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C-130 completes first flight with enhanced Rolls-Royce Engine

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Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the U.S. Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.

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Boeing, Avolon finalize order for 737 MAXsn Next-Generation 737s

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Boeing and Avolon, the international airplane leasing company, finalized a firm order for 10 737 MAX 8s, 5 737 MAX 9s and 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July, has a current list-price value of $2.4 billion. The order continues the momentum for the 737 MAX…

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Northrop Grumman to provide 44 additional STARLite radar systems for Army’s MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected to supply an additional 44 STARLite wide area surveillance radars for the U.S. Army’s MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. STARLite features synthetic aperture radar, ground moving target indicator and dismount moving target indicator capabilities. Under the terms of the contract option, radar deliveries will begin in April 2013 and…

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Sikorsky to integrate, test enhanced Black Hawk helicopter capabilities

Posted September 19, 2012 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been awarded the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration contract from the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. This program will build upon and improve the Black Hawk platform’s already high operational durability and survivability by developing and integrating a suite of advanced new technologies and establishing their benefits before transitioning them to…

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Raytheon to provide Joint Tactical Terminal radios with latest security features to U.S. Navy

Posted September 19, 2012 by

Raytheon has received an $8.7 million modification to a previously awarded production contract to provide the U.S. Navy with Joint Tactical Terminal Senior radios that are compatible with the new Common Interactive Broadcast waveform and contain the latest security, hardware and software enhancements. The radios receive and broadcast near real-time threat data from a variety…

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Pratt & Whitney selected for funding for U.S. Air Force AETD program

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Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has been selected for funding by the Air Force Research Laboratory for the Adaptive Engine Technology Development program. The AETD program is an initiative by the AFRL Propulsion Directorate to mature critical fuel-burn reduction technologies and engine design features that could transition into legacy and next…

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Boeing, AEL link cockpit simulators in U.S., Brazil

Posted September 18, 2012 by

Boeing last month linked one of its advanced fighter cockpit simulators in St. Louis with a simulator more than 5,000 miles away in Porto Alegre, Brazil, demonstrating the effectiveness of sharing advanced situational awareness and training technologies between the United States and Brazil. The simulation, which also involved Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A.,…

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Northrop Grumman, AgustaWestland team up to compete for Air Force combat rescue helicopter, ‘Marine One’

Posted September 18, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter and the U.S. Navy’s recently announced program to develop a new “Marine One” presidential helicopter. A U.S.-built helicopter based on the AW101 platform will be offered by…

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Boeing, Sojitz to pursue cybersecurity business in Japan

Posted September 18, 2012 by

Boeing and Sojitz Corporation, a global trading company, have agreed to work together to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions in Japan to help protect critical government, civil and commercial information technology infrastructure. The agreement calls for Boeing to provide advanced network and data analysis tools, cybersecurity training and simulation platforms, and network protection solutions. Boeing will…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $35.98 million contract to solidify long range radar requirement for 3DELRR program

Posted September 18, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The 3DELRR is intended to serve as the principal long-range, ground-based sensor for detecting, identifying, tracking, and reporting aerial targets for the Air Force. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a nearly $36 million contract for the next part of its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar program. The 3DELRR is…

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