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Boeing expands customers’ fuel-efficiency capabilities by acquiring ETS Aviation

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Boeing announced May 23 an agreement to acquire ETS Aviation, a provider of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software. ETS Aviation solutions lead the market, providing more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments the tools necessary to accurately monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions. ETS Aviation’s fuel efficiency…

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Lockheed Martin modernizes air operations capabilities for U.S. Marine Corps

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The system that allows the U.S. Marines to coordinate flying operations for all air assets has been modernized by Lockheed Martin. The Theater Battle Management Core System within the U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Air Command Center was upgraded with the Marine Corps Air Mission Planner application to provide the Marines with a modernized mission planning…

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Boeing offers next-generation KC-46 tanker in Korea competition

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Boeing June 30 formally offered to the Republic of Korea the KC-46, the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation tanker, as Korea prepares to acquire four aircraft for its first tanker squadron. “We’ve been a strategic and industrial partner with the Republic of Korea for more than six decades and remain committed to helping Korea strengthen its…

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GA-ASI successfully executes first flight of Predator XP

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced July 14 the successful first flight of Predator® XP, an updated version of the company’s flagship Predator RPA that has been licensed by the U.S. government for sale to a broader customer base, including countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Asia.

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Comprehensive MEADS network tests demonstrate unmatched plug-and-fight missile defense capabilities

Posted July 25, 2014 by

The Medium Extended Air Defense System recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time events that were observed by several national delegations. “The outstanding result is that we have demonstrated the full range of advanced network capabilities that only MEADS can…

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Northrop Grumman to modernize Black Hawk cockpit for U.S. Army

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army’s UH 60L Black Hawk helicopters. Northrop Grumman’s digital cockpit solution shown in the photo was demonstrated during a flight test on a UH-60L helicopter. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif….

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Northrop, Navy successfully conduct E-2D aerial refueling preliminary design review

Posted September 9, 2014 by

The Northrop Grumman and U.S. Navy team has successfully conducted the preliminary design review for its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system. Completion of this critical milestone allows the program to proceed to its critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system and installing it on new production E-2Ds as well as retrofitting it…

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Airbus Group, Aerion announce technology collaboration

Posted September 22, 2014 by

Airbus Group and Aerion Corporation have agreed to collaborate on technologies associated with the future of high-performance flight. To further their mutual objectives, both companies will exchange knowledge and capabilities in design, manufacturing and certification. For Aerion, this means collaboration to advance the development and commercialization of the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet. Under the…

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Boeing completes key tests of new aircraft satellite antenna

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Boeing has completed environmental and performance qualification testing on the aircraft satellite communications antenna system it is developing for multipurpose satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates.

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Northrop Grumman opens Innovation Lab to drive creativity

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Ask Northrop Grumman where employees will come up with ideas for some of the nation's most critical aerospace technologies, and the answer you'll likely get is "FabLab," shorthand for the Fabrication Laboratory, which opened this month at the company's Space Park facility.

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