The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $900 million contract to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for F-16 aircraft. The contract value is estimated over a total of 10 years and includes depot-level maintenance activities, predefined programmatic work, aircraft modification and unplanned drop-in maintenance. As the F-16 Fighting Falcon’s Original Equipment Manufacturer, Lockheed… Read More ›
GE Aviation powers two-thirds of U.S. military fighters and helicopters and understands that its military customers continue to face aircraft issues related to age, maintenance, supply and support. The more engines and components produced enables more aircraft availability at any given time. In the last month alone, GE Aviation has been awarded more than $476… Read More ›
As the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program wraps up, Bell’s revolutionary tiltrotor continues to turn heads with outstanding performance and shines a spotlight on the benefits of modernization. After two-years of highly successful flight demonstrations the Bell V-280 Valor continues to showcase new capabilities to show how the aircraft meets the… Read More ›
Airbus delivers first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ search and rescue service ahead of schedule.
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) search and rescue service to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), several months before the agreed deadline. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. “We… Read More ›
The F-35A is now below $80 million; lower cost than legacy aircraft The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) finalized a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest aircraft price during the history of the Program. This contract includes all U.S., International Partners and Foreign Military Sales… Read More ›
F-35 Enterprise Ramps Up Production and Reduces Costs PRNewswire The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is… Read More ›
The first of the UK’s F-35 Lightning aircraft have landed at RAF Marham and been welcomed by our business which has played a central role in its arrival.
The first of the UK’s F-35b Lightning aircraft landed on 6 June at RAF Marham. Amongst others, they were welcomed by representatives from our business, which has played a central role as a major contributor on the programme. The four jets arrived at the RAF station in Norfolk, UK, following a journey from Marine Corps… Read More ›
Raytheon “Will meet Romania’s Fielding Schedule” The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN] a $395.8 million contract for production of Romania’s Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense System. Announced by the Department of Defense on May 24, the contract calls for Raytheon to build Romania’s first brand-new Patriot fire unit. “We are using what… Read More ›
Joint Tactical Ground Station processes data directly down-linked from satellite sensors and distributes missile launch information to warfighters The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in Japan to advance battlespace awareness and missile defense. The work is part of the pre-planned product improvement program… Read More ›
Stalker XE Gives Users Expanded Options for Use in More Environments Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Stalker eXtended Endurance (XE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations. The new VTOL… Read More ›
JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is organizing a unified Russian exposition at the International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX 2018. The show will be hosted by an airbase of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan near Astana on May 23-26. The company is participating in the exhibition on… Read More ›
Raytheon, Virsec establish alliance to protect government and critical infrastructure from advanced cyberattacks
Agreement augments conventional cyber defenses with innovative commercial technology Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) announced an alliance with Virsec to bring commercial cybersecurity tools to global government and critical infrastructure customers. Combined with Raytheon’s decades of cybersecurity defense expertise, Virsec’s patented Trusted Execution™ technology protects networks by detecting deviations in software applications caused by cyber intrusions. “Critical… Read More ›
Anniversary represents 30 years of information dominance for decision superiority in battle management
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today celebrated 30 years of information dominance for decision superiority provided by the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) on April 5, 2018 – as it looks to the future of battle management command and control. Hundreds of Northrop Grumman employees, members of the U.S. Air Force 116th Air… Read More ›
The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. “Completing F-35 SDD flight test is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication from the joint government and industry team,” said Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 Program Executive Officer. “Since the first… Read More ›
Lockheed Martin and Cobham Team to Develop Next Generation Jammer Low Band for U.S. Navy’s Electronic Warfare Aircraft
Next Generation Jammer Low Band will replace the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently integrated on the E/A-18G GROWLER® Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cobham (LSE: COB) are joining forces for the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) competition to replace the U.S. Navy’s ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the E/A-18 Growler aircraft. “The Lockheed… Read More ›
Thales is all set to participate in the upcoming 10th edition of Defexpo 2018—India’s premier biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition—from 11-14 April 2018 in Chennai. Key Points Company to highlight its efforts in line with its strategy supporting ‘Make in India and export from India’ Please visit us at 3.2.2c, Hall3,… Read More ›
HMS Queen Elizabeth returned to UK waters last month following completion of Merlin and Chinook flying trials carried out to support the helicopters’ clearance to land on the carrier.
The trials, conducted by QinetiQ and the Air Warfare Centre under the Air Test & Evaluation Centre (ATEC) partnership, brought the two aircraft together on deck for the first time as part of a cost-saving initiative negotiated between QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Merlin trial was originally contracted in April 2016,… Read More ›