BAE Systems has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of its selection as the preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The overall announced program is expected to be in the region of AUD $35bn for the design, build and support of the ships.
First of three CH-47F Block II development aircraft nearing completion
Block II Program has moved from contract award to final assembly in only 11 months
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 27, 2018 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
June 27, 2018 (JST) Hayabusa2 Rendezvous with Ryugu JAXA confirmed Hayabusa2, JAXA’s asteroid explorer rendezvoused with Ryugu, the target asteroid. On June 27, 2018, JAXA operated Hayabusa2 chemical propulsion thrusters for the spacecraft's orbit control.*
Autonomous logistics platform will enable global, next-generation cargo air transportation
CHICAGO, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Matternet, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup pioneering safe, on-demand unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery operations in urban environments. Matternet’s advanced logistics platform – combined with Boeing’s expertise in complex logistics, integration and manufacturing capabilities – will further enable reliable, efficient cargo air transportation.
U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin $364 Million Contract for ATACMS Missiles
DALLAS, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced a $364 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the U.S. Army and a Foreign Military Sales customer.