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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

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AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.


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Astronics Corporation electronic power distribution system to be installed on new Pilatus PC-24 super versatile jet

Posted  June 17, 2013

Astronics Corporation announced June 17 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., will be supplying Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with the Secondary Electronic Power Distribution System for their new PC-24 aircraft. Astronics is a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries. Astronics designs and builds modern distribution systems which…

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AAR named outstanding component repair provider by NATO for second consecutive year

Posted  June 17, 2013

AAR has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” by the NATO Support Agency and the International Aerospace Management Company, which manages maintenance work for NATO. This is the second consecutive year AAR has received this prestigious recognition. NSPA and IAMCO cited AAR’s Aircraft Component Services division in Amsterdam for its timely delivery, superior quality of…

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Astronics Corporation’s induction starter generator system chosen for Pilatus new PC-24

Posted  June 17, 2013

Astronics Corporation announced June 17 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., will supply Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with the Induction Starter Generator System for their new PC-24 twin-jet. The innovative technology built into the Induction Starter Generator System from Astronics appealed to Pilatus during the design phase of their new aircraft. A key…

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Officials weigh resource priorities during sequester

Posted  June 17, 2013

In light of recent budget woes, Defense Department officials are weighing resource priorities and moving toward the decision phase for the fiscal year 2014 budget, a Pentagon official said at the National Defense Industrial Association National Logistics Forum June 14. During the strategic choices management review designed to plan a timeline over the next five…

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Raytheon to maintain U.S. Air Force Global Hawk ground elements

Posted  June 17, 2013

Raytheon) has been awarded a subcontract to provide contractor logistics support to the ground station elements for the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems. Raytheon continues to support the Global Hawk mission, building on its 99.8 percent ground station availability to support the war fighters. “As the original developer and…

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UTC Aerospace Systems partners with Embraer to showcase electric brake technology

Posted  June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems recently partnered with Embraer S.A. to successfully demonstrate the next generation of electric braking system technology. The demonstration was performed under Embraer’s “More Electric Aircraft” study assessing the benefits of the newest generation of electric braking technology that incorporates significant reductions in system weight and envelope. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit…

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Lockheed Martin, CAE establish Canadian training alliance for F-35 Lightning II

Posted  June 17, 2013

CAE photograph Gene Colabatistto (left), group president, CAE Military Products, Training and Services, and Steve O’Bryan, vice president, Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Integration and Business Development, signed an MOU at the 2013 Paris Air Show. This MOU identifies CAE as a preferred provider of F-35 training support, training system integration, operations and maintenance in Canada….

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ATK agrees to multi-million dollar contract to produce composite aft fan cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97

Posted  June 17, 2013

ATK has announced the award of a contract valued at more than $50 million from Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom, to produce aft fan composite cases for the new Trent XWB-97 engine. The contract has the potential to grow to more than $200 million. This Rolls-Royce engine is the sole engine now available to power the…

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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Qatar Airways with a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance services

Posted  June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Qatar Airways to provide a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul services for selected Airbus aircraft operated by the Qatari flag-carrier. The agreement for services covers Airbus A300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and A320 airplanes powered by V2500 engines built by International…

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Lockheed Martin UK bids For Polish air force aircrew training requirement

Posted  June 17, 2013

London-based Lockheed Martin UK is bidding to create a new state-of-the-art Polish Air Force pilot and aircrew training center in Deblin, Poland. The company has submitted a fully compliant response to a Polish Ministry of Defence tender for a new Integrated Aircrew Training Systems. The aim is to boost Poland’s military aviation safety by introducing…

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