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Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

Posted October 18, 2017 by Angela Charlton

Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border. The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Oct. 17, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier jobs from Quebec to Northern…

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Raytheon to provide advanced telemetry system for Navy’s new Range Support Aircraft

Posted November 15, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $79 million contract to develop a new advanced telemetry system for the U.S. Navy’s Range Support Aircraft. The high-tech plane will replace the Navy’s aging telemetry test aircraft, which has been in service since the 1970s. Based within the Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning airframe, Raytheon’s modern solution…

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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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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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Pegasus drogue, hose, boom systems deployed

Posted October 12, 2015 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46A Pegasus notched another success this week when the systems at the heart of aerial refueling were demonstrated on EMD-2 with the deployment of both drogue systems and the boom.

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F-35A Lightning II completes first successful aerial gun test

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph F-35 Integrated Test Force, Edwards AFB, Calif. test pilot Maj. Charles “Flak” Trickey fired the GAU-22/A 25mm gun from F-35A aircraft AF-2 in the first aerial gun test operating on the China Lake, California, test range, Oct. 30. The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal…

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Raytheon takes next step toward defining Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Raytheon photograph Raytheon is developing a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle that will simultaneously defeat a number of ballistic missile threats in space. The company’s cutting-edge approach represents the next generation of technology in kill vehicles. Raytheon has completed the first Program Planning Review with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept,…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $302 million for JASSM, JASSM-ER production

Posted December 16, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $302.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSMĀ®) and its Extended Range (ER) version. The Lot 14 contract includes 146 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles for the U.S., as well as data, tooling and test…

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Boeing, SPEEA announce tentative agreement on new contract extension

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Boeing and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace announced Jan. 13 a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract extension, following several weeks of discussions. SPEEA’s Executive Board and Bargaining Unit Councils have endorsed the offer, which will be put up for a vote by the membership from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10,…

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Dassault to feature Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Air Show

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Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in the Asia Pacific region.

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