Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Two Hot-fire Tests of Solid Rocket Motor

August 10, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Aerojet Rocketdynes advanced tactical booster program has completed two successful hot-fire tests of a motor that had been conditioned to mimic extreme cold- and hot-soak conditions for air-launch application. The tests took place at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the company confirmed Monday...

GE Awarded $630M For F414 Engines Support for F/A-18, Growler Aircraft

August 1, 2018 @ 07:54 AM

The US Navy has awarded a $630 million worth contract to General Electric (GE) to provide support for F414 engine components used on the Super Hornets and EA 18G Growler fighter aircraft, the Department of defense announced Tuesday. Under a “$630,500,000 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics requirements type contract”, the contractor will provide...

Chinese Scientist Develops Full Electric Propulsion for Warships

July 21, 2018 @ 02:56 PM

A Chinese military scientist has developed a Full Electric Propulsion (FEP) for Chinas next-generation warships, including aircraft carriers and destroyers. This means the power system for China's new warships will become more intelligent and can supply more power to the weapons system

GE Wins $437M USAF Contract For Adaptive Cycle Engine

July 10, 2018 @ 09:03 AM

GE was awarded a $437 million contract modification from the US Air Force for the execution of next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for potential air superiority applications. This contract modification was awarded by the USAF Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on June 29

Rolls-Royce Wins $420 Million for AE3007H Engine Sustainment Services

July 4, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

Rolls-Royce has won a $420 million contract, for AE 3007H (F137) engine-sustainment services for Canada. This contract provides for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engine, as well as program management and sustaining engineering services

General Electric Wins $437 Million Next-gen Adaptive Propulsion Engines Modification Contract

June 30, 2018 @ 04:25 AM

General Electric has been awarded a $437 million modification contract for designing, fabricating, integrating, and testing complete, flight-weight adaptive engines. The contract modification is for the execution of next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for air superiority applications, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday

Boeing, Safran to Design, Build Aircraft Auxiliary Power Units

June 5, 2018 @ 10:31 AM

Boeing and Safran have agreed to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), creating better value for customers and for both companies. An APU is an onboard engine that is used to primarily start the main engines and power aircraft systems on the ground and, if necessary, in flight

Rolls-Royce Wins $28 Million to Supply 15 V-22 Osprey Engines

June 1, 2018 @ 06:23 AM

Rolls-Royce has won $28 million modification contract to exercise an option for the procurement of 15 production AE1107C engines for the V-22 Osprey for the Marine Corps (7); Navy (6), and Air Force (2). Work is expected to be completed in May 2019, US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday

Pratt and Whitney Wins $2 Billion to Produce F-35 Aircraft Propulsion Systems

June 1, 2018 @ 06:13 AM

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines is awarded $2 billion for modification contract in support of the F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production Lot 11 aircraft for US Navy and United Kingdom. This modification provides additional funding for production non-recurring/tooling, administrative labor, partner unique items and Lot 11 production propulsion systems to include 10 F135-PW-100 propulsions systems for the Navy; 51 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force; and 24 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps, US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday

Safran, UEC to Develop Modification Engine for Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft

May 28, 2018 @ 08:53 AM

French Safran and Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) have signed an agreement for the development of the modification of SaM146 engine for the version of Russian multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, Beriev Be-200. ‘ODK-Saturn, a part of

Russia Offers To Develop Engine For Turkey’s Indigenous Fighter Aircraft

May 3, 2018 @ 04:44 PM

Russia has expressed interest in developing an aircraft engine for the TF-X, Turkeys first locally-developed fighter jet. “There is a Russian interest in this regard, but it is too premature to say if the idea would gain further ground,” the

US Approves Sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Attack Helicopters to Bahrain for...

April 28, 2018 @ 04:28 AM

The US State Department has approved sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million