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Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force test extended range weapon

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The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force. The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weaponís guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles…

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SAIC awarded DOD Nunn-Perry Award

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Science Applications International Corporation has received the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award for mentor-protege excellence. Named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, the award recognizes outstanding mentor-protege teams formed under the auspices of the DOD Mentor-Protege program. SAIC received the award in recognition for its exemplary efforts…

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Machinists seek union vote; Boeing opposes move at SC plant

Posted March 18, 2015 by Bruce Smith

The Machinists union March 16 asked for an election so about 2,400 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation. The aeronautics giant immediately responded that a union is not in the best interests of the company, the workers or the state. Union spokesman Frank Larkin said that the Machinists…

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sites again recognized for excellence in environmental, occupational health, safety management

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced April 3 its Aerospace Systems sector has earned key distinctions in environmental management and employee health and safety at several locations across the United States. Following careful examination of their environmental management systems, eight sector locations will receive International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration, confirming the sites have…

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UTC announces leadership appointments

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United Technologies Corp. announced April 2 the appointment of Robert Leduc as president of Sikorsky Aircraft, succeeding Mick Maurer, who will move to the newly created position of UTC senior vice president, Strategic Projects. The appointments are effective immediately, and both Leduc and Maurer will report to UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes. “It is…

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Northrop Grumman names VP of Electronic Systems

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Northrop Grumman has appointed Robert J. Gough vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business unit within its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In his new position, Gough will have executive responsibility for the sector’s combat avionics portfolio, including radars for the F-16, F-22A, F-35 Lightning II, and other aircraft as well as other avionic…

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QinetiQ North America names senior VP, program manager of Engineering Services Contract

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QinetiQ North America has named Mark J. Nappi as senior vice president and program manager of the Engineering Services Contract at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. In this role, Nappi will oversee the day-to-day activities of the contract and ensure all tasks are executed efficiently and effectively. Before joining QNA, Nappi spent 17 years with United…

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Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B begins extensive flight test program

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Boeing and CFM International announced today that they successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, Calif.

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Raytheon fires Excalibur from G6 self-propelled howitzer

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Raytheon has fired four Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from the Denel-manufactured G6 self-propelled howitzer as part of a field trial demonstration. Multiple rounds of the combat-proven Excalibur successfully fired from the G6 155mm wheeled howitzer out to a range of 38 kilometers (23.6 statute miles), with all rounds landing within 5…

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

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Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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