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S-97 RAIDERô helicopter powered on for first time

Posted June 16, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced June 16 it has turned on electrical power for the first time to the S-97 RAIDER prototype helicopter, signaling successful installation of the avionics system and a major step toward completing the assembly of the new and first light tactical rotorcraft featuring X2 Technology. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies…

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NASA, Boeing sign space launch system contract

Posted July 3, 2014 by

Boeing has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America’s return to human exploration of deep space. The $2.8 billion contract validates Boeing’s earlier selection as the prime contractor on the SLS core stage, including the avionics,…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways finalize order for 50 777Xs

Posted July 18, 2014 by

  Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.  In addition, the airline announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X…

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Boeing to assemble 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Boeing announced July 30 that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final…

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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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Raytheon receives $109 million contract for Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

Posted September 11, 2014 by

Raytheon Comp received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their Patriot systems. “Customers…

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Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8×8 vehicle aces brutal Nevada Automotive Test Center course

Posted September 24, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8×8 pushes through rocky terrain at the Nevada Automotive Test Center. Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8×8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed the Nevada Automotive Test Center’s challenging Butte Mountain Trail course, one of the most severe off-road test tracks in the world. Teamed with Patria, Havoc is Lockheed Martin’s entry…

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High definition Lockheed Martin sensor focuses on flexibility

Posted October 13, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor systemís modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and maintenance costs. INFIRNO is a turret-mounted system with high performing optical sensors that enable users to identify, track and engage…

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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Northrop Grumman delivers first F-35 center fuselage produced by integrated assembly line

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PALMDALE, Calif. ““ Northrop Grumman’s first F-35 center fuselage produced by its Integrated Assembly Line was delivered to Lockheed Martin March 16, 2012. While the company has delivered 69 center fuselages since 2005, this…

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