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Northrop Grumman to start production on Republic of Korea Global Hawks

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Northrop Grumman will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems for the Republic of Korea’s Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions. Under a contract awarded Dec. 16, the company will work closely with the U.S. Air Force…

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Boeing to modernize B-52 with digital communications

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The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was built during the Cold War, but its digital capabilities have entered the 21st century thanks to Boeing’s ongoing Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. On Jan. 28, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a full rate production contract to deliver 10 CONECT kits that modernize communication systems for the B-52 bombers…

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Boeing delivers Okay Airways’ first Next-Generation 737-900ER

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Boeing and Okay Airways Jan. 30 celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range).

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Boeing delivers Scoot’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Scoot Pte Ltd. Feb. 2 announced the delivery of the Singapore-based airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a key role in the low-cost carrier's strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.

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Northrop Grumman to deliver additional mission packages for Navy LCS

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Northrop Grumman has received a $21.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship mission packages. As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures. The capabilities contained in the various mission modules directly support the three LCS primary missions…

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Northrop Grumman to begin production of additional airborne laser mine detection systems

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Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System. The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support. The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds and geolocates mine-like objects…

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BAE to provide radio communications integration support for new U.S. Navy ships

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The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a nine-year contract to support radio and communications systems design and integration for 13 surface combatant ships. The initial award is valued at $28.4 million with the total value of the nine-year contract estimated at $187.4 million. Under the DDG VI Radio Communications Systems contract, BAE Systems’ experts…

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Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 SABR production to begin for international F-16s

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Less than four months after completing all design reviews, Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar has received its first production order from Lockheed Martin. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide 142 radars to Lockheed Martin as part of the Taiwan Air Force F-16 upgrade program. The first production system will…

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Raytheon slips as profit outlook falls short of estimates

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Shares of Raytheon fell Jan. 29 after the defense contractor’s 2015 profit forecast came in short of Wall Street estimates. The maker of the Tomahawk cruise missile and other weapons and communication systems said it expects to earn between $6.20 and $6.35 per share from continuing operations, and it forecast $22.3 billion to $22.8 billion…

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

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