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AAR reaches key milestones at Louisiana facility

Posted December 4, 2013 by timchisham

AAR has completed the first heavy maintenance check on a commercial aircraft at its maintenance, repair and overhaul facility located at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, La. The work was performed on an Airbus A330. In addition, the Lake Charles MRO, which commenced operations using a short-term approval granted under its Miami facilitys operating…

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U.S. Navy deploys Standard Missile-6 for first time

Posted December 2, 2013 by

The U.S. Navy is deploying Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 for the first time, marking the initial operational capability milestone for the U.S. Navy’s newest, most advanced extended range area defense weapon. “We’re very pleased to achieve initial operational capability on schedule,” said Capt. Mike Ladner, Surface Ship Weapons major program manager. “The SM-6, with its ability…

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U.S. Navy accepts MUOS-2 satellite, ground stations after Lockheed Martinís successful testing

Posted December 2, 2013 by

ULA photograph A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launches with MUOS-2 satellite July 19, 2013. Lockheed Martin has completed on-orbit testing of the second Mobile User Objective System satellite and handed over spacecraft operations to the U.S. Navy. †The handover also includes acceptance of three MUOS ground stations that will relay voice and high-speed data…

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Northrop Grumman’s IBCS completes successful air, missile defense demonstration

Posted November 27, 2013 by

Army photograph Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System engagement operations centers and fire control network relays participate in a major U.S. Army demonstration to highlight a warfighter-focused, any sensor-any shooter net-centric capability. The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman have successfully demonstrated a war fighter-focused, net-centric battle command system for integrated air and missile…

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Northrop Grumman delivers additional MQ-8C Fire Scout to U.S. Navy

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Northrop Grumman has delivered the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy after completing final assembly at the company’s unmanned systems center in Moss Point, Miss. The aircraft is joining the first one delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., to conduct flight testing before using the system for operational…

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Boeing delivers C-17 cargo compartment trainer to Royal Australian Air Force

Posted November 27, 2013 by

Boeing has delivered a full-scale C-17 Globemaster III Cargo Compartment Trainer to the Royal Australian Air Force, ensuring that RAAF loadmaster training can be cost-effectively completed in Australia instead of in the United States. The CCT is a fully functional replica of a C-17 fuselage in a dedicated facility at RAAF Base Amberley. It can…

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Northrop Grumman to supply AN/TPS-78 air defense radar systems to Royal Thai Air Force

Posted November 25, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Royal Thai Air Force to supply additional AN/TPS-78 air defense and surveillance radar systems. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will begin supplying equipment to the Royal Thai Air Force in 2015. The company will also provide training, spares and logistics support. “With this award, we…

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CANES sets sail aboard USS McCampbell

Posted November 25, 2013 by

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully installed Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell. The installation was completed during the ship’s approximate five-month scheduled maintenance at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Prior to installation, Northrop Grumman produced, integrated and tested the CANES system and delivered it…

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Boeing, Korean Air break ground on new training facility

Posted November 25, 2013 by

Boeing participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 25 with Incheon and Korean Air for construction of Korea’s largest new aviation training facility to be located in  Incheon’s Free Economic Zone. The new campus, which is slated to open in 2015, will allow Boeing to expand the scope of its training business in Korea and continue…

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Meet the SR-72

Posted November 25, 2013 by

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records may not stay unbroken for long. That’s because today, at the birthplace of the Blackbird…

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