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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Airbus delivers its first aircraft produced in United States

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The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place today, April 25, in Mobile, Ala.

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Elbit Systems of America showcases advanced solutions for Army aircrew readiness

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U.S. Army aircrews stand ready to fly tough missions in treacherous environments. Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a U.S. company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., provides solutions ranging from helmet mounted displays to next generation communications amplifiers that allow those aircrews the ability to perform missions more effectively and safely. Elbit Systems of…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $116 million contract option for JASSM-ER production

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Lockheed Martin received a $116.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range. This contract exercises an option in the Lot 14 contract and includes 100 JASSM-ER missiles. Work under this contract option is expected to be complete by June 2019. The award brings the total number…

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