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Boeing rolls out 5000th Next-Generation 737

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Boeing rolled out the 5000th Next-Generation 737 this week. The airplane is a Boeing C-40A Clipper, a modified 737-700C, that will serve as a transport aircraft for the U.S. Navy. “This milestone is another testament to the popularity of our Next-Generation 737 and represents the confidence our customers have in the work of our team,”…

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Boeing delivers 25th C-17 training center to U.S. Air Force

Posted August 1, 2014 by

Boeing recently delivered a comprehensive training center for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the Memphis Air National Guard base in Tennessee, improving the service’s training capabilities while reducing travel, maintenance and other operating expenses. The highly realistic training system prepares C-17 pilots and loadmasters for a host of scenarios, including sophisticated mission operations and…

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Navy Awards General Dynamics contract for LCS planning yard services

Posted August 25, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy LCS 1…

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $234 million for nuclear-sub support work

Posted September 15, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $234 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. The contract has a total potential value of $1.5 billion over five years if all options are exercised. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under…

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Northrop Grumman advances unmanned systems capabilities for maritime missions

Posted September 29, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense’s capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer…

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

Posted October 15, 2014 by

PALMDALE, Calif. – The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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Twenty-three and counting

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 23nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Nov. 4. Aircraft 87-0034 was ferried by a crew led by Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm, Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force…

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

Posted November 21, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Northrop Grumman completes center fuselage for first Norwegian F-35 aircraft

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has completed – on budget and on schedule – the center fuselage for the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to be ordered by Norway, a conventional takeoff and landing variant designated AM-1.  

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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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