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Aegis combat system goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

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USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed two flight tests in three weeks. This is the first time the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system employed the Baseline 9 configuration to detect, track and engage targets. With each flight test, the Aegis…

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

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Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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AAR earns Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards

Posted March 27, 2012 by

AAR has earned Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards at two AAR operating units. AAR is distinguished by receiving awards at more than one facility supporting Boeing. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. AAR maintained Gold composite performance ratings for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct….

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Virgin Galactic, Aabar Investments PJS appoint chief adviser for Spaceport Abu Dhabi

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Virgin Galactic LLC, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, and Aabar Investments PJS announced April 17 that they had appointed Steve Landeene to the role of chief adviser, Spaceport Abu Dhabi. Between 2007 and 2010, Landeene was executive director of Spaceport America in New Mexico and oversaw the development of Virgin Galactic’s operational hub…

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Boeing first quarter earnings, revenue rise on aircraft sales

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Boeing says its first-quarter earnings jumped 58 percent on higher revenue from sales of commercial airplanes, helping it overcome slow growth in its defense business. The company raised its 2012 profit forecast. Boeing said April 25 that it earned $923 million, or $1.22 per share, compared with $586 million, or 78 cents per share, a…

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General Dynamics awarded Coast Guard contract for support of the Rescue 21 system

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General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide ongoing sustainment services for the national Rescue 21 search and rescue system. General Dynamics, the prime contractor for the system’s design, development and deployment, will continue to provide field service personnel, technical support…

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Northrop Grumman to provide navigation systems for Cessna’s new business jet

Posted May 14, 2012 by Northrop Grumman photograph

Northrop Grumman’s LCR-100 and LCR-100N navigation systems have been selected by Cessna Aircraft Company for the new Citation Latitude business jet. Cessna Aircraft Company has selected Northrop…

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787 Dream Tour touches down ‘Down Under’

Posted May 24, 2012 by Boeing photograph

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landed at Sydney International Airport in Australia May 24, kicking off the seventh and final leg of the global Dream Tour. For the next four days, guests invited by Boeing and 787 customers Qantas and Jetstar will have an opportunity to tour the...

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Boeing accepts delivery of first Harpoon launch structure from Danish Aerotech

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The Boeing has accepted delivery of the first Aluminum Launch Support Structure produced by Danish Aerotech A/S for ship-based deployment of the Harpoon weapon system. The Karup, Denmark,-based supplier received the contract, valued at nearly US$1.5 million, two years ago. “Danish Aerotech is proud to deliver its first Harpoon launch support structure on cost and…

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Touchdown! Another C-5 inducted to become ‘super’

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie

Lockheed Martin inducted the second C-5B Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to become a C-5M Super Galaxy into its facilities in Marietta, Ga., June 13. Aircraft 87-0036 has been assigned to Travis Air Force Base since 1994, but will be delivered to Dover Air Force Base, Del. in 2013 after...

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