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Boeing, Jordache’s MG Aviation finalize order for two 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Boeing and MG Aviation Limited July 16 finalized an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $499 million at current list prices. The order will support the leasing company’s growing fleet of modern airplanes. “The 787-9 will be an excellent addition to our leasing portfolio, enabling us to provide our customers with exceptional range,…

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Northrop Grumman to continue BACN mission support

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman an $89.7 million contract option to continue operating and supporting the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system in support of overseas contingency missions. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne communications and information gateway that connects warfighters in the air and on the ground. The system translates and distributes voice…

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New Eye in the Sky: WorldView-3 will provide improved commercial satellite imagery

Posted August 15, 2014 by Peter W. Merlin

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 is expected to provide commercial customers with satellite imagery at resolutions previously available only to U.S. government agencies.

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Small Diameter Bomb II glides toward Milestone C

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Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) Guided Test Vehicle flights against stationary and moving targets, resulting in direct hits. The flight tests are the last GTVs required prior to Milestone C and the start of low-rate initial production. “These guided tests were successfully accomplished against separate…

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Boeing to open first cyber analytics center outside U.S.

Posted September 22, 2014 by

Boeing will open its first Cyber Analytics Center outside the U.S. in Singapore, to bring advanced cybersecurity capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The center will help train and equip cybersecurity professionals, perform advanced analytics and serve as Boeing’s regional cybersecurity center of excellence. Boeing will hire and train cybersecurity professionals in Singapore…

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Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corporation to unveil S-97 Raider™ helicopter

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  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft….

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Raytheon 250-pound Paveway reaches production milestone

Posted March 30, 2012 by anradmin

Raytheon’s Paveway program achieved a major milestone when it completed production of the 1,000th 250-pound Paveway laser-guided precision munition. Raytheon’s combat-proven Paveway is a kit that transforms “dumb” bombs into precision-guided weapons. The 250-pound weapon, designated the GBU-58, is integrated on the AT-6, Super Etendard and the Mirage 3 aircraft. The Paveway family of weapons…

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Boeing, ANA celebrate first 787 biofuel flight

Posted April 17, 2012 by

Boeing and All Nippon Airways made aviation history April 17 as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels. “The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions,” said Billy Glover…

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Sierra Nevada completes wind tunnel testing of Dream Chaser

Posted April 25, 2012 by

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser(R) orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define the characteristics…

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Spirit AeroSystems says first-quarter profit doubled

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Aerospace supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. said May 3 that its first-quarter profit doubled as production sped up for Boeing and Airbus planes. Spirit reported net income of $73.6 million, or 52 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31. That was up from $34.6 million, or 24 cents per share, during the…

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