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Northrop Grumman taps Brian E. Chappel to lead the F-35 Lightning II program

Posted August 31, 2013 by

Brian E. Chappel has been appointed vice president and program manager for the Northrop Grumman F-35 Lightning II program. Northrop Grumman is principal partner to Lockheed Martin on the F-35.

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F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet prototype flies with Northrop Grumman-built conformal fuel tanks

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The first flight of an F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet prototype featuring conformal fuel tanks designed and built by Northrop Grumman, took place earlier this month. The design and assembly of the tanks were completed in less than 10 months, ahead of schedule, due to rapid prototyping processes. The conformal fuel tanks…

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Wyle wins $39.9 million award to provide engineering analyses for the U.S. Army

Posted August 26, 2013 by

Wyle has been awarded a task order worth $39.9 million to provide engineering and logistical analyses to improve the reliability of U.S. Army ground combat systems, tactical wheeled vehicles, associated subsystems and related test equipment and infrastructure while lowering life cycle costs. Under the award from the Defense Technical Information Center’s Reliability Information Analysis Center,…

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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Sunwing Airlines with service on major nacelle components for its Boeing 737 fleet

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UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been chosen by Sunwing Airlines to service nacelle components for its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Under the five-year agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems’ Alabama Service Center in Foley, Ala. will perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of the inlets, fan cowls and small components for the CFM56-7 engines that power…

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Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 engages first over-the-horizon targets at sea

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POINT MUGU SEA RANGE, Calif. – The U.S. Navy fired two Raytheon Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile’s first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea. The SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned…

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Northrop Grumman completes successful demonstration of 3DELR radar system

Posted August 26, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman has completed a successful full-scale demonstration of its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar for the U.S. Air Force last month. Approximately 40 members of the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and the Office of the Secretary of Defense were on site to witness the comprehensive demonstration of Northrop Grumman’s radar system. More than 50…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin $206 million for counterfire radar production

Posted August 26, 2013 by

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin $206 million in additional orders for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53), a long-range counterfire radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire. This contract is for 19 Q-53 systems, formerly designated as EQ-36. To date Lockheed Martin has delivered 32 initial production systems to the U.S. Army and…

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Spirit AeroSystems announces key leadership enhancements

Posted August 26, 2013 by

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced Aug. 23 key leadership changes and additions as it continues the drive to sharpen its focus on the company’s strategic priorities. Phil Anderson has been named senior vice president of Defense and Contracts, with responsibility for all company contracting as well as solidifying the structure to allow Spirit to pursue more…

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Xiamen Airlines finalizes order for Six 787 Dreamliners

Posted August 26, 2013 by timchisham

Boeing and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-8s. Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at $1.3 billion at list prices. “Adding 787s to our all-Boeing fleet is a strategic decision to facilitate our international expansion plans,” said Che Shanglun, president and CEO of Xiamen Airlines. “The…

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Boeing rolls out first 787-9 Dreamliner

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The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Wash., factory Aug. 24 to the flight line.

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