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Boeing helps open thermoplastic composites research lab in the Netherlands

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A new laboratory that provides thermoplastic composites research for Boeing and other aerospace companies has opened at Enschede in the Netherlands. “With this opening, the Thermoplastics Composites Research Center, or TPRC, is no longer a virtual institute,” said William Gerry, who represents Boeing as chairman of the TPRC board. “The TPRC research team is now…

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO focused on production rate increases, new airplane development

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner laid out his goals during the opening day [July 9] of the Farnborough International Airshow, saying the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs. “We’re seeing levels of demonstrated performance that give us confidence in our ability to increase…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace sign agreement to increase C-130 refurbishment capability

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Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Center in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C-130J remaining strong, we need…

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Boeing, Avolon announce commitment for 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s

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Boeing announced July 11 at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by Avolon to purchase 10 737 MAX 8s and 5 737 MAX 9s, as well as 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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Security officers’ union approves new labor agreement At Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth plant

Posted July 16, 2012 by

Members of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America union, including about 70 security officers at the...

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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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Raytheon completes GPS OCX iteration 1.4 Critical Design Review

Posted August 2, 2012 by

Raytheon has successfully completed software iteration 1.4 Critical Design Review for the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System. Successful completion of the iCDR demonstrates that the OCX design is at a high level of maturity and is ready to support GPS III launch readiness. Software iteration 1.4 provides the initial GPS III command…

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Navy awards General Dynamics $16 million for nuclear sub services

Posted August 9, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $16.3 million contract to perform nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract, Electric Boat will continue to operate the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department at the submarine base….

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AM General’s BRV-O selected for next phase of JLTV development

Posted August 24, 2012 by

AM General’s independent proposal for the U.S. military’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, was selected Aug. 22 for a $64.5 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its Blast Resistant Vehicle – Off road (BRV-O) for government testing under the EMD phase. “We are pleased to…

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

Posted September 6, 2012 by

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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