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Northrop Grumman-built STSS demonstration satellites takes part in test of next-gen Aegis BMD weapon system

Posted August 14, 2012 by staff

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii – The Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellites participated in a test of the next generation of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system, designated FTM-16 E2a, when a Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor successfully engaged a short-range ballistic missile target May 10. Northrop Grumman, as the prime contractor,…

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Aerospace and defense deal activity remains sluggish

Posted August 14, 2012 by staff

Global aerospace and defense merger and acquisition activity remained down during the second quarter of 2012 compared to recent prior periods, according to Mission Control, a quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition activity in the global aerospace and defense sector by PwC US. Smaller deals drove the majority of deal activity in the second quarter…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Ethiopian Airlines’ first 787-8

Posted August 14, 2012 by staff

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner Aug. 14. “Today begins the first day in a new era of flying for our passengers and brings us even closer to our vision for the future, Vision 2025,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “We are pleased to be the…

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Lockheed Martin to authorize Canada’s Cascade Aerospace

Posted August 14, 2012 by staff

Lockheed Martin announced Aug. 10 at the 50th anniversary Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia that Cascade Aerospace will be authorized as a C-130 Heavy Maintenance Center – only the second such center in the world. Cascade is currently a Hercules Service Center and conducts in-service support for Canada’s legacy CC-130 and new CC-130J…

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Forest Service requests more aircraft for firefighting operations

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More forest fires in the western United States have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call in two additional C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System. Those aircraft, expected to be operating by tomorrow, will come from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyo., officials said. “This…

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Army certifies soldiers ready to defend battlespace against missiles, swarming boats with JLENS

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Combatant commanders have moved one step closer to being able to detect, track and engage threats such as swarming boats and incoming cruise missiles, around the clock, from hundreds of miles away. In June 2012, the first class of U.S. Army soldiers completed mission operator training on the Raytheon JLENS elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system….

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Northrop Grumman signs mentor-protege agreement With Juno Technologies

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Northrop Grumman has signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé agreement with Juno Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program. CANES is the Navy’s effort to streamline and update shipboard networks to improve interoperability and affordability across the fleet. The mentor-protégé relationship was formalized during a signing ceremony on…

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Boeing names new sales leader for Commercial Airplanes

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Boeing announced Aug. 10 that John Wojick has been named the new vice president of Sales for Commercial Airplanes. Wojick succeeds Ray Conner, who was named president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in June. Wojick, a 32-year veteran of Commercial Airplanes who began his career as an aerospace engineer, moves to his new position…

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ONR selects Hamilton Sundstrand for demonstration of energy-dense PEMFC based air-independent propulsion system

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UTC Aerospace Systems’ legacy Hamilton Sundstrand business was recently awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to demonstrate an energy-dense air independent power system for an undersea vehicle as part of ONR’s Long-Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion Program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. This program will develop an energy…

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U.S. Army airship completes historic flight

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Northrop Grumman and Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited announce the successful completion of the first flight of the U.S. Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle in historic Lakehurst, N.J., the birthplace of the nation's storied military airship past....

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