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Boeing receives contract from Japan for KC-46 tanker

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Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft’s first international sale.

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Airbus H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser guided rockets

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The successful capability enhancement for the H145M continues. In the first weeks of December 2017, Airbus Helicopters demonstrated the ability to fire laser guided rockets (FZ275 LGR from Thales) with its new H145M platform at the Älvdalen test range of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Flight test Centre. In a rough and challenging environment the…

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BAE Systems awards contract to Lockheed Martin to supply vertical launching system for Royal Navy’s Type 26

Posted March 2, 2018 by

BAE Systems has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to equip the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System. The MK 41 VLS is the only system capable of launching anti-air, anti-submarine, surface-to-surface and strike-length missiles. Once integrated with the Type 26, the MK 41 VLS will offer…

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Protest over, Raytheon to begin work to sustain and modernize U.S. Army strategic software systems

Posted March 26, 2018 by

Raytheon) is beginning work on a contract to sustain and modernize missile defense and other strategic systems operated by the U.S. Army, combatant commands and other government agencies. The $600-million, three-year contract was first announced last June and a protest was withdrawn in February. Within the next 30-60 days Raytheon will begin accepting directions from…

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Reaction Engines, a UK hypersonic propulsion company

Posted April 13, 2018 by

Boeing has announced its investment in Reaction Engines Limited, a leader in advanced propulsion systems based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Reaction Engines’ technology will contribute to the next generation of hypersonic flight and space access vehicles. Reaction Engines is known for its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technology that…

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Saab receives U.S. order For Carl-Gustaf ammunition

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Defense and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from U.S. Special Operations Command for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the United States as MAAWS. The order comes under the terms of Saab’s framework contract announced with USSOCOM in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system. Deliveries are expected to take…

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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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Boeing, AirBridgeCargo Airlines celebrate delivery of two 747-8 Freighters

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Boeing has delivered two 747-8 Freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and one of the leading international scheduled air cargo carriers.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin conduct first LRASM captive-carry flights on F/A-18E/F

Posted December 14, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy recently completed the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) prototype captive-carry flight tests on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The flights were conducted at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. These initial airworthiness flight tests used a LRASM mass-simulator vehicle attached to the Navy’s F/A-18E/F to evaluate flight and handling…

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Saab showcases new AESA naval radar

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Saab Defense and Security USA LLC showcased its newest solid-state naval radar system, the SEA GIRAFFE 4A, at the Surface Navy Association’s 2016 National Symposium. The display showed how the radar performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance and tracking in rotating and staring modes. SEA GIRAFFE 4A is an S-band, multi-mission, active electronically scanned array…

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