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Boeing receives contract from Japan for KC-46 tanker

Posted December 28, 2017 by

Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft’s first international sale.

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Boeing KC-46 tanker program receives FAA certification for its 767-2C aircraft

Posted December 22, 2017 by

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying that the fundamental design of the KC-46 tanker is safe and reliable.

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Lockheed Martin receives $944 million contract for PAC-3 missiles

Posted December 22, 2017 by

The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a new $944 million contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors. The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptors and launcher modification kits for the U.S. Army, Romania…

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Boeing, Brazil’s Embraer confirm talks over possible deal

Posted December 22, 2017 by

Shares of the aircraft maker Embraer soared Dec. 21 after the Brazilian company confirmed media reports that it’s in talks with Boeing regarding a possible deal. The Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing would be willing to pay a big premium to buy the company that has a market value of about $3.7 billion. Boeing…

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Boeing shares sneak peek of aerial refueler for MQ-25 competition

Posted December 20, 2017 by

Boeing for the first time is showing what it believes is the unmanned aircraft system best suited for refueling U.S. Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers.

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Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Air Force contract to sustain, upgrade sniper pods

Posted December 20, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide sustainment and upgrades for its fleet of 683 Sniper ® Advanced Targeting Pods. Valued at up to $961 million, the five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract allows the Air Force to place orders for logistics, spares, software and sensor enhancements, among other activities. “This…

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Boeing, Neos, AerCap celebrate delivery of airline’s First 787 Dreamliner

Posted December 20, 2017 by

Boeing, Neos and AerCap Dec. 18 celebrated the delivery of the leisure carrier’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Neos is leasing the 787-9 through an agreement with AerCap and becomes the first Italian operator of the airplane. “With a significant portion of the 787 produced in Italy we are proud to be the country’s first operator…

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Bell V-280 Valor achieves first flight

Posted December 18, 2017 by

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced Dec. 18 announced that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight. The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost.

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Aerion, Lockheed Martin join forces to develop world’s first supersonic business jet

Posted December 18, 2017 by

Two leaders in supersonic technology, Aerion and Lockheed Martin announced a Memorandum of Understanding Dec. 15 to define a formal and gated process to explore the feasibility of a joint development of the world's first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2.

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Lockheed Martin meets 2017 F-35 delivery target

Posted December 18, 2017 by

On Dec. 15, 2017, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. To date, more than 265 F-35 aircraft have been delivered to U.S. and international customers. More than 530 pilots and nearly 5,000 maintainers have been trained, and the F-35 fleet has…

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