A #62 million contract with Boeing to convert eight Chinook Mk3 helicopters to a support helicopter role was announced by the MoD today.
Des Browne, Secretary of State for Defence, said:
“Helicopters play a vital role in supporting our operations… Continue reading
The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35B Lightning II, the first fighter to combine stealth with short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) capability and supersonic speed, made its debut today amid customers from the United States Marine Corps, the United Kingdomâ€™s Royal Navy… Continue reading
CHINA LAKE, Calif., December 18th, 2007 — The U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) have tested new propulsion technologies for strategic missiles atNaval Air Weapons Center China Lake, Calif.Â A static test fire was conducted… Continue reading
The Spainâ€™s Interior Ministry has ordered two EADS CASA CN-235 aircraft in Maritime Patrol version that will be operated by the â€œServicio AÃ©reo de la Guardia Civil.â€ These are the first fix-wing aircraft in service with these forces, which already… Continue reading
The Australian Armed Forces took formally delivery today of the first two of 46 new, large and fast, troop carrying helicopters in Brisbane at Australian Aerospace, Eurocopter subsidiary. This hand-over ceremony, which was preceded by a fly-past of the two… Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18, 2007 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the successful on-orbit handover of the Spacewayâ„¢ 3 commercial communications satellite to Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES). Hughes will utilize the Boeing-built satellite to provide HughesNetÂ® broadband-via-satellite… Continue reading
Today was the day the first C-17 Globemaster flew across the country powered by synthetic fuel.
A Globemaster â€” its tanks half-filled with standard jet fuel and half with a synthetic, coal-derived fuel â€” flew Dec. 17 from Washingtonâ€™s McChord… Continue reading