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Aerion, Lockheed Martin join forces to develop world’s first supersonic business jet

Posted December 18, 2017 by

Two leaders in supersonic technology, Aerion and Lockheed Martin announced a Memorandum of Understanding Dec. 15 to define a formal and gated process to explore the feasibility of a joint development of the world's first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2.

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Interceptor test proves Lockheed Martin’s Hit-to-Kill PAC-3 fielded reliability

Posted March 7, 2018 by

Two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative interceptors successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Pegasus drogue, hose, boom systems deployed

Posted October 12, 2015 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46A Pegasus notched another success this week when the systems at the heart of aerial refueling were demonstrated on EMD-2 with the deployment of both drogue systems and the boom.

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Northrop Grumman delivers advanced technology simulator for Gripen JAS 39 fighter aircraft

Posted March 22, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman’s Amherst Systems business unit has delivered a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator to SAAB AB, Surveillance in Jarfalla, Sweden. CEESIM will perform aircraft testing on the Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter. The CEESIM system includes the advanced pulse generation capability, which uses the latest digital technology to generate advanced waveforms. It also features the…

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Boeing’s second ABS all-electric propulsion satellite enters service

Posted January 25, 2017 by

A Boeing satellite built for ABS entered into commercial service, providing enhanced satellite services including direct-to-home television services Jan. 21 to customers in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, South Asia and South East Asia. This satellite, ABS-2A, joins ABS-3A as Boeing’s second all-electric propulsion 702 satellite for ABS. Boeing is the first…

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Posted February 21, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon’s all digital radar warning receiver

Posted May 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract for Raytheon’s AN/ALR-69A(V), the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver. The contract calls for the rapid procurement of 779 units or more for the U.S. Air Force fleet of tactical air and large body aircraft. The ALR-69A enhances aircrew survivability, providing “sensors forward” situational awareness…

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Northrop Grumman to continue logistics support for RAAF F/A-18 systems

Posted October 26, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Royal Australian Air Force flies the Northrop Grumman LITENING advanced targeting pod on its F/A-18 aircraft as the Hornet Target Designation System. Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Air Force. The Royal Australian Air Force has extended its contract with Northrop Grumman to provide logistics support for its F/A-18 Hornet Target…

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Raytheon’s Air & Missile Defense Radar stacks up second ballistic missile test success

Posted August 16, 2017 by

Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar successfully searched for, acquired and tracked a ballistic missile test target during its second live-target flight test at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. This test event featured a more complex, threat-representative ballistic missile target than prior tests, intended to challenge the detection and tracking…

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Boeing delivers digital, analytics solutions to MTU Aero Engines

Posted September 27, 2017 by

AMSTERDAM–Boeing, through its subsidiary AerData, Sept. 25 announced an agreement with MTU Aero Engines for AerData’s STREAM (Secure Technical Records for Electronic Asset Management) and EFPAC (Engine Fleet Planning And Costing) software. Using data analytics, the software allows MTU Aero Engines to effectively manage premium aircraft records and optimize maintenance planning to maximize budget and…

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