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Boeing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex deliver second LRIP C-130 AMP aircraft

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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force’s Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Georgia delivered the second C-130 Avionics Modernization Program aircraft modified by Warner Robins on July 17. The aircraft is the fifth to be delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.; the first three were modified by Boeing. The Boeing C-130 AMP contract…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $156 million for continuing BACN mission support

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman two contract modifications totaling $156 million to continue operating and maintaining the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system in support of overseas contingency missions. Northrop Grumman was awarded a $106 million contract modification to extend the deployment and operation of BACN payloads installed in three E-11A Bombardier Global Express…

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United Kingdom accepts first international Lockheed Martin F-35

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The United Kingdom accepted the first international Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a July 19 ceremony with senior...

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce order for additional 777-200LR

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines July 29 announced an order for one additional 777-200LR (Longer Range) Worldliner, adding to the airline’s fleet of five 777-200LRs. The order is valued at approximately $276 million at list price. “The 777-200LR has been a fantastic airplane for Ethiopian Airlines,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “The performance and…

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Lockheed Martin receives $68.9 million contract for PAC-3 MSE production

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Lockheed Martin has received a $68.9 million contract to prepare the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile production line for the introduction of the Missile Segment Enhancement version of the combat-proven PAC-3 Missile. The facilitization contract provides funding for PAC-3 MSE-specific tooling and test equipment at the company’s Camden, Ark., facility, as well as other sites and…

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Boeing’s 50th 747-400BCF delivered to Evergreen International Airlines

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Boeing, Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering celebrated the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter July 19. The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled commitments to customer airlines. “This is a…

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Lockheed Martin receives $353 million U.S. Army contract for Guided MLRS rockets

Posted July 19, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $353.2 million U.S. Army follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rockets. Designed for destroying targets at ranges up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS is an all-weather, rapidly deployable, long-range rocket that delivers precision strike beyond the range of most conventional weapons. GMLRS Unitary…

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Boeing receives U.S. Navy contracts for SLAM ER, Harpoon ,missiles

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June 29, Boeing received a firm-fixed-price contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the production of nearly 90 Harpoon Block II missiles and associated hardware for the U.S. and four foreign militaries. The $145.1 million contract also includes exercise and test variants of the Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response. The first missile deliveries…

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Rolls-Royce testing jet engine at Arizona airport

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London-based Rolls-Royce is testing a new jet engine at the Tucson International Airport. The modified 747 Boeing jumbo jet isn’t taking on any passengers yet. The plane is at the airport as part of a project with Raytheon Technical Services to test an engine designed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Raytheon spokeswoman Melissa Clearly says…

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Sikorsky delivers 500th ‘M’ Model Black Hawk

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and the U.S. Army celebrated July 18the delivery of the 500th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The deliveries to date comprise 400 UH-60M utility and 100 HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft, the latter used exclusively as an air ambulance by the U.S. Army to rush wounded soldiers to field…

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