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DRC awarded $13 million contract for unmanned aircraft systems support

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Dynamics Research Corporation, a leading provider of innovative management consulting, engineering, science and technology solutions to federal and state governments, announced Aug. 6 it has been awarded a contract by the Army Contracting Command – National Capital Region to support the Air Force Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office. The task order, valued at…

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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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Cirrus Aircraft chosen for French air force

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Cirrus Aircraft announced Aug. 23 that Cirrus SR20s and SR22s have been selected by Cassidian Aviation Training Services in a public tender for the French air force and navy....

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Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER surpasses 500 orders

Posted September 6, 2012 by

Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs.

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Phyre GOBIGGS(tm) system selected for UH-60 Black Hawk demo

Posted September 17, 2012 by

Phyre Technologies, Inc. has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating Systems(tm) system for the UH-60 Black Hawk, as part of the AATD Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration program. Phyre’s GOBIGGS(tm) is an environmentally friendly, catalytically based fuel tank inerting system designed to significantly reduce fuel tank vulnerability…

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Boeing begins full-rate production of Laser JDAM for U.S. Navy

Posted September 25, 2012 by

Boeing recently received a $22.7 million modification to an existing U.S. Navy contract for more than 2,300 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) sensors, starting full-rate production to meet the Navy√≠s Direct Attack Moving Target Capability program requirement. JDAM is a low-cost, modular guidance kit that converts unguided free-fall bombs into near precision-guided weapons….

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Boeing to provide performance-based logistics for CH-47 Chinook helicopters

Posted October 9, 2012 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing a five-year Performance-Based Logistics contract for CH-47 Chinook support, an arrangement that reduces customer costs while allowing Boeing to invest in improving products and processes. The $185 million contract covers management of the production, overhaul and distribution of the Army’s supply of Chinook helicopter rotor blades. “PBLs are outcome-focused…

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The Spaceship Company now fully owned by Virgin Galactic

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Virgin Galactic has taken 100 percent ownership of its sister company, The Spaceship Company, by acquiring the 30 percent stake held by Scaled Composites since TSC’s formation under a joint venture with Virgin Galactic in mid-2005. Financial terms have not been released. This acquisition marks the successful completion of a long-term strategy and signifies the…

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Lockheed Martin foliage-penetrating reconnaissance radar integrated with system to detect slow moving objects

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Based on the Lockheed Martin’s proven FOPEN radar system, TRACER is a lightweight, low-frequency synthetic-aperture radar that can peer through foliage, rain, darkness, dust storms, or atmospheric haze to provide real-time, high-quality tactical ground imagery. After multiple ground demonstrations in operational environments, a Lockheed Martin penetrating radar capability that can peer through…

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Boeing human resources senior VP announces retirement

Posted October 31, 2012 by

Boeing Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Rick Stephens plans to retire from the company, effective March 31, 2013, after a 33-year Boeing career. Tony Parasida, president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Global Services & Support business unit, has been elected a corporate senior vice president and will succeed Stephens effective April…

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