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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....

2011-01-03 13:02:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed a comprehensive series of tests to demonstrate the flight characteristics of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F while carrying the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The flying qualities test series consisted of six flights from Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD, between October 5 and November 2 with a total flying time of 11.2 hours. The aircraft flew at altitudes ranging from 5,000 feet to...

2010-12-15 09:45:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II program team reached its 2010 goal of 394 test flights jointly established by the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office and Lockheed Martin. Since the first flight of the F-35 on Dec. 15, 2006, the program has logged a total of 531 flights, expanding the performance envelope of the three F-35 variants and testing the mission systems. "We exceeded our 394-flight goal and...

2010-12-14 09:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been competitively awarded a $318 million five-year task order to provide engineering and integration support services to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office. Awarded by the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, the company will perform the work for the JSF F-35 Lightning II Program under the GSA Professional Engineering Services Schedule 871. Specific tasks will include...

2010-12-06 09:00:00

WOOMERA, Australia, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Australian Air Force launched two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon Cs from the RAAF's new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, marking the first time a U.S. ally has operationally tested a JSOW C. This test series also marked the first time the JSOW C variant has been employed outside the continental United States. The RAAF also has placed an order for the JSOW C-1, which is currently in production; deliveries are expected to...

2010-11-19 16:33:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $3.5 billion contract modification from the U.S. Department of Defense to manufacture 31 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in the fourth lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP). The contract also funds manufacturing-support equipment, flight test instrumentation and ancillary mission equipment. Including the long-lead funding previously received, the total contract value for LRIP 4 is...

2010-11-15 14:29:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The fundamental building block for all future avionics software on the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has entered flight testing on an F-35 test jet. "Block 1," the first of three principal software-development blocks for the F-35's mission systems, made its inaugural flight on Nov. 5 in the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft known as BF-4. The functional check...

2010-10-26 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) completed flight testing of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile's fixed-wing launcher and Instrumented Measurement Vehicle on the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. An IMV is the same size, shape and mass as an all-up JAGM round, and it contains equipment that evaluates JAGM's performance during a mission. The flight tests are a crucial first step toward qualifying JAGM for...

2010-10-18 07:29:00

WASHINGTON and CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a nine-year, $273 million (CAD) services contract by the Government of Canada for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) program. This contract is for a six-year period plus three additional option years, and will be in effect until the end of the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft life expectancy in...

2010-10-07 16:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force's next-generation fighter aircraft, Israeli Ministry of Defense Director General (Maj. Gen. Ret.) Udi Shani signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of the F-35 aircraft earlier today in New York. Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government's Foreign Military...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'