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Lockheed Martin’s JAGM achieves milestone C decision, enabling low-rate initial production

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production. JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat proven Hellfire Romeo and Hellfire Longbow missiles. Backward…

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Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Airbus photograph An A321 for operator JetBlue is the first aircraft produced at Airbus’ U.S.-based A320 Family production line to be partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the United States will deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel this week. The latest A321 for JetBlue is…

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BAE Systems rolls out first Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 to U.S. Marine Corps

Posted December 14, 2016 by

BAE Systems rolled out the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototypes to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony Dec. 13 at the company’s York, Penn., facility. BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship-launchable and ship-recoverable 8×8 wheeled combat vehicle. “BAE Systems has a long-standing legacy of supporting the…

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Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in U.S.

Posted November 30, 2016 by Raf Casert and Jamey Keaten

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by…

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Northrop Grumman, partners complete CDR of UH-60V Black Hawk

Posted February 15, 2016 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the U.S. Army, Prototype Integration Facility and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has successfully conducted the Critical Design Review of the UH-60V Black Hawk program. Under a contract awarded in the third quarter of 2014, Northrop Grumman is supplying a mission equipment package for a digital cockpit upgrade…

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Northrop Grumman to supply ground-to-air radios to Denmark

Posted February 12, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman’s U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by NAVIAIR, the Danish air navigation service provider, to replace the existing ground-to-air communication equipment for Denmark’s airports and en-route operations. The replacement will introduce the new Park Air T6 radio from the Sapphire range, with 8.33 kHz voice channel…

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Sikorsky, Turkish industry launch program to build T70 utility helos

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, along with the fovernment of the Republic of Turkey and members of the Turkish aerospace industry have activated contractual agreements under the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program to produce the T70 utility helicopter based on Sikorsky’s successful multi-role Black Hawk utility aircraft. Approved by the U.S. and Turkish governments, the agreements…

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Lockheed Martin begins T-50A flight operations in South Carolina

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin T-50A is soaring over Greenville, South Carolina with flight operations now underway. The initial test flight took place Nov. 19, 2016. The Lockheed Martin T-50A is soaring over Greenville, S.C., with flight operations now underway. The initial test flight took place Nov. 19, 2016. The T-50A was announced as…

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Lockheed Martin’s latest counter-IED system to support partner nations

Posted July 27, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Symphony Block 40 is able to defeat current and emerging improvised explosive device (IED) threats and is designed to protect warfighters in an unpredictable battlespace. In today’s rapidly changing battlespace, our adversaries are using technology to their advantage to turn the most commonplace devices into explosives. The U.S. Navy recently approved Symphony…

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Northrop Grumman sponsors UAS challenge to inspire young engineers of future

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman is sponsoring, for the third consecutive year, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge as part of the company’s global commitment to encourage innovative thinking in engineering and technology, and inspire young engineers of the future. Student engineers from 22 universities across the United Kingdom and overseas have signed-up as…

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