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Marine Corps places order for AeroVironment Raven small UAS

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AeroVironment, Inc. received a firm fixed-price order valued at $3,653,519 March 15, 2012, from the U.S. Marine Corps through an existing U.S. Army contract. The order includes RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages. The systems and spares were scheduled for delivery before April 17, 2012. The RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft system…

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ULA employees ratify contract

Posted May 7, 2012 by

United Launch Alliance was notified May 6 that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers representing its workforce at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Decatur, Ala., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has accepted the company’s new three-year contract offer. This concludes the 2012 contract negotiation process which began several weeks ago. The…

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Rollin’ out

Posted May 16, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Angel DelCueto

A future C-5M rolled out of the hangar at the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., May 10. Tail number 87-0045 received new engine pylons and wiring, and will now be fitted with new, state-of-the-art GE F138-GE-100 turbofan engines and undergo flight checks before being delivered to, Del., later this year.

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Lockheed Martin submits proposal for KC-46 aircrew training system

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  Lockheed Martin submitted its proposal May 31 to the U.S. Air Force for the KC-46 Aircrew Training System, a program that will prepare pilots, boom operators and other on-board personnel for air refueling, cargo transport and medical evacuation. The KC-46 Aircrew Training System supports the Air Force’s strategy for global mobility. Aircrews will refuel…

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Boeing receives first international cybersecurity contract

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Boeing announced June 11 that Sojitz Corporation, a global trading company headquartered in Tokyo, has entered into an agreement with Boeing’s Information Solutions division for advanced network assessment. The contract is Boeing’s first international cybersecurity agreement and highlights the company’s commitment to growing its cybersecurity business in Asia. The value of the contract is not…

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Boeing named associate partner to SELEX Sistemi Integrati in Single European Sky ATM research development phase

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Boeing and SELEX Sistemi Integrati, S.p.A – a Finmeccanica company- have entered into a collaboration agreement in support of the Single European Sky ATM Research program’s development phase – the European air traffic modernization program. Boeing will cooperate with SELEX Sistemi Integrati with research in flight data modeling and data link communications for all phases…

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Boeing, Embraer sign agreement to collaborate on KC-390 program

Posted June 26, 2012 by

Boeing and Embraer announced June 26 an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities. “Boeing has extensive experience in military transport and air refueling aircraft, as well…

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Airbus to build first U.S. assembly plant in Alabama

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Melissa Nelson-Gabriel

In the battle to dominate the global aviation industry, European aerospace giant Airbus announced its first assembly plant in the United States July 2, a symbolic and significant step in the competition with archrival Boeing. The French-based company said the Mobile, Ala., plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000…

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Bradley upgrades: Ahead of schedule, under budget

Posted July 10, 2012 by

BAE Systems recently completed Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades to 236 U.S. Army Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles stationed in Korea one month early and 20 percent under budget.

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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

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The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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