Archive for March, 2011

Goodrich Wins U-2 Multi-Spectral Sensor Upgrade Contract

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Goodrich Corporation has been awarded a contract to deliver two upgraded Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance Sensors (SYERS) to the United States Air Force (USAF) for use on the U-2 platform. These upgrades, known as SYERS-2A, will enhance the U-2 functionality by adding extra multi-spectral imaging capability to the platform, providing significantly more utility in discerning imagery.

B-1Bs from 28th Bomb Wing flew strikes against Libya

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It has emerged that B-1B bombers from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base were launched early Sunday to strike targets in Libya.
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Warbirds celebrate RAAF’s 90th birthday

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Sixty warbirds will fly into Point Cook, south-west of Melbourne today to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force.
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Lockheed Martin awarded $789.8 million THAAD production contract

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Lockheed Martin has received a production contract totaling $789.8 million to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System for the Missile Defense Agency.
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Distance kept F-22 away from action in Libya

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Leaders of the U.S. Air Force told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that it was distance that kept the F-22 away from action in Libya.
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Donley: USAF prepared to buy 80 to 100 new bombers

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At a hearing the lawmakers, U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said his service will buy between 80 to 100 new stealth bombers.

VMA-211 AV-8B crashed after take-off from USS Boxer

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A AV-8B Harrier from VMA-211 has crashed shortly after departing USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday. The pilot was promptly picked up by a MH-60S Seahawk after the accident.

USMC CH-53 crashed off Hawaii, 1 killed

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One person died and three others were injured when a USMC CH-53 crashed into a bay on the coast of Oahu, Hawaii on Tuesday evening.
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Euro Hawk undergoes testing at Edwards AFB

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A Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk underwent electromagnetic interference testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base on Mar. 10 and 11.
U.S. Air Force photo/Edward Cannon

MEADS could get fourth foreign partner

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Lockheed Martin revealed that the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program could get a fourth foreign partner next year.


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