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Northrop Grumman to provide mission computers for Navy H-1 helicopter upgrades

Posted April 3, 2012 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – In a first for the H-1 Upgrade program, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has signed a direct contract with Northrop Grumman to provide mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. Under the $8.9…

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360-Degree MEADS radar begins integration testing

Posted April 19, 2012 by

In preparation for an intercept flight test later this year, the first Medium Extended Air Defense System Multifunction Fire Control Radar has begun system-level testing at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy. The advanced 360-degree rotating X-band MFCR recently completed initial performance…

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Army awards Lockheed Martin $391 million for counterfire radar production

Posted April 30, 2012 by

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin $391 million in production orders for a new radar system that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from rocket, mortar and artillery fire. The orders represent the execution of two contract options for a total of 33 AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radars – formerly designated EQ-36 during their…

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Boeing Solution speeds delivery of critical data to flight deck

Posted May 10, 2012 by

A new flight data delivery solution for airlines developed jointly by teams at Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen and Boeing Information Services slashes the time required to deliver and load vital flight data to an airplane. Application Data Enhanced Loading is a solution that reduces overall workload, network bandwidth requirements and costs associated with airline data operations….

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AeroVironment introduces digital Wasp AE small UAS

Posted May 22, 2012 by

AeroVironment May 22 introduced the Waspâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft system and announced that it has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force for inclusion in its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle program. Inclusion into the BATMAV program enabled the Air Force to place an order for Wasp AE systems valued at $2,447,949. The Air…

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Boeing Phantom Eye completes first autonomous flight

Posted June 4, 2012 by

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as...

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UTC launches equity units offering as component of financing for Goodrich acquisition

Posted June 13, 2012 by

United Technologies Corp. announced June 12 an offering of $1 billion of equity units. Net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used primarily to pay a portion of the cash consideration for the previously announced acquisition of Goodrich Corporation. The offering is being made under an effective shelf registration statement on file with…

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Lockheed Martin selected to deliver major improvements to DOD’s ISR information sharing capabilities

Posted June 25, 2012 by

With the help of Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense is making major strides in its ongoing initiative to quickly and efficiently share the vast volume of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data available to users with access to the Distributed Common Ground System. The DCGS Multi-Service Execution Team office awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6…

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Virgin Galactic successfully completes SpaceShipTwo glide flight test and rocket motor firing on same day

Posted June 28, 2012 by

MOJAVE, Calif. – Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced June 28 that its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo, successfully completed its first glide flight test on June 26 since a recent integration period for rocket motor systems and maintenance. Also, on June 26, the spaceship’s engine, RocketMotorTwo, underwent another successful full duration test…

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Align Aerospace receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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Align Aerospace LLC, a global provider of aerospace fasteners, assembly components and supply chain solutions, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. This year, Boeing recognized a total of 529 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level BPEA. Based on…

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