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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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U.S. Navy orders additional APKWS rocket guidance kits

Posted October 13, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract for additional APKWSTM guidance kits to transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new contract will enable BAE Systems to continue to meet the growing demand for cost-effective guided munitions for U.S. armed forces and allied international customers. The new award,…

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Boeing, Air India celebrate airline’s 125th delivery

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Boeing and Air India Oct. 11 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 125th airplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier. “Boeing airplanes are, and always have been, the foundation of Air India’s fleet, providing us with the very best in economics, fuel efficiency, flexibility and passenger comfort,” said Rajiv…

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Lockheed Martin’s ATACMS successful in flight test

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin conducted another successful Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) modernization flight test recently at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All test objectives were achieved. Launched from a Soldier-manned High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, the ATACMS missile flew approximately 140 kilometers and demonstrated a proximity sensor height-of-burst detonation over the target area….

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GA-ASI transitions to all Gray Eagle ER production line for U.S. Army

Posted October 11, 2017 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range following the completion of the last contracted MQ-1C aircraft. GA-ASI’s investment in airframe composite tooling enabled the company to start manufacturing the MQ-1C ER ahead of schedule, with…

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Boeing, Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refueling

Posted October 11, 2017 by tomlear

Boeing photograph A KC-46A Pegasus tanker is refueled by a second KC-46 for the first time as seen from the tanker’s air refueling operator station. During the flight the two aircraft successfully refueled each other and transferred a total of 38.100 pounds of fuel. A Boeing-U.S. Air Force test team recently refueled a KC-46A tanker…

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Raytheon offers Stryker-mounted Stinger missile for U.S. Army mobile air defense

Posted October 9, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Responding to the U.S. Army’s urgent need for mobile air defense to protect ground troops, Raytheon integrated and demonstrated a Stinger® air defense missile mounted on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle.   Raytheon incorporated the Stinger missile into a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, or CROWS, and mounted it on a Stryker. During a late…

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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine to build LCS 27

Posted October 9, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The future USS Little Rock (LCS 9), the fifth Freedom-variant LCS delivered to the U.S. Navy, underway during Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan on Aug. 25, 2017. The U.S. Navy has awarded the Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a contract to build an additional LCS. The contract value is…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army successfully complete integrated air, missile defense test

Posted October 9, 2017 by

U.S. Army soldiers have successfully completed a major developmental test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, a cornerstone capability of the Army IAMD program.

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