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A General Atomics subsidiary has partnered with Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, to develop landing gear technology for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system. Netherlands-based Fokker and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. have worked together to offer Predator B to the Dutch armed forces and aim to integrate Fokker’s technology onto the UAV as the companies anticipate a potential drone procurement by […] More
Northrop Grumman has requested in-flight opening doors for the F-35 fighter jet from Fokker Technologies under a $106.8 million deal. GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker division will produce the opening doors for batches 10 and 11 of the F-35 aircraft under the agreement signed at the NIDV symposium in the Netherlands, Fokker said Thursday. Brian Chappel, vice president and F-35 […] More
A General Atomics business unit has completed the fourth low-speed wind tunnel test of a carrier-based refueling tanker drone being developed for the U.S. Navy. The San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautics Systems Inc. said Tuesday its aeronautical systems division assessed and verified the MQ-25 Stingray tanker's high-lift system and spoiler-based direct lift control, which aligned with […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has finished performance tests on an arresting hook designed for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft offering to the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. developed and tested the Hold Down Damper technology in partnership with GKN Aerospace's Fokker business. The team evaluated the HDD hook’s damping, spring […] More
A General Atomics business unit has demonstrated aircraft carrier-based deck taxi capability and launch-and-recovery operations for its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used a Predator C Avenger drone as a substitute for its MQ-25 offering and director wands that work to control taxi […] More
Leonardo has awarded CAE a potential $115 million subcontract to build a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training system for Qatar’s air force. CAE said Thursday it will build a facility with simulators and devices to train future Qatari pilots, aircrew and maintenance technicians of NH90 tactical transport and NH90 NATO frigate helicopters. The training center will feature CAE 3000 Series full-mission simulator […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems division and GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business have opened a production line of landing gear systems for the General Atomics built Predator B remotely piloted aircraft. Fokker said Tuesday the facility in Helmond, the Netherlands is designed to support “highly automated” processes and will be managed by a program team. Linden Blue, CEO of General Atomics’ aeronautical systems […] More
Raytheon has worked with industry partners Fokker Technologies and Dallara to utilize robotics and commercial racing technologies to develop a carbon fiber airframe for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy of the U.S. Air Force. The design, which works to slash 25 percent off airframe production costs, will be used for the decoy’s Lot 7 production this year, Raytheon said Tuesday. […] More
Lockheed Martin has tapped Netherlands-based Fokker Technologies to manufacture wing components for future F-35 jets through the end of 2017 for low-rate initial production lots 9 and 10. Lockheed said Wednesday that Fokker will supply wing flaperons and outboard leading-edge flaps that aim to enable the F-35’s “controllability.” These components are made of titanium and composite materials to deliver a […] More
Lockheed Martin‘s F-35C Lightning II aircraft has completed an initial round of at-sea development tests aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, where the Joint Strike Fighter performed nighttime landings and other maneuvers. The U.S. Navy said Monday that the F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 evaluated the aircraft’s suitability and […] More
Lockheed Martin has completed the 10th year of its F-35 internship program and technology partnership with Technical University Delft and Fokker. Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed vice president of F-35 program integration and business development, said Thursday the company has been working with TU Delft and Fokker to develop programs to help educate the future technology workforce. “Success […] More
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has completed a U.K. certification program designed to help organizations meet aircraft design standards. GA-ASI has been accredited by U.K’s military aviation authority through the Design Approved Organization Scheme., GA-ASI said Jan. 30. The DAOS accreditation provides safety requirements for unmanned aerial systems and equipment. Frank Pace, GA-ASI president of […] More
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