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Thermal vacuum test validates Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite design

Posted February 3, 2016 by

Engineers at Lockheed Martin recently proved their design for the world's most powerful Global Positioning System satellite can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience on orbit.

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Boeing to provide P-8 training systems to Royal Australian Air Force

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The Royal Australian Air Force has selected Boeing to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices. This is the first international sale of P-8 maintenance training equipment currently used by the U.S. Navy for its P-8A Poseidon fleet. The RAAF virtual trainers were purchased through the U.S. Navy and RAAF Cooperative Program and will…

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Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Saudia

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Boeing and Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s national airline, Feb. 2 celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range). A third Dreamliner will be delivered to Saudia within the next week. The airline ordered eight 787-9s in 2010. Saudia is no stranger to such large deliveries. In December 1999, Boeing delivered…

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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┬áto 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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