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Advanced Super Hornet demonstrates significant stealth, range improvements

Posted August 31, 2013 by

Boeing photograph An F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet prototype with conformal fuel tanks designed and built by Northrop Grumman completed its first flight earlier this month.   During three weeks of flight testing the Advanced Super Hornet, Boeing and partner Northrop Grumman demonstrated that the fighter can outperform threats for decades to come with improvements that…

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Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite encapsulated for upcoming launch

Posted September 11, 2013 by

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been encapsulated into its payload fairing in preparation for a Sept. 18 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The AEHF system is the nation’s only protected strategic and tactical satellite communications program. It works in concert with…

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Boeing, ALC finalize order for 30 787-10, three 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced Sept. 18 that they have completed an order for 30 787-10 and three 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Boeing, WestJet announce order for 65 737 MAX airplanes

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Boeing and WestJet announced Sept. 26 that they have completed an order for 65 737 MAX airplanes, fulfilling the carrier’s letter of intent to purchase the airplanes announced on Aug 29. The order, valued at $6.3 billion at list prices, consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s. The airplanes are a…

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Raytheon awarded U.S. Navy next generation Air, Missile Defense Radar contract

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Raytheon has been awarded a $385,742,176 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and modeling development phase design, development, integration, test and delivery of Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar and Radar Suite Controller. AMDR is the Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar and is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)…

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Forecast International says business jet market gaining traction

Posted October 23, 2013 by

Forecast International predicts that manufacturers will build 9,575 business jets during the 10-year period between 2013 and 2022. The Connecticut-based market research firm estimates the value of this production at $235 billion in constant 2013 U.S. dollars. Business jet production has declined each year since 2008, when manufacturers produced more than 1,300 business jets.  Production…

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UTC Aerospace Systems delivers its 5,000th nacelle system for a V2500® engine on an Airbus A321

Posted November 4, 2013 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has delivered its 5,000th nacelle system for a V2500 engine manufactured by IAE International Aero Engines AG. The nacelle was delivered from Hamburg, Germany, one of more than a dozen global sites that make up UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business. The nacelle and engine will be installed on an Airbus A321. UTC…

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Lockheed Martin to consolidate facilities, reduce costs

Posted November 15, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin announced Nov. 14 that it will close and consolidate several of its U.S. facilities and reduce its workforce by 4,000 positions as part of its effort to increase the efficiency of its operations and improve the affordability of its products and services. These actions are in response to continued declines in U.S. government…

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Meet the SR-72

Posted November 25, 2013 by

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records may not stay unbroken for long. That’s because today, at the birthplace of the Blackbird…

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Raytheon, Chemring Group complete first live-fire test of CENTURION launcher

Posted December 11, 2013 by

Raytheon, acting through its Missile Systems business, and Chemring Group, acting through Chemring Countermeasures, successfully fired a Javelin missile from the multirole CENTURION® launcher during testing at the Defence Training Estate on Salisbury Plain in England.

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