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2010-02-01 23:05:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered its first 25 F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines to customers, providing significantly reduced cost of ownership and increased safety and readiness. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. These initial 25 engines were delivered in support of Block 52 F-16 deliveries to Pakistan and F-15K deliveries to the Republic of Korea. All customers...

2010-02-01 15:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) underwent a successful Product Upgrade Verification (PUV) flight test on January 12 at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The missile was released from a B-52 aircraft and successfully navigated through a preplanned route before destroying its intended target. The primary test objectives of this flight were to provide final validation of a new missile control unit, recently...

2010-01-06 10:11:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) and LANTIRN(TM) Enhanced Resolution (ER) navigation pods to the Turkish Air Force. Valued at $118 million, the contract will provide Sniper ATP and LANTIRN ER navigation pods to equip Turkish Air Force F-16 Block 40 and Block 50 Peace Onyx aircraft. "Sniper ATPs and LANTIRN ER navigation pods will...

2009-11-17 08:17:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first ever F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine for installation in a Republic of Korea Air Force F-15. This is the first of six EEP engines to be delivered to the ROKAF this year, in addition to the ongoing delivery of engine build kits that will be assembled by Samsung Techwin in Korea. The engine program is valued at approximately $200 million and is scheduled for delivery in 2009 and...

2009-11-16 06:58:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DUBAI AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first Pakistani Air Force F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine to Pakistan this week, for installation in their F-16 Block 52 aircraft. The engine program is valued at approximately $150 million and is scheduled for delivery in 2009 and 2010. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "We are honored by the Pakistani Air...

2009-11-15 08:00:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. government executed separate Letters of Offer and Acceptance with three of its key allies to purchase Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The three countries, in the order they signed their LOAs, are Kuwait, Morocco and Jordan. "The AIM-120C-7 provides unparalleled air combat and air defense capabilities," said Col. Michael Andersen, commander of the U.S. Air...

2009-11-09 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) moves closer to its first international sale of RACR (Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar) following approval for the company to move forward with technical discussions with at least two potential customers. Both countries are looking to upgrade their F-16 fleets within the next two years in order to keep their force structure at the cutting edge of today's complex battlespace. RACR is designed for all F-16s and is...

2009-10-13 11:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled the first of 18 new F-16s being produced for Pakistan in ceremonies today at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Officials including the Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. and Pakistan Air Forces were on hand to witness the event. Air Chief Marshal Rao Quamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), accepted the first F-16 Block 52 aircraft on behalf of his nation. Also present were Husain...

2009-09-28 09:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered the first Joint Standoff Weapon C to Australia in July for the Royal Australian Air Force's new F/A-18F Hornet fighter aircraft. In addition to the JSOW C, the RAAF has placed an order for the JSOW C-1, which is currently in production; deliveries will begin in 2010. The JSOW C-1 maintains the land attack capability of JSOW C and adds a moving maritime target capability by incorporating a datalink....

2009-09-24 09:56:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper(R) Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. The $30 million contract includes integration support, product spares and logistics support. The Sniper ATPs will fly on the Royal Moroccan Air Force's newly-purchased F-16 block 50 aircraft. "The Royal Moroccan Air Force selected the Sniper ATP for its unmatched ability to provide...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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