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Northrop Grumman, partners complete CDR of UH-60V Black Hawk

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the U.S. Army, Prototype Integration Facility and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has successfully conducted the Critical Design Review of the UH-60V Black Hawk program. Under a contract awarded in the third quarter of 2014, Northrop Grumman is supplying a mission equipment package for a digital cockpit upgrade…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete KC-46 tanker refueling flight with F/A-18

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Boeing photograph by John Parker The KC-46 Pegasus tanker refuels an F/A-18 aircraft using its hose and drogue system for the first time. Boeing and Air Force aircrews successfully made contact with and refueled the fighter aircraft during the four-hour flight over Washington State. During the four-plus hour flight, the tanker’s air refueling operator smoothly…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force Complete KC-46 Tanker Refueling Flight with F/A-18

Posted February 12, 2016 by

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th

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Lockheed Martin selects South Carolina as preferred T-50A FACO site

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has selected its Greenville Operations facility in Greenville, S.C., as the preferred Final Assembly and Checkout site to manufacture its T-50A aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. “A number of sites were considered for the FACO location. Following a detailed examination, the Greenville Operations facility was selected based…

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Raytheon performance, deliveries continue for Zumwalt

Posted February 10, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph DG 1000 sets sail for the first time Dec. 7, 2015, for initial sea trials Raytheon, the prime mission-systems equipment integrator for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, continues its strong performance, supporting the government-industry team as ships progress toward delivery. Raytheon systems performed well during DDG 1000’s Alpha Trials, a week-long, at-sea…

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

Posted February 10, 2016 by

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

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General Dynamics receives $24 million for Ohio replacement sub development

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $23.6 million contract modification to continue development of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.  Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform air conditioning unit detail design, prototype unit manufacture and technical manual…

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Boeing delivers reversible fuel cell-based energy storage system to U.S. Navy

Posted February 10, 2016 by

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers.

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ULA successfully launches GPS IIF-12 satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted February 8, 2016 by

United Launch Alliance successfully launched its first mission of the year with an Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m., EST. GPS IIF-12 is the final satellite in the IIF-block of satellites, which…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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