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Northrop Grumman employees assemble bikes for military families

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ What do skilled aircraft workers do during their lunch break? At Northrop Grumman last week, they competed to build 100 bicycles for the families of military personnel serving overseas. Applying some of the techniques the company uses to manufacture major portions of advanced aircraft for the U.S. Navy, five teams of…

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Boeing, Monarch Airlines finalize order for 30 737 MAX 8s

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Boeing and Monarch Airlines Oct. 31 finalized an order for 30 737 MAX 8s worth more than $3.2 billion at current list prices.

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Lockheed Martin to acquire Systems Made Simple

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Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Systems Made Simple, a leading provider of health information technology solutions to the U.S. federal government. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material…

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General Dynamics receives $84 million award for Ohio replacement program missile tubes

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The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $83.8 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement submarine and the United Kingdom’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The contract provides funding for 17 tactical missile tubes: 12…

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Boeing, Danish defense firms identify future collaboration areas Six Danish companies to work with Boeing across defense industry

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 30, 2014 ñ Boeing and six Danish defense companies signed agreements Oct. 30 to jointly pursue a range of business opportunities in defense and aerospace-related manufacturing, maintenance, software and simulation integration, and other areas. The agreements with Danish Aerotech, Falck Schmidt Defence Systems, IFAD, Multicut, Systematic and Terma are key elements of…

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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

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Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Pentagon going to court for refusing to release Sikorsky data

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PETALUMA, Calif. – The Pentagon is refusing to release any data on any prime contractors participating in the 25-year-old Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program. The American Small Business League launched a program in 2010 to expose the fraud and abuse against small businesses the CSPTP had allowed. As a test the ASBL requested the most…

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Raytheon Griffin C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Raytheon has successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile.

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Insitu announces ScanEagle 2 – the next generation of ScanEagle platform

Posted October 29, 2014 by

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu Oct. 29 announced ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours.

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DOD, Lockheed Martin announce principle agreement F-35 purchase

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The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.  Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming weeks.  The contract is for fiscal year 2014 with deliveries beginning in 2016. Cost details…

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