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FAA certifies Pratt & Whitney engine to power Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft

Posted May 9, 2016 by

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1400G-JM engine to power Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft. With this milestone, Pratt & Whitney now has three certified PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine variants. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. “This milestone is another huge step forward for the PurePower engine program, which brings…

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Boeing-equipped training center opens, enhances worldwide P-8A maintenance

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Boeing has equipped the U.S. Navy’s new P-8 Maintenance Training Facility with a suite of realistic, interactive training systems, another key step in the services’ efforts to fully integrate the aircraft into the fleet. Based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., the center allows the Navy to provide immersive training for those maintaining P-8A Poseidon…

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Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran

Posted May 6, 2016 by Richard Ladner

Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing business with Iran and not sell aircraft to upgrade its fleet. The lawmakers told Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg in a letter sent May 2 that commercial aviation sales to Iran would subsidize a country that continues to be…

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Contract Briefs

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Navy Jacobs Technology Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is being awarded a $427,078,399 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide test and evaluation/training threat/target systems for warfighter training and debriefing systems. This effort includes the systems engineering services to determine and deliver components used in creating complex simulated combat environments in support of combat training systems.  Work…

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Certifiable Predator B completes fuselage integrity testing

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 4 that it has successfully completed fuselage structural integrity testing of its Certifiable Predator® B RPA. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “Completion of this testing signifies that the design of the new fuselage will be…

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Insitu ScanEagle to fly ViDAR payload to enhance maritime ISR

Posted May 4, 2016 by

Keeping the world's international waters safe demands that decision makers have access to the best tactical information in the most challenging environments.

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Marine Corps awards ArmorSource contract for lightweight helmets

Posted May 4, 2016 by

ArmorSource LLC has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps to deliver 10,000 Lightweight Helmets. These helmets will be delivered during the first three quarters of 2017. “This is the third significant order ArmorSource has received from the US Government since the beginning of 2016,” said Yoav Kapah, ArmorSource president and CEO.  “Needless to say,…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation 2016 Fab School Labs contest now open for submissions

Posted May 4, 2016 by

The Northrop Grumman Foundation is welcoming submissions now through June 17, 2016 for the second year of its Fab School Labs online contest. The school lab makeover contest provides public middle schools with an opportunity to make their ideal state-of-the-art science lab a reality with grants of up to $100,000 each. The Northrop Grumman Foundation…

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Boeing, TAAG Angola Airlines celebrate delivery of carrier’s 777-300ER

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Boeing and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, have celebrated the delivery of the airline's newest 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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Raytheon ramps up deliveries of small unmanned air systems

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Responding to growing war fighter demand, Raytheon has increased deliveries of its small unmanned aircraft systems. The company has also formed a new UAS directorate within the Advanced Missile Systems product line in Tucson, Ariz., that combines expertise in small UAS airframe and integration, with mission payload, command and control, and technology from across the…

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