Lockheed Martin to deliver helicopter search-and-rescue training simulators under $113 million U.S. Air Force contract

LEXINGTON, Ky., 30 Oct. 2013. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) won a $113 million contract from U.S. Air Force officials to design, develop, field, and sustain aircrew training devices for HH-60G Pave Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters.

Rolls-Royce expands Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss., 29 Oct. 2013. Rolls-Royce North America has opened its second outdoor jet engine test stand, a $50 million investment, at Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, M…

Lockheed Martin to replace obsolete display processors for primary flight displays on Air Force C-130J turboprops

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are working together with Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade embedded computers in primary flight displays aboard the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in an effort to improve capabil…

MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer UAVs to receive electro-optical targeting systems from Raytheon in $50.2 million contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials needed electro-optical targeting systems for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as well as for manned helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. They…

Lockheed Martin links ground sensor network and unmanned aircraft systems to protect personnel, assist in border surveillance

WASHINGTON, 26 Oct. 2013. The Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN), a wireless ground sensor system from Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Md., will soon be able to connect with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UA…

INCOSE to host Avionics Forum for industry leaders at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, 25 Oct. 2013. Building on the momentum of the local avionics industry, and the world-renowned Dubai Airshow, theInternational Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) will be hosting its first Avionics Forum, an all-day avionics engineering …

Orbital completes COTS demonstration mission to International Space Station

DULLES, Va., 24 Oct. 2013. Space technology company Orbital Sciences Corp.’s (NYSE:ORB) Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft unberthed from the International Space Station (ISS) following its 23-day stay at the station, concluding its demonstration…

Mercury Systems gains $3.4 million order for high-performance digital signal processing modules for synthetic aperture radar application

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 24 Oct. 2013. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY), a provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense, and intelligence applications, has received a $3.4 million fol…

Enstrom selects L-3 Trilogy electronic standby instrument for flagship 480B helicopter

LAS VEGAS, 24 Oct. 2013. Officials at Enstrom Helicopter Corp. have selected the Trilogy ESI-2000 electronic standby instrument from L-3 Aviation Products (AP) as an additional safety feature option for the 480B helicopter platform.

New Honeywell technology for enhanced helicopter safety, mission effectiveness completes flight testing

WASHINGTON, 23 Oct. 2013. Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON) finalized testing of a new Synthetic Vision Avionics Backbone (SVAB) designed to enable helicopter operators to integrate multiple types of sensors with Honeywell’s Synthetic Vision System…