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Boeing completes testing on new anti-jamming technology

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has proven its new anti-jamming communications technology is capable of operating as either a ground-based user terminal or satellite-based networking hub, enabling the military to send and receive secure communications at a significantly lower cost by using existing terminals and satellites. The anti-jam technology uses a protected tactical waveform, which…

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UTC names president, CEO

Posted November 24, 2014 by

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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BAE Systems announces proposed acquisition of Eclipse Electronic System

Posted December 12, 2014 by

BAE Systems announced Dec. 11 that it has entered into an agreement with Esterline Corporation for the proposed acquisition of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Eclipse Electronic Systems, Inc., for cash consideration of approximately $28 million, subject to closing adjustments. The Texas-based Eclipse Electronic Systems business employs approximately 90 people and provides highly-advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance…

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Sensurion Aerospace receives FAA certification for its MAGPIE UAS

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Sensurion Aerospace became the first manufacturer to receive a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA under its new procedures, which designate authority to the Test Range for SAC review and guidance. With the issuance of this highly sought-after FAA certification, Sensurion’s MAGPIE MP-1 unmanned aircraft is now authorized to fly in the Nevada UAS Test…

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

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Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the systemís global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters…

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Boeing announces fifth segment of 787 Dream Tour

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Boeing this month will begin the fifth segment of the 787 Dream Tour, a worldwide tour featuring the Dreamliner. This leg of the tour will include five cities across South America, Central Asia, Russia and Europe. “Boeing is delighted to bring the all-new 787 to customers, partners, government officials and media in South America, Central…

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Boeing landing gear exchange program signs agreement with CanJet Airlines

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Boeing announced April 4 that CanJet, Canada’s newest full-service charter airline, is the first Canadian customer for the Boeing landing gear exchange program with a service contract covering CanJet’s 737-800 airplanes. Participants in the landing gear exchange program receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets during scheduled gear maintenance cycles, giving customers an alternative…

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Lockheed Martin F-35 carrier variant completes first formation flight

Posted April 22, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe

For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 18. The test aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, were piloted…

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General Dynamics awarded $31 million for Abrams tank upgrades

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The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $31 million to begin upgrading 24 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and 22 M1A2 System Enhance Package Version One (V1) tanks to the M1A2 SEP V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital…

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Debt, not market, drove plane maker to bankruptcy

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Joshua Freed and Roxana Hegeman

Economic turbulence has shrunk the market for business jets, and it’s causing an especially bumpy ride for Hawker Beechcraft. The Wichita, Kansas,-based aircraft maker filed for bankruptcy protection this week, seeking approval for a plan that would write an estimated $2.5 billion in debt off its books and eliminate almost $125 million in annual cash…

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