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Tag: United States Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Inactivation of First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CVN 65)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 65). As part of the complex process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow. Newport News… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Contract to Build LCS 27.

MARINETTE, Wis., Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a contract to build an additional LCS. The contract value is under the 2017 congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship. LCS 27 will be built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the Midwest’s only… Read More ›

Bell Helicopter and PGZ sign Letter of Intent on AH-1Z “Viper” Cooperation

Bell Helicopter, PGZ align to support “Viper” for Poland attack helicopter acquisition program Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), a Polish leader in defense technologies, recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) at the Bell Helicopter world headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The two companies will cooperate in identifying… Read More ›

Bell Helicopter signs Memorandum of Understanding with IAR – Ghimbav Brasov

Romanian aerospace manufacturer will engage with American manufacturer to discuss potential collaboration on AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with IAR – Ghimbav Brasov Group, a leading company in the Romanian defense and aerospace industry. To download images… Read More ›

Northern Utah to be the Home of Lockheed Martin Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program Office

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that its program management office for the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program will be located in the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The company made the announcement here at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development at a lease… Read More ›

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