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Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® engines power Mitsubishi first flight

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Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines have successfully powered the Mitsubishi Regional Jet in its first flight. Mitsubishi was the first airframer to select the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. “The Mitsubishi Regional Jet has made our country proud and the Pratt & Whitney propulsion technology used on this…

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MRJ completes first flight

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nov. 11 conducted the first flight of the first flight test aircraft for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, their next-generation regional jet. The MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport and confirmed its basic characteristics and functionality in ascent, descent and turning in airspace off the Pacific coast during…

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Raytheon marks 200th global delivery of F-15 AESA radar

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Raytheon has delivered the 200th APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radar for the F-15 platform, which is used by the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and multiple coalition partners around the world. “The APG-63(V)3 is in demand worldwide, and our AESA radar production line in Forest, Mississippi, is thriving,” said Roy Azevedo, vice president,…

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U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 missile achieves new test flight reliability record

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The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Nov. 7 and 9 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. The world’s most reliable large ballistic missile, the D5 missile has achieved a total of 157 successful test flights since design completion in 1989. The D5 is the sixth in a series…

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UTC Aerospace Systems helps enable Mitsubishi regional jet first flight

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Key, advanced technologies supplied by UTC Aerospace Systems helped enable the Nov. 11 successful first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. The MRJ is a family of 70-90 seat next-generation regional jets under development by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. MITAC has received orders for more than 400…

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Boeing, Tata announce aerospace joint venture in India

Posted November 9, 2015 by

Boeing photograph Tata Advanced Systems Chairman S. Ramadorai (third from left) and Tom Bell, senior vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (second from right) sign the agreement to create a joint venture. Boeing International President Marc Allen (second from left), Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar (left) and Tata Advanced Systems…

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Raytheon completes DARPA Persistent Close Air Support flight test phase

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Raytheon has successfully completed the flight test phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Persistent Close Air Support program. PCAS is a package of technologies designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield, enabling ground troops, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and combat aircrews to share real-time situational awareness and weapons systems…

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Lockheed Martin to sustain sensors on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 fleet

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Lockheed Martin has received a $262.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s F-15 sensor suite. The sensor suite includes Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods, LANTIRN Extended Range navigation pods and Infrared Search and Track systems. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will collaborate with Advanced Electronics Company to…

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U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

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The United States Army is acquiring upgrade kits to make the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system better at detecting and destroying threats, cost less to operate, and run even more reliably than it already does. The U.S. Army recently awarded Raytheon a contract modification to an existing contract for radar digital processor…

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Boeing, Jet Airways confirm order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes

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Boeing and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow Nov. 9. The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to…

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