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ATK successfully tests Orion launch abort motor igniter

Posted October 1, 2014 by

NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System. Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, the first spacecraft capable…

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

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Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Boeing presents original flight test 787 Dreamliner to Museum of Flight

Posted November 10, 2014 by

Boeing and its employees joined the Puget Sound community Nov. 8 in celebrating the donation of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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Boeing delivers sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Boeing delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, Nov. 24, arriving at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian Navy.  

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Lockheed Martin opens facility to accelerate MUOS secure radio terminal, government application development

Posted December 12, 2014 by

With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster.

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Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary to upgrade C-1A Aircraft for Brazilian Navy

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Dec. 23 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, received a directed subcontract from the Brazilian Navy for the upgrade of four Grumman C-1A aircraft. The prime contract is held by Marsh Aviation Company of Mesa, Ariz. The subcontract, valued at $106 million, will be performed by Elbit…

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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted January 19, 2015 by

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK’s aerospace, defense groups

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 27 that at a special meeting, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014. Approximately 99 percent of the votes cast at the special meeting voted in favor…

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US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

Posted February 18, 2015 by

The US Navy has awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon to develop a flexible, application-based architecture for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon’s ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense’s “Better Buying…

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Pratt & Whitney announces price increase for PurePower engine

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Pratt & Whitney is raising list prices of its fuel-efficient PurePower Geared Turbofanô engine across the product line to reflect the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service. The new pricing is scheduled to go into effect in 2015. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp….

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