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Greenert: Sequestration threatens readiness, modernization

Posted March 6, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations told Congress March 4. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Japan Airlines’ first two 787 Dreamliners

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Boeing and Japan Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first two 787 Dreamliners March 26. JAL is the first airline to take delivery of a 787 powered by fuel-efficient General Electric GEnx engines. “Today is an important moment in our 60-year…

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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

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Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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U.K.’s first F-35 makes inaugural flight

Posted April 16, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Harvey

BK-1, the United Kingdom’s first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II production aircraft, flew its inaugural flight April 13. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti took the short takeoff/vertical landing jet through a series of functional flight checks during a sortie that lasted 45 minutes. The jet will…

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MDA selects Northrop Grumman for mentor-protégé program

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Northrop Grumman has signed a new U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protégé agreement with the Missile Defense Agency mentor-protégé program office in Huntsville. The DOD mentor-protégé program encourages prime contractors to help small businesses increase their participation in federal subcontracts and establish long-term relationships with prime contractors. Under the 36-month agreement, Northrop Grumman will assist QTEC,…

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Boeing delivers P-8A training devices to NAS Jacksonville, Fla.

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Boeing delivered a second set of P-8A Poseidon training devices to the U.S. Navy March 29 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. The devices consist of an Operational Flight Trainer, a Weapons Tactics Trainer and four Electronic Classrooms. “The P-8A Weapons Tactics Trainer is a new innovation for Boeing,” said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president…

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Can you C an M?

Posted April 29, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Thinh Nguyen The first C-5C to be modernized as an ìMî was ferried on April 28 by Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis, commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The C-5M will be delivered to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., after a stop at…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates compact, rugged solid-state laser for military applications

Posted May 1, 2012 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has test fired the first product in its next-generation FIRESTRIKE™ family of high-energy, solid-state lasers that meet goals for size and weight reduction and ruggedization for operational applications.

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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of 125th Boeing airplane

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Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 125th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900ER – and one of 12 airplanes the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of this year. Boeing and Turkish Airlines’ relationship stretches back to 1968 when the airline first purchased one McDonnell Douglas DC-9….

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Sikorsky, Terma widen MOU as Denmark considers MH-60R helicopter

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Sikorsky Aircraft and Terma announced May 7 they have extended and broadened their previously announced Memorandum of Understanding to explore additional potential collaborations on aircraft programs. Both the original MOU, signed in February 2010, and the new MOU are conditioned on the Danish government’s decision to procure Sikorsky MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters via a Foreign Military…

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