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DRS Technologies to provide ship self-defense hardware

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DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company access to a $31.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide command and control hardware products for the service’s Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2, used on Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. SSDS is a ship-borne battle management system that integrates…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Pratt & Whitney increases capacity by signing long-term supplier agreements

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At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, Pratt & Whitney has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spend of $16 billion to support the company’s expected production increase. The agreements,…

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

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Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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UTC to provide wheels, carbon brakes for China Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 fleet

Posted November 12, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a…

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Northrop Grumman supports U.S. Air Force Minuteman missile test launch

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman recently supported the successful flight testing of the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system. The operational flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy, availability and reliability of the Minuteman III…

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Boeing, Jetlines announce order for five 737 MAX 7s

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Boeing and Jetlines announced Dec. 15 an order for five 737 MAX 7s as the new Canadian ultra-low cost carrier builds its future fleet. The order, valued at $438 million at current list prices, includes purchase rights for an additional 16 737 MAXs. 

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Boeing delivers four 737s to Dragon Aviation Leasing

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Boeing and Dragon Aviation Leasing celebrated the deliveries of four Next-Generation 737-800s last month. These deliveries represent the first four of 10 additional Next-Generation 737-800s Dragon Aviation Leasing currently has on order. The order, which is valued at $933 million at current list prices, was previously posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as an…

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DOD seeks 10-year extension of small business mentoring program

Posted January 23, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department intends to request a 10-year extension of a program that improves the ability of socioeconomically disadvantaged small businesses to compete for defense contracts, the programís manager said Jan. 21. The Small Business Mentor-Protege Program began in 1991 as a way to foster small businesses and improve technology transfer between the Defense Department…

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Boeing, Transavia announce order for Up to 20 Next-Generation 737-800s

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Boeing and Transavia Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Air France KLM Group, Feb. 12 announced an order for 17 Next-Generation 737-800s, including options for three additional airplanes. The order, valued at $1.6 billion at current list prices, was previously booked and attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website….

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