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Lockheed Martin’s Indago UAS achieves first beyond visual line of sight inspection in North America

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Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Canadian UAVs, completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Indago 2.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes major design milestone for AR1 engine

Posted December 21, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne photograph A 1/6 scale model of the AR1 engine currently in development by Aerojet Rocketdyne and on schedule to meet flight qualification in 2019 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has completed a key design milestone for its AR1 rocket engine last week. AR1 is an American-made engine that is…

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Boeing delivers first two KC-46A Pegasus tankers to U.S. Air Force

Posted January 28, 2019 by

Boeing photograph The first of two Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers departs Everett, Wash. for McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. These aircraft, the first delivered by the program, will join the U.S. Air Force 22nd Air Refueling Wing. The first two Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft departed Everett’s Paine Field Jan. 25 for McConnell Air Force Base…

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U.S. Army awards Raytheon $116.4 million contract for Long-Range Precision Fires technology maturation and risk reduction

Posted June 12, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a $116.4 million contract to enter the technological maturation and risk reduction phase of the Long-Range Precision Fires program. LRPF is a new, longer-range surface-to-surface weapon that can defeat fixed land targets out to 499 kilometers which replaces the existing Army Tactical Missile System. Raytheon’s LRPF solution, named…

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Second CH-53K helicopter joins flight test program

Posted March 14, 2016 by

The first and second CH-53K heavy lift helicopter Engineering Development Models (EDM) achieved their first flights on Oct. 27, 2015, and Jan. 22, 2016, respectively.

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York Space Systems begins research for U.S. Army

Posted January 11, 2017 by

York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacture of small and medium class spacecraft, announced Jan. 11 the execution of a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, supporting the deployment of the Harbinger Mission. Under the Agreement, York Space…

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U.S. Army awards Northrop Grumman $289 million for IAMD battle command system

Posted October 1, 2018 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a $289 million contract to continue system design and development toward fielding of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System.

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MQ-9 used in successful anti-submarine warfare demo 

Posted November 13, 2017 by

The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines, was demonstrated using a MQ-9 Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft during a U.S. Naval an Oct. 12 exercise. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) participated in this successful demonstration of new maritime patrol capabilities that included anti-submarine warfare. Sonobuoys were deployed by U.S. Navy…

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Contract Briefs

Posted April 8, 2016 by

Boeing, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $922,628,257 modification (PZ0011) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $922,628,257 were obligated at the time of the award. …

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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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