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2014-02-10 08:20:28

SINGAPORE, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems was awarded a contract to provide the Commonwealth of Australia upgraded wheels and brakes for their C-130 aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new UTC Aerospace Systems C-130 wheels and brakes feature the latest in technology and industry-leading innovation. The carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARBĀ® carbon heat sink material that provides eight times longer life...

2012-08-10 06:20:19

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today at the 50th anniversary Abbotsford International Air Show that Cascade Aerospace will be authorized as a C-130 Heavy Maintenance Center (HMC) - only the second such center in the world. Cascade is currently a Hercules Service Center (HSC) and conducts in-service support for Canada's legacy CC-130 and new CC-130J fleets. "During its time as an existing Hercules maintainer, Cascade has...

2012-07-09 06:20:28

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world's first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes (CWB). Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centre (HMC) in the world. "As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C-130J remaining strong, we need to expand our specialized support network around the...

2012-06-23 22:20:04

HAIFA, Israel, June 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at $62 million to upgrade the Korean Air Force C-130 transport aircraft. Under the contract, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with various types of advanced electronic systems. In addition, Elbit Systems will convert the existing analog cockpit to a "Glass-Cockpit" using Elbit Systems' cutting-edge digital flight displays. The...

2012-02-13 07:00:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIRSHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) recently completed flight testing of its new carbon brake for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of C-130 transport aircraft, demonstrating a significant reduction in brake cooling time and enabling quicker aircraft turnaround. According to Jeff Atkinson, director of military programs at Goodrich's Aircraft Wheels and Brakes business, "Successful U.S. Air Force flight testing demonstrated the...

2012-01-09 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $24 million contract to upgrade weapons systems trainers used in the C-130 Aircrew Training System (ATS) II. The C-130 ATS II program provides a comprehensive academic and simulation training program for C-130 aircrews worldwide. The visual system and imagery databases in the weapons systems simulators will be updated to provide the most advanced and realistic training. The improvements are...

2011-10-06 08:00:00

CARY, N.C., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation -- a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control -- has completed extensive testing of pre-production hardware of their In-Flight Propeller Balancing System as part of a $4.5-million contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The testing, which was the second development test and evaluation (DT&E) of the technology, was completed and has transitioned into a year-long operational test and evaluation...

2011-06-17 11:01:00

PARIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has successfully completed development and qualification efforts for the new carbon brake and boltless wheels for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of C-130 transport aircraft. The Air Force is currently conducting flight tests with the new equipment while Goodrich's Aircraft Wheels & Brakes business starts production to support deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2011. Goodrich's new C-130 Boltless Wheel...

2011-05-24 01:45:00

HAIFA, Israel, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $18.6 million to upgrade the Romanian Air Forces' C-130 transport aircraft. According to the agreement, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with various types of advanced electronic systems, including those produced by Elbit Systems' wholly owned subsidiary - Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Logo:...

2011-05-23 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Air Force (USAF) C-130 Systems Integration Laboratory has received an initial Small Airborne Joint Tactical Radio from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System team. The initial pre-engineering development model radio with initial Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) functionality will be used to support integration and architecture validation activities for the lead AMF JTRS USAF...