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Astronics to scquire Armstrong Aerospace

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Armstrong Aerospace for approximately $51 million. The agreement is expected to close in January 2015, subject to normal closing requirements. Armstrong Aerospace, located in Itasca, Illinois, is a…

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UTC announces changes to aerospace leadership, organizational structure

Posted January 16, 2015 by

United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 15 it will streamline its aerospace organization and leadership structure to provide greater focus on serving customers. Alain Bellemare, president and CEO of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, has elected to leave the company at the end of the month. He will continue to serve as a consultant to UTC….

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Boeing, DLA exercise $223 million combat logistics support agreement

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Boeing and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency signed the second phase of a performance-based contract that reduces combat logistics support costs while enhancing war fighter readiness. Under terms of the contract Boeing will provide support for 11 different aircraft including the F/A-18 Super Hornet; AH-64 Apache; AV-8B Harrier; B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster III and associated…

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Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver modern, affordable C-130J training solutions to RAAF

Posted February 27, 2015 by

The Royal Australian Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Australia a contract to supply a modern C-130J-30 Virtual Maintenance Trainer and a Multi-Function Training Aid to support maintenance and aircrew training at RAAF Base Richmond. Through this major upgrade, the RAAF will have a standardized curriculum tailored for its operations and based on decades of…

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Northrop Grumman signs teaming agreement with Quest Aircraft Company

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Northrop Grumman has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Quest Aircraft Company to be the U.S. federal dealer of the Quest KODIAK, a single-engine short takeoff and landing aircraft, as well as their preferred special mission aircraft integrator. Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop Grumman and Quest are investing in integrating the Air Clawâ„¢…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight tests focus on aerodynamic efficiency

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests. The 757 flight tests continue the ecoDemonstrator Program’s multi-year effort to accelerate testing,…

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Lockheed Martin commemorates 4,500 F-16 aircraft deliveries

Posted April 3, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin commemorated the 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon delivery April 3 with a ceremony for employees, customers, former executives and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price. The F-16 is recognized as the world’s most successful modern-day fighter. Since the F-16’s first production orders in 1975, it has…

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Raytheon awarded $700 million NORAD contract

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Raytheon has been awarded a $700 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support threat warnings and assessments for the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Raytheon will provide sustainment services and products supporting the Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment and other systems covered by the contract. The program provides NORAD authorities with accurate, timely and unambiguous…

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Super Hercules takes flight to Texas

Posted April 19, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd McQue

Lockheed Martin delivered another C-130J Super Hercules to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 18. This aircraft was the 18th C-130J delivered to Dyess by Lockheed Martin. Col. Gerald Goodfellow, vice commander of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess accepted delivery of the aircraft.

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AF realigns B-1, LRS-B under Air Force Global Strike Command

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The Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force have directed the realignment of the Air Force’s B-1 bomber fleets and Long Range Strike-Bomber program from Air Combat Command to Air Force Global Strike Command, effective Oct. 1. The move will realign the Air Force’s core mission of global strike and all of the…

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