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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

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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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Northrop Grumman hires 100th veteran through Operation IMPACT program

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Last week Northrop Grumman successfully hired its 100th severely injured veteran or family member through its Operation IMPACT...

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U.S. aerospace, defense execs expect significant merger, acquisition

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Armed with significant cash on their balance sheets, and faced with hundreds of billions of dollars in federal defense budgets, U.S. aerospace and defense executives cite strategic acquisitions as the highest-priority investment area to spur company growth, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. In the 2012 KPMG…

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO focused on production rate increases, new airplane development

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner laid out his goals during the opening day [July 9] of the Farnborough International Airshow, saying the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs. “We’re seeing levels of demonstrated performance that give us confidence in our ability to increase…

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Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family

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The first ‘cutting of metal’ for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse, France.

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Lockheed Martin to pursue management, operating contract For Sandia National Laboratories

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Lockheed Martin announced July 12 its interest to retain the Management and Operating contract for Sandia National Laboratories. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Sandia Corporation, Lockheed Martin has managed Sandia since 1993 for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. “During our nearly two decades of oversight, we’ve helped position Sandia for the…

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