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Sikorsky awarded $8 million contract for Phase 1 ALIAS program

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced March 4 that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded the company an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The objective of DARPA’s ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into…

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Lockheed Martin receives $66 million THAAD follow-on development contract

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $66 million follow-on contract from the Missile Defense Agency to continue development of the highly successful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Weapon System. The Advanced Capability Development contract is a five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity award. The initial task order provides three years of engineering technical services including: flight test planning,…

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Off they go: Three more C-130Js delivered

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie March 19, a U.S. Air Force crew took delivery of and ferried an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft that is assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command’s 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Three variants of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were recently delivered…

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Spirit AeroSystems opens Kansas, facility

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Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. formally opened a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chanute, Kansas, April 5. Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest non-OEM designer and manufacturer of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. The ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was hosted by Spirit President and CEO Jeff Turner. Other special guests included Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Kansas Secretary…

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Northrop Grumman to collaborate with Indonesian partner companies to produce ground-based radar systems

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Northrop Grumman executed a memorandum of understanding at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia. The Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-78 is the latest generation of state-of-the-art…

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Lockheed Martin’s Shadow Hawk munition launched from Shadow UAS for first time

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Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first launch of a Shadow Hawk precision-guided weapon recently from a Shadow 200 Unmanned Aircraft System, achieving a direct hit on the target. Shadow Hawk is an 11-pound class, 2.75-inch diameter, 27-inch long drop-glide weapon. It is terminally guided by a semi-active laser seeker, providing better than one meter precision….

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First Travis C-5B inducted

Posted May 9, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by David Key

Lockheed Martin last week inducted into its facilities in Marietta, Ga., the first C-5B Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to become a C-5M Super Galaxy. This aircraft is the twelfth to enter the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program production line. Throughout its career, this aircraft has supported the warfighter’s operations across...

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics reaches new contracts with two unions

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Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Office and Professional Employees International Union have ratified new labor agreements with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth Texas. The new agreements became effective May 21 and extend for four and five years, respectively. The IBEW members approved their agreement in a vote May 18,…

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Northrop Grumman receives Small Business Partner of the Year Award

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Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector has received the Small Business Partner of the Year Award from the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum for the company’s ongoing commitment and support of small businesses. The Fourth Annual SECAF awards honor small and emerging government contractors and other companies in the industry that rely on small businesses….

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Astrotech Space Operations secures $1.1 million propellants purchase order

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Astrotech Corporation’s Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has secured a $1.1 million purchase order to supply hypergolic propellants support to a spacecraft manufacturer. ASO will provide propellant delivery and export-related services from its headquarters in Titusville, Fla. Astrotech Corporation is a leading provider of commercial aerospace services. “Our propellants-related services are integral to our core business,…

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