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First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Airbus photograph by P. Masclet The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be…

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Rolls-Royce honored as Team Freedom LCS supplier of year

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Recognized for their track record of exceptional performance and commitment to affordability, Rolls-Royce was named as the 2017 Team Freedom Littoral Combat Ship Supplier of the Year at the 30th annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium on Jan. 9.

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Boeing, Turkish Airlines announce order for three 777 freighters

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Turkish Airlines photograph Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets (seen here receiving a water canon salute) as part of its plan to further expand its freight business. Boeing…

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Airbus, Chinese partners strengthen cooperation

Posted January 10, 2018 by

In the presence of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Development and Reform Commission of China on the further development of industrial cooperation in Tianjin. The agreement was signed by He Lifeng, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of…

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Lockheed Martin names executive VP, Lockheed Martin International, executive VP, Missiles and Fire Control

Posted January 9, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has approved the appointment of Richard “Rick” Edwards as executive vice president, Lockheed Martin International and Frank St. John as executive vice president of the corporation’s Missiles and Fire Control business area. Both serve as corporate officers and the appointments are effective immediately. Edwards, 61, joined Lockheed Martin nearly 35…

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Contract Briefs

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Navy   Open SAN Consulting LLC, doing business as OSC Edge, Atlanta, Ga., is being awarded a $44,290,359 an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the provision of information technology services to manage the National Defense University (NDU) enterprise network, including future innovation of the information technology role, to support NDU users and students.  The contract will…

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Contract Briefs

Posted January 3, 2018 by

Air Force   Raytheon, Woburn, Mass., has been awarded a $333,355,700 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Surveillance Radar Program operations and maintenance follow-on sustainment package that includes contractor logistics support (sustainment); engineering services and technical updates to address equipment obsolescence; transportation and material costs associated with contractor repair and return services; spare and repair parts;…

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Gray Wolf: USAF awards Lockheed Martin $110 million for networked cruise missile

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $110 million, five-year Phase 1 contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and demonstrate a new low-cost cruise missile called Gray Wolf.

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Boeing, Royal Air Maroc announce orders for Four 787 Dreamliners

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced Dec. 27 orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, include two 787s purchased in December 2016 and two purchased…

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Korean Air takes delivery of first Bombardier C Series powered by Pratt & Whitney engines

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., and Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. celebrated Dec. 22 the delivery of the airline’s first Bombardier CS300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan engine. Bombardier hosted a delivery ceremony in Mirabel, Canada where both C Series and GTF final assembly take place. “Today we celebrate…

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