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OEM News 11/18/2008

Nov. 18, 2008
November 18, 2008   Articles Boeing Adjusts 747-8 Production And Delivery Schedule ...
November 18, 2008
Boeing Adjusts 747-8 Production And Delivery Schedule
Boeing announced an adjusted schedule for production and delivery of its 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental airplanes.
The revised schedule is based on a production and flight-test plan developed in conjunction with the company's suppliers that provides additional time for addressing issues that have slowed the program's progress. Those issues include supply chain delays driven by design changes to the airplane, limited availability of engineering resources inside Boeing, and the recent Machinists' strike that halted production in the company's factories. Read More

Goodrich To Provide Surveillance Sensors For War On Terror
Goodrich Corporation received a contract from the Naval Research Laboratory to provide CA-247 wide-area airborne persistent surveillance sensors and associated data items for U.S. forces. Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter 2009. Goodrich's ISR Systems team in Barrington, Ill. will perform the work Read More

General Dynamics Gets F-35 Gun System Contracts
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded two contracts by Lockheed Martin for the production of GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft. The contracts have a combined value of nearly $9 million. Read More

General Dynamics To Integrate Systems For High Speed Vessel
The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a contract for the design and construction of the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV).
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a subcontractor to Austal USA, will be the ship mission system integrator over the life of the expected 10-ship program. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Read More

Lockheed Martin Opens Facility For Fleet Ballistic Missiles
The U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs and Lockheed Martin opened an electronics facility for the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.
Part of the base’s Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic, the new FBM Missile Integrated Support Facility is designed to reduce the cost of missile electronics assembly, repair and testing, as part of the Navy’s commitment to continual improvement of the entire FBM program. Lockheed Martin will perform missile electronics work at the new facility for the currently deployed Trident II D5 missile and for the Trident II D5 Life Extension missile now entering the production phase. Read More

Air Force Accepts First Lockheed Martin SBIRS HEO System
The first Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO-1) payload and ground system, built by a Lockheed Martin team, has been accepted for operations by the U.S Air Force. Read More

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