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Predator B ER conducts first long-range endurance flight

Posted July 18, 2014 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced June 17 the successful second endurance flight of its Predator® B Extended Range RPA, an advanced derivative of the mission-proven Predator B RPA that has accumulated over 800,000 flight hours since 2001. The flight launched June 17 and landed June 18. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft…

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Raytheon demonstrates enhanced capability for Mobile Range™ system

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Raytheon showcased a new tri-band telemetry antenna on the company’s Mobile Range system during a Joint Advanced Missile Implementation demonstration at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif. The event highlighted new technologies that will soon become the backbone of test ranges worldwide. Raytheon’s Mobile Range is an integrated suite of communications, optics, and telemetry…

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Twenty-one and counting

Posted July 18, 2014 by John Rossino

  A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 21st C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., July 16. Aircraft 87-0044 will be delivered to Travis Air Force Base, California, after a stop at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, where it will undergo internal paint restoration. It will be the…

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Boeing awarded new contract to provide warhead arming devices to U.S. Air Force

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The U.S. Air Force has extended Boeing’s work remanufacturing warhead arming devices for the nation’s air-launched cruise missile, helping to ensure the readiness of the system. Under a new two-year contract, valued at $7.3 million, Boeing will remanufacture warhead arming devices for the air-launched cruise missile. The contract includes an option for six additional years…

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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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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