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BAE providing engineering, integration support for Navy’s most advanced weapon system

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The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships. The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million. “Our Aegis system engineering experts have been…

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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

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BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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Japan selects E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk to improve intel gathering capabilities

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The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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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

Posted January 16, 2015 by

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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