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Boeing HorizonX invests in unmanned systems technology leader Near Earth Autonomy

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Boeing announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh, Penn.,-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight. In addition to the investment, Boeing and Near Earth Autonomy also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. “This partnership…

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GA-ASI signs MOU with Huneed Technologies

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd. establishing potential areas of future collaboration. GA-ASI is the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems. Huneed is a Korean developer and manufacturer of airborne systems, defense communication systems, and commercial IT systems. GA-ASI and Huneed are looking to identify…

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First A330neo successfully completes maiden flight

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The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly — MSN1795, an A330-900 variant — has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France, at 2:10 p.m., Oct. 19 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.  The crew…

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Lockheed Martin to upgrade IRST21 sensor system for U.S. Navy fighter aircraft

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Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 sensor system is mounted in the nose of the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F’s centerline fuel tank and uses infrared search and track technology to detect and track airborne threats. Lockheed Martin recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. Awarded…

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Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J program achieves another milestone

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Andew McMurtrie The second production LM-100J commercial freighter takes to the air for its first flight from Marietta, Ga., Oct. 11, 2107. Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft Oct. 11. “The flight was outstanding and…

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GA-ASI announces collaboration with Kaist’s CR2CENT

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, one of the world’s leading universities specializing in science and technology. KAIST is host to CR2CENT, Korea’s Civil RPAS Research Center, which provides advice and analysis to…

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Boeing names Mark Cherry VP of Phantom Works Technology Group

Posted October 18, 2017 by

Aerospace industry and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Cherry is joining Boeing as leader of the Phantom Works advanced technology organization within the company’s Defense, Space & Security business unit. Cherry succeeds Darryl Davis, who led Phantom Works for 10 years. Davis has moved into a company-wide program management role reporting to Greg Smith, chief…

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Aegis Combat System successfully completes series of air, missile defense tests during NATO exercise

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Navy photograph by SA Raymond Maddocks Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) is underway participating in exercise Formidable Shield 2017 Oct. 8, 2017. The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency, supported by Lockheed Martin, successfully conducted a series of Ballistic Missile Defense tests in the Atlantic Ocean during Formidable Shield 2017 from…

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Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

Posted October 18, 2017 by Angela Charlton

Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border. The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Oct. 17, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier jobs from Quebec to Northern…

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Boeing, Airbus sales of planes to Iran safe for now

Posted October 16, 2017 by David Koenig

President Donald Trump’s decision not to re-impose sanctions against Iran is good news for Boeing and its European rival, Airbus, which can continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are desperate for new planes. Between them, Boeing and Airbus have announced deals with Iranian airlines that, if finalized, could cover nearly 300 planes worth $40…

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