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Northrop Grumman to continue BACN mission support

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman an $89.7 million contract option to continue operating and supporting the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system in support of overseas contingency missions. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne communications and information gateway that connects warfighters in the air and on the ground. The system translates and distributes voice…

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First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

Posted August 28, 2014 by

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

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Boeing completes design review for U.S. Air Force’s Talon HATE program

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Boeing photograph The Talon HATE system is designed to initially be carried in a pod attached to Boeingís F-15C fighter aircraft as shown in this artistís concept. It combines information from fighter networks, national sources and joint command and control assets. Boeing is on schedule to deliver several Talon HATE systems to operational squadrons in…

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ATK successfully tests Orion launch abort motor igniter

Posted October 1, 2014 by

NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System. Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, the first spacecraft capable…

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

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Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Boeing presents original flight test 787 Dreamliner to Museum of Flight

Posted November 10, 2014 by

Boeing and its employees joined the Puget Sound community Nov. 8 in celebrating the donation of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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Australian Minister for Defence formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia. From left to right: The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial; His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States; Senator the Hon David Johnston, Minister for Defence; Mr Ian Irving, Chief Executive…

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Boeing, BOC Aviation finalize order for two additional 737-800s

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Boeing and BOC Aviation have finalized an order for two additional 737-800s, valued at $186 million at current list prices. The order is a part of the Singapore-based leasing company’s effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes. “Building on our order of 80 737 aircraft earlier this year, these two additional Next-Generation 737s enable…

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Raytheon, General Dynamics joint venture awarded Air Force launch, test range contract

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded one of its most important space procurements, potentially a multi-billion-dollar contract to operate, maintain, and sustain launch ranges at Florida’s Space Coast and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, to a joint venture of Raytheon and General Dynamics. The joint venture, called Range Generation Next (RGNext) is responsible for…

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Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK’s aerospace, defense groups

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 27 that at a special meeting, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014. Approximately 99 percent of the votes cast at the special meeting voted in favor…

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