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NASA’s Webb Telescope’s last backbone component completed

Posted June 17, 2013 by

Assembly of the backbone of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the primary mirror backplane support structure, is a step closer to completion with the recent addition of the backplane support frame, a fixture that will be used to connect all the pieces of the telescope together. The backplane support frame will bring together Webb’s center…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways announce agreement for nine 777-300ERs

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Boeing and Qatar Airways June 17 announced agreements for nine Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

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Raytheon awarded contract for F-15C AESA radars

Posted June 17, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Boeing has awarded Raytheon a follow-on contract for the sixth production lot of APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radars for United States Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C aircraft. “We have been a partner on the F-15 for more than 40 years,” said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems…

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Headlines June 14, 2013

Posted June 14, 2013 by

News A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build After many years on the drawing board and $15 billion of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight June 14.   Business A350 marks new phase in aero-engines A U.K. aircraft engine claimed to be the most efficient in…

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RQ-21A Small UAS completes first East Coast flight

Posted June 14, 2013 by

The RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System completed its first East Coast flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.,’s Webster Field Annex June 12, marking the start of the next phase of test for the program.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems honored by AIAA

Posted June 14, 2013 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced June 13 that two key employees recently have been honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics with local awards for outstanding aerospace engineering and outstanding aerospace management. The San Diego Section is dedicated…

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LONGBOW LLC receives $90 million contract for Saudi Arabia Apache radar systems

Posted June 14, 2013 by

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, has received a $90.6 million contract to provide Saudi Arabia with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars for the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter. The contract award includes AH-64E LONGBOW FCRs, spares and support for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. The contract…

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NASA-led study explains decades of black hole observations

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A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and the Rochester Institute of Technology confirms long-held suspicions about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy light. “Our work traces the complex motions, particle interactions and turbulent magnetic fields in billion-degree gas on the threshold of a black hole, one of the most extreme…

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Raytheon radio system networks Stryker combat vehicles in theater

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Raytheon’s jam-resistant, battlefield radio recently transmitted data securely over the air to more than 30 Stryker combat vehicles, proving that it could meet the U.S. Army’s need for a tactical wireless Internet via a vehicle-mounted mobile radio system. The EXF1915, an upgraded version of Enhanced Position Location Reporting System radios, completed several months of continual,…

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Students, teachers become rocket scientists at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

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More than 120 students and educators will delve into the world of rocket science June 15-21 during Rocket Week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Activities during the week will include a RockOn! workshop for 50 university and community college-level participants, and the Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) for…

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