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FAA certifies PurePower® engine for A320neo aircraft

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The PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine for the Airbus A320neo family has successfully achieved Federal Aviation Administration type certification. The PW1100G-JM engine is the latest PurePower GTF engine model to be certified.  Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. “We are proud to achieve FAA certification for the PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo…

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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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Boeing delivers Okay Airways’ first Next-Generation 737-900ER

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Boeing and Okay Airways Jan. 30 celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range).

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DRS Technologies to provide comm systems for Royal New Zealand Navy frigates

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DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Feb. 25 that its Canadian subsidiary will be providing tactical integrated communications systems to the New Zealand Ministry of Defense for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. This subcontract was awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in support of a communications modernization contract from Lockheed Martin Canada…

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UTC to explore strategic alternatives for Sikorsky aircraft business

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United Technologies Corp. announced March 11 that its board of directors has authorized a review of strategic alternatives for the corporation’s Sikorsky Aircraft business, including a potential tax-free spinoff. “As part of the portfolio review announced last December, we are exploring strategic options for Sikorsky to determine the best way to enhance its long-term success…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for criticial missile warning satellite

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Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the Final Integrated System Test, verifies the spacecraft’s performance and functionality in preparation for delivery to the launch site. SBIRS is delivering improved missile warning capabilities for the nation while simultaneously…

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Navy issues contract mod to construct, procure Littoral Combat Ships

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The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team a contract modification for one fully funded 2015 Littoral Combat Ship valued at $362 million, along with $79 million in advanced procurement funding for a second ship. The balance of the second ship will be funded by Dec. 31, 2015. The advanced procurement dollars approved…

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Raytheon’s Space Fence System detects, tracks space objects

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Raytheon’s Space Fence recently completed a comprehensive Preliminary Design Review demonstrating the S-band radar’s technical maturity in its ability to detect and track the increasing amount of space debris orbiting the Earth. This debris is proving to be hazardous to the increasing number of military and commercial satellites and other space activity in low and…

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Space Solar Power Initiative established by Northrop Grumman, Caltech

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Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s Joseph Ensor (left) and Caltech’s Ares Rosakis (right) shake hands as part of the recent SSPI commemoration event held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. Northrop Grumman has signed a sponsored research agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the development of the Space Solar Power…

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ATK receives $266 million in small caliber ammunition orders

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ATK has received orders totaling more than $266 million for small caliber ammunition under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island. This order includes a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber military ammunition to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. ATK has operated…

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