Intelsat General Part of Team Selected to Build New Satellite Navigation Payload for the Federal Aviation Administration

Payload Hosted on Intelsat’s Galaxy 30 Satellite to Aid Aircraft Navigation Precision Approaches

McLean, VA, April 16, 2018 – Intelsat General, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, today announced that it is part of a team of companies awarded a new task order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop and operate a satellite payload to aid aircraft navigation, particularly precision approaches to airports without dependence on ground-based infrastructure.

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Lockheed Martin Submits Proposal for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF Program

DENVER, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) program, which will add enhanced capabilities to the most advanced GPS satellites ever designed. The GPS IIIF program intends to produce up to 22 next-generation satellites.

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Leonardo demonstrates its AW159 helicopter to Malaysia’s Armed Forces

 The new generation AW159 is the most capable naval helicopter in its class and retains the outstanding ship operating capabilities of the Lynx helicopter
 The AW159 can be equipped for a wide range of naval roles including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), maritime surveillance, search and rescue (SAR) and over-the-horizon targeting (OTHT).
 The AW159 is already in service with the Republic of Korea Navy and will enter service with the Philippine Navy in 2019

Rome, 17 April 2018 – Leonardo, with the support of the UK’s 847 Naval Air Squadron, presented its AW159 Wildcat helicopter to Malaysia’s Armed Forces at Royal Malaysian Navy Base Lumut and Leonardo Helicopters’ facility at Subang Airport, near Kuala Lumpur last week. The two AW159 Wildcats are part of the French Navy’s five month amphibious deployment, Exercise Jeanne d’Arc, to the Middle East, Asia and South Pacific and are embarked on the helicopter assault ship FS Dixmude to provide a battlefield reconnaissance capability to the deployed forces.

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Sikorsky Announces its German Industrialization for the Country’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter Competition

CH-53K delivers the lowest risk, best value platform that will exceed the customer’s operational requirements for the next 50 years

BERLIN, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, announced its German industrialization plan for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program with the world class heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion. Rheinmetall Group, which has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Sikorsky, will lead in-service support for the CH-53K.

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General Aviation Pilots Struggle to Interpret Weather Forecast and Observation Displays, Embry-Riddle Exam Reveals

Improved weather displays could help advance aviation safety, researcher says

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When tested on their knowledge of 23 types of weather information, from icing forecasts and turbulence reports to radar, 204 general aviation (GA) pilots surveyed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers were stumped by about 42% of the questions.

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