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Boeing launches 777X with record-breaking orders, commitments

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Boeing Nov. 17 launched the 777X program at the 2013 Dubai Airshow with a record-breaking number of customer orders and commitments for the newest member of its twin-aisle product family. Agreements for 259 airplanes from four customers across Europe and the Middle East provide a strong foundation to support development and production of the airplane….

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Marine Corps conducts operational assessment of G/ATOR system

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The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system, built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Marine Corps, has successfully conducted developmental testing and supported two Weapons and Tactics Instruction vents at Marine Air Control Squadron Yuma, Ariz., over the past 10 months. These events supported the operational assessment of the G/ATOR system for Milestone C….

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Raytheon completes integration of second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite

Posted December 16, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -†Raytheon has manufactured and integrated all required subassemblies in completion of a major milestone for its second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft. The integrated sensor is now entering testing, on track for delivery in 2015. “The Raytheon…

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to visit New Zealand in international debut

Posted January 5, 2014 by

Boeing plans to bring the 787-9 Dreamliner to Auckland in early January to visit launch customer Air New Zealand. The trip, which is contingent on weather and other test factors, would mark the international debut of the 787-9, the second and newest member of the super-efficient 787 family. “Boeing is proud to bring the 787-9…

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Elbit Systems awarded $15 million Israel Defense Ministry contract for additional capabilities to the Israeli Air Force’s C-130H aircraft

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Jan. 15 that it was awarded a contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense, valued at approximately $15 million, to upgrade the Israeli Air Force’s C-130H (Hercules) transport aircraft. The contract will be performed over a two-year period. Elbit Systems will supply the IAF with additional C-130H capabilities, as a follow-on…

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Lockheed conducts 2nd successful production qualification flight test of GMLRS Alternative Warhead

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Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the second Production Qualification Test (PQT) for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Four rockets were fired from a M270A1 launcher and destroyed their respective targets approximately 17 kilometers away. This test follows the initial successful PQT test conducted in October…

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Team Apache Sensors conducts test flight of modernized day sensor assembly on AH-64E

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Team Apache Sensors, including the U.S. Army’s Apache Attack Helicopter Project Management Office and Aviation Flight Test Directorate and Lockheed Martin, conducted a test flight of the Apache AH-64E Modernized Day Sensor Assembly during an event at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 18. The test flight demonstrated the maturity of M-DSA and the enhanced…

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Raytheon awarded $35 million minehunting sonar contract

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Navy photograph The Remote Minehunting System and an AN/AQS-20 minehunting sonar (attached underneath) are brought aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). Raytheon has been awarded $35.5 million to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy’s critical minehunting missions,…

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Boeing, South Africa’s Comair Limited announce order for eight 737 MAXs

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Boeing and Comair Limited announced an order March 19 for eight 737 MAX 8s, valued at $830 million at list prices. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator. The order was booked in December 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. “We’re proud to be…

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XCOR Aerospace announces Brian Binnie as newest test pilot

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XCOR Aerospace announced April 3 that celebrated aviator, test pilot, engineer and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie has joined the company as Senior Test Pilot.

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