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Lockheed Martin delivers flight hardware for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

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Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, Calif., have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. The delivery comprised four flight subsystems and one flight spare unit. The prime contractor Southwest Research Institute partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Hot Plasma…

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Northrop Grumman to deliver Advanced Threat Warning sensors to U.S. Navy

Posted June 25, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman an early operational production contract to deliver Advanced Threat Warning sensors, an integral component of the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system. Under the terms of the $25.5 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver 110 ATW sensors and will upgrade 200 processors for integration as part…

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Northrop Grumman awards grants to Los Angeles area schools to promote STEM

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AZUSA, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has provided grants worth a total of $2,700 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives at the Greater Los Angeles area schools. Northrop Grumman awarded nine individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that increase student awareness of…

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ATK’s GAU-23 30mm automatic cannon receives type classification for use on Air Force AC-130W gunships

Posted July 9, 2012 by

ATK’s modified variant of its Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon was recently type classified as the GAU-23 by the U.S. Air Force for integration on AC-130W gunships. A rapid prototyping effort quickly provided the USAF with cannons for operational use. ATK’s Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon has long been the medium-caliber weapon of choice for the world’s…

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Boeing, ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Boeing and Kuwait airplane leasing company ALAFCO announced July 10 a commitment at the...

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Raytheon’s ATFLIR surpasses 1 million flight hours on US Navy Super Hornet

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Raytheon’s Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod, which delivers superior electro-optical/infrared imagery and target detection range for air-to-air and air-to-ground mission support, has achieved more than 1 million hours of operational flight on the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. “This achievement is a testament to the unmatched accuracy and performance of ATFLIR,” said Mark Sims,…

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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

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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

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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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