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2011-05-27 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has played a significant role in assessing noise exposure for the East and West Coast basing of the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II (aka Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft. Wyle supported TEC Inc. in developing the F-35B West and East Coast Basing Environmental Impact Statements, which evaluated the environmental effects associated with the proposed replacement of aging F/A-18A/C/D Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft with new F-35B...

2011-05-17 09:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for 16 years, is proud to announce the addition of former TOPGUN Commander Thomas "Trim" Downing to its team, and experienced businessman Ralph Kunz as Chief Operating Officer. The addition of a highly experienced businessman combined with a former TOPGUN commander continue to show ATAC's development of "best practices" in both military and...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has received a $110 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 5 through 9 of the F-35 Lightning II - Joint Strike Fighter. The contract includes production of multiple components through the LRIP 9 phase of the program. Under the terms of the contract, ATK will use advanced hand lay-up processing techniques to manufacture...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $17.9 million contract to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. General Dynamics has delivered F/A-18 advanced mission computers since 2002. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational...

2011-04-04 15:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights. Additionally, the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant logged six times more vertical landings in the first quarter than in all of 2010. The test program remained ahead of plan despite the grounding of various test fleet aircraft for 4-15...

2011-02-25 17:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first production model of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight today in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring. The jet will head to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to support developmental testing shortly after the Air Force takes delivery. "The aircraft was rock-solid from takeoff to landing, and successfully completed all the tests we put it through during the flight," said...

2011-02-22 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tomcat Group and Growth Management and Constructive Changes (GMC2) announced today an agreement whereupon they will team to provide consulting services to the global Aerospace and Defense Industry. The primary mission of the Tomcat Management Group of Wichita, Kansas is to provide senior level interim management services to the Aerospace Manufacturing and MRO market segments with a focus on underperforming assets. The Tomcat Group's array of...

2011-02-14 15:42:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lt. Cmdr. Eric "Magic" Buus on Friday became the first United States Navy pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35C Lightning II. The F-35C will operate from the U.S. Navy's large aircraft carriers by way of catapult launch and arrested landing. The United Kingdom's Royal Navy and Royal Air Force also will employ the F-35C. "The in-air handling qualities of the F-35C are excellent, and very similar to the B...

2011-01-18 13:40:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raising the bar another notch in aircraft simulation capabilities, the Aircrew Training Systems Business Unit of Environmental Tectonics Corporation is now making available for their ATFS-400 Phoenix, Aircraft Carrier Landing training. Aircraft Carrier Take-Offs and Landings prove to be extremely challenging because of the need to learn take-off and landing procedures on a moving target with a short runway. As a result, Aircraft Carrier...

2011-01-11 00:00:43

Laser equipment helping to restore a historic aircraft East Granby, CT (PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Joining Technologies, an innovator in laser cladding, electron beam and laser welding applications, announces its laser technology is playing a key role in the Connecticut Corsair project, a volunteer effort aimed at restoring Connecticut's official state aircraft, the F4U Corsair. Joining Technologies' laser equipment is helping restore worn-out parts and components to their original form....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'