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US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

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The US Navy has awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon to develop a flexible, application-based architecture for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon’s ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense’s “Better Buying…

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Raytheon 250-pound Paveway reaches production milestone

Posted March 30, 2012 by anradmin

Raytheon’s Paveway program achieved a major milestone when it completed production of the 1,000th 250-pound Paveway laser-guided precision munition. Raytheon’s combat-proven Paveway is a kit that transforms “dumb” bombs into precision-guided weapons. The 250-pound weapon, designated the GBU-58, is integrated on the AT-6, Super Etendard and the Mirage 3 aircraft. The Paveway family of weapons…

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Boeing, ANA celebrate first 787 biofuel flight

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways made aviation history April 17 as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels. “The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions,” said Billy Glover…

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Sierra Nevada completes wind tunnel testing of Dream Chaser

Posted April 25, 2012 by

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser(R) orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define the characteristics…

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Spirit AeroSystems says first-quarter profit doubled

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Aerospace supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. said May 3 that its first-quarter profit doubled as production sped up for Boeing and Airbus planes. Spirit reported net income of $73.6 million, or 52 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31. That was up from $34.6 million, or 24 cents per share, during the…

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Boeing completes acquisition of Inmedius

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Boeing announced May 9 that it has completed the acquisition of Inmedius, a provider of software applications and services for managing and sharing information and learning content. Terms of the transaction, announced on April 26, were not disclosed. Inmedius will be integrated into Continental DataGraphics, a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Inmedius President and…

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Lockheed Martin delivers core structure for fourth SBIRS satellite

Posted May 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has received the core structure for the U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The structure was delivered to Lockheed Martin’s Mississippi Space & Technology Center, where engineers and technicians will integrate the spacecraft’s propulsion subsystem. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly elliptical earth orbit, and…

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Lockheed Martin reaches strategic supply chain agreement

Posted June 7, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has signed a new strategic enterprise agreement with Arrow Electronics covering procurement of more than 22,000 electronic components used in advanced technology systems such as missiles, satellites, radar systems, tactical fighter aircraft and unmanned surveillance systems. It represents Lockheed Martin’s largest agreement with any single supplier for these commodities, and concentrates procurement of…

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Boeing, U.S. Navy conduct successful F/A-18E/F satellite communications test

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Boeing and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed an in-flight demonstration of a satellite communications system that, if implemented, will enable F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrews to conduct two-way, secure voice and data communications with other SATCOM-enabled aircraft, ships, ground forces and command centers. The test took place May 23-30 at the Naval Air Warfare Center…

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Precision Aerospace Components acquires FDMC

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Precision Aerospace Components, Inc., a growing provider of fasteners and components to the military and aerospace industries under its Freundlich Supply and Tiger-Tight companies, has acquired the assets of Fastener Distribution and Marketing Company. FDMC is the parent company of Aero-Missile Components, and Creative Assembly Systems. AMC provides fasteners and other components to the military…

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