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Air Force, Northrop Grumman celebrate 25th anniversary of B-2′s first flight

Posted July 18, 2014 by

For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again.

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Boeing, Hainan Airlines announce commitment for 50 737 MAX 8s

Posted July 18, 2014 by

  Boeing and Hainan Airlines July 16 announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for 50 737 MAX 8s, reaffirming the Chinese airline’s preference for an all-Boeing single-aisle fleet. The commitment, valued at more than $5.1 billion at current list prices, will be subject to the approval of…

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Lockheed Martin receives contract for PAC-3 missile support

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has received a contract award recently totaling $212 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Maintenance & Surveillance services to U.S. and international PAC-3 customers from the Missile Support Center.

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Boeing introduces new method for building 777 fuselages

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Boeing announced July 14 that it is in the final phases of testing and production readiness of a new method for building 777 fuselages as part of its ongoing technology investment strategy. Known as the Fuselage Automated Upright Build, or FAUB, this Advanced Manufacturing technology improves workplace safety and increases product quality. This technology has…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways finalize order for 50 777Xs

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  Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.  In addition, the airline announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X…

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Raytheon demos successful prototyping of AESA/GaN technologies into Patriot radar

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Raytheon has demonstrated their successful prototyping of Active Electronically Scanned Array and Gallium Nitride technologies into the US Patriot Air and Missile Defense System radar. In addition to enabling future 360 sensor coverage, these technologies will significantly increase the defended area and decrease the time to detect, discriminate and engage threats. The introduction of GaN-based…

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Acting VA secretary outlines problems, actions taken

Posted July 18, 2014 by

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists and into clinics. “The trust that is the foundation of all we do – the trust of…

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NASA kicks off field campaign to probe ocean ecology, carbon cycle

Posted July 18, 2014 by

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.

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Headlines July 16, 2014

Posted July 16, 2014 by

News: F-35 cleared for flight  – A Pentagon official told Defense News that the F-35 fighter fleet has been cleared by air worthiness authorities. A decision on attending the show has not been made but the official said DOD is “hopeful” it can make the trip.   Business: BAE aims for half of $10 billion…

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GA-ASI successfully executes first flight of Predator XP

Posted July 16, 2014 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced July 14 the successful first flight of Predator® XP, an updated version of the company’s flagship Predator RPA that has been licensed by the U.S. government for sale to a broader customer base, including countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Asia.

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