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Korean manufacturers deliver first Global Hawk components

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The partnership between Northrop Grumman and the Korean defense industry achieved another milestone in April with the completion of the first two component orders on the Republic of Korea Global Hawk Program. This spring, Korean Jig and Fixture delivered build-to-print aerospace grade precision machine parts for the first Republic of Korea Global Hawk. This comes…

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Raytheon to start production of first multi-spectral targeting system with next-generation accuracy

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $90 million first-lot production contract for the next-generation Multi-Spectral Targeting System.

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Boeing honors 12 suppliers for outstanding performance in 2015

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Boeing has named its 2015 Supplier of the Year award winners, recognizing 12 companies for the high quality of their product or service and the value they create for Boeing and its global airline and U.S. and allied government customers. Strong performance and close collaboration with these award-winning suppliers helped Boeing exceed customers’ expectations while…

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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

Posted April 27, 2016 by

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon up to $104 million for long-range radar operations

Posted April 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command has awarded Raytheon up to $104 million to conduct operations and maintenance for the Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar program. ROTHR is a long-range surveillance radar used by the U.S. government in counter narco-terrorism operations. Raytheon designed and built ROTHR and will provide operations support, modernization and maintenance of the…

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BAE Systems awarded $109 million to convert M88 recovery vehicles for U.S. Army

Posted April 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $109.7 million to convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) configuration. The conversions allow the M88A2s to recover the Army’s heaviest vehicles, such as tanks, without the assistance of another vehicle. “The HERCULES is…

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Sikorsky King Stallion lifts first external load

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin announced April 26 the CH-53K helicopter has achieved its first external lift flight by successfully carrying a 12,000 pound external load. “Achieving our first external lift signifies another milestone for the CH-53K program,” said Mike Torok, Sikorsky’s Vice President of CH-53K Programs. “Our flight envelope expansion efforts remain on track, and we continue…

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Boeing, Air France celebrate milestone delivery of airline’s 70th 777

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Boeing and Air France marked a milestone April 26 with the delivery of the airline’s 70th 777. The French flag carrier has played a pivotal role is the success of the 777 program and was the launch customer for both the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009. Air France took delivery of…

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines announce order for 10 Next-Generation 737s

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Boeing and Xiamen Airlines, China’s only all-Boeing carrier, have finalized an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at $960 million at list prices, will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.  “The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family,” said Ihssane Mounir,…

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USS Coronado deploys with next-gen UAV controls from Raytheon

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command have deployed advanced mission control for the MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, aboard the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado, which is now underway. Navy control hardware and Raytheon control software were combined for robust, flexible command and control of Fire Scout missions in littoral waters….

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