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Northrop Grumman develops, demonstrates SmartNode pod

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman completed a series of test flights May 17 that demonstrated the transmission of imagery, video, voice and digital messages using a pod-based airborne communications system.

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General Dynamics Land Systems submits proposal for U.S. Special Operations ground mobility vehicle program

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The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.

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Boeing forecasts $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes

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Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook released July 3. The company’s annual forecast reflects the strength of the commercial aviation market. “The world’s aviation market is broader, deeper and more…

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BAE Systems’ Taranis passes the test

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Taranis, the United Kingdom's unmanned combat air system technology demonstrator, has successfully completed a series of key tests on the way to commencing flight trials in 2013.

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Rolls-Royce launches Trent 1000-TEN with next generation technology for Boeing 787 Dreamliner family

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Trent 1000-TEN, an advanced version of its power plant incorporating proven next generation technology from the latest member of the Trent engine family, the Trent XWB. The Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology) will provide an improvement of up to 3 percent in specific fuel consumption compared with the Trent…

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Lockheed Martin successfully completes first LRASM captive carriage test

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Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile sensor suite recently completed its first flight during a captive carry flight test off the coast of northwest Florida using a modified Sabreliner business jet. The objectives of the flight test included detecting, classifying and recognizing targets. Conducted at various airspeeds and altitudes, the flight tests exceeded all objectives…

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Boeing names new business leader for Turkey

Posted July 23, 2012 by

Boeing announced July 23 that Bernie Dunn will succeed Boeing Turkey president Greg Pepin, who will retire from the company in October. Dunn will be responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities in Turkey and report to Shep Hill, president, Boeing International and senior vice president, Business Development and Strategy. “Bernie has an accomplished background…

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Boeing receives 10th WGS satellite order from U.S. Air Force

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Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a tenth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite.

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Raytheon small tactical munition scores direct hit in first guided flight test

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Raytheon has completed a successful warhead and guidance system test of its Pyros™ small tactical munition at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. The end-to-end test validated the weapon’s guidance modes (semi-active laser and global positioning system), its height-of-burst sensor, electronic safe and arm device, and multi-effects warhead. “All systems functioned perfectly,” said Tom Bussing, vice president…

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Global Digital Solutions to acquire Airtronic USA

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

Global Digital Solutions, a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing knowledge-based and culturally attuned social consulting and security-related solutions in unsettled areas, has signed an exclusive letter of intent to acquire Illinois-based Airtronic USA, Inc. The companies have agreed, on an exclusive basis, to enter into good faith discussions involving a…

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