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Raytheon awarded U.S. Air Force aircraft integration, life cycle technical support contract

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Raytheon has been awarded a $35 million sole-source contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide aircraft integration and life-cycle technical support on an advanced bomb carriage and release system for aircraft. The advanced system will allow both the Air Force and U.S. Navy to perform more missions utilizing less aircraft. “JMM BRU end users…

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Navy issues Lockheed Martin contract mod to construct two Littoral Combat Ships

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The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team a $715 million contract modification to add funding for construction of two Littoral Combat Ships – the third and fourth in a 10-ship contract awarded in December 2010. The contract modification is for construction of Little Rock and Sioux City. Construction on the first and…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA approval for 330-minute ETOPS

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Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport,…

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Lockheed Martin to continue maintaining shared early warning system

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The system that provides U.S. Theater Combatant Commanders and partner nations with U.S. missile event information will continue to be supported by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Air Force Electronics System Center, Space C2…

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Second Falcon 8X joins flight test campaign

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The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key development milestones. Falcon 8X s/n 02 took to the skies from Dassault Aviation's Bordeaux-Mérignac, France, facility

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Boeing honors 16 Suppliers of the Year for exceptional performance

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Boeing honored 14 companies and two academic institutions April 18 at the Boeing Supplier of the Year event, recognizing their exceptional performance and contributions to the company’s overall success during 2011. The Supplier of the Year awards are based on quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, and cost and demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to…

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General Dynamics NASSCO awarded $24 million for LCS sustainment

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General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $24.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy for Littoral Combat Ships sustainment execution in support of LCS’ home-ported in or visiting San Diego. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under the contract, General Dynamics NASSCO will plan, furnish material and provide support and facilities…

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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

Posted April 30, 2012 by

Goodrich Corp., which supplies components for aircraft makers, said April 26 that first-quarter profit fell 4 percent on higher taxes and costs for its sale to United Technologies Corp. Sales of original equipment for large commercial aircraft rose 27 percent, which the company credited to increased airplane production by Boeing and Airbus. It said a…

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IFF Mode 5 completes developmental testing

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Navy photograph Through a series of ground and flight test events Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, along with the PMA-213 Combat Identification (CID) team were performing developmental testing for IFF Mode 5 equipment, which is known as an RT-1763C/APX-111(V) Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station from June 2013 through…

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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship successfully completes acceptance trials

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The nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be...

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