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Boeing celebrates delivery of Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing photograph Boeing and Air India Sept. 6 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. Pictured here is a 787 Dreamliner painted in India’s livery taking off from Boeing South Carolina. The airplane is equipped with 18 business class seats and 238 economy class seats. Boeing and Air India celebrated the delivery of…

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ATK, United Launch Alliance successfully test GEM-60 motor

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ATK and United Launch Alliance conducted a successful cold-temperature ground test Sept. 6 of a Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM-60) solid rocket motor used to boost ULA’s Delta IV launch vehicles. The 60-inch diameter and 53-feet long motor, which was chilled to a core temperature of 30 degrees F, performed as designed, producing approximately 270,000 pounds…

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Fury(r) 1500 UAS achieves full data rate SATCOM video link

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AME Unmanned Air Systems announced Sept. 7 that the Fury 1500 UAS has become the first truly tactical UAS to downlink live video over Satellite Communications. A Fury(r) aircraft transmitted full-motion video to a ground terminal over a high bandwidth commercial SATCOM link. Fury 1500 was developed at AME’s UAS facility in San Luis Obispo,…

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New capabilities of Lynx multi-mode radar tested on U.S. northern border with CBP

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 6 that it has completed the successful integration and operational testing of its Lynx(r) Multi-mode Radar, a next-generation capability that integrates Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ground Moving Target Indicator, and Dismount Moving Target Indicator radar. Testing was conducted in May by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and…

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Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER surpasses 500 orders

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Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs.

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Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $152 million Sniper ATP sustainment contract

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Lockheed Martin has received a $152 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Sniper(r) Advanced Targeting Pod sustainment support over a five-year period, beginning in September 2012. The contract transitions legacy Sniper pod sustainment support from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Additional scope includes engineering support,…

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AeroVironment receives $16.5 million of funding from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven

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AeroVironment, Inc. has received $16,472,298 in additional funding to perform on Aug. 10, 2012, from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012. The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new…

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AeroVironment receives $16.5 million of funding from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven

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AeroVironment, Inc. has received $16,472,298 in additional funding to perform on Aug. 10, 2012, from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012. The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new…

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Iraq’s first Super Hercules

Posted September 5, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino

The first of six C-130J Super Hercules for the Iraqi Air Force recently completed its first flight at Marietta, Ga.

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Northrop Grumman welcomes British defence minister to unmanned ground vehicle facility

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Northrop Grumman welcomed the United Kingdom's Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Peter Luff MP, to the company's production facility for unmanned ground systems in Coventry, England.

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