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20 June 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for June 20, 2011
  • Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates Refined Flight Control Capabilities in National Airspace GE Aviation 20 Jun 2011 -- AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and GE Aviation announced today that the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) has completed a flight demonstration using the GE Flight Management System (FMS), a four-dimensional trajectory FMS certified for use in manned commercial aircraft.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries' Heron UAS Has Reached Full Operational Capability Under the German Armed Forces in Afghanistan Israel Aerospace Industries 20 Jun 2011 -- The German Air Force recently announced that the 'Heron', Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)' advanced unmanned aerial system (UAS), has achieved full operational capability (FOC) under its activities in Afghanistan.
  • MBDA announces the first submarine launch of SCALP Naval, France's future cruise missile EADS 20 Jun 2011 -- The first submarine launch as part of the SCALP Naval / MdCN (Missile de Croisière Naval) programme was carried out successfully by the French DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement) at its Ile du Levant missile test centre in the Mediterranean on 8th June 2011.
  • Strong Portfolio and Technology Highlight GE's Military Prowess GE Aviation 20 Jun 2011 -- GE's vast portfolio of military engines, upgrade initiatives and technology programs has it well positioned for continued growth and an exciting future.
  • India To Acquire C-17s Exclusively Powered By Pratt & Whitney F117 Engines Pratt & Whitney 20 Jun 2011 -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that India's Ministry of Defence has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifters exclusively powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. According to the agreement, India will take delivery of its C-17s in 2013 and 2014.
  • Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F135 Spare Engine to Eglin Air Force Base for F-35 Training Operations Pratt & Whitney 20 Jun 2011 -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 spare engine to the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to support F-35 Lightning II training operations to begin this summer. Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint unit with Air Force, Navy and Marine squadrons that will conduct F-35 training for their respective services as well as the eight F-35 program international partners. Lockheed Martin is scheduled to deliver the first F-35A aircraft to Eglin AFB in the coming weeks. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
  • U.S. Air Force and Pratt & Whitney Complete First F117 Overhaul at Oklahoma Maintenance Facility Pratt & Whitney 20 Jun 2011 -- With the assistance of Pratt & Whitney representatives, Airmen at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla., recently completed repairs on the first F117 engine at the base's new F117 Heavy Maintenance Center. Four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines power the C-17 which serves the strategic airlift and mobility and humanitarian needs of the U.S. Air Force, United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, UAE Air Force and other international partners. Pratt & Whitney is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • United Arab Emirates Air Force Receives First Pratt & Whitney-powered C-17 Aircraft Pratt & Whitney 20 Jun 2011 -- The United Arab Emirates Air Force recently received its first C-17 Globemaster III, powered exclusively by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. The UAE Air Force is slated to receive a total of six C-17s by 2012. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
  • Raytheon Completes First Radar Upgrade for Taiwan Raytheon 20 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the first Configuration-3 radar set to Taiwan. The upgrade was completed 11 months ahead of the original program plan requested by the Taiwan Air Force.
  • Raytheon Partners with NAMMO for Second Source of AMRAAM Motors Raytheon 20 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the Norwegian defense company NAMMO are in the process of qualifying an alternate rocket engine for the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. The new motor will be interchangeable with the AMRAAM propulsion system and will maintain the same performance as the current one.
  • SAIC Awarded Contract by U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command SAIC 20 Jun 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) to provide scientific and other support services to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a two year base period of performance, three one-year options, and a contract ceiling of more than $61 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Frederick, Md.
  • Brazilian Navy Signs Agreement To Acquire Additional S-70B™ Aircraft Sikorsky 20 Jun 2011 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that the Brazilian Navy has signed an agreement with the U.S. Government to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70B™ maritime helicopters via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Teaming Agreement with Saab to Support Sweden's BLACK HAWK Helicopters Sikorsky 20 Jun 2011 -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of a teaming agreement at the Paris Air Show with the Swedish defence and security company Saab to support the fleet of 15 UH-60M helicopters recently purchased by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
  • Bushmaster order a vote of confidence in Australian industry Thales 20 Jun 2011 -- Thales Australia has signed a contract to supply another 101 Bushmaster vehicles to the Australian Department of Defence.
  • Second Meads Launcher Passes Key Acceptance Test Lockheed Martin 20 Jun 2011 -- The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) successfully passed another hardware milestone when its second Launcher Platform Group (LPG) completed formal acceptance testing during March in Dello, Italy.
  • Raytheon to Provide Airborne Processing for Missile Defense Application Raytheon 20 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $10 million contract to provide advanced airborne data processing for the Missile Defense Agency.

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