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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for pilot survivability training

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a 5-year, single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling value of $424 million by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center -- Weapons Division to support the Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Range program in Ridgecrest, Calif.

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GA-ASI to integrate Israeli reconnaissance pod aboard Italian MQ-9

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ILA BERLIN AIR SHOW – 2 June 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 2 that it will integrate RecceLite™, a versatile imagery reconnaissance pod, onto an Italian Air Force Predator® B/MQ-9. RecceLite is manufactured by Rafael, a leading developer of defense technology, based in Israel. RecceLite is currently operational on manned Italian…

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UTC Aerospace Systems helps launch the first flight of Embraer’s next-generation E2-Jet

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UTC Aerospace Systems played a key role in the successful first flight of the next-generation Embraer E-Jet E2. On board its maiden flight, the E2 was equipped with numerous systems and components from UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp UTC Aerospace Systems has also been selected by Embraer…

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Sikorsky successfully completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 1 Competition with autonomous flight

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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has successfully demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight using a Sikorsky S-76® commercial helicopter to complete Phase 1 of an $8 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Sikorsky’s ALIAS system directed the rotorcraft flight demonstration from Sikorsky’s Stratford, Connecticut, facility to Robertson…

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Predator B ‘Big Wing’ flies more than 36 hours non-stop

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 1 the longest endurance flight of the Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® Big Wing aircraft, a next-generation derivative of the combat-proven Predator B RPA. “This long-endurance flight demonstrates Predator B Big Wing’s game-changing potential for providing life-saving persistent ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance] in support of U.S. and coalition warfighters,”…

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GA-ASI, CBP successfully test airborne detect, avoid system aboard Guardian

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 1 the successful operational testing of a Detect and Avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Guardian Unmanned Aircraft System, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator® B RPA. The DAA system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force adjust KC-46 tanker schedule

Posted May 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone C—from June 2016 to August 2016 to allow additional time to implement the solution to a refueling boom loads issue identified during flight testing earlier this year. The Air Force also released an updated projection from Boeing for…

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Lockheed Martin to continue LRASM integration, test program

Posted May 27, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin ) has received a $321.8 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Navy for the continuation of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) integration and test phase.   The integration and test contract funds continuation of LRASM flight testing and integration onto the U.S. Air Force B-1B and the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. LRASM…

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Standard Missile-3 flight test validates engineering upgrade

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Raytheon and the Missile Defense Agency completed a successful flight test of an improved Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB third stage rocket motor.

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Space telescope reaches major milestone in path to launch

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Northrop Grumman's delivery of the fully integrated Optical Telescope Element for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks another major milestone toward the October 2018 launch of the largest telescope ever built for space.

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