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Bradley upgrades: Ahead of schedule, under budget

Posted July 10, 2012 by

BAE Systems recently completed Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades to 236 U.S. Army Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles stationed in Korea one month early and 20 percent under budget.

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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

Posted July 10, 2012 by

The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Northrop Grumman, AUVSI partner to develop unmanned systems engineers

Posted July 16, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has taken on the prime sponsorship of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competitions for 2012. The competitions give high school and college students worldwide the chance to design, develop and operate unmanned systems for sea, land and air. The students receive a hands-on learning experience on how unmanned systems…

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Lockheed Martin delivers another Super Galaxy

Posted July 23, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Damien Guarnieri

Lockheed Martin delivered the fifth production C-5M Super Galaxy to the Air Force, July 20, 2012, at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

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Airbus owner EADS ups targets, delays A350

Posted July 30, 2012 by by Toby Sterling

Airbus parent company EADS NV July 27 announced a further delay to its new A350 aircraft as it reported second-quarter earnings that almost quadrupled from a year ago. Net profit at the Leiden, Netherlands-based European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company was $567 million, up from $148 million in the same period a year ago. Sales…

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Boeing delivers smaller, lighter radio relay for unmanned aerial vehicles

Posted August 8, 2012 by

Boeing has delivered production units of a smaller, lighter version of its Tactical Compact Communications Relay, which allows a small unmanned aerial vehicle to function as a tactical, range-extending communications repeater for military handheld radios. Boeing subsidiary Insitu received four 1-pound TCCRs following tests of the narrowband relay aboard the Insitu ScanEagle UAV. A 1.6-pound…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing

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POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif. – The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing of Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. “This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can receive third party target updates in-flight, retarget after…

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Raytheon successfully tests HARM upgrades

Posted September 5, 2012 by

Raytheon has completed testing of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile upgrades, which make the combat-proven missile more precise and accurate, while reducing collateral damage. HARM suppresses or destroys surface-to-air missile radars, early warning radars and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. The upgrade, called the HARM Control Section Modification, adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement…

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Boeing chosen for U.S. government’s COMSATCOM services acquisition program

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing Commercial Satellite Services has been approved as a service provider for the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition program. With this approval by the Defense Information Systems Agency and General Services Administration, Boeing is authorized to provide U.S. government customers satellite communications services through a variety of fixed and mobile transponded and…

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Boeing delivers United Airlines’ first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and United Airlines announced Sept. 24 the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. United is the first airline in North America to take delivery of the 787. Jeff Smisek, president and CEO of United, said, “As the North American launch customer, we are delighted to be getting our first 787 Dreamliner. As we…

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