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International F-35 fleet begins build up at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted July 23, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Harvey

ZM135, a British F-35B and the first international Lockheed Martin Lightning II, takes off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, at 9:03 a.m., CDT, en route for Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Navy awards General Dynamics $7 million to plan submarine maintenance, modernization work

Posted August 6, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $6.9 million contract modification to plan maintenance and modernization work on the Los Angeles-class submarines USS Hartford (SSN-768) and USS Toledo (SSN-769). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced planning…

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ONR selects Hamilton Sundstrand for demonstration of energy-dense PEMFC based air-independent propulsion system

Posted August 12, 2012 by

UTC Aerospace Systems’ legacy Hamilton Sundstrand business was recently awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to demonstrate an energy-dense air independent power system for an undersea vehicle as part of ONR’s Long-Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion Program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. This program will develop an energy…

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Lockheed Martin wins $65 million JLTV engineering, manufacturing development phase

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $65 million contract from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps to continue developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle through the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase....

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AeroVironment receives $16.5 million of funding from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven

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AeroVironment, Inc. has received $16,472,298 in additional funding to perform on Aug. 10, 2012, from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012. The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new…

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Boeing Business Jets proves range capability with record-setting trans-Pacific flight

Posted September 17, 2012 by

Boeing photograph by Geoff Osborne From left: J.J. Choi, Samsung Electronics, BBJ Chief Pilot Rene Gonzalez, pilot Capt. Matt Coleman and BBJ president Captain Steve Taylor set a new world record for “Speed Over a Recognized Course” flying a BBJ non-stop from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand for installation of its VIP interiors. The…

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Boeing receives $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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The U.S. Navy on Sept. 21 awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will take the total fleet to 24 and bolster the service’s anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. This third low-rate initial production award follows two last year that totaled 13 aircraft. Boeing has delivered…

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U.S. Marine Corps selects General Dynamics team to build next-generation aviation subsystems

Posted October 9, 2012 by

A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to build up to four Engineering Development Models and nine Limited Deployment Units of the Processing and Display/Sensor Data Subsystem for Increment 1, Phase 2 of the Common Aviation Command and Control System. When built and fully operational, the General Dynamics…

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Raytheon tapped by ONR to develop hybrid power generator technology for the Marine Corps

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Raytheon was awarded a contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop next-generation hybrid tactical generator technology for the U.S. Marine Corps. Through the Hybrid Dish/Engine Expeditionary Generator (HyDE-2G) program, ONR aims to save at least 40 percent on fuel costs compared with those of diesel fuel generators typically used to support expeditionary operations…

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Lockheed Martin third quarter profit up, boost guidance

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Lockheed Martin said Oct.2 4 its third-quarter net income rose 4 percent, as lower pension-related costs helped offset a drop in revenue. The results beat Wall Street predictions and the Bethesda, Md.,-based aerospace and defense contractor also raised its full-year profit and revenue predictions. Lockheed Martin earned $727 million, or $2.21 per share, in the…

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