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Sikorsky delivers 500th ‘M’ Model Black Hawk

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and the U.S. Army celebrated July 18the delivery of the 500th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The deliveries to date comprise 400 UH-60M utility and 100 HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft, the latter used exclusively as an air ambulance by the U.S. Army to rush wounded soldiers to field…

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Boeing awards P-8 supplier contracts to two Australian companies

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Boeing has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1.85 million to Australian companies Lovitt Technologies Australia and Ferra Engineering to manufacture parts and assemblies for the P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft. “Boeing continues to capture opportunities for value and growth through partnering with Australian suppliers,” said Ian Thomas, president of Boeing Australia & South Pacific. “Over the…

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Boeing team demonstrates expanded control of unmanned aircraft swarm

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have demonstrated that an operator on the ground, using only a laptop and a military radio, can command an unmanned aerial vehicle “swarm.” Despite limited flight training, the operator was able to connect with autonomous UAVs, task them and obtain information without…

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Northrop Grumman signs mentor-protege agreement With Juno Technologies

Posted August 13, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé agreement with Juno Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program. CANES is the Navy’s effort to streamline and update shipboard networks to improve interoperability and affordability across the fleet. The mentor-protégé relationship was formalized during a signing ceremony on…

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Boeing projects high demand for aviation personnel in Asia Pacific (Boeing projection)

Posted August 27, 2012 by

Boeing predicts the Asia Pacific region will require hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years to support airline fleet modernization and the rapid growth of air travel....

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Fury(r) 1500 UAS achieves full data rate SATCOM video link

Posted September 7, 2012 by

AME Unmanned Air Systems announced Sept. 7 that the Fury 1500 UAS has become the first truly tactical UAS to downlink live video over Satellite Communications. A Fury(r) aircraft transmitted full-motion video to a ground terminal over a high bandwidth commercial SATCOM link. Fury 1500 was developed at AME’s UAS facility in San Luis Obispo,…

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Northrop Grumman unveils fleet readiness app ReadyBlue(tm)

Posted September 17, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has unveiled ReadyBlue(tm), a mobile app able to give secure, real-time insight into aircraft readiness, fleet readiness and mission capability rates.

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U.S. Army, Navy demonstrate JLENS’ ability to defeat anti-ship cruise missile

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A recent U.S. Army and Navy test proved the Raytheon JLENS can integrate with defensive systems currently in the U.S. Navy’s inventory to provide, for the first time, overland cruise missile defense from the sea. During the test, a JLENS’ fire-control radar acquired and tracked a surrogate anti-ship cruise missile target. The track information was…

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Lockheed Martin-led industry team receives $13.5 million contract to develop new autonomous technology aboard unmanned aircraft

Posted October 9, 2012 by

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a $13.5 million contract to an industry team led by Lockheed Martin to explore highly advanced autonomous technologies aboard an unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin and a team of industry, government, and academic partners will develop a technology that will enable aircraft…

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O’Gara Group to acquire BAE Systems division

Posted October 19, 2012 by

The O’Gara Group, Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with BAE Systems Survivability Systems LLC to acquire BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles LLC. The O’Gara Group is a global provider of security products and services. BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles armors selected vehicle models for both government and commercial customers as well as…

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