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Gray Eagle model featured in new Army museum

Posted April 12, 2019 by

A one-fifth-scale model of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System now hangs from the ceiling of the new National Museum of the United States Army in Fort Belvoir, Va. The model was donated by Gray Eagle developer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and follows the $50,000 cash donation the company pledged to the museum…

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Raytheon demos land-based deployable version of its ship-based precision landing system

Posted April 10, 2019 by

Earlier this year, Raytheon demonstrated a land-based expeditionary version of its Joint Precision Approach and Landing System for the first time to U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps officials at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. “The need for precision landings in harsh environments isn’t limited to one military service and one airplane,” said…

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Northrop Grumman to provide maintenance, logistics services to U.S. Navy

Posted April 10, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected by Naval Air Systems Command and the Naval Aviation Enterprise, as part of a $12.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract, to compete to provide Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services to the U.S. Navy.

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Boeing, Australian Space Agency commit to future collaboration

Posted April 10, 2019 by

Boeing and the Australian Space Agency have signed a Statement of Strategic Intent to help advance the agency’s goals to expand Australia’s domestic space industry. By 2030, Australia would like to grow the space market segment from AU$3.9 billion to AU$12 billion and double space industry employment from about 10,000 today to 20,000. The agreement…

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Northrop Grumman successfully completes decond ground test of new rocket motor for ULA Atlas V

Posted April 5, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman conducted its second ground test of a 63-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) April 4 in Promontory, Utah. The company developed this new side-mounted rocket motor to add power to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.

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OPENER names Ben Diachun president

Posted April 5, 2019 by

Courtesy photograph Ben Diachun has been named the new president of OPENER in Palo Alto, Calif. On April 2, OPENER, a pioneer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel based in Palo Alto, Calif., announced the appointment of aerospace industry veteran and innovator, Ben Diachun to the senior leadership team as president. Diachun is coming to…

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Boeing CEO addresses Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 preliminary report

Posted April 5, 2019 by

Dennis Muilenburg, chairman, president and CEO of Boeing, released a statement April 4 regarding the preliminary report on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

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Boeing, FAA say more time needed for fix of troubled 737 Max

Posted April 3, 2019 by David Koenig

Boeing and U.S. aviation regulators say the company needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes.

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U.S. stops F-35 fighter jet parts delivery to Turkey

Posted April 3, 2019 by Lolita C. Baldor and Matthew Lee

After months of warnings, the United States has stopped delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey in retaliation for Ankara’s decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian surface-to-air missile system, the Pentagon said April 1. Top U.S. government leaders have repeatedly threatened to shut down Turkey’s plan to buy the F-35…

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Trade panel: Boeing got unfair U.S. tax break, hurting Airbus

Posted April 1, 2019 by Jamey Keaten and Paul Wiseman

Delivering the final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington State that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. The decision by the WTO’s appellate body considered whether the United States had complied with a 2012 ruling that found that…

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