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LCS 13 completes acceptance trials

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 13, the future USS Wichita, recently completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 13 is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this summer. “LCS 13’s completion of Acceptance Trials means this…

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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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Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training program contract

Posted September 28, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and simulators from Boeing. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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U.S. Army pilots fly autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in first-of-its-kind demo

Posted October 31, 2018 by

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman receives $3.6 billion IDIQ contract for infrared countermeasures systems

Posted January 7, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and support from the U.S. Air Force. Under the IDIQ, the Air Force may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract.

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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 (JASSM®) 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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