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Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors Business reduces workforce by 740

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Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business announced a reduction in its workforce of 740 July 10 as part of a continuing effort to improve efficiency and affordability amid a challenging budget environment. The company today notified 308 U.S.-based employees they will no longer have employment with the company. This action follows a voluntary layoff…

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Boeing demonstrates multi-location paint capability for Royal Australian Air Force

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Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)...

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Boeing F-15E radar modernization program begins second LRIP phase

Posted July 23, 2012 by

Boeing said July 23 the U.S. Air Force has granted the F-15E Radar Modernization Program approval to begin Low Rate Initial Production 2 of 10 APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar systems. “This is a great step forward for the Radar Modernization Program,” said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 Program vice president. “With the F-15E RMP,…

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Aviall, Rolls-Royce sign RR300 agreement, extend M250® contract

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Aviall Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce for spare parts, modules and tooling for the RR300 light helicopter engine. The global agreement, which extends to June 29, 2022, creates a new product line for Aviall, the Dallas-based industry leader in aftermarket supply chain management…

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Astrotech appoints chief financial officer

Posted August 9, 2012 by

Astrotech Corporation announced Aug. 9 that it has appointed Carlisle “Kirk” Kirkpatrick as chief financial officer. Kirkpatrick’s appointment is effective as of Aug. 9, and follows the departure of John Porter as the company’s CFO. “The board and I are delighted to welcome Mr. Kirkpatrick to AstrotechCorporation,” said Thomas B. Pickens III, chairman and CEO….

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General Dynamics NASSCO awarded $104 million contract mod for USS Comstock modernization

Posted August 23, 2012 by

General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS Comstock. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. General Dynamics NASSCO received funding to begin modifications to USS Comstock in April 2012 and began performing onboard renovation and…

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Iraq’s first Super Hercules

Posted September 5, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino

The first of six C-130J Super Hercules for the Iraqi Air Force recently completed its first flight at Marietta, Ga.

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Boeing to demonstrate new, enduring capabilities 2012 AFA conference

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Boeing will highlight a range of proven and affordable solutions for U.S. Air Force needs during the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference & Technology Exposition Sept. 17-19 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. “The annual AFA conference gives us an opportunity to hear from airmen about ways to…

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Boeing, ANA announce orders for 11 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted September 25, 2012 by

Boeing and All Nippon Airlines have announced that the ANA Group has ordered an additional 11 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $2.7 billion at current list prices, bring the total number of 787s ANA has ordered to 66 airplanes consisting of 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s. “The improved fuel efficiency and greater seating capacity…

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Boeing team reaches key milestones in FAB-T program

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The Boeing Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals team recently completed a combined preliminary design review and critical design review with the U.S. Air Force, representing significant milestones for the program. The reviews occurred at the same time the company began internal software deliveries that will enable new capability requirements that…

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