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Sikorsky continues customer support focus

Posted June 8, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin, announced June 7 the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability. The new location in Barra…

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Boeing HorizonX Ventures invests in UAS software startup Kittyhawk

Posted June 6, 2018 by

On June 6, Boeing announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems. Kittyhawk’s technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System that enables piloted and autonomous air vehicles to safely coexist. Kittyhawk pioneered enterprise software and mobile-based apps…

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Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensor satellite ready for shipment

Posted June 6, 2018 by

Airbus photograph ESA’s spacecraft Aeolus, built by Airbus is now ready for launch. Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, is now ready for its upcoming launch. It will be shipped across the Atlantic on the Airbus vessel “Ciudad de Cádiz” to Kourou, French Guiana, where a Vega launcher will send it to orbit…

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Airbus BelugaXL passes ground vibration test

Posted June 6, 2018 by

Airbus photograph The BelugaXL’s successful ground vibration test campaign, performed by ONERA in collaboration with DLR is a requirement for the aircraft’s certification. The first BelugaXL has passed the Ground Vibration Test, a requirement for certification of the aircraft that paves the way towards its maiden flight in summer 2018. The objective of this test…

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U.S. Navy selects Naval Strike Missile as new, over-the-horizon weapon

Posted June 4, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy has selected the Naval Strike Missile, offered by Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen, to meet its over-the-horizon requirement for littoral combat ships and future frigates.

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Boeing, Safran agree to design, build, service APUs

Posted June 4, 2018 by

Boeing and Safran have agreed to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units, creating better value for customers and for both companies. An APU is an onboard engine that is used to primarily start the main engines and power aircraft systems on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. The agreement will establish an…

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NBVC Point Mugu celebrates start of Triton flight opperations

Posted June 4, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman joined the U.S. Navy in officially welcoming the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the fleet with a ceremony on May 31 to celebrate the commencement of flight operations.

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Boeing EA-18G Growler makes first appearance in Finland

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Boeing and the U.S. Navy will exhibit the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft for the first time in Finland. The jets will be on static and flying display during the Finnish Air Force 100th anniversary air show, June 16-17 at Tikkakoski Airport in Jyväskylä. “The Finnish Air Force is a longstanding customer to Boeing…

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LCS II (Sioux City) completes acceptance trials

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph LCS 11 (Sioux City) has completed Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan. Littoral Combat Ship 11, the future USS Sioux City, has completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 11 is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to…

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GA-ASI, Pratt & Whitney team demonstrate successful MQ-25 engine test

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The Pratt & Whitney PW815 engine was selected by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. to power their proposed solution for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueling aircraft. On April 25, the GA-ASI/P&W team completed its first powered run of the PW815 with the GA-ASI MQ-25A inlet and exhaust configuration. The test met all…

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