., (N00024-16-D-4416); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, Calif., (N00024-16-D-4417); and General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., (N00024-16-D-4418), are being awarded firm-fixed-price modifications under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise option period two for complex, emergent and continuous maintenance and…

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Airbus delivers latest Standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

Posted January 24, 2018 by

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered to the Spanish Air Force the first two Eurofighter Typhoons to be produced in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities. The aircraft were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration which marks a key step in the overall…

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Contract Briefs

Posted January 24, 2018 by

Army   Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., was awarded a $910,570,376 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center research, engineering, science and technology development for state-of-the-art systems. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated…

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Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner cleared for commercial service by FAA

Posted January 22, 2018 by

Boeing announced Jan. 22 the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of ATC caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours. Boeing’s flight test program…

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