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The Spaceship Company now fully owned by Virgin Galactic

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Virgin Galactic has taken 100 percent ownership of its sister company, The Spaceship Company, by acquiring the 30 percent stake held by Scaled Composites since TSC’s formation under a joint venture with Virgin Galactic in mid-2005. Financial terms have not been released. This acquisition marks the successful completion of a long-term strategy and signifies the…

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Lockheed Martin foliage-penetrating reconnaissance radar integrated with system to detect slow moving objects

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Based on the Lockheed Martin’s proven FOPEN radar system, TRACER is a lightweight, low-frequency synthetic-aperture radar that can peer through foliage, rain, darkness, dust storms, or atmospheric haze to provide real-time, high-quality tactical ground imagery. After multiple ground demonstrations in operational environments, a Lockheed Martin penetrating radar capability that can peer through…

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Boeing human resources senior VP announces retirement

Posted October 31, 2012 by

Boeing Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Rick Stephens plans to retire from the company, effective March 31, 2013, after a 33-year Boeing career. Tony Parasida, president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Global Services & Support business unit, has been elected a corporate senior vice president and will succeed Stephens effective April…

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California Aircraft maintenance provider creates jobs in San Bernardino

Posted November 7, 2012 by

Aviation & Defense, Inc., a maintenance, repair and overhaul company headquartered in Southern California at the San Bernardino International Airport, has succeeded in building a sustainable business model to create jobs in this uncertain economy. Leveraging 25 years of leadership and experience in the aviation industry coupled with the latest MRO technology, ADI has built…

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Boeing adapts innovative training technologies to F/A-18E, F-15E

Posted November 16, 2012 by

Two military aircraft produced by Boeing – the F-15E Eagle and the F/A-18E Super Hornet – now are equipped to train in an environment that puts them at odds against real aircraft and computer-generated enemy threats at the same time. Under a $6.3 million, three-year contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing is…

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Boeing hopes defense cuts would spare tanker

Posted November 30, 2012 by Joshua Freed

Boeing expects its new tanker for the U.S. Air Force to be untouched by cuts in defense spending next year, its top defense executive said Nov. 29. Defense contractors have been getting ready for automatic defense cuts that are a part of the so-called fiscal cliff that starts in January if Washington lawmakers can’t strike…

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Boeing delivers Qatar Emiri Air Force’s 4th C-17 Globemaster III

Posted December 10, 2012 by

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s fourth C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 10 in Long Beach, Calif. The delivery reflects Qatar’s agreement with the U.S. government to acquire two additional C-17s, which brings the Qatar Emiri Air Force fleet of the world’s most advanced airlifters to a total of four as…

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Boeing to provide two more C-40A transport aircraft to US Navy

Posted December 28, 2012 by

Boeing has received a $145 million order from the U.S. Navy for two additional C-40A Clipper transport aircraft, increasing the service's ability to move military personnel and cargo around the world.

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Contract Briefs – January 16, 2013

Posted January 16, 2013 by

General Dynamics awarded $52 million for maintenance work on USS Mississippi General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.7 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability on the nuclear submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics). The PSA includes maintenance,…

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Tunisia’s First C-130J Sees Daylight

Posted January 25, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Thinh Nguyen Lockheed Martin has completed painting the first of two Tunisian Air Force C-130J-30 Super Hercules. Tunisia currently operates a fleet of C-130Hs and C-130Bs, first purchased in the mid-1980s. The new C-130Js will support Tunisian operations across the mission spectrum, including relief efforts around the world, firefighting and traditional…

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