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Fleet Complete: Yokota Air Base Receives Final C-130Js From Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently delivered the final two C-130J-30 Super Hercules airlifters assigned to the U.S. Air Force installation at Yokota Air Base, Japan. These C-130J-30s are flown by 36th Airlift Squadron crews at Yokota, and the new aircraft recapitalize the unit’s older C-130H fleet. The C-130Js are used to support critical peacekeeping and… Read More ›

Frontier Adds Two New Cities and Announces Six Routes – Fares as low as $49

Continuing its mission to deliver Low Fares Done Right across the U.S., low-cost carrier, Frontier Airlines announced service on six new routes, including two new cities. Frontier announced it will bring its unique brand of low fares done right to Santa Barbara and Sacramento, Calif. In July, the carrier will continue its rapid growth in… 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 ›

Lockheed Martin Submits Proposal for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) program, which will add enhanced capabilities to the most advanced GPS satellites ever designed. The GPS IIIF program intends to produce up to 22 next-generation satellites. The Air Force’s first 10 GPS III satellites,… Read More ›

Raytheon in final phase of GPS OCX software build

Program ready for 2018 GPS III launch, on-orbit testing. Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, is in its final software development phase. This phase focuses on increasing automation and building controls for both L1C, a civilian GPS signal aimed at increasing international access, and M-code, a military GPS… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Train Special Operations Airmen

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), supporting schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training and support for AFSOC Special Operation Forces (SOF) aircrews and assets. The Air Commando Training and… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters and UK Ministry of Defence sign Follow-on Support Arrangement for RAF Puma Mk2.

Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a Follow-on Support Arrangement contract to provide support to the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet over the planned service life of the aircraft. The contract, worth an initial £100 million, is the first of two pricing periods which will see Airbus Helicopters provide… Read More ›

S-97 RAIDER™ Demonstrator

Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology™, RAIDER™ incorporates the latest advances in fly-by-wire, flight controls, vehicle management systems, and systems integration. These technologies enable the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. RAIDER™ can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, nearly double… Read More ›

Sikorsky Conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Training Systems Critical Design Review

  Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful conduct of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Program Training Systems Critical Design Review (CDR). This event prepares the CRH program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter’s training systems. This marks an important step in developing maintenance and aircrew training devices, courseware… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade IRST21 Sensor System for U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. Awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing, the Block II contracts provide up to $100 million for developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes. These efforts will further enhance IRST21’s proven detection,… Read More ›

Boeing Launches Proven, Affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force Helicopter Competition

Capable, ready-to-serve solution intended to replace UH-1N “Huey” Fleet, which guards U.S. weapons Boeing [NYSE:BA] unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. Boeing’s response to the Air Force, revealed at the Air Force… Read More ›

Boeing selects AW139-based MH-139 for 84-aircraft US Air Force tender

Moretti: “The outstanding superior technology and operational capabilities of our products, including the AW139, once again allow us to compete for significant market opportunities” As the prime contractor, Boeing will compete for the supply of up to 84 helicopters to perform critical security and transport missions offering the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 produced… Read More ›

NASA Wind Tunnel Tests Lockheed Martin’s X-Plane Design for a Quieter Supersonic Jet

Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane preliminary design at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The agency is testing a nine percent scale model of Lockheed Martin’s X-plane design in Glenn’s 8’ x… Read More ›

Bell Helicopter Prague Delivers First Fully Customized Aircraft From New State-of-the-Art Facility.

The company continues to expand its capabilities to better serve European customers. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429… Read More ›

Boeing Awarded $2.1B for Third KC-46A Tanker Production Lot

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. This order is the third low-rate initial production lot for Boeing. The first two came in August 2016 and included seven and 12 planes, respectively, as well as spare parts. Boeing… Read More ›

Boeing, SpiceJet Announce Deal for up to 205 Airplanes

Deal includes 100 additional 737 MAX 8s; 50 purchase rights All-Boeing jet operator continues to grow fleet with more 737 MAXs Largest order in low-cost carrier’s history Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SpiceJet announced today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement… Read More ›

Defense Information System Agency/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awards flight services contract to Rockwell Collins

Services will enable U.S. government aircraft to utilize efficient air traffic control routing to reduce mission time and fuel costs. The Defense Information System Agency (DISA)/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) has awarded a Data Link Service Provider (DSP) 4 contract to Rockwell Collins. The DSP 4 contract, with options, represents a potential five year… Read More ›

Boeing T-X Completes First Flight, Validates Design for Air Force Requirements

Milestone proves the aircraft’s low risk, maturity and safety Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Saab [Stockholm: SAABB] today completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force’s training requirements. During the 55-minute flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steven Schmidt and Chief Pilot for Air Force Programs… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force Move Forward with Ground System Upgrade to Support Contingency GPS III Operations

The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites. The successful Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Contingency Operations (COps) contract, completed on November 17, gives Lockheed Martin a… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.2 billion to Modernize Republic of Korea F-16s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The upgrades are based on the advanced F-16V configuration. Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal… Read More ›

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