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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed…

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Boeing, Air Europa announce order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Air Europa announced Jan. 15 an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Air Europa now…

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

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Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the systemís global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters…

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Northrop Grumman wins ICBM ground subsystems support contract

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for the support of Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Ground Subsystems. Northrop Grumman is the sole award recipient for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that is worth $963.5 million, with an initial award value of approximately $4.4 million. The work will be performed by Northrop…

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U.S. Navy approves multi-role SM-6 for use on more ships

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The U.S. Navy authorized ships in the Aegis Combat Weapon System baselines 5.3 and 3.A.0 series to carry the Raytheon Standard Missile-6. The authorization expands the missile’s use from five ships to more than 35 ships. “SM-6 is the longest range integrated air and missile defense interceptor deployed, and its multi-role capabilities are unprecedented,” said…

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UTC announces changes to aerospace leadership, organizational structure

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United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 15 it will streamline its aerospace organization and leadership structure to provide greater focus on serving customers. Alain Bellemare, president and CEO of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, has elected to leave the company at the end of the month. He will continue to serve as a consultant to UTC….

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Army researchers gather to discuss aviation initiatives

Posted January 16, 2015 by T'Jae Ellis

Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology gaps on futuristic aviation-sustainment concepts that could forever change Army aviation – from air-vehicle design to usage and maintenance and real-time mission planning. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has partnered with the…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has named Thomas H. Jones, vice president and general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies, for the company’s Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately.     In this new position, Jones will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies. He will also oversee the shaping of…

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

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Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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