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Boeing welcomes Virgin Australia as newest 737 MAX 10 customer

Posted August 29, 2018 by

Boeing and the Virgin Australia Group recently announced the airline is adding the largest and most efficient member of the 737 MAX family to its growing single-aisle fleet. The carrier has converted ten orders for the 737 MAX 8 for the larger MAX 10 variant. The airline, which has a number of 737 MAX 8s…

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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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U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $146.3 million contract to modernize USS Gettysburg

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Navy photograph BAE Systems will modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg under a recent contract from the U.S. Navy. BAE Systems was awarded a $146.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). The Gettysburg will undergo about 15 months of work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk,…

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Northrop Grumman, DARPA set new standard for wireless transmission speed

Posted August 22, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have set a new standard for wireless transmission by operating a data link at 100 gigabits per second over a distance of 20 kilometers in a city environment.

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Boeing completes autonomous synchronized flight tests in Australia

Posted August 20, 2018 by

Boeing has successfully completed the first suite of synchronized unmanned aerial vehicle flight tests using new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia. Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing’s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions as a team…

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Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems, provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing’s satellite and space portfolio, talent and capabilities. “Millennium Space Systems’ expertise in vertically-integrated small-satellite solutions perfectly complements Boeing’s existing satellite portfolio, and will allow us to meet the needs of a diverse customer set,”…

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Lockheed Martin, MBDA Deutschland receive second RFP to develop TLVS for Germany

Posted August 17, 2018 by

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has issued a second Request for Proposal to the TLVS bidders consortium — an MBDA and Lockheed Martin joint venture — to develop TLVS, Germany’s future Integrated Air and Missile Defense system.  “This second RFP is based on the first RFP. It addresses the…

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Lockheed Martin receives $218 million contract for HIMARS launcher

Posted August 15, 2018 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $218 million contract to produce High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware for an international customer. With this procurement, HIMARS is now in the inventories of four international partners. The contract calls for the delivery of 18 HIMARS launchers and associated equipment by December…

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Team Freedom lays keel on nations 23rd Littoral Combat Ship

Posted August 15, 2018 by

MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Cooperstown, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 14. Ellen R. Tillapaugh, Mayor of the Village of Cooperstown, N.Y., completed the time-honored tradition and…

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Northrop Grumman performs successful SABR fit-check on F/A-18C fighter at MCAS Miramar

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph At the request of the Marine Corps, Northrop Grumman successfully performed a fit check of a production APG-83 SABR on a F/A-18C Hornet at MCAS Miramar in California. BALTIMORE – Aug. 13, 2018 – Northrop Grumman has successfully installed a production APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C…

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