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Northrop Grumman signs Global Hawk sustainability partnership with U.S. Air Force

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The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Northrop Grumman a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services on the high altitude, long endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted autonomous unmanned aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system. This contract comes on the heels of Global Hawk winning the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence…

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Boeing to continue providing ICBM guidance systems to U.S. Air Force

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Boeing will continue to repair and supply the guidance systems of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to the U.S. Air Force through September 2015, keeping the weapon system adequately stocked with spare missile guidance sets and on constant alert. Under a $46.8 million contract, Boeing will serve as sole provider of maintenance and sustainment…

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317th AG delivers during massive JFE

Posted December 15, 2014 by A1C Autumn Velez

Air Force photograph by A1C Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Herculesí from various Air National Guard units and thirteen C-130J Super Herculesí from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to take off from Dyess AFB in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B Dec. 6,…

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Boeing delivers Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner

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  Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first enhanced automated testing station for U.S. Navy aircraft fleet

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System to the U.S. Navy for maximizing aircraft readiness.

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Boeing, Korean Air announce order for five 777 Freighters

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Boeing and Korean Air Feb. 12 finalized an order for five 777 Freighters. The order, valued at more than $1.5 billion at current list prices, will add further efficiency and reliability to Korean Air’s all-Boeing freighter fleet. As one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, Korean Air currently operates an all-Boeing freighter fleet of 26…

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Greenert: Sequestration threatens readiness, modernization

Posted March 6, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations told Congress March 4. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Japan Airlines’ first two 787 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Japan Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first two 787 Dreamliners March 26. JAL is the first airline to take delivery of a 787 powered by fuel-efficient General Electric GEnx engines. “Today is an important moment in our 60-year…

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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

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Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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U.K.’s first F-35 makes inaugural flight

Posted April 16, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Harvey

BK-1, the United Kingdom’s first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II production aircraft, flew its inaugural flight April 13. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti took the short takeoff/vertical landing jet through a series of functional flight checks during a sortie that lasted 45 minutes. The jet will…

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