October 31, 2009 Military Aviation News

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates First Successful Flight Test for paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bombs


Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first in a series of flight tests of the paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) guidance kit. The paveway II Plus LGB uses an enhanced laser guidance package, significantly improving precision when compared to existing paveway II LGBs.

Boeing to Upgrade CV-22 Trainer With Virtual Reality Enhancements


The Boeing Company, with partner Bell Helicopter, has received a contract from the U.S. Navy to upgrade the CV-22 Cabin Part Task Trainer (CPTT) with modifications including an Aircrew Flight Simulation (AFS) that deploys a fused reality system that fuses video images with virtual reality. The upgrade will be delivered to Air Force Special Operations Command, 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, N.M. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Boeing Receives Follow-on Contract to Upgrade B-1 Bomber's Avionics Software


The Boeing Company today announced it has received an $84 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for additional upgrades of the B-1 bomber fleet's avionics software.

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