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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The growing science of biomimicry focuses on what humanity can learn from the world, and Airbus engineers are learning quite a lot about efficient solutions for aircraft design that nature has spent millions of years refining. The traditional method of helping an aircraft cut through the air is to make every surface as smooth as…

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for guided MLRS rocket production

Posted July 14, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

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Contract Briefs

Posted June 8, 2016 by

Army   Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $667,522,500 undefinitized fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales contract (Qatar) for 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters, 1 Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment, and Thales radios.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020. …

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Foundation for U.S. BMDS modernized

Posted March 21, 2018 by

The system of systems that enables the disparate elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System to function as a complete global defense network has been revolutionized. The modernized Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications system significantly improves collaborative Ballistic Missile Defense planning and provides global and regional combatant commands with rapid operational response capabilities. Operationally…

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Boeing, NanoRacks partner to create first commercial airlock

Posted February 6, 2017 by

Boeing and NanoRacks LLC will partner to develop the first privately funded commercial airlock, enabling the United States to potentially triple the number of small satellites it can deploy from the International Space Station during a single airlock cycle. The NanoRacks Airlock Module, which is planned to be attached to the ISS U.S. segment in…

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Lockheed Martin completes 400th electro-optical targeting system for F-35

Posted September 19, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 400th Electro-Optical Targeting System for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. The 400th EOTS was completed under the 11th Low-Rate-Initial Production contract and each system was delivered on time or ahead of schedule. “Achieving this milestone demonstrates the growth and dedication of the F-35 EOTS program,” said Michael Williamson, vice…

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Lockheed Martin finalizes contract for NASA Lunar Imaging CubeSat

Posted August 8, 2016 by

For being our familiar anchor in the night sky, the moon still holds mysteries for scientists.

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Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 8

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On Dec. 8, thousands of Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8.

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Pratt & Whitney to deliver final production F117 engine

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Pratt & Whitney will deliver the final production F117 engine to the U.S. Air Force for its C-17 Globemaster III fleet later this month. A ceremony commemorating delivery of 1,313 production engines will be held later today at Pratt & Whitney’s engine center in Middletown, Conn., and will include representatives from the U.S. Air Force and…

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Boeing, United Airlines announce order for nine 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Boeing photograph Boeing and United Airlines today announced the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet again with a new order for nine 787-9 airplanes, the longest-range member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family. The deal is valued at $2.53 billion according to list prices. Boeing and United Airlines announced Oct. 1 the carrier is expanding…

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