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GA-ASI begins demonstration flights in Japan

Posted May 9, 2018 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 9 the first flight of the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Japan during an opening ceremony on Iki Island. The demonstration flights, taking place over the next three weeks, intend to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA. “We thank the Mayor of Iki and the…

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Boeing, Lufthansa Group complete order for four 777 airplanes

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Boeing and the Lufthansa Group have completed an order for four more 777 airplanes, valued at $1.4 billion at list prices. The purchase is part of the aviation company’s plans to modernize its fleet with newer wide-body airplanes.   “The order for the new long-haul aircraft highlights the strategy of Lufthansa Group to predominantly allocate…

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Mnuchin: Boeing’s sales licenses to Iran will be revoked

Posted May 9, 2018 by AP

The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal means Boeing’s licenses to sell billions of dollars in commercial jetliners to Iran will be revoked, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said May 8. Mnuchin said that the existing licenses held by Chicago-based Boeing and its European competitor, Airbus Group, would be invalidated by President Donald Trump’s decision….

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Workers walk out on strike against rocket company

Posted May 8, 2018 by

DECATUR, Al.–Workers who build and launch rockets have gone on strike in Alabama, Florida and California. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted May 6 to reject a three-year contract offer from United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado. The strike, which began May 7, involves about 300 workers who assemble rockets…

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Lockheed Martin-built NASA InSight official on its way to Mars

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On May 5, Lockheed Martin Space continued its Mars heritage when the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft launched at 4:05 a.m., PDT, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket.

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DARPA selects BAE Systems for optical seeker on precision munitions

Posted May 7, 2018 by

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, through the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, has awarded BAE Systems a $13.1 million contract to demonstrate a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions. The seeker is designed to improve navigation, as well as automate target location and homing, for different types of munitions that are used…

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Northrop Grumman Delivers Advanced F-35 Electronic Warfare Simulation Capability to Navy

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – May 7, 2018 – Preparing the F-35, the U.S. Navy’s most advanced fighter, for missions in today’s complex electromagnetic spectrum environment requires an equally advanced test environment. Northrop Grumman’s multispectral testing solution recreates the most accurate mission-like conditions in the laboratory and on the range. Recently, Naval Air Warfare Center – Weaposn…

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for guided MLRS rocket production

Posted May 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin received a $828 million not-to-exceed contract from the U.S. Army for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets and associated equipment. Lockheed Martin has received an $828 million not-to-exceed contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 13 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets and associated equipment. The contract calls…

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Solar UAV to be developed with the potential to stay airborne for a year

Posted May 4, 2018 by

A new solar electric unmanned aerial vehicle, which has the potential to fly for up to a year before needing maintenance, has become a step closer to reality following a new agreement between two cutting-edge British companies, BAE Systems and Prismatic.

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Raytheon named key partner to develop America’s first, most advanced drone-testing airspace corridor

Posted May 4, 2018 by

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance selected Raytheon as a key partner in the development of America’s first and most advanced unmanned aircraft system-testing airspace corridor in New York state.  Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business will help plan, design, build and support the state’s next-generation air traffic management system to safely test and…

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