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Astronics Corporation’s induction starter generator system chosen for Pilatus new PC-24

Posted June 17, 2013 by

Astronics Corporation announced June 17 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., will supply Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with the Induction Starter Generator System for their new PC-24 twin-jet. The innovative technology built into the Induction Starter Generator System from Astronics appealed to Pilatus during the design phase of their new aircraft. A key…

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GA-ASI, Fokker team to offer Predator B to The Netherlands

Posted June 21, 2013 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced June 19 it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fokker Technologies, a leading specialist in advanced components and systems for the aerospace and defense industry. The MOU supports GA-ASIís offer of the PredatorÆ B RPA to meet the Dutch Governmentís need for a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System, along…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Hainan Airlines’ first 787 Dreamliner

Posted July 8, 2013 by

Boeing and Hainan Airlines July 4 celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for Hainan Airlines.

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Boeing, Turkish Airlines finalize order for five additional 777-300ERs

Posted July 22, 2013 by

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced an order for five 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices The Turkish flag-carrier has exercised options on five 777-300ERs that were first announced in December 2012 as part of a previous firm order for 15 777-300ERs. Turkish Airlines now has 20 777-300ERs currently an…

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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. Air Force DMON contract with potential value of $490 million

Posted July 31, 2013 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract potentially worth $490 million to continue providing network and integration services under the Distributed Mission Operations Network 2.0 service contract. The DMON enables dissimilar aircraft platforms located across the globe to seamlessly interoperate and train together in a realistic virtual environment. The single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite…

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T-20 UAV reaches high altitude mark

Posted August 12, 2013 by PR Newswire

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Arcturus T-20 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flew to an altitude of 23,500 feet MSL during a training flight at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyo. The previous altitude record for the T-20 was 15,000 MSL set at Edwards AFB, Calif. No special modifications to the aircraft were needed. The…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin $206 million for counterfire radar production

Posted August 26, 2013 by

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin $206 million in additional orders for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53), a long-range counterfire radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire. This contract is for 19 Q-53 systems, formerly designated as EQ-36. To date Lockheed Martin has delivered 32 initial production systems to the U.S. Army and…

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PCAS could provide quicker close air support for ground troops

Posted September 9, 2013 by PR Newswire

TUCSON, Ariz. — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is moving forward with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on the agency’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program, whose software could enable ground troops to receive close air support sooner by improving coordination among joint terminal attack controllers, airborne sensors and weapons. Originally designed for the A-10…

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Dick Rutan recalls historic round-the-world flight

Posted September 18, 2013 by

Courtesy photograph The Burt Rutan-designed, single-purpose Voyager is shown during a test flight that led up to its non-stop unrefueled flight around the world in December 1986. Nearly 27 years ago, the one-of-a-kind, purpose-built Voyager aircraft embarked on a non-stop, unrefueled flight around the world, setting a world record that remains unchallenged today. Dick Rutan,…

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General Dynamics awarded $152 million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-class submarine work

Posted September 25, 2013 by

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $152.4 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract, Electric Boat will maintain and update design drawings and data, including technology insertions, for each Virginia-class submarine…

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