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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $16 million for F/A-18 mission computers

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the…

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Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Posted October 6, 2014 by

Boeing and Alaska Airlines Sept. 6 announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska’s all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle’s hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. Today’s purchase, which brings Alaska’s total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline’s customers will enjoy expanded service…

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General Dynamics receives $19 million contract for submarine planning services

Posted October 24, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $18.9 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support-yard services for moored training ships. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Initially awarded in November 2011, the contract has a potential value of $121.2 million through…

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Air Force awards Lockheed majority share of Paveway II Plus

Posted November 12, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $40.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and will…

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General Dynamics awarded contract for Hydra-70 rocket program

Posted December 3, 2014 by

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a competitive, five-year fixed firm price contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for production of the 2.75-inch/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for all military services. Composed of two main components, the MK66 rocket motor and various warheads, the Hydra-70 rocket can…

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Boeing breaks ground in St. Louis for new composites center

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Boeing Dec. 16 began construction in St. Louis of a new 367,000-square-foot facility in which it will build parts for the newest member of its 777 commercial airplanes family, the 777X. 

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Boeing, Air New Zealand finalize order for two 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Air New Zealand have finalized an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. The order, booked in 2014, comes six months after Air New Zealand celebrated the first 787-9 delivery in July. “The entry into service program has gone very smoothly and we’ve been incredibly pleased…

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U.S. Navy approves F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST system for production

Posted January 23, 2015 by

The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production. The IRST system consists of Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 sensor, the GE Aviation FPU-13 Fuel Tank Assembly and the Meggitt Defense Industry Environmental Control unit. The system demonstrated…

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Virgin Galactic opens new facility in Long Beach, Calif.

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Virgin Galactic has leased a new 150,000 square foot facility in Long Beach, Calif., that will house design and manufacturing of the company’s small satellite launch vehicle, LauncherOne. The company will host a job fair and open house at the new facility March 7. Prospective applicants looking for more information should visit www.virgingalactic.com in the…

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Raytheon demonstrates advanced microgrid system and control capabilities

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Raytheon and its partners, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Primus Power, and Advanced Energy have successfully demonstrated an advanced microgrid system capable of islanded (off-grid) operation using stored and high penetration renewable energy. The testing effort, conducted at NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility, incorporated Primus Power’s EnergyPodƆ706kVA powertrain, two AE 100kW…

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