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Boeing to reduce 747 production rate, recognize fourth-quarter charge

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Boeing announced Jan. 21 it will lower the production rate on the 747-8 program to match supply with near-term demand in the cargo market. To account for the market and production impacts, the company will recognize a $569 million after-tax charge ($0.84 per share) when it announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015….

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Successes — and hardware — stack up for Raytheon’s AMDR

Posted January 18, 2016 by

Raytheon has announced its AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) team has completed the first full radar array, fully populated with component Line Replaceable Units, including more than 5,000 Transmit/Receive elements, in 140 days. In less than two years, the radar has been designed, built and transitioned to test; the Engineering and Manufacturing Development…

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UTC appoints Pratt & Whitney president

Posted January 18, 2016 by

United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 14 the appointment of Robert Leduc as president of Pratt & Whitney. Leduc, who most recently served UTC as president of Sikorsky Aircraft prior to its sale, succeeds Paul R. Adams, who is retiring at the end of February. Adams and Leduc will work over the next weeks to assure…

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Raytheon completes active seeker test for Tomahawk cruise missile

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Raytheon has completed a successful captive flight test of a seeker designed for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The seeker will enable Tomahawk to engage moving targets on land and at sea.

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Boeing to help Air Force keep T-38 flying through 2026

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Boeing, which has maintained and supported the U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon trainer fleet for 16 years, will do that for another 10 years through a new contract worth up to $855 million. The company will work on avionics, cockpit displays, control panels, and communications systems for 456 of the aircraft as well as upgrading…

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Boeing, SPEEA announce tentative agreement on new contract extension

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Boeing and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace announced Jan. 13 a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract extension, following several weeks of discussions. SPEEA’s Executive Board and Bargaining Unit Councils have endorsed the offer, which will be put up for a vote by the membership from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10,…

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Boeing delivers six enhanced B-52 weapons bay launchers

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Six of the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers can now take flight with a greater variety of weapons, thanks to enhanced internal weapons bay launchers delivered by Boeing.

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Saab showcases new AESA naval radar

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC showcased its newest solid-state naval radar system, the SEA GIRAFFE 4A, at the Surface Navy Association’s 2016 National Symposium. The display showed how the radar performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance and tracking in rotating and staring modes. SEA GIRAFFE 4A is an S-band, multi-mission, active electronically scanned array…

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Raytheon’s SeaRAM hits target with newest missile variant in U.S. Navy live-fire test

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Raytheon photograph Raytheon’s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming target during a U.S. Navy live-fire exercise at China Lake in California. Raytheon’s SeaRAM® anti-ship missile defense system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 for the first time to intercept an incoming…

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Pratt & Whitney to deliver final production F117 engine

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Pratt & Whitney will deliver the final production F117 engine to the U.S. Air Force for its C-17 Globemaster III fleet later this month. A ceremony commemorating delivery of 1,313 production engines will be held later today at Pratt & Whitney’s engine center in Middletown, Conn., and will include representatives from the U.S. Air Force and…

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