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Unique MEADS mobile testing capability arrives at White Sands Missile Range

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A first-of-its-kind mobile test facility has been delivered to White Sands Missile Range, N.M. to support the Medium Extended Air Defense System.

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Airbus, Boeing airplane production rates straining supply chain

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Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International, but will component suppliers be able to keep up with demand? Forecast International’s newly released “The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports” projects that 14,655 large commercial…

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CIT, Pratt & Whitney finalize agreement for Airbus A320neo engines

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CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced July 9 from the Farnborough International Air Show that they signed a definitive agreement for 60 PurePower PW1100G engines for CIT’s order of Airbus A320neo family aircraft. This agreement follows the memorandum of understanding previously…

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Boeing introduces Intelligent Sensor camera system for defense, security customers

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Boeing July 9 introduced its Intelligent Sensor, a new camera system that provides defense and security customers with fully integrated video-processing capability. It is designed for high-performance, real-time imaging systems for which low size, weight and power are critical, such as security systems, perimeter defense, and surveillance on small unmanned aerial vehicles. “Advanced video-processing capability…

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Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

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The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin MALD-J Super Hornet integration

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The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have begun integrating the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. The integration process will include a series of risk reduction activities and technology demonstrations. MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace to increase C-130 Hercules refurbishment capability

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Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centres in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C 130J remaining strong, we…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services awarded exclusive international distribution of Northrop Grumman’s NAVEX-12 air navigation system

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman’s Italy-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, to equip Black Hawk utility aircraft with its NAVEX-12 Air Navigation System. Certified to military standards, the NAVEX-12 provides a lower weight, more reliable, fiber-optic air navigation system for Black Hawk utility helicopters. With OEM…

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation announce order for 75 737 MAXs

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Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced July 9 a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs.

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Raytheon awarded $636 million for Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle

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Raytheon Company was awarded a $636 million development and sustainment contract to provide the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle to Boeing, which is the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Raytheon booked the award during its second quarter. EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency’s GMD as the intercept component of the Ground…

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