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Lockheed Martin team surpasses millionth hour of in-theater airborne surveillance

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The Lockheed Martin-built and maintained Persistent Threat Detection System has surpassed 1 million airborne mission hours of providing around-the-clock, 360-degree monitoring and force protection for coalition forces in theater.

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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. military contract for navigation systems

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for purchase and sustainment of its embedded global positioning/inertial navigation systems.

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works awarded contract for Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter program

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The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program. The Bath Iron Works team includes L-3…

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Boeing, Cargolux Airlines finalize order for additional 747-8 freighter

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Boeing and Cargolux Airlines announced Feb. 14 an order for an additional 747-8 Freighter. The order, valued at $357.5 million at list prices, is the 14th 747-8 Freighter the Luxembourg-based cargo carrier has ordered from Boeing. “The Cargolux Board of Directors approved the order of our 14th 747-8 Freighter almost 35 years to the day…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests large class second stage motor for U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons center

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Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Feb. 12 that its Large Class 92″ diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at simulated altitude conditions at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex at Arnold AFB, Tenn. Aerojet Rocketdyne is aGenCorp company. The Large Class second stage was designed, fabricated and tested by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the Air…

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Second Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first flight

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Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki A second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter flew for the first time at Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, Calif., on Feb. 12. Current flight tests are focused on validating the flight capabilities of the system before ship-based flights take place this summer. Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy…

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Boeing Commercial Crew Program passes NASA hardware, software reviews

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Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program recently completed a hardware design review and software safety test, bringing it closer to launching the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft that will return Americans to space. Boeing completed a Critical Design Review for the the system’s Launch Vehicle Adapter, which connects CST-100 to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The…

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Boeing delivers Kuwait Air Forceís first C-17 Globemaster III

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing Feb. 13 delivered Kuwait’s first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, an aircraft that will expand the Kuwait Air Force’s capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and disaster relief. “The C-17 meets the unique airlift requirements of the Kuwait Air Force,” said Col. Abdullah Al Foudari, Deputy Commander Kuwait…

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Raytheon receives $31 million Maverick missile contract from South Korea

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Raytheon has been awarded a $31 million contract from the Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration for additional AGM-65G-2 Maverick missiles. Under the direct commercial sale, Raytheon will supply the missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force. “These new Mavericks will provide the Republic of Korea Air Force with additional firepower and will add to…

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Malaysia Airlines awards Pratt & Whitney $550 million fleet management program

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Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced Feb. 12 that it has signed an exclusive, 10-year Fleet Management Program agreement with Malaysia Airlines to maintain the airline’s fleet of 43 PW4170 installed engines and spare engines. The agreement, which includes an option to extend the contract for up to five additional years, is…

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