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Rocketdyne being sold – Boeing is rumored as buyer

Posted March 30, 2012 by

United Technologies Corp CEO Louis Chenevert confirmed March 15 that UTC is selling its Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne subsidiary. The sale reflects UTC’s assessment that future rocket engine procurements are slowing down, in response to defense spending and NASA refocusing. But perhaps more so because UTC needs to raise $16.5 billion to complete its purchase…

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Pratt & Whitney’s F119 engine achieves significant milestones

Posted September 28, 2012 by

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 500th F119 engine, which powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. This delivery is accompanied by another significant milestone for the F119 program – more than 20 years of simulated operational service through Accelerated Mission Tests, an achievement that further demonstrates the maturity and dependability…

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U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft flies in to Australia’s Avalon Air Show

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A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system landed Feb. 21 at the Avalon Airport in Australia for display at the Australian International Air Show.

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Raytheon awarded $122 million US Navy contract for Tomahawk Block IV missiles

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Raytheon has received a contract modification for $122,443,911 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0075) for the procurement of 114 Tomahawk Block IV All Up Round missiles for the U.S. Navy. This completes the Navy’s planned purchase of 214 Tomahawk Block IV missiles for fiscal year 2015 and continues to build the inventory to support…

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Raytheon begins procuring parts for India’s munitions control unit

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Raytheon has started procuring components required to build the Munitions Control Units for 126 of the Indian Air Force’s Jaguar Darin II attack aircraft. The MCU enables integration of modern weapons on legacy aircraft with minimal to no modifications to aircraft wiring and the flight or stores management software. The MCU’s compact size enables it…

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Boeing chief pilot: Training must transform to maximize full pilot potential

Posted April 17, 2012 by

Boeing called April 17 on the aviation industry to transform aviation training for the next generation of commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians. At the World Aviation Training Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Mike Carriker, Boeing Test & Evaluation chief pilot for New Airplane Development, focused on training future aviation personnel to their fullest potential to…

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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

Posted April 26, 2012 by

Goodrich Corp., which supplies components for aircraft makers, said April 26 that first-quarter profit fell 4 percent on higher taxes and costs for its sale to United Technologies Corp. Sales of original equipment for large commercial aircraft rose 27 percent, which the company credited to increased airplane production by Boeing and Airbus. It said a…

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Aerojet’s AJ26 flight engine successfully hot-fire tested for Orbital’s Antares rocket

Posted May 4, 2012 by

Aerojet announced May 4 that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot-fire test yesterday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Aerojet is a GenCorp company. Orbital Sciences Corporation, Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares(R) rocket program. This is the eighth AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis. “This test demonstrates…

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Lockheed Martin’s second generation Aegis Ballistic missile defense system successfully intercepts missile

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Navy photograph The USS Lake Erie successfully destroyed a short range ballistic missile target during a live-engagement exercise on May 9. This marked the first time a ship used…

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Boeing conducts inaugural flight of first 787 built in South Carolina

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Boeing marked another 787 milestone May 23 as the first Dreamliner built in South Carolina completed its first flight. Piloted by Tim Berg and Randy Neville, the airplane successfully conducted a five-hour test flight.

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