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UTC Aerospace awarded contract for surface ship sonar domes

Posted March 25, 2015 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has received a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane, Indiana, to provide sonar domes for surface combat ships. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is valued at up to $39 million and covers deliveries through 2020 to the U.S. Navy and foreign military sales. In addition to the…

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Study says worldwide UAV market will total $89 billion

Posted April 13, 2012 by

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. Teal Group’s 2012 market study estimates that UAV spending will almost double over the next decade from current worldwide UAV expenditures of $6.6 billion annually to $11.4 billion, totaling…

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes system verification review

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II program reviews prior to a mid-May Milestone C decision. During March and April, the SDB II team successfully completed a functional configuration audit, a production readiness review and a system verification review. A successful Milestone C brief and decision clears the way…

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Japan signs order for advanced chemical, biological, radiological detection, early warning systems

Posted April 23, 2012 by

The Japan Ministry of Defense recently ordered 19 AbleSentry® systems from Lockheed Martin and its trading partner ITOCHU Corporation to provide detection and early warning of a possible chemical, biological, or radiological attack. Designed for the tactical battlefield, AbleSentry is simple to deploy, operate and maintain. Using a sophisticated detection algorithm, the system’s array of…

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To build an army of STEM workers, look to veterans

Posted April 29, 2015 by Thomas A. Kennedy

While the job market has been gaining strength in recent months, there’s one group of Americans who are still struggling to find work: veterans. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment among post-9/11 veterans was 6.5 percent in March–a full point higher than the population at large. As a veteran…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes Norwegian debut in Oslo

Posted May 1, 2012 by

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Norway May 1, making Oslo the latest destination on its global Dream Tour. Over the next three days, guests and media invited by Boeing’s airline...

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Sikorsky announces supplier of the year awards

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. May 13 announced its 2015 Supplier of the Year awards and 14 Gold Suppliers recognized for best-in-class performance. The companies all were initially recognized at Sikorsky’s annual Supplier Summit held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The 2015 Supplier of Year award winners are:…

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Ball Aerospace names VP for engineering

Posted May 9, 2012 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has appointed Jeff Osterkamp to vice president for Engineering. In his new role, Osterkamp will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for all disciplines of engineering at Ball Aerospace including manufacturing, test, supply chain management, IR&D and intellectual property. He will also direct hiring and oversee program staffing, infrastructure capabilities…

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Australia flies RAAF’s first C-17 equipped with advanced network access

Posted June 3, 2015 by

The Royal Australian Air Force has flown its first Boeing-built C-17A Globemaster III equipped with a new advanced satellite communication and imagery display system, providing the flight crew and passengers with unprecedented situational awareness. Boeing installed the high-speed SATCOM system to support the RAAFís ëPlan Jericho,í an initiative to transform the Australian military into an…

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Boeing delivers UPS’s 50th 767 Freighter

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Boeing and UPS May 22 celebrated the delivery of the cargo operator's 50th 767-300 Freighter. The airplane joins the world's largest 767 Freighter fleet.

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