GKN Aerospace signs $66M Contract with Pratt & Whitney for F135 engine components

GKN Aerospace Norway today announced that it has signed an eight-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney for the production of diffuser cases, low pressure turbine cases and shafts for the F135 engine, which powers the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. The agreement also includes an extension for the supply of several shafts for Pratt & Whitney’s F100, JT8D and FT8 engines. This contract expands GKN Aerospace’s involvement in the F135 program and reinforces the company’s role as a long-term supplier of engine components for Pratt & Whitney.

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U.S. Department of Labor Approves Lockheed Martin National Standards of Apprenticeship

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BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has approved its proposed National Standards of Apprenticeship, establishing a common framework for the company to develop and expand registered apprenticeship programs across its U.S. facilities. These programs will include on-the-job training and classroom instruction for highly-skilled roles.

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INDIAN ARMY INDUCTS ITS FIRST M777 ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT HOWITZERS

NEW DELHI, India – The Indian Army celebrated receiving its first M777A2 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers (ULH) at an official handover ceremony on Friday 9 November, a key step toward the modernizing and strengthening of the Indian Army’s artillery capabilities. The 155mm M777 systems will deploy to their first regiment in 2019.  The gun systems, produced by BAE Systems, were accepted earlier this year, as part of a 145-gun agreement between the U.S. and Indian governments.

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NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

Antares and Cygnus in Wallops HIF
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket for its 10th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station is seen on the left Nov. 4, 2018, in the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The CRS-10 Cygnus spacecraft is shown in the middle of the facility, and the Antares CRS-11 rocket scheduled to launch in spring 2019 is on the right.
Credits: NASA/Patrick Black

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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Boeing, Safran Joint Venture to Start Operations

– Boeing and Safran secure regulatory approvals to begin their joint venture for designing, building and servicing Auxiliary Power Units

CHICAGO and PARIS, Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Safran [EPA: SAF] have received regulatory approvals for a joint venture so they can begin designing, building and servicing aircraft Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)—onboard engines that are primarily used to start the main engines and power aircraft systems while on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. The companies also named Etienne Boisseau as Chief Executive Officer of the joint venture.

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U.S. Air Force to battle hostile navigation environments with high-assurance GPS receiver technology from Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) provides combat fighter aircraft with unmatched protection levels needed for reliable navigation in contested environments

  • F-16 aircraft to be the first combat fighter to receive the latest-generation Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR)
  • Provides unmatched protection levels needed for reliable Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) within contested environments
  • Integrated with existing systems to minimize costs during implementation

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 9, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (USAF AFLCMC) to provide its latest-generation Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR). With unsurpassed GPS threat protection levels, DIGAR receivers will bring highly-reliable navigation for U.S. Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve F-16 aircraft operating in contested, electromagnetic environments. This will be the first combat fighter aircraft to be installed with the latest version of the receiver.

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