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Northrop Grumman one of organizations selected for electronics resurgence initiative

Posted August 31, 2018 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Northrop Grumman as one of the performers for its Electronics Resurgence Initiative.

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First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly line in Toulouse, France

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Airbus photograph The first of three A380s for All Nippon Airways has completed the final assembly process air Airbus’ Toulouse, France, industrial complex and will now undergo preparations for its maiden flight. The first A380 for All Nippon Airways has rolled out of the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft has now been…

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Raytheon developing system that lets artificial intelligence explain itself

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Under the Defense Research Project Agency’s Explainable Artificial Intelligence program, Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing a first of its kind neural network that explains itself. The XAI program aims to create a suite of machine learning techniques that produce more explainable models while maintaining a high level of performance. It also aims to help human…

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Boeing, GOL debut airline’s first 737 MAX

Posted August 29, 2018 by

SAO PAULO, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes celebrated Aug. 29 the unveiling of the carrier’s newly outfitted 737 MAX 8 during a celebration in Sao Paulo. The leading Brazilian carrier also announced plans to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range 737 airplane on international routes. “Today is an exciting…

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Boeing welcomes Virgin Australia as newest 737 MAX 10 customer

Posted August 29, 2018 by

Boeing and the Virgin Australia Group recently announced the airline is adding the largest and most efficient member of the 737 MAX family to its growing single-aisle fleet. The carrier has converted ten orders for the 737 MAX 8 for the larger MAX 10 variant. The airline, which has a number of 737 MAX 8s…

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Lockheed Martin names Michele Evans executive VP, Aeronautics

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has approved the appointment of Michele Evans, 53, as executive vice president of the Aeronautics business area, succeeding Orlando Carvalho, who intends to retire later this year. Evans’ appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2018. “I want to thank Orlando for his impressive contributions during his nearly 40 years with the…

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U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $146.3 million contract to modernize USS Gettysburg

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Navy photograph BAE Systems will modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg under a recent contract from the U.S. Navy. BAE Systems was awarded a $146.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). The Gettysburg will undergo about 15 months of work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk,…

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Northrop Grumman, DARPA set new standard for wireless transmission speed

Posted August 22, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have set a new standard for wireless transmission by operating a data link at 100 gigabits per second over a distance of 20 kilometers in a city environment.

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Boeing completes autonomous synchronized flight tests in Australia

Posted August 20, 2018 by

Boeing has successfully completed the first suite of synchronized unmanned aerial vehicle flight tests using new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia. Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing’s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions as a team…

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Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems, provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing’s satellite and space portfolio, talent and capabilities. “Millennium Space Systems’ expertise in vertically-integrated small-satellite solutions perfectly complements Boeing’s existing satellite portfolio, and will allow us to meet the needs of a diverse customer set,”…

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