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Small Diameter Bomb II glides toward Milestone C

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Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) Guided Test Vehicle flights against stationary and moving targets, resulting in direct hits. The flight tests are the last GTVs required prior to Milestone C and the start of low-rate initial production. “These guided tests were successfully accomplished against separate…

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Lockheed-built GPS IIR/IIR-M satellites reach 200 years of combined operational life

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The U.S. Air Forceís fleet of Global Positioning SystemBlock IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, have reached 200 collective years of operational life. These 20 satellites – about two thirds of the current GPS constellation ñ help deliver precise positioning, navigation and timing services to more than one billion global military, civilian and…

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Boeing C-17 support effort for strategic airlift capability exceeds 1,000 missions

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Boeing has supported more than 1,000 missions for the Strategic Airlift Capability program’s fleet of three C-17 airlifters, achieving a mission capable rate of nearly 94 percent during the five years it has provided maintenance, engineering and spares through a comprehensive performance-based logistics program.

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Rolls-Royce tests composite fan systems at Stennis Space Center

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The Rolls-Royce composite carbon/titanium fan system for the Advance and UltraFanô engine designs has completed its most recent phase of testing at the company’s outdoor jet engine test facility at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The fan system undertook crosswind testing on a Trent 1000 ALPS (Advanced Low Pressure System technology) engine,…

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Unmanned aircraft partnership reaches major milestone

Posted September 2, 2014 by

A team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology have successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autonomous mission control system. The demonstration marks a significant milestone in a partnership between the university and Lockheed Martin that began earlier this year. This is…

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Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

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Raytheon delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “As today’s threats continue to evolve,…

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General Dynamics delivers submarine on schedule and, under target cost

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General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) on time and more than $30 million below target cost.

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate airline’s first 787 Dreamliner Delivery

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Boeing and Xiamen Airlines Aug. 29 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. “We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet,” said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines. “With the innovative technology and exceptional efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner will…

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Double Deuce

Posted August 28, 2014 by Andrew McMurtrie

A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 25. Aircraft 86-0011 was ferried by a crew led by Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington,…

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First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

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The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

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