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Last call for Northrop Grumman Foundation’s school labs makeover contest

Posted June 13, 2016 by

The Northrop Grumman Foundation reminds all public middle schools that June 17 is the last day to enter for its Fab School Labs online contest. Now in its second year, the school lab makeover contest is designed to encourage today’s children to become tomorrow’s innovators and provide public middle schools with an opportunity to create…

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GA-ASI Predator-series aircraft exceed four million flight hours

Posted September 21, 2016 by

AFA AIR, SPACE & CYBER, WASHINGTON – 20 September 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 20 that its Predator®-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper®, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, has achieved a historic industry milestone: four million flight hours. The milestone was crossed on August 7th, with 291,331 total missions…

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Keel laid for future USS Lyndon B. Johnson

Posted February 1, 2017 by

A keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was held Jan. 30 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The keel was authenticated by former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters and ship co-sponsors, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, by welding their initials into the…

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Lockheed Martin completes acceptance test of first TPS-77 MRR

Posted March 12, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin recently completed a successful site acceptance test of a TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (TPS-77 MRR) marking an on-time delivery of the first of three radars to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia, and a major step forward in strengthening Latvia’s national defense. The TPS-77 MRR plays a vital role in improving…

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Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services celebrate delivery of lessor’s 500th Boeing airplane

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Boeing announced Nov. 20 the delivery of the 500th Boeing airplane to GE Capital Aviation Services. The Next-Generation 737-800 will be leased to Kenya Airways and is the 401st 737 delivered to the leasing company.   “This is a major milestone in our 20-year association with Boeing,” said Norm Liu, President and CEO, GECAS. “We…

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Northrop Grumman welcomes UK as global F-35 Lightning II component MRO, upgrade services

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman welcomes the announcement by the F-35 Joint Program Office in the U.S. that it has assigned the U.K. to provide global maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for F-35 Lightning II Air Vehicle Depot-Level Repairable Components.  Northrop Grumman is part of the innovative partnership between the U.K. government-owned, Defence Electronics and Components Agency,…

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Lockheed Martin completes F-16 durability testing milestone

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has completed more than 27,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft and is now analyzing the data to determine the durability of the aircraft beyond its original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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U.S. Army awards Honeywell $41 million For APN-209 radar altimeter

Posted September 30, 2015 by

The U.S. Army awarded Honeywell Aerospace $41 million to continue supplying its combat-proven radar altimeters for use across the Army’s full fleet of helicopter platforms. Honeywell’s lightweight, compact APN-209 radar altimeter is a critical piece of safety and awareness equipment designed to work well in a helicopter’s operating environment, specifically in the hover phase and…

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Boeing, U.S. Army to remanufacture 117 Apache helicopters

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Boeing continues its role as the United States’ leading provider of attack helicopters with a contract to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the new, more capable AH-64E model. The agreement, which also includes the acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares, carries a total contract value of about $1.5 billion.

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Boeing HorizonX invests in unmanned systems technology leader Near Earth Autonomy

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Boeing announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh, Penn.,-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight. In addition to the investment, Boeing and Near Earth Autonomy also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. “This partnership…

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