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Global Hawk variants safely surpass 100,000 combat/operational support hours

Posted August 28, 2014 by

Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems in Northrop Grumman's high altitude long endurance series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours.

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International Aero Engines achieves certification of V2500Æ-E5 engine

Posted August 28, 2014 by

IAE International Aero Engines AG has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the V2500Æ-E5 engine for Embraer’s KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390′s launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force. “Achieving engine certification on schedule is a big win for the program,” said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security. “We have a high level…

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Navy Awards General Dynamics contract for LCS planning yard services

Posted August 25, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy LCS 1…

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Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Boeing announced Aug. 25 an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).

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F-35 flight test program milestones maturing combat capabilities

Posted August 25, 2014 by

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity. “The test milestones are a direct result of the detailed planning, coordination and execution between various government teams and the integrated test force,” said J.D….

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Boeing program completes critical design, safety reviews

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Boeing photograph Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft and the Critical Design Review of its integrated systems, meeting all of the companyís Commercial Crew Integrated Capability milestones on time and on budget. Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation-100…

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Keep on Rockin’: C-130J ferries to Little Rock AFB

Posted August 22, 2014 by Andrew McMurtrie

  The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., received another Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifter Aug. 21.  Brig. Gen. Brian Robinson, vice commander, 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott AFB, Ill., ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., facility in Marietta, Ga. The…

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Air Force tests Raytheon’s upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force successfully flight tested an upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile. The HARM Control Section Modification is more precise and accurate, which reduces potential collateral damage. During this test mission, an F-16 aircraft fired an HCSM, AGM-88F, against an emitter located outside of a zone of exclusion, which contained a similar…

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F-16V completes major capability milestone

Posted August 20, 2014 by

The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array radar. Completing this milestone on schedule demonstrates our ability to meet program commitments, said Roderick McLean, vice president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group at Lockheed…

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Robots moving robots: Lockheed Martin conducts first fully autonomous mission

Posted August 20, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph A K-MAX unmanned helicopter delivers an SMSS unmanned ground vehicle during a fully autonomous mission demonstration at Fort Benning, Ga. A safety pilot was on board K-MAX but did not operate the controls at any time. Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, successfully…

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