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Boeing to update P-8A Poseidon training system for U.S. Navy

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Boeing has won a contract award from the U.S. Navy to update the courseware and software for the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon training system. Under the four-year, $194 million agreement, Boeing will upgrade devices at three locations for the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force to reflect the latest configuration of the Poseidon maritime…

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Boeing, Air Peace announce order for 10 737 MAX airplanes

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Boeing photograph Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria announced Sept. 13 a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos. Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria announced Sept. 13 a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos. Air Peace already operates Boeing…

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Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

Posted September 12, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

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Standard Missile-3 intercepts ballistic missile target during Japanese test at sea

Posted September 12, 2018 by

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United States Missile Defense Agency completed a successful intercept flight test in cooperation with the U.S. Navy off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii. A Raytheon SM-3® Block IB missile intercepted a ballistic missile target, marking the first time Japan has tested the sophisticated interceptor as announced by…

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Sikorsky/PZL Mielec delivers M28 aircraft to Ecuadorian army

Posted September 12, 2018 by

An M28 short takeoff and landing aircraft manufactured at PZL Mielec, a facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight from Poland.

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Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

Posted September 12, 2018 by

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Sikorsky Black Hawk marks first 40 years of service

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has kicked off its campaign marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk helicopter, an iconic aircraft that is poised to continue to support military and search and rescue efforts around the world for decades to come with ongoing technology enhancements.

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Lockheed Martin preparing ground system support for upcoming GPS III satellites launches, M-Code operations

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The fourth Lockheed Martin-built GPS Ill satellite is fully integrated. Once the next-generation GPS III satellites begin launching later this year, a series of updates to the current ground control system from Lockheed Martin will help the U.S. Air Force gain early command and control of the new satellites for testing and…

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Boeing KC-46 tanker program completes FAA certification

Posted September 5, 2018 by

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program a Supplemental Type Certificate, verifying that its refueling and mission avionics systems meet FAA requirements. The milestone marks completion of KC-46 FAA certification. To receive its STC, Boeing’s team completed a series of lab, ground and flight tests, which commenced in 2015. As part…

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Northrop Grumman successfully completes CDR for U.S. Navy WSN-12 inertial sensor module

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Navy photograph The U.S. Navy WSN-12 Inertial Navigator will be used on the Virginia Submarines and on the Arleigh-Burke class destroyers, as well as a host of other ships. Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed the Critical Design Review phase of the U.S. Navy’s WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module and will begin production of 10 pre-production…

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