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Boeing completes programmed depot maintenance on third KC-135E for Chile

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Boeing delivered the last of the Chilean Air Force’s three KC-135E Stratotankers March 9 after all the aircraft completed Programmed Depot Maintenance in San Antonio, Texas. The final aircraft arrived at Boeing’s San Antonio facility in June for the maintenance work, which included a variety of depot-level inspections, repairs, maintenance, modification and repainting. The KC-135E…

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

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Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Northrop Grumman Silent Watch distributed aperture system demonstrated on surface vessel

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A team of Northrop Grumman engineers recently successfully demonstrated the capability of the company’s Silent Watch Electro-Optical Infrared Distributed Aperture System to enable a surface vessel to sense and track threats. The Silent Watch EO/DAS was originally designed and developed by Northrop Grumman to provide 360-degree situational awareness for F-35 pilots. The innovative threat warning…

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BAE receives U.S. Navy contract for vertical launching system canisters

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BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System. The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships. We have a long history with the VLS canister program, said Chris Hughes, vice…

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Northrop Grumman missile defense system receives DOD recognition

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The Department of Defense and the Association for Enterprise Information have selected Northrop Grumman as the industry winner of the DoD Enterprise Architecture Achievement Award. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, developed by Northrop Grumman under the direction of the U.S. Army IAMD Project Office, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 1,000th SniperĀ® advanced targeting pod

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Lockheed Martin marked the 1,000th Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod delivery during a ceremony held April 29 at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. The 1,000th pod, which was delivered to the U.S. Air Force, is a sensor-enhanced Sniper ATP that provides fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance…

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Lockheed Martin delivers final F-22 Raptor to U.S. Air Force

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Lockheed Martin leadership delivered May 2 the 195th and last F-22 Raptor to U.S. Air Force leadership in a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics site in Marietta, Ga. With this delivery, the U.S. Air Force now possesses the world’s only 5th generation stealth fighter aircraft fleet in the world. “There is no longer any…

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U.S. judge tosses investor lawsuit against Spirit AeroSystems

Posted May 18, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

A federal judge May 14 threw out a class-action lawsuit brought by investors against aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems alleging that the company and four of its officers made misleading statements that artificially inflated its stock price. The shareholder lawsuit was filed after an October 2012 announcement that the Wichita, Kansas,-based company had recorded $590…

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Raytheon completes first flight test of improved SM-3

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Raytheon has completed the first successful flight test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IB, which is the cornerstone of phase two of the administration’s Phased Adaptive Approach. This is the 20th successful intercept for Raytheon’s SM-3 program. “This next-generation variant of the SM-3 is critical to the ballistic missile defense of the U.S. and our…

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David F. Melcher named president, CEO of Aerospace Industries Association

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The Aerospace Industries Association announced June 4 that David F. Melcher will become its president and chief executive officer, effective June 8, 2015. “Dave is an exceptional leader who, with his balance of corporate and military experience, brings an outstanding record of executive achievement to AIA,” said AIA chairman, president and CEO of GE Aviation,…

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