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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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Northrop Grumman contributions critical to fourth AEHF satellite launch for the U.S. Air Force

Posted January 30, 2019 by

The fourth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite was successfully launched Jan. 28 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. In support of AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin and the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Northrop Grumman provides the communication payloads for all of the AEHF satellites. In…

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Boeing delivers first two KC-46A Pegasus tankers to U.S. Air Force

Posted January 28, 2019 by

Boeing photograph The first of two Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers departs Everett, Wash. for McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. These aircraft, the first delivered by the program, will join the U.S. Air Force 22nd Air Refueling Wing. The first two Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft departed Everett’s Paine Field Jan. 25 for McConnell Air Force Base…

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Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

Posted January 28, 2019 by Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless

The chief executive of Airbus warned Jan. 24 that the aviation giant could move its U.K. operations out of Britain if the country leaves the European Union without a deal on trade relations, in one of the starkest assessments yet of the economic impact of a “no-deal” Brexit. CEO Tom Enders said Brexit threatened to…

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Northrop Grumman to build SEWIP Block 3 LRIP systems following successful milestone C decision

Posted January 25, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has continued to invest in advanced capabilities in Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare. With the Navy elevating the electromagnetic spectrum as a warfighting domain, SEWIP Block 3 is the cornerstone capability that will meet the urgent operational needs of the Fleet. Northrop Grumman has received authorization to proceed with low rate initial…

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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Posted January 23, 2019 by

Boeing successfully completed the first test flight Jan. 22 of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype in Manassas, Va.

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Bell Boeing awarded $144 million for V-22 support

Posted January 21, 2019 by

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania for V-22 aircraft belonging to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and…

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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine awarded contract to build LCS 31

Posted January 21, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin Fincantieri Marinette Marine team a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to build an additional Littoral Combat Ship. LCS 31 will be built in Marinette, Wisc., at FMM, the Midwest’s only naval shipyard, and is the 16th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the Navy to date. The team will leverage capital investment and…

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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for Minuteman, Peacekeeper rocket motor aging surveillance program

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Courtesy photograph Ground tests of Peacekeeper rocket motors ensure they are reliable to fly when used in a booster to launch payloads into orbit. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a follow-on contract valued up to $86 million from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Launch Systems Enterprise, Small Launch and Targets Division…

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Boeing, United Airlines announce repeat orders for 737 MAX, 777

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Boeing and United Airlines have announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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