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China certifies Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced April 15 that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D™ aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China.

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Boeing receives phased array antenna system contract from Yahsat

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Boeing has finalized a firm-fixed-price contract with Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat), the United Arab Emirates-based multipurpose satellite operator, to design and build active electronically steered phased array antenna systems for aircraft. The value of the contract is not being disclosed. The small, state-of-the-art Ka-band phased-array SATCOM antenna system allows customers to take advantage of…

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General Dynamics awarded $25 million for submarine, carrier maintenance work

Posted April 4, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $25.2 million to perform nuclear submarine and carrier maintenance and modernization work in Groton, Conn., and Bremerton, Wash. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the first contract, worth $15.4 million, Electric Boat will perform the…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

Posted April 22, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphereâ„¢ laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Hawker Beechcraft warns employees of 350 layoffs

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Roxana Hegeman

Aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft gave 60-day layoff notices to about 350 workers at its plant in Wichita, Kansas, April 23, about a week after it reported a nearly $633 million net loss for 2011. The company, which manufacturers business and military aircraft, cited market conditions for the move in a letter sent to employees. The…

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Deployment extended for K-MAX unmanned aerial cargo hauler

Posted May 9, 2012 by

Two unmanned K-MAX helicopters have delivered more than one million pounds in less than four months in support of the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and will remain in theater until September on a deployment extension. The aircraft, a joint effort by Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace, is the first unmanned helicopter to deliver cargo…

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics reaches new contracts with two unions

Posted May 21, 2012 by

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Office and Professional Employees International Union have ratified new labor agreements with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth Texas. The new agreements became effective May 21 and extend for four and five years, respectively. The IBEW members approved their agreement in a vote May 18,…

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General Dynamics awarded $118 million for development of advanced submarine technologies

Posted June 1, 2012 by

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $117.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support…

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Pratt & Whitney, Italian Air Force celebrate successful F-16 ‘Peace Caesar,’ F100 fleet management programs

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Pratt & Whitney and the Italian Air Force celebrated the highly successful Peace Caesar F-16 lease program and supporting Pratt & Whitney F100 Fleet Management Program during the F-16 departure ceremony May 23 at Trapani Air Base, Italy. The Performance Based Logistics program was designed to provide affordable readiness for the Italian Air Force fleet…

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Northrop Grumman to supply airborne fire control radars to Thailand, Iraq, Oman for F-16s

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Northrop Grumman has received an $87.8 million foreign military sales contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft. The company will deliver six radar systems to the Royal Thai Air Force, 22 radar systems to the Iraqi Air Force and 15 radar systems…

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