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Raytheon wins U.S. Army Air Soldier System contract

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Raytheon has won an award valued at $4.7 million from the U.S. Army for Engineering and Manufacturing Development of the Personal Electronics Computer and Display System in support of the Air Soldier System. The Air Soldier System is the next generation of the Air Warrior System, a U.S. Army rotary-wing air crew ensemble featuring wearable…

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ATK’s GAU-23 30mm automatic cannon receives type classification for use on Air Force AC-130W gunships

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ATK’s modified variant of its Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon was recently type classified as the GAU-23 by the U.S. Air Force for integration on AC-130W gunships. A rapid prototyping effort quickly provided the USAF with cannons for operational use. ATK’s Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon has long been the medium-caliber weapon of choice for the world’s…

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Navy awards Lockheed Martin $27 million contract for additional VLA missiles

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The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $27 million, firm-fixed-price contract to produce components for 22 Vertical Launch anti-submarine missiles.

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Raytheon demonstrates WiPAK® on French Navy RAFALE aircraft

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Raytheon has successfully demonstrated a wireless method of integrating its combat-proven Enhanced Pavewayâ„¢ II precision-guided bomb on the French Navy RAFALE aircraft. Called WiPAK®, the avionics kit enables integration of Paveway on a variety of aircraft without any modifications to aircraft wiring or changes to the flight and stores management software. “With WiPAK, warfighters can…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services, INAER Maintenance sign MOU for support of Spanish government rotary fleet

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business…

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Align Aerospace receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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Align Aerospace LLC, a global provider of aerospace fasteners, assembly components and supply chain solutions, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. This year, Boeing recognized a total of 529 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level BPEA. Based on…

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Unique MEADS mobile testing capability arrives at White Sands Missile Range

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A first-of-its-kind mobile test facility has been delivered to White Sands Missile Range, N.M. to support the Medium Extended Air Defense System.

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Airbus, Boeing airplane production rates straining supply chain

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Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International, but will component suppliers be able to keep up with demand? Forecast International’s newly released “The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports” projects that 14,655 large commercial…

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CIT, Pratt & Whitney finalize agreement for Airbus A320neo engines

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CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced July 9 from the Farnborough International Air Show that they signed a definitive agreement for 60 PurePower PW1100G engines for CIT’s order of Airbus A320neo family aircraft. This agreement follows the memorandum of understanding previously…

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Boeing introduces Intelligent Sensor camera system for defense, security customers

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Boeing July 9 introduced its Intelligent Sensor, a new camera system that provides defense and security customers with fully integrated video-processing capability. It is designed for high-performance, real-time imaging systems for which low size, weight and power are critical, such as security systems, perimeter defense, and surveillance on small unmanned aerial vehicles. “Advanced video-processing capability…

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