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Boeing receives Lot 2 production contract award for B-1 Integrated Battle Station

Posted July 23, 2012 by

Boeing has received a $65.8 million Lot 2 follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for nine B-1 Lancer bomber Integrated Battle Station modification kits, spares, training, support equipment and engineering support. IBS integrates three major aircraft modifications – an updated front and aft cockpit, a new diagnostics system and a new Link 16 data…

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Northrop Grumman’s Next Ggeneration Jammer successfully demonstrates integrated prime power generation system

Posted July 27, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman achieved a major milestone by successfully completing the initial Technology Maturation phase for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. A key event was an extensive series of in-flight demonstrations of its prototype pod and prime power generation (PPG) system. The company has also received a $20 million contract to further advance the…

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Boeing receives Phase II U.S. Army contract for testing of advanced rotorcraft flight control system

Posted August 7, 2012 by

Boeing will continue developing a technology that improves helicopters’ maneuverability and performance, through an $18 million U.S. Army contract for Phase II of the Adaptive Vehicle Management System program. The advanced rotorcraft flight control system, a joint development project between Boeing and the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, reduces aircrew workload and overall operating costs….

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COMAC of China, Boeing open energy conservation technology center

Posted August 17, 2012 by staff

Aug. 16, Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China and Boeing opened the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center, a collaborative effort to support commercial aviation industry growth. The two companies also announced that the Boeing-COMAC Technology Center’s first research project will explore opportunities to refine waste cooking oil, often described in China as…

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XCOR plans to continue operations at Mojave Air & Space Port

Posted September 4, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Aug. 23, XCOR Aerospace announced they will be starting operations in Florida. That announcement, and an earlier one regarding operations in Midland, Texas, raised concerns about the future of XCOR at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. According to Andrew Nelson, XCOR’s chief operating officer, “We will have Mojave as an operational site…

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First F-35 training commander: ‘this jet is our future’

Posted September 11, 2012 by SrA. Christina Brownlow

Air Force photograph by Maj. Karen Roganov Lt. Col. Lee Kloos, 58th Fighter Squadron commander, prepares to exit an F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, after a successful sortie May 31, 2012. Kloos is the first non-developmental test pilot to fly the JSF, and now trains other 33rd Fighter Wing initial cadre pilots to fly…

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Boeing, Sojitz to pursue cybersecurity business in Japan

Posted September 18, 2012 by

Boeing and Sojitz Corporation, a global trading company, have agreed to work together to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions in Japan to help protect critical government, civil and commercial information technology infrastructure. The agreement calls for Boeing to provide advanced network and data analysis tools, cybersecurity training and simulation platforms, and network protection solutions. Boeing will…

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ATK names senior VP, general counsel, secretary

Posted October 3, 2012 by

ATK announced Sept. 26 that Scott D. Chaplin will become the company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective Oct. 1, 2012. Chaplin will have overall responsibility for the corporate legal function, including government contract oversight, regulatory compliance, ATK’s global sales team support, and oversight for product and intellectual property management. He will be…

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Boeing starting production of KC-46 tanker refueling boo

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Boeing this week begins assembling the first refueling boom for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft in the KC-46 Boom Assembly Center that opened today at Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash. “We’re pleased that this facility opened on schedule,” said Maureen Dougherty, KC-46 vice president and program manager for Boeing. “The KC-46A…

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Raytheon’s BattleGuard(r) demonstrates accuracy of target identification and engagement

Posted October 22, 2012 by

During a recent test at Fort Benning, Ga., Raytheon’s BattleGuard modular weapon station struck targets with every burst of ammunition fired, proving its precision engagement capability under both stationary and moving engagement scenarios. The maturity of the BattleGuard system was demonstrated at a live-fire exercise on an A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle by engaging troop and…

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