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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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Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

Posted May 15, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach

A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, its defense manufacturing industry was confined to the domestic market apart from some joint projects…

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Sikorsky announces supplier of the year awards

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. May 13 announced its 2015 Supplier of the Year awards and 14 Gold Suppliers recognized for best-in-class performance. The companies all were initially recognized at Sikorsky’s annual Supplier Summit held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The 2015 Supplier of Year award winners are:…

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Air and missile defense radar sails through critical design review

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The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar critical design review. The outcome confirms Raytheon’s design and technologies as mature, producible and low risk; on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost.  The CDR assessed all technical aspects of the program, from hardware specifications,…

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Lockheed Martin receives $174 million contract for ATACMS missile production

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Lockheed Martin received a $174 million Foreign Military Sales contract for Army Tactical Missile System production for the U.S. Army and the United Arab Emirates.

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Raytheon Company appoints VP, Treasury

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Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy announced today the appointment of Kevin G. DaSilva as vice president, Treasury, effective May 18, 2015, and subject to election by the Board of Directors at its next meeting. DaSilva, 51, will report to Toby O’Brien, chief financial officer for Raytheon.  He succeeds Richard Goglia, who retired from…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, E-2/C-2 Programs for Military Aircraft Systems

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Northrop Grumman announced Jane Bishop has been appointed vice president, E-2/C-2 programs for the Military Aircraft Systems division of its Aerospace Systems sector. In her new role, Bishop will be responsible for the continuing development, production and delivery of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based airborne early warning and control aircraft. She will…

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Test flight confirms suitability of latest Raytheon AESA legacy Hornet upgrades

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the combat relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft for 15 to 20 years. Hornet fleets upgrading to the new APG-79V(X) radar will receive Super Hornet-like capabilities, including: * extended detection ranges * simultaneous air-to-air…

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Thailand, Romania select Lockheed Martin’s SniperÆ pod for F-16 fleets

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The Romanian Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force recently selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper†Advanced Targeting Pod for their F-16 fleets, becoming the 18th and 19th international customers to receive this advanced sensor capability. Lockheed Martin will integrate and field Sniper ATPs on existing RoAF and RTAF aircraft and provide initial sustainment support. Pod deliveries began…

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Development completed on advanced ground station for AF national security space program

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Lockheed Martin has crossed the threshold from development to testing on the next-generation ground system, called Increment 2, for the Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System after successfully integrating significant software and hardware to the station. Once operational, Increment 2 will increase SBIRS’ overall ability to manage complex, emerging threats while reducing Air Force operations…

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