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More Brazilian P-3 Upgrades

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David Oliver - Nine P-3 Orion aircraft were acquired by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) from the US Navy in 2006, and were upgraded at Airbus Defence and Space facilities at Getafe in Spain, near Madrid. The upgrade package included the installation of Fully...

MBDA Sees Strong Year Ahead

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David Oliver - MBDA held its annual UK press conference in London on 20 March when CEO Antoine Bouvier, chief financial officer Peter Bols and UK managing director Chris Allam reported on the company’s 2018 annual results and its vision for the future. Peter Bols...

Winds of change in the Fighter market

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Andrew Hunter - Very little stirs the blood in defence quite like a good fighter competition. Fighters are glamorous, eye-catching, and expensive. They are the crown jewels of military gear. This means that fighter competitions, when they are actually held, are fiercely competed. Over...

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

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The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight 21 March at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Boeing, will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s...

Aerostar Moves Military MRO from Mig-21 to F-16

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David Oliver - Romania’s leading MRO provider Aerostar is planning to transform its military business that in 2017 amounted to only 17 percent of its turnover. The aim is to increase defence sales to 25 percent in 2019. In the past Aerostar’s defence activity...

First Tranche of 18 F-35B’s for UK Nears Completion

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Jon Lake - In mid-November the UK took delivery of its 17th Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning aircraft. The aircraft was the penultimate aircraft in Britain’s initial block of 18 Joint Strike Fighters and was delivered to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina,...

New Lockheed Martin-Built Protected Communications Satellite

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communication satellite, built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched on 17 October 2018 at 12:15 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket....

Lockheed Martin selects industry mission payload providers for Next Gen OPIR missile warning system

Lockheed Martin has selected Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team to compete as potential mission payload providers for the U.S. Air Force's Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) Geosynchronous (GEO) Block 0 missile warning satellite system.  This payload competition between Raytheon and...

Lockheed Martin selects Harris Corp to deliver F-35’s next-gen processor

Lockheed Martin has selected Harris Corporation to develop and deliver the next generation Integrated Core Processor (ICP) for the F-35 fighter jet. The Lockheed Martin-led competition within the F-35 supply chain will significantly reduce cost and enhance capability. The F-35’s ICP acts as the brains...

Boeing wins $2.4 billion Air Force helicopter contract

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The U.S. Air Force says it will turn to Chicago-based defense giant Boeing to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters, which are used to protect the U.S. military's ground-based ballistic missiles, in a stunning upset against its Bethesda, Maryland-based rival, Lockheed Martin. The...

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