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Boeing, China Eastern Airlines celebrate delivery of airline’s first 777-300ER

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  Boeing and China Eastern Airlines Sept. 24 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER. The new airplane is the first of 20 777-300ERs China Eastern has on order. “We are delighted to introduce our first 777-300ER in China Eastern’s new look in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 777-300ER program,” said Liu…

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

Posted October 15, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYClniDFkM&feature=player_embedded PALMDALE, Calif. The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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Lockheed Martin to acquire Systems Made Simple

Posted November 3, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Systems Made Simple, a leading provider of health information technology solutions to the U.S. federal government. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material…

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GA-ASI advances sense, avoid capability with two new test flights

Posted November 21, 2014 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Nov. 20 announced two key technological advances related to its ongoing Sense and Avoid system development efforts. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. In collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell, GA-ASI tested a proof-of-concept SAA system,…

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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected comm payload

Posted December 8, 2014 by

The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman’s delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early. The payload’s phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that Northrop…

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Titan accepts delivery of Africa’s first S-76D helo

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Dec. 19 that Titan Helicopter Group has accepted delivery of the first S-76D™ helicopter that will operate in Africa.

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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Boeing to modernize B-52 with digital communications

Posted February 4, 2015 by

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was built during the Cold War, but its digital capabilities have entered the 21st century thanks to Boeing’s ongoing Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. On Jan. 28, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a full rate production contract to deliver 10 CONECT kits that modernize communication systems for the B-52 bombers…

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Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force test extended range weapon

Posted February 25, 2015 by

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force. The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weaponís guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles…

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SAIC awarded DOD Nunn-Perry Award

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Science Applications International Corporation has received the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award for mentor-protege excellence. Named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, the award recognizes outstanding mentor-protege teams formed under the auspices of the DOD Mentor-Protege program. SAIC received the award in recognition for its exemplary efforts…

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