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2009-03-26 12:46:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney, maker of the F100 engine family that powers the F-16 and F-15 military fighter jets operated by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Air Forces of 22 allied nations, have begun production of the first F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines. The F100-PW-229 EEP represents the latest evolution in the F100 series of engines, recognized worldwide for its safety, reliability and cost effective operation....

2009-03-26 12:43:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Royal Netherlands Air Force has expanded the scope of a three year contract with the Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center to include repair of F100-PW-220 engine airseals. The three year contract signed in 2008 has an estimated value of more than $5M. The Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center is a military aftermarket engine center located in Liege, Belgium, servicing the European region. Pratt & Whitney is a United...

2009-03-19 12:17:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ceremonies were held today at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in Fort Worth, Texas, to commemorate the F-16 Peace Xenia IV program for Greece. The ceremony marks an important production milestone, demonstrating that the program is on schedule and on budget. This F-16 acquisition is the fourth for the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and the nation of Greece. Lt. Gen. Ioannis Giagkos, chief of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff, accepted the first...

2009-03-19 08:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 19, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $106 million contract for production of the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. "With this contract award, the first network-enabled weapons in the world will be produced to meet warfighter requirements," said Cmdr. Andrew Kessler, JSOW deputy program manager in the U.S. Navy's Precision Strike Weapons program office. "The JSOW C-1 will maintain all the capabilities of the proven JSOW C configuration...

2009-01-30 14:43:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The United States Air Force's Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron will debut their newly upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcons during a fly-over at Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday. The Thunderbirds' new squadron of 11 F-16s is powered by Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-229 engine, providing the world's premier demonstration squadron with a faster, more agile flying experience while continuing to offer dependable single engine safety. Pratt &...

2009-01-21 07:59:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $4 million fleet management contract from the United States Navy to provide engine readiness for the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center's F100 Powered F-16 Aggressor Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon. The contract is a follow-on to the current performance based contract signed in April 2003. The $4 million contract is for one year with multiple extension options, making the potential value...

2009-01-07 12:13:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney, along with Northrop Grumman, unveiled the first X-47B air vehicle for the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. The X-47B is powered by a Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220U engine. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The unveiling ceremony offered a first look at the most technologically advanced unmanned air vehicle in development. "To see...

2008-12-09 09:00:00

PALMDALE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have successfully demonstrated an autonomous landing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, marking the first time an F-16 has landed entirely under computer control. The successful Autoland demonstration lays the foundation for consistent, repeatable and controlled automatic landings of the F-16 in various wind conditions and airfield situations. This...

2008-07-22 15:00:48

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The advanced Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS) for Northrop Grumman Corporation's KC-45 Tanker has performed multiple aerial contacts with an operational Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, confirming its ability to support large aircraft in U.S., NATO, and allied air forces. Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://media.primezone.com/noc/ The test mission fulfilled several key flight and program...

2006-08-31 11:34:00

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch pilot died on Thursday when his F-16 fighter plane crashed in southern Afghanistan, apparently in an accident, the defense ministry said. "The plane was flying at a great height when the accident occurred, which means it can be ruled out that the craft was shot down. We therefore assume it was an accident," the ministry said in a statement. The ministry said the plane crashed in the province of Ghazni, where it was supporting NATO peacekeeping troops on...


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