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FAA proposes fining Boeing $13.5 million

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Joan Lowy and Joshua Freed

The Federal Aviation Administration July 13 proposed fining Boeing $13.5 million for failing to meet a deadline to provide airlines with instructions on how to prevent fuel tank explosions like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., 16 years ago, killing all 230 people on board. The fine…

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United Technologies to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp Inc.

Posted July 23, 2012 by

United Technologies Corp. announced July 23 it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. As previously announced, proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the…

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Lockheed Martin, Raytheon demonstrate SEWIP electronic attack capability for U.S. Navy At RIMPAC

Posted August 2, 2012 by

A Lockheed Martin and Raytheon team has demonstrated its potential electronic attack solution for the U.S. Navy's Surface...

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Company once known as Blackwater settles arms case

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Michael Biesecker

The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes. Documents unsealed Aug. 7 in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina said the company, now called Academi LLC, agreed to pay the fine as part of…

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GA-ASI maritime radar excels in Navy exercise

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Aug. 22 that it successfully demonstrated additional features of the Maritime Wide Area Search mode of its proven Lynx(r) Multi-mode Radar during the recent U.S. Navy Experiment Trident Warrior 2012 held off the coast of Southern California in July. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical…

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Lockheed Martin, Raytheon complete first launch exercise for next gen GPS satellites

Posted September 5, 2012 by

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellites. The exercise is a key milestone demonstrating the team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014. The Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellites and the Raytheon-developed next generation GPS operational control system,…

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NASA, The Netherlands aerospace laboratory sign aviation agreements

Posted September 14, 2012 by

NASA’s Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Jaiwon Shin and National Aerospace Laboratory of The Netherlands General Director Michel Peters signed two cooperative agreements in the field of air traffic management in Amsterdam Sept. 13. “NASA and NLR share a mutual interest in optimizing airport surface traffic,” Shin said. “The collaborative research emanating from these two…

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Northrop Grumman awarded contract to extend BACN communications connectivity to the tactical edge

Posted September 25, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $20 million contract modification to add beyond-line-of-sight command and control (BLOS C2) capabilities to the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) information gateway system, giving war fighters access to full-motion video, imagery, voice over Internet protocol and chat messages from multiple sources. BACN is part of the…

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Lockheed Martin to form two new business areas through reorganization of Electronic Systems

Posted October 9, 2012 by

With a continuing focus on lean and efficient operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation Oct. 8 announced it will reorganize its Electronic Systems business area into two new business areas that position the company for growth by increasing customer alignment and reducing costs. Effective Dec. 31, the creation of the Missiles and Fire Control and Mission Systems…

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Northrop Grumman appoints James Culmo to lead new High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Enterprise

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Oct. 18 it has appointed James Culmo vice president of the company’s newly-formed High-Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Enterprise. In his new role, Culmo will lead the HALE Enterprise organization, comprising such signature unmanned programs as the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk; the EURO HAWK(r), the first high-altitude,…

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