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U.S. Congress silent on Boeing’s Dreamliner woes

Posted March 20, 2013 by Joan Lowy

As Boeing, its airline customers and federal safety regulators struggled over the past two months to solve problems with the new 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued batteries, one player has been strangely silent: Congress. Despite the plane’s grounding and the safety issues raised by its cutting-edge technology, there have been no congressional hearings or news conferences focusing…

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Boeing opens new Everett, Wash., delivery center

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Boeing photograph Boeing April 3 opened its new expanded Everett Delivery Center, a world-class facility which will be the home of deliveries for the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787. The 180,000 square foot facility triples the amount of office, conference and delivery operations space as the old EDC and is designed to increase operational efficiencies….

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Cubic awarded $134 million training, support contract from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps

Posted April 10, 2013 by

Cubic Worldwide Technical Services, a Mission Support Services subsidiary of Cubic Corporation has been awarded a contract for nearly $134 million for the base period and option years from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division based in Orlando, Fla. CWTS is a leading provider of instructional support services for the Navy and…

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Congressman joins Quallion for grand opening of U.S. government funded lithium ion battery materials factory in California

Posted April 24, 2013 by

Quallion, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium ion battery systems, announced April 22 the opening of its factory which produces lithium-ion materials for US Government satellites in Santa Clarita, Calif. Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., and Department of Defense official, Mark Buffler spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize this significant…

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Former trustee Don Ross dies

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Author, engineer, veteran and former Antelope Valley College trustee Donald M. Ross died May 3 in Lancaster, Calif., according to his son, Gary Ross. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, May 31 – which would have been his birthday – at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, where he was…

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Lockheed Martin conducts first EMD flight test of new GMLRS Warhead

Posted May 22, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first Engineering, Manufacturing and Development flight of the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Launched from a HIMARS mobile launcher, the GMLRS rocket flew 35 kilometers to the target, where the warhead detonated. This flight followed a successful ground-based test of the Alternative…

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Lockheed Martin completes functional testing of first GPS III satellite bus electronic systems

Posted June 5, 2013 by

A Lockheed Martin-led industry team has completed successful functional integration tests of the spacecraft bus and network communications equipment on the first satellite of the next generation Global Positioning System, known as GPS III. The recent testing of GPS III space vehicle 1 (SV 1) bus ñ the portion of the space vehicle that carries…

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Raytheon to improve US Army air defenses, better identify targets

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Raytheon, under a contract modification from the U.S. Army, is adding new capabilities to the Identification Friend or Foe interrogator to reduce Radio Frequency emissions and enhance target identification for the warfighter. “We understood that the warfighter needed an improved identification capability, so Raytheon is both increasing the capability of the interrogator system and reducing…

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation announce commitment for 30 787-10Xs

Posted June 19, 2013 by

Boeing announced June 18 at the Paris Air Show a memorandum of understanding with Air Lease Corporation to purchase 33 airplanes. The Los Angeles-based leasing company has committed to order three 787-9 and 30 787-10X Dreamliners. Boeing looks forward to working with ALC to finalize the details of the agreement, at which time the airplanes…

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Raytheon delivers first NASAMS High Mobility Launcher to Norway

Posted June 26, 2013 by

Raytheon has delivered the first High Mobility Launcher for Norway’s National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System to provide Norway with advanced air defense capability. When time is of the essence to protect high-value assets and populations, the HML significantly reduces the time required to transport and ready the system. “The Royal Norwegian Air Force is the…

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