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Northrop Grumman leverages ANSYS for Black Hawk cockpit display system development

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Using†ANSYS system and software simulation solutions, Northrop Grumman is developing the next generation of Black Hawk helicopter cockpit display systems that must meet strict avionics standards within programmatic development timelines. Northrop Grumman is using ANSYSÆ SCADE SuiteÆ and SCADE DisplayÆ to provide scalable, fully integrated avionics software for the upgrade of the UH-60L Black Hawk…

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Boeing St. Louis facility to supply parts for new 777X

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Boeing announced Sept. 6 it will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Mo., bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program. The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia and other Boeing sites. The…

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Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ERs

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Boeing and Alaska Airlines Sept. 6 announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle’s hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. Today’s purchase, which brings Alaska’s total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline’s customers will enjoy expanded service…

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Northrop Grumman conducts successful demonstration of its AQS-24A system for U.S Naval Forces Central Command

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Northrop Grumman, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, announced the successful demonstration of an unmanned mine-hunting mission.

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Sikorsky unveils S-97 Raider™ helicopter

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Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Oct. 2 unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky unveiled…

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Boeing delivers first new-build MH-47G special ops Chinook

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Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S.Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 ñ a full month ahead of schedule. It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer, said Steve Parker,…

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Pratt & Whitney increases capacity by signing long-term supplier agreements

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At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, Pratt & Whitney has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spend of $16 billion to support the company’s expected production increase. The agreements,…

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Scaled Composites marks 10th anniversary of milestone flight

Posted October 3, 2014 by

A decade after winning the Ansari XPRIZE with one of the most innovative vehicles ever flown, the employees of Scaled Composites, a Northrop subsidiary, continue to push the boundaries of aviation and the emerging commercial space industry.

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ATK successfully tests Orion launch abort motor igniter

Posted October 1, 2014 by

NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System. Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, the first spacecraft capable…

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Small UAV coalition launched to advance commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles

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Leading technology companies Oct. 1 formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States and abroad. Chief among the organization’s goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely operation…

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