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Bombardier announces organizational changes

Posted June 15, 2018 by

Bombardier announced June 14 the following retirements and changes in responsibility for members of its Senior Leadership. Effective immediately, Jim Vounassis is appointed chief operating officer for Bombardier Transportation. Vounassis will report directly to Laurent Troger and join BT’s core leadership team. He will have responsibility for BT’s global operations, quality and procurement functions, as…

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LCS 13 completes acceptance trials

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 13, the future USS Wichita, recently completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 13 is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this summer. “LCS 13’s completion of Acceptance Trials means this…

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Lockheed Martin names Michele Evans executive VP, Aeronautics

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has approved the appointment of Michele Evans, 53, as executive vice president of the Aeronautics business area, succeeding Orlando Carvalho, who intends to retire later this year. Evans’ appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2018. “I want to thank Orlando for his impressive contributions during his nearly 40 years with the…

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Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training program contract

Posted September 28, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and simulators from Boeing. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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U.S. Army pilots fly autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in first-of-its-kind demo

Posted October 31, 2018 by

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman receives $3.6 billion IDIQ contract for infrared countermeasures systems

Posted January 7, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and support from the U.S. Air Force. Under the IDIQ, the Air Force may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract.

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Northrop Grumman receives $59 million U.S. Air Force contract for next-gen navigation system

Posted February 11, 2019 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $59 million contract for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology.

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Boeing’s newest plane becomes its biggest headache

Posted March 15, 2019 by Tom Krisher, Zeke Miller and Rob Gillies

Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come. Instead it has turned into the company’s biggest headache, with more than 40 countries — including the U.S., which had been one of the last holdouts — grounding the 737 Max 8 after a second fatal crash…

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U.S. Army places $194 million order for small-caliber ammo

Posted April 17, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman announced April 16 that its wholly owned subsidiary Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC has received orders totaling $194 million from the U.S. Army for small-caliber ammunition. Orders were placed for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and Cal. 50 cartridges under the company’s supply contract to produce small-caliber ammunition for the U.S. government at the Lake City Army…

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Signed, sealed, delivered: Lockheed Martin delivers first upgraded PAC-3 missile interceptors

Posted October 7, 2015 by

The U.S. Army significantly upgraded its missile defense capabilities today as it accepted the first PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors built by Lockheed Martin. With improved mobility and range, the new interceptors will defend against evolving threats around the globe. “We are proud to deliver these interceptors to the U.S. Army and are confident the…

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