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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes hot fire testing on propulsion system for kill vehicle

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Aerojet Rocketdyne announced May 7 that, in collaboration with Boeing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, its Divert and Attitude Control System Center Manifold for the Missile Defense Agency’s Redesigned Kill Vehicle successfully completed hot fire altitude testing. The RKV program is an integral part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the Missile Defense…

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Boeing details more than $54 million in grants, philanthropic investments

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Boeing announced on May 9 details for $54 million in grants and philanthropic sponsorships to nonprofits in the United States and around the globe. As part of the company’s pledge to invest in local communities following the enactment of the tax reform legislation, the investments include new or accelerated partnerships with organizations that improve STEM…

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U.S. Air Force awards General Dynamics cloud services contract

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General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $9 million sole-source contract for Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services by the U.S. Air Force. The CHES environment is being developed to support the delivery of Microsoft Office 365 services and provides the ability for the Air Force to consume additional cloud service offerings in the future, such…

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U.S. Navy orders thousands of additional APKWS laser-guided rockets

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The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) Laser-Guided Rockets.

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GA-ASI begins demonstration flights in Japan

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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

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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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