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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

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PALMDALE, Calif. – The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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Twenty-three and counting

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 23nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Nov. 4. Aircraft 87-0034 was ferried by a crew led by Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm, Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force…

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

Posted November 21, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Northrop Grumman completes center fuselage for first Norwegian F-35 aircraft

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has completed – on budget and on schedule – the center fuselage for the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to be ordered by Norway, a conventional takeoff and landing variant designated AM-1.  

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Astronics to scquire Armstrong Aerospace

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Armstrong Aerospace for approximately $51 million. The agreement is expected to close in January 2015, subject to normal closing requirements. Armstrong Aerospace, located in Itasca, Illinois, is a…

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UTC announces changes to aerospace leadership, organizational structure

Posted January 16, 2015 by

United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 15 it will streamline its aerospace organization and leadership structure to provide greater focus on serving customers. Alain Bellemare, president and CEO of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, has elected to leave the company at the end of the month. He will continue to serve as a consultant to UTC….

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Boeing, DLA exercise $223 million combat logistics support agreement

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency signed the second phase of a performance-based contract that reduces combat logistics support costs while enhancing war fighter readiness. Under terms of the contract Boeing will provide support for 11 different aircraft including the F/A-18 Super Hornet; AH-64 Apache; AV-8B Harrier; B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster III and associated…

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Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver modern, affordable C-130J training solutions to RAAF

Posted February 27, 2015 by

The Royal Australian Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Australia a contract to supply a modern C-130J-30 Virtual Maintenance Trainer and a Multi-Function Training Aid to support maintenance and aircrew training at RAAF Base Richmond. Through this major upgrade, the RAAF will have a standardized curriculum tailored for its operations and based on decades of…

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Northrop Grumman signs teaming agreement with Quest Aircraft Company

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Northrop Grumman has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Quest Aircraft Company to be the U.S. federal dealer of the Quest KODIAK, a single-engine short takeoff and landing aircraft, as well as their preferred special mission aircraft integrator. Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop Grumman and Quest are investing in integrating the Air Clawâ„¢…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight tests focus on aerodynamic efficiency

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests. The 757 flight tests continue the ecoDemonstrator Program’s multi-year effort to accelerate testing,…

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