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Spirit AeroSystems opens Kansas, facility

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Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. formally opened a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chanute, Kansas, April 5. Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest non-OEM designer and manufacturer of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. The ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was hosted by Spirit President and CEO Jeff Turner. Other special guests included Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Kansas Secretary…

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Raytheon, Kongsberg team on Naval Strike Missile

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Raytheon and Kongsberg have formed a teaming agreement for the Naval Strike Missile. The pact represents a second step in the companies’ efforts to offer world-class Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare solutions to the many governments interested in this warfare mission.  Raytheon and Kongsberg formed a similar agreement last year to develop the Joint Strike Missile, the…

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Northrop Grumman to collaborate with Indonesian partner companies to produce ground-based radar systems

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Northrop Grumman executed a memorandum of understanding at the Sixth National Radar Seminar in Bali, Indonesia with PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia and the Research Centre For Electronics And Telecommunications of The Indonesian Institute Of Sciences to facilitate collaboration on pending ground-based radar opportunities in Indonesia. The Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-78 is the latest generation of state-of-the-art…

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Northrop Grumman signs long-term agreement with Raytheon

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Northrop Grumman has entered a long-term agreement with Raytheon to supply its LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit for Raytheon optical targeting systems. The long-term agreement with Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business extends through 2018. The LN-200 provides camera stabilization on optical targeting systems that conduct long-range surveillance and target acquisition for various guided munitions. An…

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Lockheed Martin’s Shadow Hawk munition launched from Shadow UAS for first time

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Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first launch of a Shadow Hawk precision-guided weapon recently from a Shadow 200 Unmanned Aircraft System, achieving a direct hit on the target. Shadow Hawk is an 11-pound class, 2.75-inch diameter, 27-inch long drop-glide weapon. It is terminally guided by a semi-active laser seeker, providing better than one meter precision….

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Air and missile defense radar sails through critical design review

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The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar critical design review. The outcome confirms Raytheon’s design and technologies as mature, producible and low risk; on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost.  The CDR assessed all technical aspects of the program, from hardware specifications,…

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First Travis C-5B inducted

Posted May 9, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by David Key

Lockheed Martin last week inducted into its facilities in Marietta, Ga., the first C-5B Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to become a C-5M Super Galaxy. This aircraft is the twelfth to enter the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program production line. Throughout its career, this aircraft has supported the warfighter’s operations across...

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Boeing starts assembly of first 737 MAX

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Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule.

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics reaches new contracts with two unions

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Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Office and Professional Employees International Union have ratified new labor agreements with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth Texas. The new agreements became effective May 21 and extend for four and five years, respectively. The IBEW members approved their agreement in a vote May 18,…

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Spirit delivers third SDTA fuselage to Sikorsky

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Spirit Aerosystems photograph The composite-skinned fuselage will enable prime contractor Sikorsky to begin assembling the third of four SDTA aircraft to further solidify the final production configuration of the CH-53K aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps.   Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced June 19 it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the…

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