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Navy deals with delays in getting McCain and Fitzgerald to repair yards
November 28, 2017 — After various delays, the Navy is getting back on track with its repair plans for the two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers involved in collisions with merchant ships that cost the lives of 17 sailors.

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) today departed Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure in route to Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

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Rockwell Collins to supply next generation of forward observer training for Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force will enhance forward observer training with dome and desktop trainer simulations from Rockwell Collins

  • Twenty-four month contract will place training solutions in eight locations
  • Company has supplied to the Australian Defence Force for over a decade
  • Dome systems provide stunning visuals for students to transition into immersive training environments

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Rockwell Collins announced that it will supply and install eight customized domes and 11 desktop trainer simulation solutions for the Australian Army and Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Joint Forward Observer (JFO) communities.

“The JTAC/JFO simulators coupled with the Rockwell Collins FireStorm™ targeting solution provide a true train-as-you-fight and fight-as-you-train experience for the users,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “This scalable solution allows students to transition from a desktop environment to high fidelity visual realism in a fully immersive environment in the dome systems.”

The Rockwell Collins JTAC/JFO simulators have been built from the ground up, utilizing innovative technologies from within the company and also by teaming with Australian companies Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) and Titan IM Pty on core components for the simulators.

“We are pleased to have been part of the Rockwell Collins team in providing this world-class training capability to the Australian Defence Force (ADF),” said David Lagettie, CEO of Titan IM Pty Ltd. “The past four years of collaborative development with Rockwell Collins has allowed us to fuse our industry-leading technologies together in a single, focused solution for the ADF.”

The key benefits of the Rockwell Collins solution include ability to conduct JTAC and JFO missions true to the ADF processes within a highly immersive environment coupled with form, fit and function military equipment that provide real-time tracking and evaluation of trainees by instructors.

Rockwell Collins’ commitment to Australia dates back more than five decades. This fusion of industry leading technologies will be installed in seven locations across Australia over the next 24 months.

U.S. Army to enhance AVCATT collective training system with upgraded Rockwell Collins helmet mounted display

A new version of Rockwell Collins’ SimEye™ Helmet Mounted Display will improve optical performance and decrease life cycle costs for the U.S. Army’s Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer systems.

  • Provides the highest fidelity realism available with improved optical performance
  • Lower maintenance requirements for increased availability and life cycle cost savings

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – The U.S. Army has selected a new version of Rockwell Collins’ SimEye™ Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) to be used within Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) systems. A total of 332 HMDs will be upgraded and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

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Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Intercept Opens Door to Full-Rate Production

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Missile launches in a recent test. (PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin)

DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Four Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors successfully neutralized four tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a complex test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The PAC-3 MSE intercept fulfills a requirement that supports a full-rate production decision for the MSE missile.

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Canada’s Combat Ship Team: BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics Join Forces to Deliver Canadian Surface Combatant Proposal

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two days prior to the procurement closure date, Lockheed Martin Canada (NYSE: LMT) has confirmed delivery of the proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program signifying that the acquisition has moved to the next critical phase.

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Lockheed Martin and Indra Partner to Provide State-of-the-Art AESA Radar to Worldwide Anti-Air Warfare Platforms

Heads of Agreement extends radar collaboration for Spain’s F-110 Frigate Program and paves the way for commercialization for radar opportunities on other international platforms

MADRID, Spain Nov. 28 2017Indra and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently signed a Heads of Agreement that extends their exclusive relationship in the development of a state-of-the-art S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Spanish Navy’s F-110 program and establishes a framework for the commercialization of this solid state radar for other anti-air warfare opportunities worldwide.

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