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Northrop to supply new mission computer for Marine Corps H-1 helicopter upgrades

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps' H-1 helicopter upgrade program.

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New Raytheon hyperspectral sensors will provide unprecedented images from space

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Two new commercial satellites will carry sensor payloads developed by Raytheon to deliver images of unprecedented depth and detail. Raytheon’s hyperspectral imaging technology captures light across a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum, giving commercial, civilian and military analysts important new insights into Earthly phenomena. Sensor data will allow analysts to measure the mineral content…

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F-35C completes first night flight aboard aircraft carrier

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The aircraft launched at 6:01 p.m., PST, and conducted a series of planned touch-and-go landings before making an arrested landing at 6:40 pm. Nimitz is…

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Boeing to train Australian Army, Navy helicopter pilots for next 25 years

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Boeing will train Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army helicopter pilots for the next 25 years through a $A600 million contract that broadens the company’s partnership with Australia’s armed forces. For the JP 9000 Phase 7-Helicopter Aircrew Training System effort, Boeing Defence Australia teamed with Thales to develop a low-risk solution around the Airbus EC135,…

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Air Force Research Laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 17, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello welcomes attendees to the 2014 Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet on Oct. 30 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The annual event recognizes AFRLís best and brightest scientists and engineers. Masiello is AFRL commander. The Air Force…

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Boeing, Toray Industries reach agreement on composites for 777X wings

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Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with leading composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. Once finalized, the long-term contract extension will take effect in 2015 and meet Boeing’s customer affordability goals through the Partnering for Success program. The addition of the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers the 200th Romeo helicopter to U.S. Navy

Posted November 14, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72).

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Honeywell to power Textron Scorpion aircraft

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Honeywell Aerospace has been selected as the production aircraft engine supplier for the Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft. Honeywell’s proven TFE731-40AR-3S engine was previously selected for the development stage of the program and this agreement has been extended to the aircraft production phase. The Scorpion is designed to perform a wide range of diverse missions and…

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Northrop Grumman receives $210 million to sustain Joint STARS fleet

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000. Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply…

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Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 14, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force Research Laboratory honored 12 outstanding scientists and engineers at the 2014 AFRL Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet recently for their exceptional contributions to advancing technologies for the war fighter. Eight were awarded fellow status, the laboratory’s highest award for career contributions, which has only been given to a total of 172 AFRL…

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