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Boeing, SWISS celebrate delivery of airline’s first 777-300ER

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Boeing and Swiss International Air Lines are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The latest addition to SWISS’ fleet touched down in Zurich today following a non-stop 4,545 nautical miles delivery flight from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. “The delivery of our first flagship marks a new era in…

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Raytheon kill vehicle succeeds in developmental flight test

Posted January 29, 2016 by

A Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle successfully completed a data-gathering mission during a Missile Defense Agency flight test. The mission’s objective was to observe in-flight performance of redesigned components and gain valuable information on evolving threat classes. EKVs are designed to destroy incoming ballistic threats while they are still in space. As part of the MDA…

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Boeing-led test improves U.S. missile defense technology

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Continuing its efforts to maintain the United States’ technology superiority in missile defense, a Boeing-led industry team has successfully tested improvements to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. Working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Boeing and its partners validated system components, increasing their ability to engage and destroy ballistic missile threats. A GMD Interceptor launched…

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Apache to include the ViaSat Link 16 small tactical terminal in production aircraft

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Boeing has awarded ViaSat Inc. a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line.    The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by…

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Boeing to provide C-17 training to NATO

Posted January 27, 2016 by

The Strategic Airlift Capability program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to this contract,…

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Electric Boat president shares positive business outlook

Posted January 27, 2016 by Jennifer McDermott

GROTON, Conn.–U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat is building and designing so many submarines that the company’s president told a group in Connecticut Jan. 25 it’s a “terrific time” to be in the submarine business. Funding for submarine programs is projected to increase from $7.2 billion in the 2016 fiscal year to more than $8 billion…

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Raytheon’s enhanced Coyote UAV flies into hurricanes for NOAA

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Raytheon is providing its enhanced Coyote® Unmanned Air System to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for hurricane tracking and modeling, giving researchers an unprecedented perspective from inside storms that build in the Atlantic Ocean. The Coyote is a small, expendable UAS that can be tube-launched from a host vehicle on the ground or in…

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CNO visits Boeing Defense headquarters

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Boeing photograph by Richard Rau Adm. John Richardson, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (right), shakes hands with Bill Loggins, F/A-18 assembly foreman and a Navy veteran, during a visit to Boeing’s St. Louis site on Jan. 20. Looking on is Larry Kurwicki, a Boeing employee in F/A-18 Programs (center). Richardson’s visit included tours…

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Boeing to reduce 747 production rate, recognize fourth-quarter charge

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Boeing announced Jan. 21 it will lower the production rate on the 747-8 program to match supply with near-term demand in the cargo market. To account for the market and production impacts, the company will recognize a $569 million after-tax charge ($0.84 per share) when it announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015….

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Successes — and hardware — stack up for Raytheon’s AMDR

Posted January 18, 2016 by

Raytheon has announced its AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) team has completed the first full radar array, fully populated with component Line Replaceable Units, including more than 5,000 Transmit/Receive elements, in 140 days. In less than two years, the radar has been designed, built and transitioned to test; the Engineering and Manufacturing Development…

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