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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX for Ethiopian Airlines

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the first of 30 737 MAX jets for Africa’s largest and fastest-growing commercial airline. The flag carrier of Ethiopia has long operated the efficient and reliable Boeing 737 airplane. With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able to achieve a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and provide…

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Lockheed Martin recognizes small business suppliers

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin recently recognized 19 small business suppliers that made exemplary contributions to its Missiles and Fire Control business area’s products and services in 2017. For more than 20 years, Lockheed Martin has celebrated small business suppliers’ successful efforts in providing quality goods and services and outstanding support. “Our small business suppliers are critical members…

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Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier, Investissement Québec comes into effect

Posted July 2, 2018 by

The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE, Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec came into effect on July 1, 2018. Airbus now owns a 50.01 percent majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, while Bombardier and Investissement Québec own approximately 34 percent and 16…

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Raytheon designing U.S. Army laser

Posted July 2, 2018 by

Raytheon is developing a 100 kW class laser weapon system preliminary design for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. This is a $10 million U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration program contract. HEL TVD, a U.S. Army science and technology demonstration program, is part of the Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability…

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Airbus BelugaXL rolls out of paint shop

Posted July 2, 2018 by

The first BelugaXL has rolled out of the paint shop unveiling a special livery making it look like a Beluga Whale. The livery was one of six choices submitted to Airbus employees through a poll where 20,000 people participated. With 40 percent votes in favour, the smiley livery won. The BelugaXL will now undertake gound…

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Northrop Grumman incorporates data collected from AQS-24B to SeeTrack system

Posted June 29, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman and SeeByte are collaborating to incorporate AQS-24B mine hunting sensor data into the SeeTrack system to enhance its Autonomous Target Recognition capability.

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Mission payloads tested on GA-ASIs MQ-25 surrogate aircraft

Posted June 29, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that it has successfully flown its MQ-25A surrogate aircraft — a Predator C Avenger — outfitted with a representative set of mission payloads, including Electro-optical/Infrared, Electronic Support Measures, Automatic Identification System, and Mission Processing. MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aerial refueling aircraft program. “Our ability to…

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Boeing Chinook Block II program moves to final assembly

Posted June 29, 2018 by

Boeing and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly June 27, 2018.

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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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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for ATACMS missiles

Posted June 27, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has announced a $364 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the U.S. Army and a Foreign Military Sales customer. The program will allow the military services to upgrade their existing Block 1 missiles with new technology and double the range, while extending the missiles’ shelf life by more…

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