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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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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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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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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

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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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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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GA-ASI, U.K. partners validate new open payload architecture

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. along with SELEX Galileo (a Finmeccanica company) and Cobham Aviation Services, May 16 demonstrated a new open payload architecture during the Sovereign...

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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to evaluate technologies for on-demand small satellite launch systems. Under the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access contract, worth about $4.5 million, Boeing will analyze affordable, aircraft-based satellite launch platforms that can quickly deploy small satellites or…

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Lockheed Martin submits bid for medium-range ballistic missile targets

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin announced June 8 that it has submitted its bid for the Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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Boeing executive Ray Conner to lead Commercial Airplanes business

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Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney announced June 26 the appointment of Raymond L. Conner as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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