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Boeing, Ryanair celebrate milestone delivery of Airline’s 400th Next-Generation 737-800

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Boeing and Ryanair marked a milestone April 4 with the delivery of the airline’s 400th Next-Generation 737-800. The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world. “The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with its industry leading technical reliability and seating capacity, has been the foundation upon which our successful and safe growth…

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Contract Briefs

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Veterans Technology, Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $128,846,565 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for advisory and assistance services for business operations in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support.  This contract provides support for the development, implementation, sustainment, and execution of both Ballistic Missile Defense System and program-level strategic planning and financial management; cost…

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Lockheed Martin-led team awarded contract to build LCS 25

Posted April 1, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded the Lockheed Martin-led industry team a contract for one fully funded Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. The contract award includes funding for seaframe construction, systems integration and testing. Leveraging savings from its block buy contract, the U.S. Navy exercised an option to build an additional Freedom-class LCS under its current block…

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Lockheed Martin restarts production of tactical missile system at Arkansas facility

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph A Lockheed Martin TACMS missile blasts away from its launcher during a test flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Lockheed Martin has restarted its Tactical Missile System production line at the company’s facility in Camden, Ark. For more than 20 years, TACMS (formerly ATACMS) was assembled on-budget and on- or ahead…

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India to acquire Raytheon Stinger missiles

Posted March 30, 2016 by

The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to acquire Stinger air-to-air missiles made by Raytheon. As part of the deal, India will receive 245 Stinger air-to-air missiles, as along with launchers and engineering support. “India joins nations around the globe who recognize that air-to-air Stinger can be…

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Dassault’s Falcon 8X enters final stages of flight test, certification campaign

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Dassault Aviation's new flagship, the Falcon 8X, is entering the final stages of its flight test and certification program as work proceeds to prepare the ultra-long range trijet for initial delivery.

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Lockheed Martin begins testing, integration on RAN’s first Aegis-equipped Hobart Class Destroyer

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin Integrated Test Team start Aegis Combat System integration and testing. Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Test Team begins Aegis combat system integration and testing aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis-equipped Air Warfare Destroyer, HOBART. The Aegis Combat System testing will be facilitated by Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians who are responsible…

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Hybrid Enterprises receives first letter of intent to buy Lockheed Martin airships

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Straightline Aviation signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships with a potential value of approximately $480 million.

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Contract Briefs Pt. II

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Kalmar RT Center, Cibolo, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $8,077,989 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for replacement parts for multiple weapon systems, aircraft and equipment. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Texas, with a March…

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AAR wins U.S. Navy award for contract logistics support of C-40A Clipper aircraft

Posted March 28, 2016 by

AAR has been awarded a $104,970,967 five-year, fixed-price contract by the Naval Air Systems Command for fleet logistics support, including commercial depot support and site support, for the C-40A Clipper aircraft, a derivative of the Boeing 737-700 commercial airliner. “We are honored by this selection and look forward to providing top-notch service to our U.S….

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