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Boeing Completes Production of 1st Australian Super Hornet with Provisions for Future Electronic Attack Capability

Boeing announced on 23 September 2010 that it has completed production of the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet that has the capability to be converted into an electronic attack aircraft. Boeing is pre-wiring the RAAF’s second lot of 12 Super Hornets for potential electronic attack capability conversion during production at the company’s facilities in St. Louis. ...

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A MIG-27 of Indian Airforce Crashes in West Bengal

A Indian Air Force MIG-27 crashed in West Bengal. This is the third MIG-27 crash this year for the Indian Airforce. Early this morning, a MIG- 27 Aircraft of the Indian air Force crashed in Midnapore District of West Bengal.The crash took place around 8:25 AM IST, east of Kalaokunda air base in duria village, West Bengal, when the aircraft ...

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Sukhoi’s Su-35S program to be funded by Sberbank

The Komsomolsk-na-Amure-based Yuri Gagarin Aviation Industrial Concern (KnAAPO), incorporated by the Sukhoi Holding Company, and Sberbank (the Savings Bank of Russia) concluded on September 15th 2010, a general agreement to build the Su-35S multi-role fighter. The document was signed by Alexander Pekarsh, KnAAPO director general, and Olga Bukhankova, head of the Savings Bank central division in Komsomolsk-na-Amure. The signing of ...

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Boeing to develop SolarEagle UAV for DARPA Vulture II program

DARPA’s Vulture program is developing an unmanned aircraft capable of remaining on-station uninterrupted for over five years. Boeing September 14th 2010 signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program. Under the terms of the $89 million contract, SolarEagle will make its first ...

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Boeing Receives AC-130U Gunship Support Contact

Boeing today announced that it has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide spare servo-actuators for the AC-130U gunship. The five-year contract, which includes a base year plus four out-year ordering periods, is worth up to $7.2 million. A total of $1.2 million of the first phase has been obligated. Between now and July 2011, Boeing will ...

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Lockheed Martin Receives $111.4 Million Contract Modification For F-22 Raptor Sustainment

Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $111.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet, resulting in a contract value of $709 million. This modification is for the 2010 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was issued initially in 2008 and extended in 2009. FASTeR is a Performance-Based Logistics ...

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Sultanate Of Oman Acquires Two Additional C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two additional C-130J Super Hercules.Oman ordered its first C-130J in July 2009, for delivery in 2012. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and early 2014. The first aircraft is of the C 130J-30 “long” configuration and the new order is for two C-130J “short” ...

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Lockheed Martin F-35 STOVL Variant Flies Supersonic

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time June 10, achieving a significant milestone. The aircraft accelerated to Mach 1.07 (727 miles per hour) on the first in a long series of planned supersonic flights. “For the first time in military aviation history, supersonic, radar-evading ...

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Boeing P-8A Poseidon Completes 1st-flight Test of Mission Systems

Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft T2 successfully completed the program’s first mission systems test flight on June 8 in Seattle. T2 will be used to verify integrated mission systems performance during flights in Seattle and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. During the three-hour flight, the joint Boeing and Navy test team exercised mission computing on all five operator workstations ...

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First Three C-130J Super Hercules for India Near Completion at Lockheed Martin Facility

The first three C-130J Super Hercules for India take the final positions on Lockheed Martin’s assembly line in Marietta, Ga. India will receive six aircraft plus support, with the first aircraft arrival in India scheduled for February 2011. The six C-130Js will give the Indian Army and Air Force new special operations capabilities using the world’s most advanced airlifter. Indian ...

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