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Lockheed Martin’s paveway II dual mode laser guided bomb successfully employed in Navy exercises

Posted September 4, 2013 by timchisham

Lockheed Martin’s paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb was successfully employed in recent U.S. Navy Tactics Development exercises at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nev. During four missions over a two-day period, F/A-18C/D Hornets and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets released 36 GBU-12F/B bombs fitted with recently upgraded paveway II DMLGB guidance…

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NAVAIR professionals team with NASA, FAA and Army in helicopter crash test

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NASA photograph A CH-46 Sea Knight fuselage hits the ground during a 30-mile-per-hour free fall at NASA Langley Research Center, Va., Aug. 28 during a joint crashworthiness test. The Naval Air Systems Command, NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Army teamed up to study helicopter crash survivability. Engineers from the Naval Air Warfare Center…

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EURO HAWK® sets Record with 25-hour nonstop flight in Germany

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The EURO HAWK® unmanned aircraft system set an endurance record Aug. 8 when it flew continuously for 25.3 hours in European airspace.

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Boeing tanker remains on schedule with start of second refueling boom Assembly

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Boeing workers in Seattle took another step toward delivering next-generation aerial refueling capability to the U.S. Air Force Sept. 3 when they began assembling the second refueling boom for the KC-46A Tanker program. Based on the Boeing 767 commercial airplane, the KC-46A will feature a modernized fly-by-wire boom and hose and drogue systems, making it…

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Boeing to build 56 additional A-10 wings for U.S. Air Force

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Boeing will continue improving U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II mission readiness, and decreasing maintenance costs, through a follow-on order for 56 replacement wings for that aircraft. Boeing is on contract to build up to 242 wings, including these, at its plant in Macon, Ga. Refitting the fleet with new wings will improve the mission…

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MEADS system to identify friend or foe aircraft Certified by U.S. Air Traffic Control Office

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The Medium Extended Air Defense System Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe system has been certified for operation. MEADS became the first U.S. system approved to incorporate a non-U.S. cryptographic device in 2009. Certification by the U.S. Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System Identification Friend or Foe Mark XII/XIIA System Program Office is a significant…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne SM-3 Block IIA TDACS completes critical design review

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, has successfully conducted its Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Critical Design Review for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile program. The SM-3 program is managed by the Missile Defense Agency with Raytheon Missile Systems as the prime contractor. “The on-time completion of this CDR demonstrates the readiness of…

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Boeing launches 787 training in Miami

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Boeing Aug. 29 marked the launch of 787 customer training in Miami, site of the company's largest commercial aviation training campus.

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Littoral Combat Ship Coronado completes acceptance trials

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Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed Acceptance Trials Aug. 23, in the Gulf of Mexico. This milestone achievement involved the execution of intense comprehensive tests by the Navy while underway, which demonstrated the successful operation of the ship’s major systems and equipment. This is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship,…

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Northrop Grumman awarded Navy performance based logistics contract

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Northrop Grumman has received a Performance Based Logistics contract from Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, to continue its 24/7 support of the U.S. Navy fleet for three shipboard systems. Under the not-to-exceed $24.8 million one-year contract, Northrop Grumman will provide 150 PBL repair assembly kits and spare parts for the WSN-7 ring laser…

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