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UTC appoints Pratt & Whitney president

Posted January 18, 2016 by

United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 14 the appointment of Robert Leduc as president of Pratt & Whitney. Leduc, who most recently served UTC as president of Sikorsky Aircraft prior to its sale, succeeds Paul R. Adams, who is retiring at the end of February. Adams and Leduc will work over the next weeks to assure…

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Raytheon completes active seeker test for Tomahawk cruise missile

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Raytheon has completed a successful captive flight test of a seeker designed for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The seeker will enable Tomahawk to engage moving targets on land and at sea.

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Boeing to help Air Force keep T-38 flying through 2026

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Boeing, which has maintained and supported the U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon trainer fleet for 16 years, will do that for another 10 years through a new contract worth up to $855 million. The company will work on avionics, cockpit displays, control panels, and communications systems for 456 of the aircraft as well as upgrading…

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Boeing, SPEEA announce tentative agreement on new contract extension

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Boeing and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace announced Jan. 13 a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract extension, following several weeks of discussions. SPEEA’s Executive Board and Bargaining Unit Councils have endorsed the offer, which will be put up for a vote by the membership from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10,…

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Boeing delivers six enhanced B-52 weapons bay launchers

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Six of the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers can now take flight with a greater variety of weapons, thanks to enhanced internal weapons bay launchers delivered by Boeing.

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Saab showcases new AESA naval radar

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC showcased its newest solid-state naval radar system, the SEA GIRAFFE 4A, at the Surface Navy Association’s 2016 National Symposium. The display showed how the radar performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance and tracking in rotating and staring modes. SEA GIRAFFE 4A is an S-band, multi-mission, active electronically scanned array…

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Raytheon’s SeaRAM hits target with newest missile variant in U.S. Navy live-fire test

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Raytheon photograph Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming target during a U.S. Navy live-fire exercise at China Lake in California. Raytheon’s SeaRAM® anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming…

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Pratt & Whitney to deliver final production F117 engine

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Pratt & Whitney will deliver the final production F117 engine to the U.S. Air Force for its C-17 Globemaster III fleet later this month. A ceremony commemorating delivery of 1,313 production engines will be held later today at Pratt & Whitney’s engine center in Middletown, Conn., and will include representatives from the U.S. Air Force and…

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Boeing, ANA celebrate airline’s 100,000th 787 Dreamliner flight

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) Jan. 11 celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights. “The 787 Dreamliner has played an important…

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HIMARS achieves one million operational hours milestone

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System recently achieved a significant milestone with U.S. military forces, reaching one million operational hours. With a 99-percent operational readiness rate over the past 10 years, HIMARS remains one of the most reliable systems used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The system is currently being employed strategically…

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