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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final…

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Northrop Grumman names communications directors for Unmanned Systems, Military Aircraft Systems

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Faith Jennings Northrop Grumman has announced that industry veteran Faith Jennings, and retired Rear Adm. Vic Beck will lead Communications for its Aerospace Systems sector’s unmanned systems and military aircraft divisions, respectively. “Northrop Grumman is a world-class organization filled with outstanding experts who design, build and deliver some of the most complex defense and military…

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Northrop Grumman, Air Force complete integrated baseline review

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Northrop Grumman has successfully conducted the integrated baseline review of the production, deployment and initial sustainment phase for the Enhanced Polar System Control and Planning Segment. The U.S. Air Force’s EPS provides space-enabled, secure communications capabilities to polar users in support of national objectives. EPS CAPS receives telemetry and supplies configuration commands, mission and cryptographic…

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UTC names president, CEO

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United Technologies Corporation announced Nov. 24 that Louis R. Chenevert has informed the Board of Directors of his retirement as chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Gregory J. Hayes, UTC senior vice president and chief financial officer, has been elected President, Chief Executive Officer and a director. Edward A. Kangas, lead independent director, has…

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Lockheed Martin opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center in Moorestown, N.J., to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together industry, government and academia to design the next generation of capabilities the surface fleet needs to combat evolving threats around…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 tests innovations for more efficient air travel

Posted November 21, 2014 by

The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps LITENING advanced targeting systems

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Northrop Grumman has received an award of $116 million to upgrade AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems for the United States military. Under the terms of the existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Northrop Grumman will provide upgrades and spares to the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Marine Corps. This award will bring…

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GA-ASI advances sense, avoid capability with two new test flights

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Nov. 20 announced two key technological advances related to its ongoing Sense and Avoid system development efforts. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. In collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell, GA-ASI tested a proof-of-concept SAA system,…

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