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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense North America) Oct 13, 2013

General Dynamics General Dynamics C4 Systems received the first production order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for new software-defined, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) CM-300/350 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios, related accessories and training materials. The $25 million order will begin a new chapter in ground-to-air communications as the next-generation radios deliver crisp, clear communication between pilots and air traffic controllers. Based on the FAA's implementation schedule, the radios will be installed in airport terminal ATC sites, regional control centers and other aviation facilities throughout the United States. Oct 7, 2013

Lockheed Martin The Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon visited the Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-35 assembly line Thursday where the 5th Generation fighter aircraft is being built. This is the first time Minister Yaalon has been to the facility since the Israeli and U.S. government agreed in October 2010 to the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 19 F-35A Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) jets. The first two Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35s will deliver in 2016 for training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., with seven F-35As to be delivered in 2017 and 10 in 2018. Oct 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin A new facility is bringing authentic F-16 flight simulation to the public, with no flying experience necessary. Fly the Dream ( is home to 7 hi-fidelity cockpit simulators, each one having more than 100 functions found in the actual US Air Force jetfighter. The grand opening for this one-of-a-kind entertainment experience is October 15 from 11 am to 9 pm. Oct 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin Lockheed: F-35 meets key flight milestone. The F-35 joint strike fighter jet has now topped 10,000 hours of flight time, says manufacturer Lockheed Martin, marking a milestone in the aircraft's development as a key component of the Navy, Air Force and Marine fleets. The F-35 is expected to be actively used in the military in 2015. Oct 10, 2013

Lockheed Martin Lockheed, Boeing begin to furlough employees. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are preparing to furlough employees this week due to the government shutdown. OIOm disappointed that we must take these actions and we continue to encourage our lawmakers to come together to pass a funding bill that will end this shutdown,O said Lockheed CEO Marillyn A...

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