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Boeing expands landing gear overhaul, exchange offerings

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Boeing announced Dec. 10 that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing’s new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes. Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs…

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Double Deuce: Two MC-130Js celivered to U.S. Air Force

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Lockheed Martin photographs by David Key U.S. Air Force crews ferried two MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 5. These aircraft will be operated by the 352nd Special Operations Group and will be based at Royal Air Force Mildenhall…

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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected comm payload

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The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman’s delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early. The payload’s phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that Northrop…

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Indian Navy selects Sikorsky’s Seahawk for multi-role helo requirement

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India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SeahawkÆ helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.† “India’s selection of the S-70B helicopter…

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Northrop Grumman elects corporate VP, CFO

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Northrop Grumman announced Dec. 8 that its board of directors has elected Kenneth L. Bedingfield, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, effective after the company files its 2014 annual report. Bedingfield will succeed James F. Palmer, who has announced his intention to retire in 2015. In his new role, Bedingfield will be responsible for…

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Lockheed Martin names senior VP, Washington operations

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Lockheed Martin has appointed Robert Rangel, 55, to senior vice president for Washington Operations and a corporate officer effective Jan. 1, 2015. Rangel succeeds Greg Dahlberg, 63, who has been named senior vice president for Strategic Enterprise Initiatives and will retire in August 2015. In his new role, Rangel will be responsible for leading the…

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Boeing Business Jets names Longridge to lead VIP jet sales

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Boeing Dec. 8 named David Longridge as president of Boeing Business Jets. Longridge will lead a team of people responsible for the sales, support and operations of Boeing commercial products in VIP, government and military service. ìIím very pleased to have a strong leader like David to the lead the BBJ team,î said John Wojick,…

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Two Aerojet Rocketdyne programs recognized for outstanding performance

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Two key programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, were recognized for outstanding performance at the 2014 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards banquet, held in conjunction with Aviation Week’s annual Aerospace & Defense Conference on Nov. 19 and 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. The J-2X engine program was selected as the Program Excellence Award winner…

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Cubic awarded $1.2 million training contract for Latvian army

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Cubic Corporation announced Dec. 2 it has been awarded a contract valued at $1.2 million for its Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon System, that includes an initial capability of †MILES Tactical Vehicle Systems, from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The award is a Foreign Military Sale contract…

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Mercury Systems receives order for radar environment simulation systems

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Mercury Systems, a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary recently received a $1.2 million order from a leading international aerospace and defense company for radar environment simulation equipment to support European Fighter Aircraft. The order…

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