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January 23, 2017

Blackjack Soars Over Southern Maryland

First Navy Systems Will Be Operational Later This Year

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Maryland, in December.

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CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract For AH-1Z Viper Attack Helo Components

Agreement Has A Potential Value Of $14.8 Million To The Company

Bell Helicopter has awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to CPI Aerostructures for the manufacture of engine cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $14.8 million based on the estimated order quantity during the period of performance, ending December 31, 2020. CPI Aero has manufactured such assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper since 2011 totaling $6.8 million in orders.

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USAF Taps Doss Aviation For Training Services

Will Provide Training For Combat Systems Officers, RPA Pilots, International Students

Doss Aviation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $290 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for initial flight training.

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South Korea Used Video Game Footage To Market Fighter Jet

Use Of The Footage Was Not Authorized By The Game Companies

A marketing video shown by the South Korean military to build interest in its Kai KF-X fighter jet was impressive ... but also fake and some footage was illegally used.

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B-17F Memphis Belle To Be Placed On Public Display May 17, 2018

Plans Are Already Taking Shape At The National Museum Of The USAF In Dayton, OH

One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943. 

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Funding For NAVAIR Avionic Projects To Continue In FY18

Will Award More Than $10 Million In Contracts In The Coming Fiscal Year

The Navy’s Avionics Component Improvement Program (AvCIP) is accepting proposals from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) program offices to award more than $10 million in funding toward fiscal 2018 projects, officials announced in December.

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Digital Light Engine Technology To Illuminate F-22 HUD

Advanced Digital HUD Eliminates High-Maintenance Parts And Obsolescence Issues, According To BAE

BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to modernize the F-22 Raptor’s head-up display (HUD) for the U.S. Air Force, replacing it with a completely digital version.

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