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Newest 787 complements, extends the super-efficient family

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Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule May 30 in Everett, Wash., when Boeing started joining large sections of the super-efficient jet.

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New under secretary of the Air Force is sworn in during formal ceremony at the Pentagon

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Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning is sworn in by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during a formal ceremony May 31, 2013, at the Pentagon. In his duties, Fanning will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of Air Force resources and serve…

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General Dynamics developing first North American combat vehicle with fully integrated active protection system

Posted May 31, 2013 by

General Dynamics Land Systems is leading an effort to develop the first North American combat vehicle with a fully integrated Active Protection System. The company recently concluded a successful Critical Design Review of its APS project. The next major step is to validate a fully integrated APS on a Light Armored Vehicle III demonstrator, scheduled…

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Lab effort to cut costs for Navy’s Triton UAS program

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An engineer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River is leading an initiative that will save the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System program several hundred thousand dollars.

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Boeing celebrates delivery of 50th 747-8

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Boeing celebrated the 50th delivery of a 747-8 May 29. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the launch customer of the passenger version, took delivery of the milestone aircraft almost one year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the airline’s seventh 747-8 and its 82nd 747. “Lufthansa is very proud to have the…

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SAIC awarded DARPA contract in support of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program

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Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a prime contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide engineering services in support of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program. The multiple-award, cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a six-month base period of performance, 54 option months, and a total contract value of $31.5 million for both awardees,…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works lays keel of DDG 1001, second Zumwalt-class Destroyer

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On May 23, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the planned three-ship Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers. The ship is named for Petty Officer Second Class Michael Monsoor, a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. Monsoor was on…

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C-5C the Galaxy

Posted May 29, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, Calif., performed maintenance on one of just two C-5C Galaxy aircraft in the world in May 2013. The C-5C features more cargo capacity than A & and B models due to removal of the entire passenger compartment. Each of the two C-5C aircraft is…

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Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems achieves Milestone C approval

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BINGEN, Wash., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Insitu announced May 23 that RQ-21A reached Milestone C under the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System contract with Naval Air Systems Command. The achievement will enable the program to transition from the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase to a Low Rate Initial Production phase and enter initial operational…

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Northrop Grumman signs mentor-protege agreement with Davidson Technologies

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Northrop Grumman has signed a U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protÈgÈ agreement with Davidson Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman’s Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract. Under the JRDC, Northrop Grumman has led a world-class team to conduct ballistic missile defense system-level modeling and simulation, ground and flight test, war game, training exercise, mission-critical…

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