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Boeing to modernize entire Spanish Chinook fleet

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations.

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Raytheon UK to secure hundreds of jobs in support of RAF Shadow aircraft fleet

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Raytheon UK on Jan. 2 signed a £250 million contract with the Ministry of Defence to provide 11 years of support and sustainment services to the Royal Air Force’s Shadow aircraft fleet. The contract supports Shadow aircraft maintenance, airworthiness management, design organization and supply chain support. When work begins in April 2019, 200 full-time jobs…

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Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant

Posted December 26, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing have provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program.

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Northrop Grumman to provide advanced EW simulation, training capability to U.S. Air Force

Posted December 21, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Joint Threat Emitter provides a modern, reactive battlespace war environment, designed to help train military personnel to identify and effectively counter enemy missile or artillery threats. Northrop Grumman has received a $450 million, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract award to deliver Joint Threat Emitter systems to the U.S. Air Force. The…

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Boeing completes NATO AWACS upgrades

Posted December 19, 2018 by

Boeing has delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft modernized with avionics and a digital cockpit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Manching, Germany.

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Lockheed Martin’s long range anti-ship missile reaches EOC status on B-1B

Posted December 19, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles to U.S. Air Force operational units, achieving Early Operational Capability status ahead of schedule. After successfully completing the required integration, flight testing and modeling and simulation, warfighters accepted the first of many tactical production units, meeting key criteria for the EOC declaration milestone. “This event is…

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Embraer, Boeing approve terms of strategic aerospace partnership

Posted December 17, 2018 by

Embraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership that would position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The approved terms define the joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer, in which Boeing will hold an 80 percent ownership stake and Embraer will hold the…

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Northrop Grumman expands Arizona operations

Posted December 14, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Lisa Brown (center) Northrop Grumman vice president and Mesa site operations lead, cuts the ribbon to officially open the company’s new facility. The 36,000 square foot building combines production and warehousing into one location, nearly doubling the production capability for the division that produces the world renowned Bushmaster line of medium caliber…

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Aegis combat system demonstrates success

Posted December 12, 2018 by

The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.B2.0 (BMD 5.1), further advanced engage on remote technologies following a successful U.S. Navy- and Missile Defense Agency-led on-land ballistic missile defense system test event.

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Boeing on contract for second Japanese KC-46 tanker

Posted December 10, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has exercised the option for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s second Boeing KC-46 tanker through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) process. Boeing was awarded the initial FMS contract for Japan’s first KC-46 aircraft and miscellaneous logistics services in December 2017 following the Japan Ministry of Defense’s KC-X aerial refueling competition. “Japan’s…

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