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Boeing, Transavia announce order for Up to 20 Next-Generation 737-800s

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Boeing and Transavia Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air France KLM Group, Feb. 12 announced an order for 17 Next-Generation 737-800s, including options for three additional airplanes. The order, valued at $1.6 billion at current list prices, was previously booked and attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website….

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Turning up the heat

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Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. Latest evolution of Lockheed Martin laser stops truck in field test Lockheed MartinĂ­s 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field…

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Raytheon’s first new-production Patriot System debuts in successful flight test

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Raytheon successfully completed a system-level guided flight test of the new-production Patriot at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The modernized Patriot provides an affordable, low-risk and rapid path to meet the warfighter’s current and future air and missile defense requirements. “The system’s flawless performance using all newly-built major end items is a significant milestone for…

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Northrop to provide DIRCM for Canadian Chinook fleet

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force to provide infrared missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinooks. “Battle-tested in the harshest conditions and in use around the world, Northrop Grumman’s infrared countermeasure systems have been protecting warfighters for more than 50 years,” said Carl Smith, vice president, infrared countermeasures, Northrop…

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Raytheon, Lockheed Martin complete integration milestone on upgrade of Global Positioning System

Posted April 16, 2012 by

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first significant integration milestone between Raytheon’s Global Positioning System and Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite system. The joint Lockheed Martin/Raytheon team successfully exchanged satellite commands and telemetry data between the GPS III satellite simulator in Newtown, Penn., and the OCX development site in Aurora, Colo. The integration of…

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Boeing acquires 2d3 Sensing to enhance imaging, intelligence services

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Boeing has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc specializing in motion imagery processing of critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms. 2d3 Sensing’s software and services are used by the U.S. Air Force and other government and commercial customers. Their products can be found on the ScanEagle and…

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Lockheed Martin units name 18 small businesses as outstanding suppliers

Posted April 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin recognized 18 small businesses from across the United States for their outstanding support of the corporation’s business units in Orlando, Fla., and Dallas, Texas, at an awards ceremony April 24. Each year, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics nominate and select small businesses that have consistently…

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Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for SBIRS GEO-6 satellite

Posted April 29, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected by prime contractor Lockheed Martin to provide the space inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force's sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite.

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Lockheed completes key integration milestone on GeoEye’s new imaging satellite

Posted May 1, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin announced May 1 that it has successfully mated the spacecraft bus and the imaging payload for GeoEye’s next-generation, high-resolution imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is developing GeoEye-2 under a fixed-price contract with GeoEye. Once operational, GeoEye-2 will be the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite, providing highly accurate imagery…

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Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

Posted May 15, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach

A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, its defense manufacturing industry was confined to the domestic market apart from some joint projects…

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