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Boeing delivers reversible fuel cell-based energy storage system to U.S. Navy

Posted February 10, 2016 by

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers.

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ULA successfully launches GPS IIF-12 satellite for U.S. Air Force

Posted February 8, 2016 by

United Launch Alliance successfully launched its first mission of the year with an Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m., EST. GPS IIF-12 is the final satellite in the IIF-block of satellites, which…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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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

Posted February 3, 2016 by

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

Posted February 3, 2016 by

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 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

Posted February 1, 2016 by

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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