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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected comm payload

Posted December 8, 2014 by

The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman’s delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early. The payload’s phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that Northrop…

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Titan accepts delivery of Africa’s first S-76D helo

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Dec. 19 that Titan Helicopter Group has accepted delivery of the first S-76D™ helicopter that will operate in Africa.

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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Boeing to modernize B-52 with digital communications

Posted February 4, 2015 by

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was built during the Cold War, but its digital capabilities have entered the 21st century thanks to Boeing’s ongoing Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. On Jan. 28, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a full rate production contract to deliver 10 CONECT kits that modernize communication systems for the B-52 bombers…

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Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force test extended range weapon

Posted February 25, 2015 by

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force. The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weaponís guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles…

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SAIC awarded DOD Nunn-Perry Award

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Science Applications International Corporation has received the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award for mentor-protege excellence. Named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, the award recognizes outstanding mentor-protege teams formed under the auspices of the DOD Mentor-Protege program. SAIC received the award in recognition for its exemplary efforts…

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Machinists seek union vote; Boeing opposes move at SC plant

Posted March 18, 2015 by Bruce Smith

The Machinists union March 16 asked for an election so about 2,400 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation. The aeronautics giant immediately responded that a union is not in the best interests of the company, the workers or the state. Union spokesman Frank Larkin said that the Machinists…

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sites again recognized for excellence in environmental, occupational health, safety management

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced April 3 its Aerospace Systems sector has earned key distinctions in environmental management and employee health and safety at several locations across the United States. Following careful examination of their environmental management systems, eight sector locations will receive International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration, confirming the sites have…

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UTC announces leadership appointments

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United Technologies Corp. announced April 2 the appointment of Robert Leduc as president of Sikorsky Aircraft, succeeding Mick Maurer, who will move to the newly created position of UTC senior vice president, Strategic Projects. The appointments are effective immediately, and both Leduc and Maurer will report to UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes. “It is…

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Northrop Grumman names VP of Electronic Systems

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Northrop Grumman has appointed Robert J. Gough vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business unit within its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In his new position, Gough will have executive responsibility for the sector’s combat avionics portfolio, including radars for the F-16, F-22A, F-35 Lightning II, and other aircraft as well as other avionic…

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