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Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM system completes U.S. Army flight testing

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Northrop Grumman’s Common Infrared Countermeasures system recently completed another round of U.S. Army testing by demonstrating its capabilities on a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The flight test was conducted at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., by the Redstone Test Center. The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system was subjected to rigorous conditions over a six-week period, after…

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USSOCOM signs a five-year framework contract for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system

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Defense and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the U.S. named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous five-year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system. In connection with…

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RQ-4 Global Hawk demonstrates expanded mission capabilities

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With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places. The RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS is built by Northrop Grumman and is equipped with a…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Royal Jordanian’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Royal Jordanian Aug. 27 celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernization. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap.

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GA-ASI radar shines during U.S. Navy Spearhead IIA exercise

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Aug. 28 that its LynxÆ Multi-mode Radar success fully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in a littoral environment during the recent U.S. Navy Exercise Spearhead IIA held off the coast of Key West, Fla., in June. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars,…

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Global Hawk variants safely surpass 100,000 combat/operational support hours

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Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems in Northrop Grumman's high altitude long endurance series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours.

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International Aero Engines achieves certification of V2500Æ-E5 engine

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IAE International Aero Engines AG has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the V2500Æ-E5 engine for Embraer’s KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390′s launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force. “Achieving engine certification on schedule is a big win for the program,” said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security. “We have a high level…

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Navy Awards General Dynamics contract for LCS planning yard services

Posted August 25, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy LCS 1…

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Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes

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Boeing announced Aug. 25 an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).

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F-35 flight test program milestones maturing combat capabilities

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The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity. “The test milestones are a direct result of the detailed planning, coordination and execution between various government teams and the integrated test force,” said J.D….

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