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25 September 2007 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for September 12, 2007
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J SUSTAINMENT PROGRAM WINS MILITARY LOGISTICS STRATEGY AWARD Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2007 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] C-130J Long Term Sustainment Program received top honors for Outstanding Achievement in Military Logistics Strategy from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) at its annual conference in Adelphi, Md., last week.
  • Boeing Holds Major Join Ceremony for Newest UK C-17 Boeing 25 Sep 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today reached a significant milestone at its Long Beach, Calif., C-17 final assembly facility with a "major join" ceremony for the United Kingdom's fifth C-17 Globemaster III.
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded B-1B Sniper Pod Contract Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been awarded a $2.8 million follow-on contract by the Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] to support full Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) functionality on the U.S. Air Force B-1B aircraft. Integration activities began in June 2007.
  • Boeing Delivers First Production EA-18G Growler to U.S. Navy Boeing 25 Sep 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] yesterday delivered the first production EA-18G Growler to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule and within budget.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $20.6 MILLION FOR FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM UPGRADE TO SUPPORT ENHANCED MISSILE AUSTRALIAN NAVY FRIGATE Lockheed Martin 25 Sep 2007 -- The Commonwealth of Australia awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a contract valued at US$20.6 million to upgrade the MK92 Fire Control System to support the introduction of Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) capability into the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided missile frigates (FFGs).
  • Northrop Grumman's KC-30 Tanker Successfully Completes First Flight Northrop Grumman 25 Sep 2007 -- The first KC-30 Tanker aircraft completed its maiden flight today, underscoring the production strategy selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) KC-30 industry team for the U.S. Air Force's KC-135 tanker replacement program.
  • Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle UAV Logs 5,000 Flight Hours in Support of Australian Army Operations Boeing 25 Sep 2007 -- Boeing Australia Limited and Insitu, Inc., today announced that the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has provided 5,000 hours of eye-in-the-sky surveillance and reconnaissance services to Australian Army forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • CF6-80E1 Powers KC-30 to Successful First Flight GE Aviation 25 Sep 2007 -- The CF6-80E1 engine took to the skies today, marking the start of flight-testing on the first Northrop Grumman KC-30 aircraft which is under consideration for the United States Air Force (USAF) KC-X tanker replacement program. During the four-hour first flight, the CF6-80C1 engine demonstrated aircraft systems and instrumentation functionality, climbed to numerous mission altitudes and established the engine performance baseline for flight-testing.
  • Rafael Welcomes SpotLite-M to Family of E/O Enemy Fire Detection Systems Rafael 25 Sep 2007 -- Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. reveals a new member in its SpotLite Family of electro-optic enemy fire detection systems. The SpotLite-M joins the SpotLite-P (previously SpotLite Mk 2) as the mobile version of the well-known system that is capable of accurately and immediately detecting, locating and thereby enabling reaction to enemy fire sources, such as small arms fire, RPGs and anti-tank missiles.

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