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Boeing announces SF Airlines order for Boeing converted freighters

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Boeing announced Oct. 23 that SF Airlines has placed an order for an undisclosed number of 767-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversions (Boeing Converted Freighters). SF Airlines, a subsidiary of Shenzhen, China-based delivery services company SF Express, will accept its first redelivered 767 in the second half of 2015. “SF Express aims to become China’s most respected and…

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Northrop Grumman receives $210 million to sustain Joint STARS fleet

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000. Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply…

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40,000 Javelin missiles delivered and counting

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently delivered the 40,000th Javelin missile to the U.S. Army. Javelin is the world’s premier shoulder-fired anti-armor system. After launch, Javelin automatically guides itself to the target, allowing the operator to take cover and avoid counterfire. The operator can reposition immediately after launch or reload to engage another…

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GPS modernization advances as eighth Boeing GPS IIF becomes sctive

Posted December 19, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and joined the active 31-satellite constellation, helping the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the network that millions of people worldwide use. The Air Force and Boeing have now put four GPS-IIF satellites into service this year, adding to the…

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Court tosses lawsuit against Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems

Posted January 9, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

The remaining age-discrimination claims against Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems were tossed out by a federal judge Jan. 7, a major blow to a lawsuit that’s spanned nine years. When Boeing sold its commercial aircraft operations in Wichita, Kansas, to the parent company of Spirit AeroSystems in 2005, 90 former Boeing workers claimed they lost their…

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Raytheon acquires Tucson-based Sensintel, Inc.

Posted January 26, 2015 by

Raytheon has acquired privately-held Sensintel, Inc., a leading provider of unmanned aircraft systems solutions to the intelligence and special operations markets. Located in Tucson, Ariz., with approximately 50 employees, Sensintel will become part of Raytheon Company’s Missile Systems business. The transaction is not expected to materially impact Raytheon’s sales or earnings in the first quarter…

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Raytheon’s new-production Patriot launches PAC-3 Missile in successful flight test

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Raytheon’s modernized Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully fired two PAC-3 missiles to engage a tactical ballistic missile at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This is the first time PAC-3 missiles have been fired from a new-production Patriot system. “The demonstrated flawless performance of the modernized Patriot system means our customers can deliver the…

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Boeing makes 737 MAX design decisions

Posted April 17, 2012 by

Boeing has made a series of design updates to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new-engine variant’s performance. “The 737 MAX is on-track to deliver substantial fuel-savings to customers starting in 2017,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program. “We’ve made several design decisions that support the performance targets for the…

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Northrop Grumman first quarter profit falls 4.5 percent

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Northrop Grumman said April 25 its first-quarter profit fell 4.5 percent, as drops in U.S. defense spending reduced sales at its major businesses. The Falls Church, Va.,-based defense contractor earned $506 million, or $1.96 per share, down from $530 million, or $1.79 per share, in the same quarter last year. The year-ago period was boosted…

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Boeing designs advanced technology winglet for 737 MAX

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Boeing today May 2 a new winglet design concept for the 737 MAX. The new Advanced Technology winglet will provide MAX customers with up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel-burn improvement, depending on range...

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