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Lockheed Martin completes delivery of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Canada

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The Royal Canadian Air Force formally accepted the 17th Lockheed Martin CC-130J Super Hercules in ceremonies in Marietta, Ga., May 8, completing the order placed in December 2007. The aircraft will be flown to Canadian Forces Base Trenton later this week. The original contract called for all 17 aircraft to be delivered by the end…

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Northrop Grumman, Army achieve ballistic missile intercept in inaugural flight test

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The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System in its first flight test. “Working together with the Army, we will deliver with IBCS a fully netted system providing a single, unambiguous view…

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17 Globemaster III

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored and delighted to deliver the Royal Air Force’s newest C-17 to join the fleet at Number 99 Squadron, where our seven…

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Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine performs first engine start, ground run in first F-35 assembled outside U.S.

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Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II, successfully completed its first engine start and ground run in the first F-35 assembled outside of the United States. The event occurred June 2 at the Italian F-35 Final Assembly Check-Out facility in Cameri, Italy, supported by the joint team of Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin GPS III flight operations contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The GPS III program…

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Bell Boeing announces contract for first V-22 Ospreys to Japan

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Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, and Boeing, was awarded a U.S. Navy contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. governmentĂ­s foreign military sales program. The contract for the Block C aircraft…

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XCOR announces general sales agent for space tourism flights

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MOJAVE, Calif. – With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, “Space Program: Mars” as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation as the new General Sales Agent for the XCOR owned Lynx Suborbital vehicle flying from the Mojave Air and Spaceport, Calif. SXC was previously announced as the first wet lease customer for a…

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Boeing delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence’s sixth C-17

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Boeing delivered the sixth United Arab Emirates C-17 Globemaster III to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month at the company's final assembly facility in Long Beach. Calif.

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Aerojet Rocket Motors consistently deliver for Standard Missile-3 intercepts

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Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced June 27 that its rocket motors once again successfully contributed to the second consecutive intercept test of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-3 Block IB. During the test, the missile intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target. Aerojet’s MK 72 booster and MK 104 dual-thrust rocket motor provided the first- and second-stage propulsion…

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Aerojet names Arthur “Gene” Goldman as its Southeast Space Operations lead

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Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 9 that on Aug. 6, Gene Goldman will join Aerojet to lead the company’s Southeast Space Operations. Goldman has been the acting center director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., since March 2012, when Robert Lightfoot began his assignment as NASA acting administrator at NASA Headquarters….

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