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Boeing Oklahoma City expansion grows facilities, business presence

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Boeing broke ground July 29 on a new 290,000 square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees.

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Boeing unveils first RAAF Growler

Posted July 29, 2015 by timchisham

Boeing and the U.S. Navy July 29 extended advanced airborne electronic attack capability to a key U.S. ally, presenting the Royal Australian Air Force with its first EA-18G Growler. Australia is the first country other than the U.S. to obtain this aircraft. The Growlers will complement our existing and future air combat capability, and we…

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Northrop Grumman, Missile Defense Agency surpass software affordability target

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The Missile Defense Agency and Northrop Grumman have achieved nearly $7 million savings through the Modeling and Operations Software Affordability Initiative during 2014, exceeding the $5 million savings targeted. In collaboration with the MDA, Northrop Grumman launched the initiative to decrease software development costs while increasing productivity and creating more enhanced users’ experience for a…

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NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Virgin Galactic photograph WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave Desert. MOJAVE, Calif.–The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation of the Oct. 31, 2014, Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo flight test accident. The NTSB is finalizing the final recommendations and probable causes. At the time of the accident,…

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Lockheed Martin, StemRad studying first-responder radiation shield for potential deep-space application

Posted July 27, 2015 by

StemRad, Ltd. and Lockheed Martin have initiated a joint research and development effort to determine if StemRad’s radiation shielding technology ñ originally designed for first-responders ñ could help to keep astronauts safe on deep-space exploration missions. This collaboration is part of Lockheed Martin’s ongoing effort to establish international partnerships for human exploration of deep-space. As…

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General Dynamics to continue modernizing submarine tactical weapons systems

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General Dynamics has received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for U. S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 software analyzes and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews…

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Boeing, Vietnam Airlines sign exclusive pilot training agreement

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Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline’s 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing’s Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlines pilots are expected to…

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Boeing WGS-7 satellite to provide military with 17 percent more bandwidth

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Boeing’s seventh Wideband Global SATCOM satellite is now in orbit and will soon provide the U.S. and allied militaries with 17 percent more secure communications bandwidth than its predecessors thanks to a payload upgrade. “Every WGS that we deliver increases the ability of U.S. and allied forces to reliably transmit vital information,” said Dan Hart,…

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Boeing, Japanese partners formally sign agreement on 777X

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Boeing and key Japanese partners July 23 signed a formal agreement for significant work on Boeing’s new 777X airplane. The agreement finalizes last year’s announcement by Boeing, Japan Aircraft Industries and Japan Aircraft Development Corporation of a Memorandum of Agreement to provide approximately 21 percent of the major airplane structure components for the 777X. The…

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Lockheed Martin receives additional EW contract to protect Navy’s fleet

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The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $154 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on U.S….

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