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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.


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Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary to upgrade C-1A Aircraft for Brazilian Navy

Posted  December 29, 2014

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Dec. 23 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, received a directed subcontract from the Brazilian Navy for the upgrade of four Grumman C-1A aircraft. The prime contract is held by Marsh Aviation Company of Mesa, Ariz. The subcontract, valued at $106 million, will be performed by Elbit…

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General Dynamics awarded $100 million for Abrams Tank production

Posted  December 29, 2014

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $99.7 million follow-on contract for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the…

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Raytheon awarded $491 million contract for AMRAAM

Posted  December 29, 2014

Raytheon is being awarded a fixed-price contract $491,478,068 for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM® missile and other AMRAAM system items, including the captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment and non-developmental item airborne instrumentation unit. The contract includes foreign military sales to…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 program

Posted  December 29, 2014

The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.

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First U.S. Army missile-fighting radar blimp airborne on East Coast

Posted  December 29, 2014

For the first time, the U.S. Army lofted a blimp equipped with a new cruise-missile and drone-fighting radar system high above rural Maryland. The system, made by Raytheon) and known as JLENS, consists of two helium-filled aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet above the ground and carry powerful radars. “JLENS is strategically emplaced…

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AMPV program’s EMD contract awarded to BAE Systems

Posted  December 29, 2014

The U.S. Army announced Dec. 23 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. was selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development, or EMD, contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV.

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Sensurion Aerospace receives FAA certification for its MAGPIE UAS

Posted  December 29, 2014

Sensurion Aerospace became the first manufacturer to receive a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA under its new procedures, which designate authority to the Test Range for SAC review and guidance. With the issuance of this highly sought-after FAA certification, Sensurion’s MAGPIE MP-1 unmanned aircraft is now authorized to fly in the Nevada UAS Test…

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Raytheon awarded $26 million life cycle engineering, support contract

Posted  December 29, 2014

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon has been awarded a $26,050,551 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for life cycle engineering and support services for LPD 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $132,122,998. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif.,…

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NASA takes giant leaps on journey to Mars among other accomplishments

Posted  December 29, 2014

In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency’s journey to Mars – testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the next generation of air travel. “We continued to make great progress on our journey to Mars this year, awarding…

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New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

Posted  December 29, 2014

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost.

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