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Lockheed Martin to continue maintaining shared early warning system

Posted April 3, 2012 by

The system that provides U.S. Theater Combatant Commanders and partner nations with U.S. missile event information will continue to be supported by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Air Force Electronics System Center, Space C2…

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Second Falcon 8X joins flight test campaign

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The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key development milestones. Falcon 8X s/n 02 took to the skies from Dassault Aviation's Bordeaux-Mérignac, France, facility

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Boeing honors 16 Suppliers of the Year for exceptional performance

Posted April 19, 2012 by

Boeing honored 14 companies and two academic institutions April 18 at the Boeing Supplier of the Year event, recognizing their exceptional performance and contributions to the company’s overall success during 2011. The Supplier of the Year awards are based on quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, and cost and demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to…

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General Dynamics NASSCO awarded $24 million for LCS sustainment

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General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $24.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy for Littoral Combat Ships sustainment execution in support of LCS’ home-ported in or visiting San Diego. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under the contract, General Dynamics NASSCO will plan, furnish material and provide support and facilities…

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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

Posted April 30, 2012 by

Goodrich Corp., which supplies components for aircraft makers, said April 26 that first-quarter profit fell 4 percent on higher taxes and costs for its sale to United Technologies Corp. Sales of original equipment for large commercial aircraft rose 27 percent, which the company credited to increased airplane production by Boeing and Airbus. It said a…

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IFF Mode 5 completes developmental testing

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Navy photograph Through a series of ground and flight test events Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, along with the PMA-213 Combat Identification (CID) team were performing developmental testing for IFF Mode 5 equipment, which is known as an RT-1763C/APX-111(V) Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station from June 2013 through…

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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship successfully completes acceptance trials

Posted May 8, 2012 by

The nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be...

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Navy achieves IOC on Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

Posted June 1, 2015 by timchisham

TUCSON, Ariz., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –†The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability with the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 produced by Raytheon Company. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade that features enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “RAM Block 2 provides the accuracy and lethality…

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GA-ASI, U.K. partners validate new open payload architecture

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. along with SELEX Galileo (a Finmeccanica company) and Cobham Aviation Services, May 16 demonstrated a new open payload architecture during the Sovereign...

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Boeing, Qatar Airways announce order for 10 777-8Xs, four 777 Freighters

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Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for 10 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, valued at $4.8 billion at list prices, on the opening day of Paris Air Show 2015, June 15. “Acquiring technologically-advanced airplanes such as the 777X is integral to our expansion strategy,” said His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways. “With the…

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