Tag Archives: military transport aircraft

Lockheed to Update USSOCOM C-130 Operational Flight Program

Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business has received a four-year, $18 million contract to provide flight program upgrade services for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s C-130 transport aircraft. The company will also help USSOCOM engineer and integrate multiple third-party systems under the indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Monday. Work will occur at Lockheed’s facility in Marietta, …

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Boeing, Air Force Partner to Test Drag Reduction Methods on C-17

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have partnered to test various methods to minimize drag and reduce fuel consumption on the C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft. The C-17 Drag Reduction Program, run by the Air Force Research Laboratory, aims to examine how certain structural changes to the aircraft will affect airflow around it, according to an article posted Thursday …

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Air Force to Receive Final C-17 Aircraft Engine from Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is scheduled to deliver a company-built engine for the C-17  Globemaster III transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force in late January. It is the last of the 1,313 F117 production engines that Pratt & Whitney has built for the military branch, the company said Tuesday. Pratt & Whitney commemorated the engine delivery milestone at …

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Rockwell Collins to Build Digital Cargo Mgmt Tech for Embraer KC-390 Aircraft

Embraer has chosen Rockwell Collins to manufacture cargo handling and aerial delivery control systems for integration into Embraer-built KC-390 airlifters for the Brazilian military. Rockwell Collins said Wednesday its CHADCS works to help military organizations monitor, hold and manage air drops of personnel, vehicles and cargo. The digital control technology comprises a …

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Lockheed Builds New LM-100J, C-130J Pilot Training Hub; Jon Rambeau Comments

Lockheed Martin has started construction work on a facility in Marietta, Georgia to provide air mobility training to pilots and aircrews of LM-100J civilian transport aircraft and C-130J military transport planes. “As military and commercial customers modernize and expand their fleets, we see an opportunity to offer increased value to our customers through …

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L-3, Rockwell Collins Partner to Update Argentina C-130 Avionics System

Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide an avionics architecture for the Argentine military’s fleet of C-130 military transport planes. L-3 Communications serves as the prime contractor in Argentina’s C-130 systems modernization program and partnered with Rockwell Collins to integrate new avionics into the aircraft, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday. The contract …

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Research and Markets: Military Airlift Market to See Challenge in Acquisition, Operation Costs

A new Research and Markets report states that the global military airlift market will decline at a 0.43-percent compound annual growth rate through 2019 due to high acquisition and operations costs for military transport aircraft. The company said Wednesday current trends in the market include the development of smaller aircraft for carrying supplies …

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