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Boeing completes acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Boeing has completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. It will retain an independent operating model while benefiting from Boeing’s resources and position…

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DARPA selects Northrop Grumman to support technical innovations in computer processing development

Posted November 8, 2017 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to collaborate on the development of a graph processor chip that aims to vastly enhance efficiencies and capabilities of today’s top processors. As a part of DARPA’s newly instated Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit program, Northrop Grumman will work with five other entities to implement…

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International allies receive F-35 full mission simulators

Posted November 6, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces — the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators. The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases in these four countries, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission…

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Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

Posted November 6, 2017 by

The Air Force Research Lab recently awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser.

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Boeing, Air China celebrate delivery of China’s first 737 MAX 8

Posted November 6, 2017 by

Boeing photograph by Craig Larsen Boeing and Air China Nov. 3 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8. China’s national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. The airplane is seen here at Boeing’s Seattle Delivery Center. Boeing and Air China Nov. 3 celebrated the…

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Northrop Grumman’s newest mission computer fielded by U.S. Marine Corps for H-1 helo upgrades

Posted November 3, 2017 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has delivered its next-generation mission computer to the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently fielded the equipment for the first time on the UH1Y and AH-1Z helicopters under the H-1 Upgrade program. The Marine Corps H-1 Upgrade program is replacing UH-1N and AH-1W helicopters with upgraded aircraft for significant improvements in capability,…

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Northrop Grumman technology helps aircraft navigate accurately without GPS

Posted November 1, 2017 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Military aircraft and airborne weapon systems may soon be able to guide themselves to targets on land or sea without using Global Positioning System satellite signals, thanks to new, high speed navigational technology developed by Northrop Grumman. In recent flight demonstrations, the company proved the ability of its All Source Adaptive Fusion software…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $158.5 million upgrade contract for German P-3C Orion aircraft

Posted November 1, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion Maritime Surveillance Aircraft provides maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare capabilities over extended periods of time. Upgrades to the German Navy aircraft include mission system refresh kits, operator training and spares. Lockheed Martin has received a $158.5 million contract for the second phase of the…

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Boeing HorizonX invests in advanced materials producer Gamma Alloys

Posted November 1, 2017 by

Boeing announced its investment in Valencia, Calif.,-based Gamma Alloys, a leader in aluminum alloys focused on developing advanced metal-matrix composites for use in aerospace, automotive and other industries. This investment by Boeing HorizonX Ventures, which was established earlier this year, is its first in advanced materials and machining development and applications. “The wear, strength, durability…

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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines celebrate delivery of first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9 Oct. 27, 2017. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap. Ethiopian’s newest 787 touched down in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, following a non-stop 8,354 mile (13,444 km) delivery flight from Boeing’s Everett, Wash., facility. Ethiopian becomes the first carrier in…

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