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First Airbus aircraft produced in the U.S. takes flight

Airbus photograph by J. DarcyThe maiden flight of the first Airbus aircraft produced at the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Ala. --...

Contract Briefs

General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., was awarded a $35,788,624 modification (P00022) to contract W52P1J-12-C-0026 for 120mm M1002 new production...

Successful Brimstone missile ground rig trials for Eurofighter Typhoon

A series of successful ground rig trials with the air-to-surface MBDA Brimstone missile have been completed at the BAE Systems site in Warton, Lancashire,...

U.S. Navy contracts with Metal Technology for Trident additive manufacturing

The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology (MTI) a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory...

ULA successfully launches 7,745 pounds of cargo to space station

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-6 Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41...

PAC-3 MSE intercepts missile target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target March 17 at White...

U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $573 million to continue building AMRAAM

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $573 million contract modification to exercise the option on a previously awarded contract for Advanced Medium...

Raytheon to offer new long-range missile for U.S. Army fires requirement

Raytheon will offer a new missile design to meet the U.S. Army's Long-Range Precision Fires requirement to replace current army tactical missile system weapons. "Our...

New Raytheon software translates modern weapons for legacy aircraft

Raytheon has developed the Envoy™ software solution to quickly and affordably integrate newer weapons onto legacy aircraft. Integration of non-Universal Armament Interface (UAI) weapons...

Second CH-53K helicopter joins flight test program

Sikorsky photographThe second Sikorsky CH-53K aircraft achieves first flight. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced March 14 the second CH-53K helicopter has joined the...