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Boeing completes successful 737 MAX first flight

Posted February 1, 2016 by

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time Jan. 29. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

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Ball Aerospace acquires Wavefront Technologies

Posted February 1, 2016 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 29 that it has acquired specialized engineering cyber firm Wavefront Technologies to further strengthen and diversify its business portfolio. The transaction price was not disclosed. Wavefront Technologies, located in Annapolis Junction, Md., provides systems and network engineering, software development software and analytical services for cyber and mission-focused programs to…

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Pratt & Whitney’s first engine named historic engineering landmark

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has designated Pratt & Whitney’s R-1340 Wasp A engine as a historic engineering landmark, recognizing its technical significance in engineering and aviation. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. The Wasp engine joins nearly 260 ASME landmarks around the world, only nine of them in Connecticut, including…

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U.S. Navy awards Boeing contract for 20 more P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Boeing will further equip the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force with maritime patrol capabilities, building 20 more P-8A Poseidon aircraft following a $2.5 billion U.S. Navy order announced Jan. 28.

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Northrop Grumman’s upgraded battle manager successfully directs missile defense interceptor test

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman’s enhanced battle management capabilities successfully performed in the Jan. 28 flight test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. As the strategic partner of Boeing for the GMD program, Northrop Grumman is responsible for the critical fire control system that coordinates sensor information and orchestrates GMD elements for target engagement. “Our system determines which…

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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

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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

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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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