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Northrop Grumman begins delivery of AQS-24C mine hunting system upgrades

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Navy photograph Three MH-53E helicopters and personnel after the successful AQS-24C trials held in Panama City, Fla. Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the development of the AQS-24C and delivered the first two systems to the U.S. Navy. The AQS-24C upgrade adds an in-stride volume search capability to the AQS-24B. The AQS-24C builds on the AQS-24B…

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Raytheon systems excel in first test of Ford-class integrated combat system

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first-ever, live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System on the Self Defense Test Ship. The test, conducted for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of the Navy’s newest class of aircraft carriers, successfully…

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Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

Posted February 6, 2019 by

Boeing announced Feb. 5 a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.,-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing…

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As demand soars, Boeing contemplates new plane

Posted February 4, 2019 by David Koenig

Boeing, flying high on strong demand for airliners and military planes, faces a difficult decision over whether to develop a new plane to fill in a gap in its lineup. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the plane could replace less fuel-efficient bigger planes and let airlines launch new midrange routes. It would be bigger than…

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Lockheed Martin, Royal Netherlands Air Force celebrate rollout of first Dutch operational F-35

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Netherlands first operational F-35 on display during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Dutch and American officials celebrated the roll out of the first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Netherlands Air Force at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, commemorating a transformational leap…

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Boeing soars and lifts markets with it

Posted February 1, 2019 by David Koenig

Boeing, flying high on strong demand for airliners and military planes, faces a difficult decision over whether to develop a new plane to fill in a gap in its lineup. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the plane could replace less fuel-efficient bigger planes and let airlines launch new midrange routes. It would be bigger than…

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Lockheed Martin to develop cyber/EW podded system for U.S. Army

Posted January 30, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a Prototype Project Agreement through an Other Transaction Agreement with Consortium Management Group on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace valued at $18 million to design, develop and test a cyber/electronic warfare podded system for the “Air Large” component of the U.S. Army’s Multi-Function Electronic Warfare family of systems program.

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Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture awarded contract for 2,100 F-model missiles

Posted January 30, 2019 by

The Javelin Joint Venture was awarded a production contract for 2,100 F-Model (FGM-148F) missiles, following a successful and rigorous system qualification test program that included 21 successful flight tests. The contract launches the initial full-rate production agreement for the Javelin F-Model missile, replacing the Javelin FGM-148E (Block I).  The Javelin FGM-148F missile features an advanced…

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Boeing receives $2.4 billion P-8A Poseidon contract from U.S. Navy

Posted January 30, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Sikorsky Australia moves forward stocking location to Perth

Posted January 30, 2019 by

Sikorsky Australia photograph Sikorsky Australia team celebrating at the new FSL in Perth, Australia Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced Jan. 29 the relocation of its Forward Stocking Location from Australia’s East Coast in Brisbane to the West Coast in Perth. The Brisbane FSL opened in 2016 to better support the flow of parts to…

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