Littoral Combat Ship 11 (Sioux City) Completes Acceptance Trials

U. S. Navy to commission ship later this year

LCS 11 (Sioux City) completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan.

MARINETTE, Wis., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 11, the future USS SIOUX CITY, completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 11 is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this summer.

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Orolia awarded $34m US Army contract





London, 30/05/2018 – Orolia, a global Fleader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, has announced that its subsidiary McMurdo Inc. was awarded a $33,986,800 contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) for the US Army.


Their dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal Locator Beacon that will be integrated into the Army’s Personnel Recovery Support System (PRSS).

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To Paris with love from Cork

This week has seen Cork Airport witness a major new route development with the arrival of Air France’s daily service to Paris, one of the world’s most romantic cities. As a testament to pent-up demand in Cork’s catchment for more hub connections, the French flag carrier has already converted the seasonal operation to a year-round service, even before the Irish airport had officially welcomed its latest new airline partner this week.

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Leonardo welcomes Government of Canada Intention to move forward with AW101 Solutions for CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade and Fleet Augmentation

 Leonardo and Team Cormorant will deliver a comprehensive upgrade to Canada’s AW101 primary SAR helicopter fleet and expand the current fleet of 14 AW101s by up to seven additional AW101s
 The Cormorant MLU and augmentation will position the rotary wing SAR fleet for further reductions in cost of ownership over the extended life of the fleet to 2040 and beyond, while delivering enhanced capabilities under the most advanced standards of AW101 SAR
 The AW101 has an established track record of successful SAR missions and has already been chosen or has been in operation with customers in several nations including Portugal, Denmark, Italy and Norway

Rome, 29 May 2018 – Leonardo welcomes the Government of Canada’s intention to proceed with the CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade Program (CMLU) to be carried out by the Company to deliver a comprehensive upgrade to Canada’s AW101 primary search and rescue helicopter fleet and expand the current fleet of 14 AW101s by up to seven additional AW101s. Leonardo with IMP Aerospace and Defence and the other members of Team Cormorant – CAE, Rockwell Collins Canada, and GE Canada – comprise a strong Canadian team for the CH-149 CMLU.

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Beechcraft King Air 350i rolls out improved situational awareness, navigation

GENEVA (May 30, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2018 that iTAWS is now standard on the Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER turboprop aircraft. The system provides an integrated Terrain Awareness and Warning System (iTAWS) with the Fusion’s high-resolution Synthetic Vision System (SVS) for easy operation.

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