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2011-06-16 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) recently completed an initial flight integration test on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft in May and has completed multiple flight hours of integration testing on FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. This series of successful captive-carry tests is part of the process to validate the compatibility of AARGM with these platforms and to pave the way for all U.S. Navy strike...

2011-06-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), the only combat proven helmet mounted display provider, accepted the Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award for the 3rd consecutive time today. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. VSI maintained a silver performance composite performance rating for each month of the 12 month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30,...

2011-05-23 09:47:00

ANKARA, Turkey, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled the first of 30 new Turkish-built F-16s in ceremonies today at TAI's facility near Ankara. Turkish officials at the event included the nation's Minister of National Defense, Vecdi Gonul; Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar; Turkish Air Force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Abidin Unal; General Manager of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation Lt. Gen....

2011-05-09 14:40:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has accepted into its fleet the first of a planned 1,763 production-model Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters. The signing of formal acceptance documents for the jet, known as AF-7, took place at Lockheed Martin's F-35 final assembly plant in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 5. The jet flew to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Friday to begin its flight testing program. "This first aircraft is...

2011-04-13 10:00:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Provides missile data and command destruct capability for AMRAAM missile Telemetry modules to be provided to Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia Brings total value of contract for Harris to over $170 million since 1991 Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a two-year, $15 million Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Modules (WRTTM) order...

2011-03-31 12:00:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has received a $6.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to extend its fleet management program for F100-PW-220E engines powering the Italian Air Force's F-16 fighters. This 18-month contract represents the continued cooperation between the United States and Italy, and covers maintenance activities through 2012. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "We are proud of our...

2011-02-24 09:04:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan "Al" Norman, a veteran Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) experimental test pilot, was recently named Chief Test Pilot for the F-35 Lightning II program. Norman replaces former F-35 Chief Test Pilot Jon Beesley, who retired Jan. 31. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1999, Norman served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years as a fighter pilot and test pilot. In 1999, he left active duty and became an experimental test pilot for Lockheed Martin...

2011-02-17 10:04:00

ARCHBALD, Pa., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $34.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for production of paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 kits. The majority share contract includes deliveries to both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and is scheduled to begin the second quarter of 2011. Paveway II Plus LGB guidance kits significantly improve weapon accuracy and reduce risk to U.S. and allied ground forces when compared to...

2011-02-15 16:10:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Aircrew Training Services Division today relayed a result of the successful training in one of their training devices. According to the Asiaone News, two F-16's crashed about a kilometer apart during the 30th annual Cobra Gold exercise in Chiang Mai, Thailand but both pilots ejected safely due in part to ongoing training that they had received on...

2011-02-10 07:00:00

BENGALURU, India, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed a series of free-flight demonstrations of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) AGM-154-C from an F-16IN fighter aircraft. The tests were part of the Indian Air Force's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition. JSOW is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employs an integrated GPS- inertial navigation system and terminal infrared seeker that guide the weapon to the target. The...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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