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BAE Systems Delivers BAE 146 C.Mk 3 Aircraft to the RAF

Major Conversion Programme Includes Enhanced Interior Flexibility With Four Different Interior Options BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has delivered on time and on budget two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft that have been converted from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force. After a period of familiarisation and operational trials, both aircraft […]

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NATO – C-17 Follow-On Support

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 16 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to a NATO consortium for follow-on contractor logistics support for NATO Airlift Management Program C-17 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million. An international consortium made up of allies in the […]

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Oshkosh Defense Delivers 15,000th FMTV Truck

Oshkosh FMTV program sets records for quality and vehicle delivery speed Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has delivered the 15,000th Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) truck to the U.S. Army and National Guard – setting quality and delivery records for the program. Since being awarded the FMTV contract in 2010, Oshkosh […]

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NGC’s Astro Aerospace Receives Follow-On Order for 48 More JIB Antennas for GPS III Satellites

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will provide 48 more self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for Global Positioning System (GPS III) satellites under a follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin Corporation. The work will be carried out by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman. With an adaptable design configuration, JIBs can be tailored to specific applications; […]

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FLIR Part of Team Providing Aircraft, Training, and Support for USAF LAS Mission

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it is part of the supplier network selected by the U.S. Air Force under its recently awarded Light Air Support (LAS) contract. On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Air Force announced the selection of Sierra Nevada Corporation to supply aircraft for use by the Afghanistan National Army […]

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UK – Follow-On Support for Tomahawk Weapon System

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 16 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for follow-on support for the Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $170 million. The United Kingdom (UK) has requested a possible sale of follow-on support […]

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Saab and Eurostep sign teaming agreement

Defence and security company Saab and software company Eurostep have signed a teaming agreement to cooperate in the application of Eurostep’s Share-A-space COTS software and to deliver collaborative product life cycle support solutions to aerospace, defence and security markets based on the PLCS standard. Information management based on the PLCS standard is increasingly important in […]

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Rockwell Collins inks F-22 displays sustainment contract with Lockheed Martin

Rockwell Collins has been awarded a four-year, $14.3 million contract to provide Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force with sustainment services for cockpit displays on 184 F-22 aircraft. “This contract continues our strong public-private partnership with the Air Force and Lockheed Martin, which has resulted in industry-leading program performance. We look forward to continuing […]

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ITT Exelis to provide anti-jam GPS antennas for KC-46 refueling aircraft

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a contract from Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to supply anti-jam GPS antennas to the KC-46 refueling tanker program. Work on this contract will be performed in Bohemia, N.Y. The rugged N79 Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna, or CRPA, prevents deliberate jamming and unintentional interference of timing signals when integrated with […]

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Blue Force Tracking system adds logistics capability to increase situational awareness picture

For the first time on the battlefield, maneuver and logistics forces will share situational awareness and messaging, forming a complete and seamless operational picture. The new capability, delivered by integrating the vehicle-based Movement Tracking System, or MTS, into the Army’s upgraded friendly force tracking system Joint Capabilities Release, known as JCR, provides two-way situational awareness […]

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UTC Aerospace Systems to Provide Nacelle Maintenance for Avianca Brazil A320 Fleet

UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business has been selected by Ocean Air Linhas Aereas Avianca Brazil to provide complete nacelle maintenance for the airline’s fleet of 12 A320 family aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. The flight hour agreement specifies that Aerostructures will provide initial provisioning of spare parts, dedicated nacelle components to enhance Avianca Brazil’s operational […]

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Airbus teams up with EADS Innovation Works to create »stealthy» airport buildings

An Airbus cooperative effort with its EADS parent company has developed a highly effective technology that enables the construction of buildings nearer to airport runways without hindering the vital landing systems that guide aircraft to a safe touchdown. Patented by EADS’ corporate research and technology arm – EADS Innovation Works – and Airbus, this design […]

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