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Canada certifies increased gross weight for S-92 helicopters

Posted April 25, 2018 by

Sikorsky announced April 24 the Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters.  The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 2015. “We are…

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Pratt & Whitney continues adaptive engine breakthroughs with latest tests

Posted September 29, 2017 by

Pratt & Whitney announced recently it has successfully completed testing of an adaptive three-stream fan in an engine with an F135 core as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development program. Successful testing of the three-stream engine architecture demonstrates Pratt & Whitney is well positioned to transition adaptive engine technology to…

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Austal awarded shipbuilding modification worth up to $198 million

Posted December 28, 2015 by

Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a contract for $51,684,797 to its 10-ship $3.5 billion Littoral Combat Ship contract for the U.S. Navy. This contract modification is expected to increase to $198,385,545 over three years if options are exercised. This work includes design services for upgrades to the LCS and preliminary design for…

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Lockheed Martin wins aerial intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance contract

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has officially been awarded the Sensor Systems – Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SS-AISR) task order on the R2-3G indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle by the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG). Under this one-year base/two one-year options contract valued at $733 million, Lockheed Martin will support the ACC-APG…

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USS Coronado deploys with next-gen UAV controls from Raytheon

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command have deployed advanced mission control for the MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, aboard the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado, which is now underway. Navy control hardware and Raytheon control software were combined for robust, flexible command and control of Fire Scout missions in littoral waters….

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Boeing celebrates rollout of first 737 MAX 9

Posted March 8, 2017 by

Boeing marked a milestone March 7 as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

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Raytheon developing technology to control drone swarms

Posted March 26, 2018 by

Under DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program, Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing technology to direct and control swarms of small, autonomous air and ground vehicles. The technology includes: * a visual interface that allows “drag and drop” creation and manipulation of drone tactics * a game-based simulator to evaluate those tactics * a physical swarm testbed…

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Lockheed Martin, Poland sign agreement for hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE missile

Posted March 30, 2018 by

On March 28, U.S. and Polish officials formalized an agreement for Poland to purchase Lockheed Martin’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement missiles and related support equipment. With this announcement, Poland becomes the fifth international customer to sign an agreement to procure PAC-3 MSE. “We’re honored to partner with Poland in support of the…

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U.S. trade court rules against Boeing in dispute with Canada

Posted January 29, 2018 by Paul Wiseman

Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Jan. 26 that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada’s Bombardier. The 4-0 decision by the independent International Trade Commission effectively blocks the Trump administration from slapping 292 percent tariffs on Bombardier. The Commerce Department ruled last year that the…

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Contract Briefs Pt. II

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Kalmar RT Center, Cibolo, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $8,077,989 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for replacement parts for multiple weapon systems, aircraft and equipment. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Texas, with a March…

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